Month: April 2017

Diet and the Microbiome

I found a new article[i] this week, just published, on the influence of diet on the gut microbiome.  Pretty interesting stuff:  diet can cause temporary shifts within 24 hours of consumption. The article is too complex to describe in detail so just a few…

Alex and Autism: His Perfect Storm

As promised, a little about Alex’s hellishly awful start to life.  Looking back – which I really, really try not to do, as it only causes me pain (but I’ve had some emails of readers asking so here goes) – it does seem as…

GUEST POST: BY DR. WILLIAM PARKER, The Autism/Acetaminophen Link – Summary of Research

I am leaving for Russia in a little more than a week, to talk about the therapeutic use of helminths in autism at the Autism Challenges and Solutions Conference, in Moscow.  Also speaking there is Dr. William Parker, one of the foremost researchers into…

The Oral Microbiome and…Cancer risk?!

There was an interesting article[i] on Live Science last week, about the link between the kinds of bacteria in your mouth and your risk of certain cancers, as presented by a an New York University researcher, Jiyoung Ahn, at a talk she gave on…

Yet Another Brood, re: IBD…Or…Another Big Judy Eye Roll

Ok, so…remember how I’ve told you that I was a brooder?  And that I didn’t let go of things once I’m angry or upset?  And, um, remember that I have been kinda fuming over that post[i] from a few weeks ago by Dr. Mercola?…the…

Another Look at the Microbiota/Macrobiota Connection

I am preparing slides for a talk I’m giving on helminths at an autism conference in Moscow at the end of the month.  I’m struggling more than I usually do because there is an overwhelming amount of information to try to fit into a…