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Co-existing Autism and ADHD: shared hereditary factors?

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Maternal, Natal Risk Factors for Autism

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Dr. Gardener and colleagues from the Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA conducted a metaanalysis of the studies on the effect of perinatal and neonatal risk factors that contribute to risk for autism. These investigators published their findings in the journal Pediatrics 2011.

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Why is there a gender gap in autism

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Rising tide of autism with widening gender gap is not just in the West

According to Lai and colleagues from the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Chia-Yi Christian Hospital, Taiwan, an analysis of registry data from 2004 to 2010 revealed that between 2004 to 2010, the registered cases between 3 and 17 years old increased from 3995 to 8072 annually. Even more importantly, the prevalence gender rate ratio ranged from 5.64:1 to 6.06:1. Autism was seen more in urban than rural areas.

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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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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

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Autism controversy: Role of Vitamin D

Migraine triggers and natural treatments 

Celiac disease or gluten sensitive enteropathy

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Dental Health and Sickness in Autism

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Bad teeth and gum equal to inflammation. The pro-inflammation cytokines, chemical signals are thus circulating throughout and effecting the whole body including the heart and the brain.

Inflammation is an important component of chronic disease states including disorders affecting brain. Neuro-inflammation creates disruption in brain cells as well as signalling pathways and as such may have important role in neuro-behavioral manifestations of autism spectrum disorders. Maintaining good oral-dental health is part of the 12-point autism treatment program.

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Learn about 12-point autism treatment program  

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

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Coconut oil repairs unhealthy skin

 

Zinc Deficiency and Autism: Is there a link?

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How can zinc affect a disorder with potentially genetic basis

Environmental influences like trace metal deficiency or toxic metal levels may alter gene expression and is believed to be central to pathogenesis of many disorders (epigenetic) with underlying genetic basis.

The study detailed below in the article iss consistent with the role of gut in general and more specifically alterations in digestion/nutritional factors in pathogenesis of autism spectrum disorders.

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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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