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Cough, sore throat, and antibiotics

Here is a link to a posting by my pediatrician friend Dr. Sood about sore throat and over use of antibiotics.

Unnecessary use of antibiotics not only creates drug resistant bacteria but also disrupts the bacterial balance in your gut with short and long term consequences including but not limited to diarrhea and chronic immune dysfunction.

Now enjoy her post: http://doctorsood.com/2012/09/sore-throats-and-the-overuse-of-antibiotics/

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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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Primer on Gluten Free Diet: Examples, Caveats and What to Look For

Gluten-Free Diet

Gluten in unexpected places

  • Medications
  • Additive in products like lipstick and play dough
  • Meat, poultry and egg products may contain wheat protein

The Gluten-free Diet: Some Examples

Chart below is a select description of foods and based on 2006 American Dietetic Association recommendations for a gluten-free diet…..

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Benefit of N-Acetylcysteine in Autism

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N-acetylcysteine and autism


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Constipation: Take care of business better

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Constipation is occurs frequently in subjects with numerous chonic ailments including  autism or autistic spectrum disorders and sometimes it’s just labelled as “functional”. Overall it is complex and an overall understanding including involvement of “big brain” (central nervous system), “our second brain” (enteric nervous system ) i.e. nervous system in gut) and brain-gut axis may explain why constipation is common among those suffering from autism/ASD.

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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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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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  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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Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Essential fatty acids and nervous system

  • Play a critical role in brain functions and transmission across nerves
  • Balance between various essential fatty acids is a major determinant in the maturation of brain function.
  • Inadequate 3-PUFA during the perinatal period in animal models leasd to disordered learning, neurotransmission and visual processes
  • Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) can cross blood brain barrier and enter brain

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