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 hypothesized that autism (in genetically at-risk children) is the result of … More Ghosts of Autism Past

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 quality line up of doctors and researchers this year, including a … More TACA Reflections: Autism and My Research Heroes

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 about the connection between alterations in the mycobiome and obesity.  (Briefly: … More And yet MORE on the Yeast/IBD Connection

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 bacterial microbiome leads to a maternal infection affecting her baby’s brain … More BPA, the Microbiome and Chronic Illness

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 – from 4 major pieces of research – we now know … More Maternal Infection, Autism and the Bacterial Microbiome