How The Gut Microbiome And The Gut-Brain Axis May Play A Role In Autism Spectrum Disorder

The gut microbiome plays many vital roles within the human body, including protecting against pathogens and modulation of the immune system. Unfortunately, our gut microbiome can become imbalanced, which has been associated with the development of diseases like inflammatory bowel disease, neuropsychiatric-related diseases, metabolic conditions, and antibiotic resistance. The importance of the gut microbiome is […]

Benefiting Autism With Natural Nutrition & Dual-Form Glutathione

Since glutathione is the master molecule and most crucial of all antioxidants, how can I get the right amount into my body each day? Because the presence of dis- ease, environmental exposures, and genetics, our body’s ability to make this critical compound diminishes. It is estimated that nearly 1 in 3 have a genetic variant […]

Assessment Of The Impact Of Standard-Of-Care Treatment For Asd-Associated Enterocolitis: A Longitudinal Study

Published studies have reported that an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) phenotype co-occurs frequently in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) having chronic gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms. Ileocolitis(inflammation of ileum and colon) is a frequent finding in GI symptomatic children with ASD undergoing diagnostic ileo- colonoscopy and, in our clinical experience, is the cause of the GI […]

A Rational Study Design To Measure Changes In Gastrointestinal Symptoms, Cognition, & Behavior Upon Pharmacologic Treatment Of Asd-Associated Enterocolitis

Published studies have reported that an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) phenotype co-occurs frequently in children with autism spectrumdisorder(ASD)having chronic gastrointestinal(GI)symptoms. Ileocolitis(inflammationof ileum and colon) is a frequent finding in GI symptomatic children with ASD undergoing diagnostic ileo- colonoscopy and, in our clinical experience, is the cause of the GI symptoms. Published data have consistently shown […]

The Role Of Regulatory T Cells In Autoimmune Encephalitis

Autoimmune encephalitis (including PANS/PANDAS) is a neuroinflammatory syndrome with dysregulation of the immune system as a central feature. In this lecture, I will present the current role of how our environmental exposures, microbiome imbalances, and histamine overload contribute to loss of regulatory T cells and increased molecular mimicry. Speaker: Barry Smeltzer, PA-C