Archive | October 2012

Moms’ Probiotic Use Reduces Eczema

  • Probiotic use during pregnancy and early breast-feeding period is safe and effective in reducing the risk of skin eczema rash or atopic dermatitis in early childhood.
  • Authors speculated that maternal use of probiotics modulates immune structure/function  via the fetus-placental unit during pregnancy. Maternal use of probiotics does impact on gene expression in the placenta as well as the gastrointestinal system of growing fetus.

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Gut, Immune Function and Autism

Lack of a specific laboratory abnormality and reliance on symptom complex makes diagnosis of autism unclear. Role of combined genetics and environment is suspected. Immune dysfunction is being increasingly recognized in pathogenesis. Gut is at the cross-roads on interplay between immune and nervous system. Intestinal bacteria as they move from neonatal bacterial flora to the adult bacterial pattern play a crucial role in the final make-up of the immune system which is interacting with the nervous system. Any disturbances along in later life can still upset the proverbial apple-cart making things worse.


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Effect of Gut Bacteria on Ultimate Health Starts During Pregnancy

Microbial transfer and contact of the mother with the growing baby in uterus as well as during delivery and breastfeeding cannot be ignored. In fact early exposures have affect the long term bacterial finger-print of the individual also termed as microbiological programming.

ADHD: Causes, role of diet, gut and treatment Role of good teeth and gums in autism
N-acetyl cysteine for irritability in autism Lifestyle measures to improve upper digestive health 
Publication bias SSRIs antidepressants for repetitive behavior in autism Rising autism and Mystery of male preponderance
Autism and mitochondrial dysfunction Food colors, additives elimination diet and ADHD
Coexisting autism and ADHD: Role of shared heredity Fish Mercury toxicity versus health benefits
 Homeopathy: Fact or fiction Probiotics/prebioticsand their health benefits
 Hiccups: Natural treatments FODMAP diet and health implications 
Zinc supplements and reducing risk of  respiratory infections Turmeric: A must have healthy spice in kitchen  
 Fasting: Health benefits and longevity  Food allergies and intolerances  
Cranberry, mannose for preventing urinary tract infections or  UTI Risks of GERD heartburn PPI drugs keep piling up     
Micronutrients in  autism superior to medications  Autism controversy: Do patients have more constipation  
Leaky gut syndrome  Mangosteen: Is it good for health?
Autism: Role of leaky gut Autism: Role of gut bacteria
Intestinal bacteria in health and disease   L-carnitine is of benefit in autism
Vitamin D and autism Autism controversy: Role of Vitamin D
Migraine triggers and natural treatments  Celiac disease or gluten sensitive enteropathy