What I’m Reading This Month: Olive Oil and the Brain, Heavy Metal Exposure and Autism Risk, and the Effectiveness of Yoga for Back Pain
The sheer volume of health, wellness, and medical news and commentary available on the internet can be overwhelming. Every month, get a taste of what integrative medicine leader Dr. John Gannage finds interesting (and digestible) on the web.
The gut is sometimes referred to as the “second brain” because of the fact that it contains more than 100 million neurons- this is more than the number of neurons contained in the peripheral nervous system.
To truly understand the concept of the gut-brain connection, it’s important to focus on that word: connection. Here, we give an overview of how it’s all connected- the gut, the brain, the immune system, inflammation- and how they’re tied together in autism.
What I’m Reading This Month: How Vitamin C May Help With Cancer Treatments, Stem Cells Might Offer Hope for Autism, and Gut Bacteria Affect Intestines & Brain in IBS
Dr. Gannage’s April picks
The following is in response to news of Dow Chemical pushing the Trump administration to ignore research findings related to harmful pesticides.
More than 90% of children with autism have impaired methylation cycles, impacting a plethora of essential functions within the body including detoxification, immune function, and the production of crucial chemicals. There are a number of ways to support the methylation cycle, and an individualized approach is necessary.
By some estimates, 90% of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder have an impaired ability to methylate. What does that mean?
What I’m Reading This Month: The Benefits of Microbes, the Lead in Happy Meals, and a New Biochemical Method for Diagnosing Autism
Dr. Gannage’s favourite reads from the month of March
As magnesium intake has gone down, the prevalence of a great number of chronic illnesses and developmental disorders has risen. Particularly notable is the link between low magnesium levels and the rise of autism as well as ADD and ADHD.