The key to gut microbiome health – diversity, diversity and even more diversity!!

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In my work with kids on the Autism spectrum, many, many times it comes back to the gut-brain connection. It’s common for kids who come in to have a combination of diarrhoea, constipation and ongoing tummy pain.

Then when we look at gut health history we see things like reflux, colic and projectile vomiting – all signs the gut hasn’t been right all along. When the gut isn’t right:

  • the immune system is prone to dysfunction leading to lots of coughs, colds ...
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Evidence that probiotics for the gut microbiome can lower the risk of ADHD and Asperger’s

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Gut microbiome – I talk a lot about its importance for both Autism recovery and neurodevelopment. Research into the gut microbiome is exploding and shows bacteria play a crucial role in brain development.

A Finnish study “A possible link between early probiotic intervention and the risk of neuropsychiatric disorders later in childhood: a randomized trial” begun 13 years ago has just released its results – and they are exciting.

The study followed 75 children who were randomised to receive either a probiotic ...

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Could Broccoli Sprouts Help Improve Your Autistic Child’s Social Skills?

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New study shows broccoli sprouts lead to improvements in autism

Broccoli sprouts are an exciting new area of research for kids with Autism. One of the biggest concerns that many parents have for their spectrum kids is their ability to communicate and their social interaction.

A study released late last year(1) showed promising effects of broccoli sprouts on the communication, social interaction and behaviour in a small group (44) of men and boys diagnosed with moderate to severe Autism.

The study used sulforaphane which ...

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