The Link Between Cholesterol and Oxytocin

The Link Between Cholesterol and Oxytocin

Low cholesterol has been an area of research in the special needs community over the past several years. William Shaw, Ph.D. from Great Plains Laboratory discusses in a number of papers about the health consequences of low cholesterol in autism and other chronic illnesses. Information about negative health consequences regarding low cholesterol in part comes…


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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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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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Chronic Candida – Is It Really All About Yeast?

Chronic Candida – Is It Really All About Yeast?

In recent years the increased awareness of molds, fungus, and yeasts in our food and environment has led many health practitioners to look at these organisms in association with chronic illness. For years, alternative health practitioners have recognized the relevance of diet, lifestyle, stress, digestive problems, parasitic and yeast infections as causative agents in chronic…


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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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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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