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!
These chemicals transferred to fetus and its developing brain may include maternal antibodies as a result of infection, abnormal neurochemical signals due to altered brain-gut-bacteria communications in mother, absorbed bacterial toxic products with their antibodies as well as potentially noxious semi-digested food products.
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.
Is the brain dysfunction of autism primary or secondary
What causes autism? Is the problem mainly in brain or the brain effects are secondary? Alterations in pace of growth of brain white matter may result in uncoordinated nerve cell-synapse communications.
Other factors implicated in autism including age of parents, seizure disorders, problems with immune system and endocrine/hormonal system, dysfunction of the mitochondria that are responsible for respiration at cellular level.
Disordered gut provides unifying framework underlying autism
Invoking the gut at the core of the disorder may provide a unifying framework for better understanding of autism and its multiple diverse manifestations. The range of presentations may vary based on the qualitative and quantitative differences of the digestive factors involved.