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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.  The gut-brain axis is a well established […]

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Nutrition Research and News – March 2019

Home cleaning products may increase risk of children becoming overweight by altering their microbiome Mom’s microbiome during pregnancy linked to child’s autism risk People with type 2 diabetes may reverse or reduce their insulin use with intermittent fasting Children with developmental disorders are more likely to be overweight or obese Short questionnaire may help identify […]

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Research and News – February 2019

Autism and gluten intolerance – what do genes say? High gluten intake during pregnancy linked to increased risks of diabetes in children Early disturbance of the microbiome and the rise in autism FDA-approved artificial sweeteners are toxic to gut bacteria PANDAS and the gut microbiome Autism and gluten intolerance – what do genes say? Did […]

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Research , Studies and News – January 2019

Could targeting the immune system improve ASD symptoms?Gut health and inborn errors of metabolismEffects of probiotics prebiotics, and phytobiotics on mental healthThe gluten-free diet, ASD and Down SyndromePrenatal fish oil supplementation may improve children’s growth     Could targeting the immune system improve ASD symptoms? Numerous studies indicate that the immune system, which usually protects the […]

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When Histamine Goes Haywire

Histamine and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome – Everything You Need to Know Do you experience random headaches? Or perhaps your tongue gets all swollen when you eat tomatoes? As you’ll discover in this article, these symptoms aren’t ‘all in your head’ but could be related to how your body handles histamine. I’ll also talk about […]

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Study: Pesticides Linked to Autism

A study out of the University of North Carolina Medical School found pesticides linked to autism. Researchers discovered that pesticides caused changes in the brain consistent with autism and neurodegenerative diseases. These chemicals were found to inhibit mitochondrial complex I and III, stimulate free radical production and disrupt microtubules in neurons – underlying conditions we […]

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Our Gut Bacteria Affect Our Risk of Gluten Intolerance

Nutrition Research Review Researchers wondered why only 2% to 5% of genetically susceptible individuals develop celiac disease. It turns out our gut microbiome may affect our risk of gluten intolerance. In a study published in The American Journal of Pathology, they divided the mice into three groups – mice with pathogens, germ-free, a healthy microbiome with no pathogens. The conventional mice […]

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