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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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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

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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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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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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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GERD and asthma  GERD or chronic heartburn and acupuncture 
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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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  1. Autism, leaky gut and elimination diets
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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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