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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Brain Inflammation and Autism

Brain Inflammation and Autism

The groundbreaking article titled “Neuroglial activation and neuroinflammation in the brain of patients with autism” from John Hopkins University in 2005 paved the way for greater understanding and recognition within the medical community that many individuals on the autism-spectrum are dealing with brain inflammation as a causative or contributing factor to their disorder. Here is…


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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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Oxytocin as a Biomedical Autism Treatment

Oxytocin as a Biomedical Autism Treatment

Oxytocin, a hormone involved in social bonding that is administered either as a sublingual tablet or nasal spray, can have beneficial effects as a biomedical treatment for individuals with an autism-spectrum disorder (ASD). Autism typically involves speech/language problems (communication issues), lack of social bonding or interest in peers, repetitive and odd behaviors, and sensory problems…


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Autism and Behavior Problems

Autism and Behavior Problems

Autism and Behavior Problems – Don’t Just Assume It Is From Yeast For years I have been advocating to parents (for their children) and physicians (for their patients) to make sure they perform the Organic Acid Test (OAT) or minimally the Microbial Organic Test (mOAT) from Great Plains Laboratory to measure levels of yeast markers,…


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Oxytocin – The Social Bonding Hormone

Oxytocin, a hormone involved in social bonding, may have beneficial effects as a medical treatment for individuals with generalized and social anxiety, as well as bonding issues. It is also helpful for improving sexual arousal between couples and orgasms in women. In autism, and autism-spectrum disorders (ASD) its benefits are becoming more well-known as the…


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