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Autism and ADHD: Role of abnormal mitochondrial function

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Enteric nervous system or second brain is more susceptible to mitochondrial dysfunction than brain

  • Nervous system of the gut also known as enteric nervous system is susceptible to mitochondrial dysfunction even more than the brain and is consistent with increased prevalence of gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with primary inherited mitochondrial disorders.
  • Not all regions of the gut and enteric nervous system or the “Second Brain” are equally affected during illness, a phenomenon seen in the central nervous system as well.

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Co-existing Autism and ADHD: shared hereditary factors?

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Do SSRI antidepressants help in repetitive behaviors of autism?

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Antidepressant medications particularly selective serotonin receptor inhibitors (SSRIs) are commonly used for treatment of behavioral problems including and not limited to the treatment of repetitive behaviors in autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

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Autism treatment: Benefit of L-carnitine

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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

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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

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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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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

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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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Omega6 Arachidonic acid and Autism

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Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) arachidonic acid (ARA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid play a key role maturation of neural networks in brain. In fact DHA is critical for grey matter of brain and is associated with healthy cognitive and social functioning.

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