Dr. Derrick MacFabe, Autism and The Metabolome

Many years ago, I first saw Dr. Derrick MacFabe speak at an autism conference.  It was among the most memorable talks I’ve ever seen.  Dr. MacFabe’s research centers around the cognitive and behavioral effects of bacterial metabolites (especially short chain fatty acids). Proprionic acid (PPA) is present in our diets, but more importantly, it is … More Dr. Derrick MacFabe, Autism and The Metabolome

Yet Another -ome

Last week, I read about the metabolome for the first time.  Funny word, I thought, reading it as meta….bolome.  Then, as I began to read through the article[i] I realized I was putting the accent on the wrong syllable.  Metabo – lome….as in metabo-lites! Doh. Someone needed a nap badly. The metabolome refers to the … More Yet Another -ome

Science and SCD

Ok, ok!  Just one more post on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and then I will (temporarily) shut up about it.  It’s all residual excitement over that pediatric clinical trial from last week.  I feel like that was the first major leak in the mainstream medical dike… As promised, I want to run through a little … More Science and SCD

Happy New Year: Finally The Specific Carbohydrate Diet in a Mainstream Medical Journal

Several years ago, when I was working in my own nutrition practice, I spoke to a new client with a little boy who had been diagnosed with moderate Crohn’s disease.  His parents had taken him to see one of the country’s foremost pediatric gastroenterologists (according to the doctor himself), who recommended starting treatment with a … More Happy New Year: Finally The Specific Carbohydrate Diet in a Mainstream Medical Journal