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Anti-gliadin antibodies in autism

Gluten free diet is becoming increasingly popular across the Western society and even more so among those suffering from autism. ..Study by Dr. Lau and colleagues  from the Celiac Disease Center in Columbia University, New York, lends further support to the use of gluten free diet by autistic subjects.

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Does proximity to freeway traffic  increase risk of autism


All fish are not same: Low v high mercury fish   
Quinoa: one complete high protein food  Health benefits of probiotics and prebiotics
Antibiotics in meat: A case for organic food


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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Is Autism an Immune Disorder?

Presented By Anil Minocha MD, author: Guide to Alternative Medicine and the Digestive System

This link is a response to an article in NY Times on this issue, really worth a read, no matter what you believe is at the root of this disorder:


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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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Autism prevalence and gut-brain connection: Treating based on what we know

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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.


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Are micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) beneficial in autism?

Autism and constipation  controversy

Leaky gut syndrome

Is mangosteen good for health

Autism and leaky gut

Autism and gut bacteria  

Intestinal bacteria for health and disease

Gut bacteria genes and gut at interphase in autism 

L-carnitine treatment for autism

Vitamin D and autism

Migraine headache triggers  

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