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Functioning MRI Brain Scan Evidence Probiotics Affects Brain Function

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Question arises, do we biologically change the functioning of brain by altering the composition of intestinal bacteria using probiotics? Animal studies certainly demonstrate this phenomenon, but is it true in humans as well.

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Does proximity to freeway traffic  increase risk of autism  All fish are not same: Low v high mercury fish   
Quinoa: one complete high protein food Health benefits of probiotics and prebiotics
Antibiotics in meat: A case for organic food  FODMAP diet: one type of elimination diet to try
Zinc supplements boost immune sytem and reduce respiratory infections  Turmeric: A must-have healthy spice in kitchen.
Use of elimination diet in autism  Food allergies and intolerance are not the same
Do cranberry and/or mannose protect against  urinary tract infections or UTI   Coconut oil repairs unhealthy skin

 

Intestinal bacteria and infantile colic 

Treat chronic inflammation naturally

Sickness related to Gluten: How and Why?

PANDAS Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infection

Antibiotics in meat: A case for organic food?

Inflammation: Good Bad & Ugly

Stress and gut: Your gut feelings

Food colorings, elimination diet and ADHD

Gluten and autism/ADHD 

 Quinoa, a complete food even NASA likes 

Doctor, I have Intestinal Gas 

Roots of Future Health Are Sown By Gut Bacteria During Fetal Life

 Coconut oil repairs unhealthy skin

Intestinal bacteria   

 Day care infections: Try probiotics

GERD: acid reflux and asthma 

 Breast milk benefits and alternatives

 ADHD: Causes, role of diet, gut and treatment

Mangosteen benefits: myths or reality

Autism/Gut: Role of maternal-fetal immune function 

 Migraine: Food triggers and natural treatments

Aquatic therapy for chronic pain

 Depression: Natural treatments 

Day care infections: Try probiotics

 Constipation and how to take care of business

Implications of high homocysteine, low B12 across cultures

 What causes alcohol hangover

Diagnosis of mitochondrial dysfunction and role of muscle biopsy

 Buckwheat: complete gluten free alternative with benefits against many diseases

Chinese compound herbal CHP and ADHD/ADD

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D-ribose for brain energy in autism/ADHD

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 Antibiotics in meat: A case for organic food Does Influenza and Antibiotic Use During Pregnancy Increase  Autism
Ketogenic diet as treatment for autism Effect of Gut Bacteria on Ultimate Health Starts During Pregnancy
 Is Honey Better or Worse than Commonly Used Cough Medicines in Kids Autism and ADHD: Role of abnormal mitochondrial function
 Do Autism and ADHD Share Heredity? Old Stone Age Paleo Diet As Model For Autism Treatment
Zinc deficiency and autism: Is there a link?  How to pick a probiotic  for digestive disorders?

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Dr. Minocha would like to invite folks who have interest in Autism and Digestive System to join his facebook group: Autism:It’sGutStupid https://www.facebook.com/anilminocha#!/groups/261113510598115/

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Tricyclic antidepressants and autism

All fish are not same: Low v high mercury fish 

Quinoa: one complete high protein food

Health benefits of probiotics and prebiotics

Oral health in autism: dental caries and gums gingivitis

FODMAP diet: one type of elimination diet to try

Zinc supplements boost immune sytem and reduce respiratory infections

Turmeric: A must-have healthy spice in kitchen.

Use of elimination diet in autism

Food allergies and intolerance are not the same

Do cranberry and/or mannose protect against urinary tract infections or UTI

Coconut oil repairs unhealthy skin

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Intergenerational effects are involved in chronic diseases like autism

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The fetal origins hypothesis

A suboptimal maternal environment during pregnancy programs the functioning of fetal tissues and modifies the risk of disease in adult life. Just consider:

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Leaky gut syndrome and autism Gut Digestion are key to rising chronic disorders  
Causes of alcohol hangover Paleolithic or stone-age diet overview
GERD and asthma  GERD or chronic heartburn and acupuncture 
Effect of gut bacteria starts during pregnancy Does honey benefit cough?
Breast milk benefits and alternatives FOMAP diet: implications in health and sickness
Cranberry juice versus antibiotics for urinary tract infections ADHD: Causes, role of diet, gut and treatment
Migraine: triggers and natural treatments Food allergies and intolerances
Does Vegetarian diet reduce mortality? Nutritional supplements for liver disease
Does St Johns Wort help in Hot Flashes and menopause? Autism-Gut Axis: Role of maternal-fetal immune function
Do probiotics improve gut function and strengthen intestinal barrier? Health benefits of probiotics and prebiotics 
Is kava bad for liver Fish type, mercury toxicity & health v benefits: Farmed fish versus wild
Is fasting good or bad for health  Food triggers for migraine and helpful natural supplements
Is VitaminD deficiency a growing epidemic. maybe?  Mangosteen is not the same as mango 

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Altered Fermentation of Undigested Food by Gut Bacteria in Autism: Clues to Treatment Strategies

Evidence indicates that gut bacteria may be at the crossroads of genetics, digestive enzymes of  autism spectrum disorders.  This study of altered corroborates the hypothesis and provides clues to how altered bacteria may be involved in causing and sustaining autism.

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Chronic low back pain: Tried acupuncture?

Chronic acid reflux and acupuncture?

Vegetarian diet: Does it affect mortality?

 Natural treatments of depression

Got Migraine? Food triggers and natural treatments!

FODMAP diet: one type of elimination diet to try

Gut bacteria in fetus and future health? 

Constipation: How to take care of business 

Intestinal gas: Do you have it? 

Vitamin D deficiency is common: You may have it!

Do cranberry and/or mannose protect against urinary tract infections or UTI

Leaky gut syndrome

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Antibiotics in meat: A case for organic foods?

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As much as 300 mg of antibiotics is used in production of every kilogram of meat and eggs. Wow!

This use of subtherapeutic doses of antibiotics not only has the potential to alter the meat itself but also what comes along with, i.e. antibiotic resistant bacteria. By the way, small amounts of antibiotics can still be detected in the meat that is ready for you to buy and then eat!

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Tricyclic antidepressants and autism

All fish are not same: Low v high mercury fish 

Quinoa: one complete high protein food

Health benefits of probiotics and prebiotics

Oral health in autism: dental caries and gums gingivitis

FODMAP diet: one type of elimination diet to try

Zinc supplements boost immune sytem and reduce respiratory infections

Turmeric: A must-have healthy spice in kitchen.

Use of elimination diet in autism

Food allergies and intolerance are not the same

Do cranberry and/or mannose protect against urinary tract infections or UTI

Coconut oil repairs unhealthy skin

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Organic foods and pesticides and pathogens content

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While not much difference in essential nutrients, organic foods have lower levels of pesticides, fewer highly antibiotic resistant food borne disease causing bacteria and much more cancer fighting phenols than conventional foods.

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Toileting posture to take care of business

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Autism and gut bacteria: Do antibiotics work?

Chronic abdominal pain in kids 

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Is folic acid supplementation, good or bad 

Do zinc supplements help respiratory infection

Eat fast, get fat: control your weight

Black raspberries and cancer risk

Diet for Crohn’s disease patients

Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS

Cancer risk of artificial sweeteners  

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Is Honey Better or Worse than Commonly Used Cough Medicines in Kids

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Honey has been used as a household remedy for cough since ancient times.  In India, Honey (25%) and Ginger (27%) are  the most common home remedies for cough by mothers.

But does honey really work against cough?

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Tricyclic antidepressants and autism

All fish are not same: Low v high mercury fish 

Quinoa: one complete high protein food

Health benefits of probiotics and prebiotics

Oral health in autism: dental caries and gums gingivitis

FODMAP diet: one type of elimination diet to try

Zinc supplements boost immune sytem and reduce respiratory infections

Turmeric: A must-have healthy spice in kitchen.

Use of elimination diet in autism

Food allergies and intolerance are not the same

Do cranberry and/or mannose protect against urinary tract infections or UTI

Coconut oil repairs unhealthy skin

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Swallowing problem EE and SFED Elimination Diet

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What is Six-Food Elimination Diet or SFED?

SFED diet  involves exclusion of following from diet:

  • Cow’s milk
  • Soy
  • Eggs
  • Wheat
  • Peanuts
  • Tree nuts
  • Fish especially shell fish

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Autism treatment: Benefit of L-carnitine

All fish are not same: Low v high mercury fish

Quinoa: one complete high protein food

Health benefits of probiotics and prebiotics

Oral health in autism: dental caries and gums gingivitis

FODMAP diet: one type of elimination diet to try

Zinc supplements boost immune sytem and reduce respiratory infections

Turmeric: A must-have healthy spice in kitchen.

Use of elimination diet in autism

Food allergies and intolerance are not the same

Do cranberry and/or mannose protect against urinary tract infections or UTI

Coconut oil repairs unhealthy skin

Dental sickness affects rest of body

Autism rising prevalence and gut framework

Complimentary and Alternative Medicine for major depression

Probiotics de-stress gut dysfunction

Fasting, health and longevity

Yoga is not just exercise, has health benefits

Acupuncture for digestive and other disorders

Probiotics on market

Melatonin is not just for sleep, helps gut

Homeopathy: Fact or fiction

Eating orders and spirituality

Lifestyle measures to improve upper digestive health

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Cyproheptadine treatment of autism

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Mast cells are postulated to play a key role in immune system, allergies including eczema, autoimmune disorders like multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis etc. Clinical manifestations are varied including headache/migraine, abdominal migraine , skin allergies and eczema, respiratory allergies, and food allergies, asthma, urticaria, gastrointestinal disturbances, many of which appear to be more common in autism.

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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

Bacteriotherapy or total gut flora fecal transplant

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Fecal bacteriotherapy

This involves transfer of entire bacterial flora from a healthy donor to the sick recipient. It has been used successfully to treat refractory as well as severe/recurrent  cases of C. difficile colitis as well as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Protocol

• Protocols/recepies vary. I am not aware of any randomized controlled trials to examine most issues related to fecal transplantation.

NOTE: This article has been written in response to general  requests for info, and NOT in any way to indicate this as a potential treatment for autism.

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High Homocysteine, Low Vitamin Levels in Autism in Different Societies: Implicate Vitamins B12, Folic Acid, B6 in causative factors

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Multiple Western studies have demonstrated high levels of homocysteine in autism spectrum disorders. While autism is more common in th West, a similar correlation in Eastern societies also would lend support to hypothesis that folate-B12-homocyteine metabolism reactions may play a key role in environmental factors in autism.

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Brain Disorders and Gut Bacteria Connection: Multiple Sclerosis Example

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Potential therapeutic strategies to treat multiple sclerosis and other neurological diseases like autism if Gut Bugs and Brain theory is confirmed

  • Repopulation of gut bacteria
  • Immunization against bacterial antigens
  • Antibiotics targeted against specific pathogens
  • Probiotics to alter gut bacteraia balance to modify immune system

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Leaky gut syndrome and autism Gut Digestion are key to rising chronic disorders  
Causes of alcohol hangover Paleolithic or stone-age diet overview
GERD and asthma  GERD or chronic heartburn and acupuncture 
Effect of gut bacteria starts during pregnancy Does honey benefit cough?
Breast milk benefits and alternatives FOMAP diet: implications in health and sickness
Cranberry juice versus antibiotics for urinary tract infections ADHD: Causes, role of diet, gut and treatment
Migraine: triggers and natural treatments Food allergies and intolerances
Does Vegetarian diet reduce mortality? Nutritional supplements for liver disease
Does St Johns Wort help in Hot Flashes and menopause? Autism-Gut Axis: Role of maternal-fetal immune function
Do probiotics improve gut function and strengthen intestinal barrier? Health benefits of probiotics and prebiotics 
Is kava bad for liver Fish type, mercury toxicity & health v benefits: Farmed fish versus wild
Is fasting good or bad for health  Food triggers for migraine and helpful natural supplements
Is VitaminD deficiency a growing epidemic. maybe?  Mangosteen is not the same as mango 

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Other topics of interest:

  1. Autism, leaky gut and elimination diets
  2. Can probiotics strengthen selective intestinal barrier or leaky gut?
  3. Melatonin is not just for sleep. It helps gut too
  4. Toileting posture: Taking care of business well!

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Autism and behavior: Is gut dysfunction the connecting link?

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Evidence suggests that there is increased prevalence of gastrointestinal symptoms (whether or organic or neurobehavioral) in autism. Based on gut-brain hypothesis, such symptoms could be the child’s method of communicating his/her symptoms to the care-giver.

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Autism kids suffer constipation

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Several studies indicate that gastrointestinal disturbances are more common in autism/ASD. Despite lot of anecdotal data, the issue of constipation in such patients is mired in controversy.

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Is Vitamin D deficiency involved in autism?

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Vitamin D deficiency has been implicated in pathogenesis of multiple diverse diseases including neuro-psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia.

  • Evidence supports a role of suboptimal vitamin D levels in depression.
  • Autism shares many of the in-utero risk factors with schizophrenia.

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Omega 3 fatty acids and risk of autism

All fish are not same: Low v high mercury fish  

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Health benefits of probiotics and prebiotics

Oral health in autism: dental caries and gums gingivitis

FODMAP diet: one type of elimination diet to try

Zinc supplements boost immune sytem and reduce respiratory infections

Turmeric: A must-have healthy spice in kitchen.

Use of elimination diet in autism

Food allergies and intolerance are not the same

Do cranberry and/or mannose protect against  urinary tract infections or UTI 

Coconut oil repairs unhealthy skin


Fact or Fiction: Increased GI Problems in Autism

espite the overwhelming observations by families and scientific there remains a small section  of scientific community that has questioned such a difference based on minority  of literature (Kuddo T et al, Black C et al).
In fact, an editorial in the journal Pediatrics (Gilger et al) stated with confidence that  “putting to rest the nagging suggestion that there exists a link between autism  and gastrointestinal disease”.  However, many experts have argued against putting too much stock in this.

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Autism: It’s Gut Stupid

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By Anil Minocha MD, author: Guide to Alternative Medicine and the Digestive System

Welcome to Dr. Minocha’s new blog wherein he focus his attention mainly on peer-reviewed scientific studies and other info on gut and nutrition in the context of autistic spectrum disorders including autism. Such studies shall be cited appropriately.

While our knowledge about Autism/ASD continues to grow exponentially, much remains an enigma. Along the way, Dr. Minocha will offer his opinions as well. He is not the only clinician to do that. A recent peer-reviewed comprehensive systemetic review concluded that while numerous medical treatments are being prescribed by physicians, “strikingly little evidence” exists to support benefit for these treatments.

That may be due to the multifactorial nature of these disorders including a genetic predisposition. Further complicating the problem is the fact that there are multiple tpes/disorders clobbered into each of these conditions e.g. autism may not just have variants but are heterogeneous, in fact more than one distinct  disorder. When studies include subjects broadly, it can become difficult to replicate results of studies and hence this is one of one of the reasons for confusion on what causes these disorders and how can we heal them.

Multiple but not all studies have implicated gut and nutrition among the factors involved in the pathogenesis. The variability in results from different studies has led to the controvery surrounding the application of gut-nutrition hypothesis to these complex disorders. An analogy would be like various studies implicating gut/nutrition circling around the bulls-eye of autism/ASD. Whether these relationships are just a coincidence, an association or in fact represent causative mechanisms is open to debate.

Dr. Minocha believes that gut (for example hyperpermeability or leaky gut syndrome and dysbiosis or alterations in gut bacteria) along with nutrition play a sentinel role in causing and sustaining these disorders and hence should form one of the cores for treatment strategies e.g. 12 Point Autism Treatment Program With so much being unknown, other well-intentioned people may very well come to different conclusions.

Other topics of interest:

  1. Autism, leaky gut and elimination diets http://goo.gl/dRoFR
  2. Can probiotics strengthen selective intestinal barrier? http://goo.gl/cXmry
  3. Autism related to gut bacteria? http://goo.gl/omTSd
  4. Melatonin is not just for sleep. It helps gut too http://goo.gl/mKYOM
  5. Toileting posture: Taking care of business well! http://goo.gl/gCnsr

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Are micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) beneficial in autism?

Autism and constipation  controversy

Leaky gut syndrome

Is mangosteen good for health

Autism and leaky gut

Autism and gut bacteria  

Intestinal bacteria for health and disease

Gut bacteria genes and gut at interphase in autism 

L-carnitine treatment for autism

Vitamin D and autism

Migraine headache triggers  

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