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Is there a relationship between allergies, autism, leaky gut syndrome, candida, intestinal flora and antibiotics?

Is there a relationship between allergies, autism, leaky gut syndrome, candida, intestinal flora and antibiotics?

For some yes : For some children all of those things play a role in exacerbating symptoms and can be seen more frequently in a child who had many infections and antibiotics starting at a young age. Antibiotics kill the good as well as the bad bacteria in our guts and can disrupt the balance and lead to dysbiosis and inflammation which can be precursor for leaky gut and allergies. This is not specific to autism. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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Autism and leaky gut syndrome relationship or just hype?

Autism and leaky gut syndrome relationship or just hype?

Science support: there are many reputable physicians who hold to the concept of leaky gut syndrome. However there has not been consistent data supporting treating the intestinal problem and an improvement in autism features. ...Read more

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Which type of foods help heal leaky gut syndrome?

Which type of foods help heal leaky gut syndrome?

Garbage label: The gut really doesn't leak.If it did,the germs would get into your blood & you would die.Many use this label to promote various tests and supplements to "heal your leaky gut".Most are a gimmick. If you have true issues like IBS/celiac your injured gut can improve if you identify & avoid your food intolerances/allergies.Probiotics can also help.Beware the comment you have yeast in your gut it's nl ...Read more

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Is stress linked to our bowel system?

Is stress linked to our bowel system?

Yes: Our bowel has its own nervous system, richly interconnected with our brain and its responses to the environment. Many people register "stress" through gastrointestinal symptoms like belly cramping, loose stools or diarrhea, indigestion, etc. The terms "bellyaching" and "gut feeling" hint at this. Listening to your gut's messages may reveal issues you need to address consciously. ...Read more

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Immune mediated enteropathy.Gluten free. Ongoing bowel issues. Not coeliac.any other possible food causes? Corn possible irritant? GF food ubiquitous

Immune mediated enteropathy.Gluten free. Ongoing bowel issues. Not coeliac.any other possible food causes? Corn possible irritant? GF food ubiquitous

???????: There are many possibilities with gut sensitivities.A variety of food additives (#40 red or others) can trigger Irritable bowel symptoms. One GS patient I follow has test positive cross reactions to milk, casein,egg, corn chocolate and others but can handle small amounts. There are labs that test for IgG, IgA and IgE food reactions that might be available to you. ...Read more

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I'm a chronic Lyme patient; anti microbial use has caused yeast overgrowth and now yeast die-off symptoms. Is colon cleanse nec. to flush toxins?

I'm a chronic Lyme patient; anti microbial use has caused yeast overgrowth and now yeast die-off symptoms. Is colon cleanse nec. to flush toxins?

Herxheimer Reaction: The die-off may be going too quickly. If you are using a doc prescribed medicine ask him/her about lowering the dose. If over the counter back off a little. Your body is killing off faster than you can expel the results. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are food allergies linked to Crohn's or any other disease of long-term intestinal damage? Have many food allergies w/ intestinal symptoms.

Are food allergies linked to Crohn's or any other disease of long-term intestinal damage? Have many food allergies w/ intestinal symptoms.

'Food allergies': most "food allergies" are not true allergies, but food intolerances instead. Food allergies do not increase the risk of developing Crohn's disease. If you are having symptoms of not being able to tolerate certain foods, you should consider seeing a gastroenterologist for further evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do probiotics work for ulcerative colitis? Since it is an autoimmune disease wouldn't the overactive immune system fight the probiotics?

How do probiotics work for ulcerative colitis?    Since it is an autoimmune disease wouldn't the overactive immune system fight the probiotics?

The Microbiome... : Great thought question. However, it isn't all about the immune system - we recently are beginning to understand the role of the community of micro- organisms in the gut (the microbiome). By altering the natural composition and exposure to certain foods early in life, our immune system over-reacts to certain proteins and microbes that would otherwise be harmless. ...Read more

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Can having an intestinal parasite affect the absorption of the birth control pill?

Can having an intestinal parasite affect the absorption of the birth control pill?

No study available: This is conceivable, but do not have data with which to answer your question. Part of this would obviously depend upon the particular intestinal parasite (one which alters the cells lining the small bowel would be more likely to interfere with absorption), but even then, whether the malabsorption would extend to BC pills is not easy to determine. ...Read more

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Sufferring from inflammatory bowel disease, doctors diagnosed as maybe ibs, celiac chrons disease. A lot of food allergies. gluten, dairy intolerance?

Sufferring from inflammatory bowel disease, doctors diagnosed as maybe ibs, celiac chrons disease. A lot of food allergies. gluten, dairy intolerance?

Colon problems: Since the illnesses you mentioned in your question are all different, it sounds as though your problem really hasn't been diagnosed yet at all. If you are still having problems, be sure to see a gastroenterologist. If you have already seen one and still can't sort this out, get a second opinion from another gastroenterologist. These diseases are not mysteries! Keep going until you feel better. ...Read more

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Is align probiotic effective against irritable bowel syndrome ? If other probiotic doesn't work.

Is align probiotic effective against irritable bowel syndrome ? If other probiotic doesn't work.

It can be: You may need to find the right probiotic and dosing regimen for you. Other treatment options depend on your dominant symptoms and can include: ssris, donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) tablets, hyosciamine, and other medications. ...Read more

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Had many negetive GI test. Fat malabsorption/pots/no reynards syndrome no skin problems back inflammation. ? Sclerederma, ibs, ankylosing spondylitis?

Had many negetive GI test. Fat malabsorption/pots/no reynards syndrome no skin problems back inflammation. ? Sclerederma, ibs, ankylosing spondylitis?

Spondyloarthropathy: Sero negative spondyloarthropathy is a possibity. Shares many features symptomatically with as, but without hla-b27 positive. If your back pain is associated with sacroiliac pain (buttock pain to back of thigh, maybe groin, but not past knee) then it would be suspect. This is one if those cases where specialist eval would help. Rheumatology is best suited for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can lamictal lower effectiveness of birth control? (Oral contreceptive?) if so, by how much?

Can lamictal lower effectiveness of birth control? (Oral contreceptive?) if so, by how much?

Decrease Lamictal: Birth control can decreased the effectiveness of Lamictal, but not other way around. https://womensmentalhealth.org/posts/oral-contraceptives-reduce-lamotrigine-lamictal-blood-levels/ ...Read more

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Does celiac sprue have any effects outside the intestines?

Does celiac sprue have any effects outside the intestines?

Yes: Celiac sprue (celiac disease) can have symptoms outside of the intestines. Patients can have an itchy rash called dermatitis herpetiformis, iron deficiency anemia, weight loss (failure to grow normally, if a child), abnormal liver enzyme tests, low vitamin d level, etc... ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more