There is research that could demonstrate
an mportant role of probiotics in tackling the neurotoxins and bacteria
in the gut which can cause autism.
Professor Glenn Gibson, Professor of Food Microbiology and head of the
Food Microbiology Sciences Unit at the University of Reading has been screening
stool samples from 150 autistic children in the US and they found a
very high prevalence of the harmful bacteria, clostridia. A second
research programme examining the gut flora of 60 British autistic
children also revealed high levels of clostridia, which were not present
in their non-autistic brothers and sisters.
Clostridia are a group
of harmful bacteria that can exist without oxygen. They occupy the
stomach and small intestine and can exist in high levels of stomach
acids. They seem to be present in high concentration related to a number
of diseases including stomach ulcers and now autism. A healthy level of
probiotics seems to restrict the occurrence of high concentrations of
Women therefore should consider purchasing a good broad range probiotic as a precaution against having children born with this condition..
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