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Autoimmunologia a bakterie jelitowe

Odnotowujemy ostatnio duży wzrost chorób autoimmunologicznych. Winni poszukiwani! Naukowcy ostatnio podkreślają rolę bakterii Enterococcus gallinarum, która migruje z jelita poprzez węzły chłonne i wątrobę do narządów, powodując reakcje organizmu przeciwko własnym tkankom. Dla mnie to jeszcze jeden z wielu winnych – znamy przecież reakcje autoimmunologiczne na swojską pałeczkę yersinii, która bytuje w przewodzie pokarmowym świń i łatwo rozmnaża się w mięsie. Powoduje niecharakterystyczną biegunkę, która mija sama – jednak bakteria ta potrafi przetrwać w nabłonku jelita, w węzłach chłonnych, ba! nawet w komórkach układu odpornościowego, które po pożarciu tego sprytnego mikroba same cierpią na “niestrawność” – bo bakteria żyje w ich wnętrzu. Co gorsza – gruz z pozostałości strawionych komórek yersinii, tzw LPSy bakteryjne, odkładają się w tkankach powodując atak układu odpornościowego. […]

Intestinal problems in autism?

This notion has not yet reached mainstream penetration in the health service, yet, according to some sources, intestinal problems may affect up to 70 percent of autistic children! Why is the detection rate so low? Autistic children often have problems communicating, so their guardians do not see the problems which the children cannot articulate. The symptoms such as green stools, diarrhea, or constipation are often ignored by doctors. Problems with getting help also stem from a lack of special questionnaires for nonverbal people. The researchers from Johns Hopkins University have followed hundreds of studies concerning autistic children (and not focused on diet or the GI tract), of which they chose 84. They have judged them based on GI symptoms. The […]

Non-Absorbable Antibiotics for Intestinal Problems

In case of intestinal problems, the usual prescriptions are non-absorbable antibiotics, such as Rifaximin, Gentamicin, Neomycin, Vancomycin, and Nystatin. Is it a good idea? How can treatment with any kind of antibiotic be beneficial for intestinal health, when all the time we keep hearing that antibiotics have a detrimental effect on gut flora, and they should be supplemented by probiotics? I will try to explain this below. Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth is both a difficult to treat disease, and a complex medical problem (the topic has also been covered in this entry and this one). So, in short, what does it entail? Dysbiotic bacteria (ones causing adverse reaction, the opposite of symbiotic ones) ferment in the intestine and destroy the […]

Agricultural Pesticides and Health

What are pesticides and how do they work? Pesticides utilized in agriculture are synthetic or natural substances used to combat dangerous or unwanted organisms, and are used for crop protection. Pesticides can have an extremely beneficial effect on increasing food production, by reducing the losses in agriculture. However, the negative effects accumulate, ultimately outweighing the positive ones many times over. Since they are poisons, pesticides can be highly dangerous for the human body as well as other living beings. They became popular after WWII and started being used in order to increase food production (which was crucial considering the post-war destruction) and to help avoid famine. Currently, 3.2 million tons of pesticides are used worldwide per year. Farmers’ lack of […]

Autism, Part IV: Intestinal Toxins

Intestinal toxins If we looked at autism as a tree, the roots would be genetic changes, the branches – intestinal diseases, incorrect diet, bacteria, inflammation, imbalanced or weakened immune system, and the trunk, the bottleneck, would be toxins, which constitute the biggest problem in autism. The brain of autistic children is flooded by neurotoxins, e.g.: ammonia, endomorphin, and false neurotransmitter, changing brain signals and causing various disorders of consciousness. One of such false neurotransmitters is alcohol. These toxins may severely alter perceptions of a person, in much the same way as alcohol abuse does. Increased level of ammonia may pose a mortal danger. It is present in, among others, a well-known disease: hepatic encephalopathy. The symptoms of this disease, present […]

Autism, Part III – Autism and Intestinal Diseases

Autism and intestinal diseases according to American Academy of Pediatrics. GI tract diseases related to autism may present mostly as behavioral problems: changes in behavior, increased irritability or reclusiveness, autoaggression and aggression, unexplained screams, sleep disorders. These symptoms may be indicative of intestine diseases, because often autistic children cannot directly state that they are suffering or what the problem is. GI tract problems do not necessarily present as physical ailments such as diarrhea or constipation. This is why autistic children should be carefully and thoroughly diagnosed. We also need to rise the awareness among medical service providers, that autistic children may have this kind of problems and they need special, in-depth diagnostics. Diet needs to be under strict dietician and […]

Autism, Part II: Complex disease, complex treatment

Autism is currently considered a multi-factor environmental disease with a genetic basis. What this means, is that environmental influences may cause congenital changes to activate, leading to nervous system dysfunctions, which eventually manifest as autism. It is a heterogeneous disease, meaning that the course of the disease may significantly vary from one child to the next. It depends on disease basis, on the activating factor for genetic changes, as well as on the severity of autism spectrum comorbidities. This definitely makes a diagnosis more difficult. This is why each patient should be treated individually and carefully examined in order to determine his greatest problem. Most common and most important diseases related to autism are: 1. intestine diseases, GI tract dysfunctions […]