D-lactate Acidosis, SIBO, Autism, Chronic Fatigue or…What Happens When Judy Can’t Stop Reading

Because I know how to have fun, I have spent hours and hours over the last 2 days reading about d- lactate acidosis.  I’m not even sure why. It was one of those things, I guess, that suddenly struck me as interesting – and I felt I needed to understand it better. It turns out … More D-lactate Acidosis, SIBO, Autism, Chronic Fatigue or…What Happens When Judy Can’t Stop Reading

Prebiotics in Autism: A Positive Study

Almost daily, I read some kind of research supporting the benefits of prebiotics.  (I cover this topic regularly:  for example, here and here.) Yesterday morning, I was extremely glad to learn that an actual study was recently done on children with autism.[i]  It’s always exciting for me to find actual in vivo autism studies…especially when … More Prebiotics in Autism: A Positive Study

Eating Fiber During Pregnancy…Likely a Really Good Idea

Ok,  on Tuesday I promised you a markedly less depressing post next time.  So here goes!  (And please note irresistibly cute, happy photo of little piglets included…) A funny little coincidence this morning…. (But first, a quick primer on fiber, which I talk about regularly on this blog as its importance cannot be understated: Fiber … More Eating Fiber During Pregnancy…Likely a Really Good Idea

Another Look at the Question of Probiotic Use in Healthy People

There was an interesting discussion on probiotics today on Medical Express, pondering the question of whether or not healthy people should take probiotics.[i]  There’s absolutely no question that we are still in the earliest stages of researching the human biome.  The complexity of it boggles the mind.  So it’s always a good idea to take … More Another Look at the Question of Probiotic Use in Healthy People

Seizures and the Ketogenic Diet: Does the Gut Bacteria Hold the Answer?

I have long been a proponent of the ketogenic diet (KD) for kids with seizures. I have seen miracles with my own eyes:  children with intractable seizures improving immeasurably, even coming off seizure meds.  In fact, one of my old nutrition clients, a little boy down in Australia, made such a remarkable recovery that his … More Seizures and the Ketogenic Diet: Does the Gut Bacteria Hold the Answer?

The American Gut Project: Some Initial Findings

In 2012, 3 scientists from the University of California, San Diego, started The American Gut Project, the largest crowd funded “citizen science project in existence.”[i]  Ordinary people can send in a stool sample along with a questionnaire (about diet and lifestyle choices), and $99 USD, and receive back an analysis of their bacterial microbiomes – … More The American Gut Project: Some Initial Findings