Autism and Gut Problems

 

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Many of the parents of children with autism have been sold on the link between autism and GI problems due to undeniable evidence: the visible improvements in their child’s behavior after the introduction of a proper elimination diet.

I have been asked many times if there is medical evidence between autism and the many GI problems seen in those kids. My standard answer is: sometimes.  Because the medical community was not able to positively link GI problems to autism.  Until now.

According to a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE:

“The gut bacteria of autistic children is vastly different than that of typical children, and researchers say that bringing their gut bacteria into line with that of a typical child could help doctors better treat autistic kids.”

There is a light at the end of the tunnel- and it’s not the light of an incoming train- it is a solution: start treating all the GI problems to alleviate some of the daily stress encountered by our autistic kids.

 

To read the whole article, please go to:

http://www.everydayhealth.com/autism/autism-may-start-in-the-gut-study-finds-3835.aspx?xid=aol_eh-digest_6_20130708_&aolcat=AHD&icid=maing-grid7|netscape|dl20|sec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D341246

 

 

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