Tag: Seizures

Maternal Stress, Autism and a Possible Preventative Probiotic Treatment?

A few weeks back, a study came out of the University of Colorado, Boulder, which is worth reporting.[i]  It is one in a long line of similar studies which show that exposure to our “old friends” modulates the immune system in such a way… Continue Reading “Maternal Stress, Autism and a Possible Preventative Probiotic Treatment?”

The Promise of Fecal Microbiota Transplant

Over the weekend, I read a great little article about the potential applications of fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) in treating a huge variety of diseases.[i]  Of course, we are sorely lacking in clinical trials for almost all but still, there is hope to be… Continue Reading “The Promise of Fecal Microbiota Transplant”

Is There Any Doubt Left that Propionic Acid is a Cause of Autism? Apparently not

I first started to write about autism and propionic acid (PPA) not long after creating this blog, back in the fall of 2016.  In January 2017, I described to you some of the work of Dr. Derrick MacFabe, which as particularly fascinated me for… Continue Reading “Is There Any Doubt Left that Propionic Acid is a Cause of Autism? Apparently not”

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… Continue Reading “Seizures and the Ketogenic Diet: Does the Gut Bacteria Hold the Answer?”

Early Life Immune Activation, Autism, and Seizures

For all you other parents of children with epilepsy and/or autism and/or other related developmental issues, some pretty depressing – but also, extremely important – research was just published by scientists at McLean Hospital:  “…even a brief episode of immune system activation within days… Continue Reading “Early Life Immune Activation, Autism, and Seizures”

The gut bacteria affect the brain’s blood vessels

I’m obsessing on some research[i] I read about last week.  “A study in mice and humans suggests that bacteria in the gut can influence the structure of the brain’s blood vessels, and may be responsible for producing malformations that can lead to stroke or… Continue Reading “The gut bacteria affect the brain’s blood vessels”