Clostridia Bacteria & the Link to ASD Behavior & Neurodevelopmental Problems

Clostridia Bacteria & the Link to ASD Behavior & Neurodevelopmental Problems

By Kurt N. Woeller, D.O. Clostridia are a group of pathogenic and non-pathogenic bacteria that can normally inhabit the digestive system of humans. Certain strains of clostridia can be very problematic leading to serious illness and death. Well recognized clostridia bacteria are the strains that cause tetanus, botulism and inflammatory bowel disease. Inflammatory bowel, for…


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Dying For A Good Night’s Sleep?

Dying For A Good Night’s Sleep?

The basic tenets of Naturopathic Medicine include a whole foods diet, pure water, fresh air, exercise, sunlight and adequate rest. Yet, despite one’s best efforts to maintain a healthy lifestyle, consistently good sleep remains elusive for many people who suffer with insomnia. Insomnia is a disruption of our sleep/wake cycle and can be chronic, intermittent…


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The Dangers of Certain Chemical Exposures During Pregnancy and the Risk Of Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Offspring

The Dangers of Certain Chemical Exposures During Pregnancy and the Risk Of Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Offspring

A study published in the Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) in 2016 showed a significant correlation between pesticide exposure, particularly organophosphates, and other chemical exposures during pregnancy leads to increase autism-spectrum disorders and intellectual disabilities in children. Various chemicals such as 1,3-butadiene (found in petroleum products), styrene (found in plastics and exhaust fumes), perchlorate (found in…


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10 Reasons Individuals with Chronic Health Issues Should Do an Organic Acid Test

1. Evaluates for various fungal toxins, including specific markers for candida. Many people rely on stool testing for candida diagnosis and miss the presence of candida toxins through the Organic Acid Test. Candida can create problems with brain function including mental fog and memory problems, along with bloating, gas and other digestive complaints, as well…


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PANDAS and Autism

PANDAS and Autism

There is a condition recognized in the biomedical field for autism and related disorders called PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections). This particular condition is caused by an immune reaction triggered by a toxin produced from a Group A Beta-Hemolytic Streptococcal infection. There are various strep bacteria that produce toxins as part…


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Could You Be Hypothyroid?

Could You Be Hypothyroid?

There are approximately 20 million people who take thyroid medication. Current research indicates that an additional 13 million Americans may be undiagnosed for low thyroid function. Why are so many left undiagnosed? One reason may be inadequate testing for thyroid hormone levels and the sole reliance by medical practitioners on these lab results for a…


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“Men”opause – Male Hormones

“Men”opause – Male Hormones

The “mid-life crisis” that affects men in their 40’s and 50’s has never been well understood in medical terms. We now know that men go through hormonal changes in their middle years, just like women do. It’s been termed “andropause”, and it can be just as debilitating and emotionally challenging as menopause can be for…


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Metabolic Syndrome and Weight Loss

Metabolic Syndrome and Weight Loss

According to the American Heart Association, 20-25% of adults suffer from Metabolic Syndrome. This is the equivalent of 58-73 million men and women across the country. Many of these people may not know that they have Metabolic Syndrome and simply think they are having a terribly tough time losing weight. What they do not realize…


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Meet The Estrogen Family

Meet The Estrogen Family

Estrogen is the surname for a family of three similar hormones – Estrone (E1), Estradiol (E2) and Estriol (E3).  Women who are on bio-identical hormone replacement therapy may be familiar with the different estrogens by name but not really know the differences between them.  Understanding the role each form of estrogen plays in the balance…


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