Month: October 2017

Ghosts of Autism Past

On this Halloween evening…I thought it appropriate to talk about something that’s haunted me for many years! Way back in 1999, an MD named Mary Megson[i] was making the news in autism circles with an article that appeared in Medical  Hypothesis[ii]  in which she…

TACA Reflections: Autism and My Research Heroes

As I started typing this post last night, I was sitting in Los Angeles airport awaiting my very delayed flight home.  I was at the national TACA (Talk About Curing Autism) Conference, which is always a truly wonderful experience. The Conference boasted a top…

And yet MORE on the Yeast/IBD Connection

Back in September, I wrote about a summary I’d stumbled across describing the current state of research into the connection between the mycobiome and inflammatory bowel disease.  Then, just a few days ago, I put up a link [i]on my Biome Buzz Facebook page…

BPA, the Microbiome and Chronic Illness

This week I posted an article on the Biome Buzz Facebook page about Australian research that suggests that the more inflammation present in the mother, the more socially impaired her child with autism.[i]  This, after last week’s post about how something in the maternal…

Maternal Infection, Autism and the Bacterial Microbiome

I posted a news story about the latest autism/microbiome findings a couple of weeks ago, but saw this article[i] today in Spectrum magazine and thought it worth writing about as it really is important research.  I’m sure too it has implications beyond autism. Ultimately…