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Autism and the Gut Microbiome

Estimated reading time: 5 mins The Gut Brain Axis The gut microbiome, defined as the bacteria that colonises our digestive tract, seems to be a buzz word at the moment within…

Gluten, Dairy & Autism (2006)

This study investigated gluten, dairy & autism. The study reviewed seven trials of gluten/casein (cereal and milk protein) elimination diets in children with autism spectrum disorders. All trials reported some…

Autism & Digestion (2005)

This study explored autism & digestion. In the study, the role of immune sensitivity to dietary proteins in young children with autism was investigated. Of 109 children with autism, 75…

Immunity & Autism (2004)

This study focused on immunity & autism. The authors considered how immune reactions to food proteins may relate to immune reactions against the body’s own brain cells in autistic patients.

Autism Statistics (2011)

This study explored autism statistics. A new, comprehensive survey of adults in the UK reports that approximately one in a hundred have autism, defined on a tight set of criteria.

Immunity & Autism (2006)

This study investigated immunity & autism. The authors review research linking autism spectrum disorders with various abnormal immune responses during development. Interactions between the immune system and nervous system begin…

Nutrients for Autism (2011)

This study investigated nutrients for autism. It involved  giving 141 children and adults with autism, a multi-nutrient formula containing a broad range of vitamins and minerals or a placebo. Their…

Autism

Autism is a complex condition, characterised by difficulties with social communication, for example struggling to understand what is said and finding it hard to express themselves. Additionally, individuals with autism…

Teenager (12-17)

Introduction Adolescence is a time of transition and change and of greater and increasing independence. During this important period of development, a healthy, varied diet is important to ensure that…

Dyslexia

Autism is a complex condition, characterised by difficulties with social communication, for example struggling to understand what is said and finding it hard to express themselves. Additionally, individuals with autism…