Microbiome and autism… Feeding your gut microbiome could exacerbate, or modulate, autism symptoms. That understanding is incredibly empowering to those that must manage autism!
It is now undisputed that the gut microbiome differs in autism compared to healthy controls:
“At the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology held in May in Boston, researchers at Arizona State University reported the results of an experiment in which they measured the levels of various microbial by-products in the feces of children with autism and compared them with those found in healthy children. The levels of 50 of these substances, they found, significantly differed between the two groups. And in a 2013 study published in PLOS ONE, Italian researchers reported that, compared with healthy kids, those with autism had altered levels of several intestinal bacterial species, including fewer Bifidobacterium, a group known to promote good intestinal health.” “Gut Bacteria May Play a Role in Autism”, Scientific American, Aug 2014.