Archive for the ‘Genetics’ Category

Fecal Transplant as an Autism Treatment

Fecal Transplant as an Autism Treatment

The prestigious New England Journal of Medicine recently published an article entitled, Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Primary Clostridium Difficile Infection. It is likely that parents of children with ASD, who exhibit gastrointestinal difficulties, will ask,...
Autism & MTHFR Explained

Autism & MTHFR Explained

I have attempted to write this explanation – about the MTHFR gene – for more than a year now, often surrendering because it just gets so complicated (see diagram on right – and that is a simplified version)! However, almost daily now, I need to...
Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs Conference – Spring 2018

Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs Conference – Spring 2018

The Fall 2017 conference was ‘hurricaned’ out, so it’s been a year since I reported on the semi-annual 3-day scientific meeting of the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs. This post will focus on the two most controversial topics – one,...
Vintage 20th Century Autism Thinking

Vintage 20th Century Autism Thinking

Think about what is was like for ‘pioneer’ doctors at the beginning of the last century. I am certain that they were derided by the medical establishment, whose beliefs included ‘bleeding’ or electroshock therapy as treatment for every...
Is It Time To Take Your Child to a Functional Medicine Pediatrician?

Is It Time To Take Your Child to a Functional Medicine Pediatrician?

I’m not a big fan of posting patient testimonials. Miracle treatments are frequently reported as gospel. Plus, it’s pretty unlikely that any practitioner would advertise negative information about their own organization. On the other hand, many Googlers,...
Significant Autism Events of 2017

Significant Autism Events of 2017

In the face of the exploding incidence of childhood developmental abnormalities, scientific knowledge is sorely lacking. These are my top picks for this year’s most useful human research and events that address our understanding about the cause(s) and...