NEW RESEARCH VALIDATES DR. TAKETA-WONG’S AUTISM TREATMENT APPROACH—SHOWS THAT CERTAIN PROBIOTICS IN PREGNANCY CAN PREVENT AUTISM-LIKE DISORDERS
Dr. Taketa-Wong’s pioneering work in treating autism just received important scientific confirmation. She has long emphasized that autism and other spectrum conditions have their roots in medical imbalances, especially in the gut. She treats brain inflammation, often occurring in tandem with digestive issues, as a major underlying cause of autism symptoms. Her treatments, based on laboratory testing, have helped hundreds of children with autism improve dramatically.
In a new animal study that builds on previous research with both animals and humans, scientists gave animal mothers beneficial bacteria (probiotic) during the equivalent of the third trimester of pregnancy. The result: prevention of an autism-like disorder in their offspring.
The research is the latest in a series of studies in animals and humans showing that exposure to certain microbes can dampen inflammation, positively impacting the brain and central nervous system. The authors look forward to more research to validate their findings because they could open the door to new prenatal interventions.
The scientists envision a day when mothers deemed at particularly high risk of having a child with a neurodevelopmental disorder like autism could be given a specially formulated probiotic or inoculation to support healthy brain development of their child.
The article reviews the emotional and environmental stressors affecting fetal development that expectant mothers should be aware of. The scientists also recommended avoiding terbutaline (a drug that delays labor). As to action that pregnant moms could take, they recommended beneficial bacteria in their diet through fermented foods like yogurt, sauerkraut, and kefir. (Yogurt and kefir are available in non-dairy forms.)
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