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The Gut Brain Axis in Autism [A Study Review]

The gut-brain axis is a well established connection suggesting that the intestinal microbiota (the good bacteria in our gut) signal to the brain in a myriad of ways. This delicate balance of gut microbes can influence emotional development, modulation of stress and pain, mental health, and neurotransmitter systems in the brain.  Research encourages that improvements […]

Fecal Transplant for Autism: What We Know (& What We Don’t)

When it comes to emerging treatments to address symptoms of autism, few things have garnered the attention (or Google searches) as the fecal transplant. This treatment gained the spotlight in early 2019 after researchers in Tempe and Flagstaff, AZ completed the first clinical trial with very positive results. Fecal transplants stand on the cutting edge […]

Nourishing Hope at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Last week I presented a research poster of our autism nutrition study at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) conference. A poster session is a room of (in this case) 200 researchers presenting their research, data, and graphs on a large 4 foot poster – think science fair for adults! And participants have […]

Carnitine Supplementation May Reduce Autism Risk

Research, Studies and News – January 2019

The Ketogenic Diet vs. a Gluten-Free Casein-Free Diet: Which One Works Best for Children with Autism?

With the popularity of the ketogenic (keto) diet these days and the amazing results people are reporting, my clients have been asking whether the ketogenic diet is right for their child with autism. I have been looking for good science that can guide us as to whether the ketogenic diet improves the symptoms of autism. […]

Sulforaphane Benefits Autism and DIY Broccoli Sprouts

Did you know that broccoli sprouts can improve autism symptoms and other neuroinflammatory conditions? At first, I thought it was too good to be true until I looked into the science much further. How could this one tiny food do so much good? Broccoli sprouts possess large amounts of a compound called glucoraphanin, the precursor to sulforaphane. Sulforaphane […]

Essential Oils Lower Cortisol and Help Reduce Stress

Wondering how I became so interested in essential oils? In fact, it turns out to be a combination of personal and professional reasons that encouraged me to look for an essential oil solution. You see, one of my favorite supplements for lowering cortisol, a phosphorylated serine (not phosphatidylserine) product was unavailable for a period of […]

Autism symptoms improve with better diet and nutrition, 1-year study concludes

Autism Nutrition Study Announcement!

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Did you hear the exciting news? A huge dream of mine has come true! After 16 years espousing the science and clinical efficacy of diet and nutrition for autism, I have become a published researcher! I was part of a study that was just published last weekend, led by Dr. Jim […]