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Probiotics for Quality of Life in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Visbiome Probiotic Research for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Ohio State University is sponsoring clinical trials to investigate the use of Visbiome Probiotics for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

We know that there is a close connections between the physical and mental/emotional health of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Recently there is a lot of information on immune abnormalities and gut microbiome differences.

Genome interactions with them suggest a possible etiological link between physical and mental dysfunction, especially the gastrointestinal (GI) dysfunction and severe anxiety that many of those with Autism Spectrum Disorders manifest.

There has been some clinical evidence to show that children with Autism Spectrum Disorder with GI symptoms have a different microbiome composition and function to neurotypical children with GI symptoms.

The investigators hypothesize that altered host-microbial signals, which include altered fecal neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) levels contribute to the anxiety and the heightened sensory responsivity in Autism Spectrum Disorder..

Initial observation show that Visbiome probiotic Extra Strength, improves Gastrointestinal and pain symptoms, which would correspond with an alteration in gut microbiome composition and related metabolites (the macrobiome).

This trial investigates the possibilities of this new appreciation of the microbiome-mental/physical function connection for Autism Spectrum Disorder, GI dysfunction, and anxiety.

A pilot trial with 12 children with ASD will test feasibility for a proposed three-site crossover randomized clinical trial (RCT) of probiotics (beneficial bacteria including Lactobacilli & Bifidobacteria) in 60 children 3-12 years old with Autism Spectrum Disorder, gut dysfunction, & anxiety.

The investigators have access to significant fecal microbiome and metabolome data from NIH-funded Human Microbiome Projects (HMP) on similar-age healthy and irritable-bowel children, with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder.

See more details about the study.

 

Genetically Modified Foods (GMO)

What is a GMO?

A genetically modified food is one that has had its DNA changed. This is commonly done in laboratories. The purpose is often to make crops grow faster, or change the natural structure of a plant to create a different sort of plant altogether. This is very commonly done to wheat crops. The growing demand for processed foods raises the need for gluten. Gluten is the protein in wheat. It is used as the “glue” or binder of choice. Gluten is known to damage the lining of the digestive tract. Read more… 

Untitled design (28) (1)What is the Negative Impact of GMO’s?

Altering the natural state of foods creates compounds that the body cannot easily identify or digest. These foods are linked to allergies, neurological disorders, fatigue, depression, nausea, loss of mental clarity, and even cancer. Genetically modified foods or GMO’s effect the body’s sulfur metabolism which is involved in the ability to detoxify, and make important neurotransmitters, or brain messengers such as serotonin. Serotonin effects many things including mood, sleep and appetite.

Genetically modified foods are in everything including baby formula, (especially soy-based). Soy products are incredibly high in GMO’s, and they have been linked in studies to anxiety and aggressive behavior. Genetically modified foods are also in farm-raised fish (from the grain they are fed), dairy, and many other grains.

In one study, rats fed with GMO foods were antisocial, irritable and aggressive. Those that were fed with non-GMO foods were calm, and did not express the other characteristics. Pigs were shown to contain the same type of results. When re-started on non-GMO feed these behaviors reduced significantly.

In 1999, The Lancet, which is the world’s leading general medical journal published a study on rats that were fed potatoes loaded with GMO. In less than ten days their stomach lining had become much thinner and had weakened substantially. Similar evidence has been seen in other livestock fed with GMO feed. This raises the concern of what it is doing to the intestinal tract in humans.

These symptoms are comparable to those of children on the autism spectrum. When the lining of the digestive tract is weak it is vulnerable, and therefore, easily permeated. Likely one reason why leaky gut is so common among them.

Avoid genetically modified foods. Eat organically whenever possible, and keep the lining of your digestive tract strong. Get your free guide of 15 foods to help heal your gut and 15 foods to avoid for a healthier gut and better brain function.

Authored by Karen Thomas, Founder of Healing Autism Naturally.

Karen Thomas

Karen Thomas News announcements

Karen Thomas’ Radio Show Special Guest Interview                                                   Karen-Thomas-Autism    

Karen’s June 1st, release for her radio/podcast show is with Dr. Bruce Lipton, specializing in epigenetics. Epigenetics is the science of how environmental impact affects our genes. Learn what you can do to protect your genes.
Listen here.

Karen’s May 2016 posts to her blog include:

Karen has put together a FREE webinar on the topic of the 3 steps to naturally heal your child from the symptoms of autism. The finishing touches are being put on it now. Watch for dates and details.

The Autism One conference was a big hit!

Karen spoke at the Autism One conference, in Chicago, on May 26, 2016. Her talk was titled “The 3 Stages to Heal Autism Naturally”.
See the slides  to Karen’s talk. Learn how she helped her own son recover from his symptoms of autism and what you can do to help your child get better. Audio to be available soon.

Click here to learn 3 dangerous foods to avoid for better health.

Follow Karen on Facebook!

April is Autism Month

April is Autism Month

Naturally Healing Autism Book by Karen Thomas

On April 1st, Author and Good Gut Solution blog contributor, Karen Thomas will be releasing her radio/podcast show at www.autismone.org Tune in with Thomas and her special guest Dr. Daniel Amen.

Dr. Daniel Amen, Guest Speaker on Autism Podcast

Dr. Amen is a psychiatrist specializing in SPECT imaging brain scans and natural supplementation to treat multiple behavioral disorders. Listen to what Dr. Amen has to share about why certain behavioral issues may exist in your child and learn about the resources you can use to help them.

Check Karens blog to find her recent informative articles on:

Read these amazingly helpful articles to gain valuable resources for your own health and the health of your family and friends.

Click here for a free download of what foods are helpful to heal your gut and which foods to avoid that can prevent you from healing.  

Autism One: The Cutting-Edge Autism Conference

Karen Thomas is the CEO and founder of Naturally Healing Autism. She  will be speaking at the Autism One conference, in Chicago, on May 26, 2016. Her talk will be on “The 3 Stages to Heal Autism Naturally”. Come meet Karen and learn how she helped her own son recover from his symptoms of autism and what you can do to help your child get better.

Autism One Conference in May 2016

Karen Thomas will be speaking at the Autism One conference, in Chicago, on May 26, 2016. Her talk will be on “The 3 Stages to Heal Autism Naturally”. Come meet Karen and learn how she helped her own son recover from his symptoms of autism and what you can do to help your child get better.

Lindsey Biel

Lindsey Biel

Karen’s most recent interview for her radio/podcast show at www.autismone.org, is with Sensory Processing Disorder expert, Lindsey Biel. Listen to what Lindsey has to share about why certain behavioral issues may exist in your child and learn about the resources you can use to help him.

Karen’s February posts to her blog at include:

  • Homeopathy to Treat Autism,
  • Treatment for Seizures in Autism,
  • Autism Speech Therapy
  • Studies Show This Diet to Reduce Seizures by Fifty Percent

To read these amazingly informative and helpful articles to gain valuable resources for your own health and the health of your family and friends click here.

She just released a new tutorial that shows how to quickly begin to reduce your child’s symptoms of autism by eliminating 3 specific foods that most people consume daily.
Click here to get your free copy.

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Tammy Grassi October 16, 2016