Could probiotics reverse autism?

In a new study that’s turning heads and dropping jaws all across the autism community, US researchers from the California Institute of Technology claim they have successfully REVERSED the most common symptoms of autism in mice with nothing more than simple probiotics!

The researchers noticed that mice with symptoms of autism all seemed to have one astonishing thing in common — they were suffering from “leaky guts” that allowed waste to pass from the intestine into the bloodstream.

To fix this, the researchers began feeding the mice with autism a steady diet of Bacteroides fragilis, a common probiotic for animals, and their leaky guts healed up in no time.

And that’s when the real magic began.

The researchers watched stunned as symptoms of autism seemed to disappear almost overnight! Mice were less anxious, more willing to socialise and less obsessed with repetitive tasks.

We spend so much time trying to understand autism’s effect on the brain, but the link between autism and the gut makes perfect sense. We’ve known for ages that people with autism are more likely to suffer from gastrointestinal disorders, and Dr. Wright has been telling you for years that many of today’s most common ailments are triggered by an unhealthy gut.

Could we be just years away from a probiotic CURE for autism? It’s too early to say for sure, but at least there seems to be hope.

If your child has autism talk with your child’s doctor about starting him or her on a probiotic today.

Wishing you the best of health,

Dr. Jonathan V. Wright
Editor
Nutrition & Healing

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Sources:

Prebiotic intake reduces the waking cortisol response and alters emotional bias in healthy volunteers, link.springer.com

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