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.
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