Fecal transplants result in massive long-term reduction in autism symptoms

Scientific research continues to uncover interesting connections between the gut microbiome and human health, including everything from depression to PTSD to autoimmune disease. Another example of this are the emerging ties between gut health and autism, with an exciting new study demonstrating how boosting microbial diversity via fecal transplants can dramatically reduce its symptoms in the long term.

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9 Responses to Fecal transplants result in massive long-term reduction in autism symptoms

  1. Chuck Castagnolo says:

    Other studies have also found a gut connection to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases as well.

  2. Jeremy says:

    Interesting that the tie in is not to vaccines but to common antibiotics. Babies get their first dose of fecal bacteria at birth as their face is forced past their mothers rectum.
    We would not think this should be the case, but the make up of our gut biology determines how we digest various foods.

  3. Daryl says:

    I’m often told that I am full of shit, in case someone needs a donor

  4. RHT447 says:

    Roundup, anyone? It is not just used to kill weeds. It is also used to lower the moisture levels in grain crops to accelerate the time of harvest. It seems that human phisiology is pretty much un-affected, but those microbes in our gut? Oh my.

  5. lilyrat says:

    How many are formula babies?

  6. ZombieDawg says:

    Healthy good intestinal flora is the key to good health and curing a swage of illnesses.
    The latest discovery suggests that the appendix is the repository of good bacteria.
    Mutaflor, if you can buy it, is a quick way to replenish the good guys.

  7. Trib says:

    Old shit! Now the gov will want us to tur vaccination.

  8. Sanders says:

    Well, shit.

  9. CC says:

    Fecal transplants, like the ones that moved to TX from NO during Katrina and never moved back?

Play nice.