AUTISM CAUSE: THE GUT: ARE THEY LINKED & WHAT IS THE LINK? PART 3 THE GUT-BRAIN AXIS SERIES

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AUTISM CAUSE: THE GUT: ARE THEY LINKED & WHAT IS THE LINK? PART 3 THE GUT-BRAIN AXIS SERIES

Three weeks ago, we wrote a blog on Autism & the Gut Part 1 and covered some facts about ASD as well as some of the contributing factors as they relate to genes and the environment. Recently, in Autism & the Gut Part 2, we discussed all of the contributing factors including gut health and its important impact on ASD. This week, in Autism & the Gut Part 3, we will outline specific action steps that you can take with diet, supplements and lifestyle habits, to address ASD.

Autism Spectrum Disorder: What Can You Do?

Autism Cause and Gut health 

In the case of ASD, it is important to improve gut health. This can be done by addressing the issues discussed last week in Part 2. These are dysbiosis, leaky gut, food sensitivities, yeast overgrowth, imbalanced SCFA’s and NT balance. Also look for other GI issues that may exist (such as parasites, SIBO or other infections / overgrowths of the gut).

We strongly recommend working with a qualified functional medicine clinic to properly assess gut issues through lab testing. A good functional medicine practitioner can guide you through the process of finding the most significant gut issues and working on those, in addition to identifying toxins and other root causes we’ve discussed in this article. 

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Tools that can be used to modify the gut microbiome are diet, supplements, probiotics, prebiotics, fecal microbiota transplant (FMT), microbiota transfer therapy (MTT) and antibiotics (Kang DW, 2019). 

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