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Facebook Dr. Anil Home page Wall Street Journal Best Seller Dr. M's Seven-X Plan for Digestive Health Parkinson’s disease is a common neuro-degenerative disease. A link between Parkinson’s and abnormal gut has been proposed indicating that the disease actually spreads... Continue reading
Facebook Dr. Anil Home page Wall Street Journal Best Seller Dr. M's Seven-X Plan for Digestive Health Endurance athletes like marathon runners suffer more immune suppression and are at a higher risk for infections than other athletes like weightlifters etc.... Continue reading
Facebook Dr. Anil Home page Wall Street Journal Best Seller Dr. M's Seven-X Plan for Digestive Health Let me first tackle, why I chose the specific terms in the title. The term “immortal” since honey does not get spoiled even... Continue reading
You are absolutely correctly about revisions in the nomenclature. This post (2011) precedes the revision in nomenclature(2013). Having said that, the premise and the underlying concepts outlined in article remain still relevant, since the revisions are mostly in nomenclature based on "expert opinion", not based on any major randomized controlled trials, and not without its share of controversy. Again a disclaimer: I am not a psychiatrist or a psychologist.
Facebook Dr. Anil Home page AutismItsGutStupid Wall Street Journal Best Seller Dr. M's Seven-X Plan for Digestive Health Exposure to toxins on top of genetic predisposition is thought to be one of the factors involved in instigating autistic behavior. Treating animals with drugs/toxins such as valproate produces autistic behavior in the animals and is used as a model to study effect of therapies with potential for benefit in autism. Green tea is rich in polyphneols especially flavonoids. These chemicals have antioxidant and antiinflammatory properties. They can easily cross from blood in to the brain and help with electro-biochemical messaging between brain cells and prevent brain cell death. Is It Leaky Gut or Leaky Gut Syndrome? Autism-Green Tea Study The study was conducted by Dr. Banji and colleagues and published in the journal Brain research. Autistic behavior in mice was induced by valproate (antiepileptic drug). Green tea extract was administered to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at Autism: Its Gut Stupid
Facebook Dr. Anil Home page Wall Street Journal Best Seller Dr. M's Seven-X Plan for Digestive Health Migraine is common in patients with chronic gastrointestinal diseases like irritable bowel syndrome. Converse is also true. Gastrointestinal symptoms are common in migraine... Continue reading
Facebook Dr. Anil Home page AutismItsGutStupid Wall Street Journal Best Seller Dr. M's Seven-X Plan for Digestive Health Gluten is not a singular entity. It is comprised of numerous proteins coming from grains, and these have variable properties. Is It Leaky Gut or Leaky Gut Syndrome? Looking at different grains in context of gluten Wheat, barley and rye are intimately closely linked grains. Oats are distant cousins. Wheat gluten as well as the other gluten-like proteins hordeins in barley and secalins from rye bear many similarities structurally and in potential for gluten toxicity. Avenins derived from distant cousins oats are much less similar and create low toxicity. The gluten-like proteins in rice, corn, sorghum and tef are absolutely different from wheat gluten and are devoid of toxicity for humans. All wheat is not the same Wheat is not a monolithic entity. Thousands of varieties of wheat have been grown over... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2016 at Autism: Its Gut Stupid
Facebook Dr. Anil Home page Wall Street Journal Best Seller Dr. M's Seven-X Plan for Digestive Health I have previously written articles on the topic of medicinal marijuana in health and sickness especially the role marijuana plays in digestive health.... Continue reading
Facebook Dr. Anil Home page AutismItsGutStupid Wall Street Journal Best Seller Dr. M's Seven-X Plan for Digestive Health Gut bacteria can have both a beneficial as well as harmful effect on our brain through gut brain connections. Fermentation of undigested carbohydrates by gut bacteria can produce certain biochemicals that enter body, affecting not just the body but also cross blood-brain barrier and exercise their functions in different parts of the brain. These neuro-chemicals play a critical role in messaging circuits in the brain and beyond. Other bacterial chemicals are involved in affecting our immune system, and help generate more energy from the cells in the body. FREE at Barnes & Noble: Doctor's Guide to Milk and Your Health: The Good, The Bad or The Slow Poison Potential benefits of pre- and probiotics All of above indicates that manipulation of diet and gut bacteria by prebiotics/probiotics could bring about a healthier... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2016 at Autism: Its Gut Stupid
Facebook Dr. Anil Home page Wall Street Journal Best Seller Dr. M's Seven-X Plan for Digestive Health I have previously written about what alcohol hangover is, causes of hangover, how to prevent hangover and treat hangover. The current ost is... Continue reading
Facebook Dr. Anil Home page Wall Street Journal Best Seller Dr. M's Seven-X Plan for Digestive Health Nicotinamide riboside (NR) as a dietary supplement has recently gained lot of excitement in medical community because of it healthy effects including but... Continue reading
Facebook Dr. Anil Home page Wall Street Journal Best Seller Dr. M's Seven-X Plan for Digestive Health What is endometriosis Endometriosis is a common and a benign estrogen dependent, inflammatory gynecological condition. It affects about 10% of females of reproductive... Continue reading
Facebook Dr. Anil Home page AutismItsGutStupid Wall Street Journal Best Seller Dr. M's Seven-X Plan for Digestive Health GI dysfunction is known to occur in autism although its significance has been disputed. Dr. de Theije and colleagues from the Utrecht University in The Netherlands wished to examine the structural and functional correlates of human observations that the GI dysfunction correlates with severity of autism symptoms. The findings were published in the Brain Behavioral Immunology 2013. Methods of autism-gut study Mouse model of autism was used. Autism was induced by injection of valproic acid to pregnant mice and the pups were then studied after 21 days after birth. FREE at Barnes & Noble: Doctor's Guide to Milk and Your Health: The Good, The Bad or The Slow Poison Results autism-gut study Changes in social behavior as well as gut and brain were found. However, many of these abnormalities were gender specific,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2016 at Autism: Its Gut Stupid
Facebook Dr. Anil Home page Wall Street Journal Best Seller Dr. M's Seven-X Plan for Digestive Health What is zeolite? Zeolite is a group of minerals and chemicals compounds of the silicate type. Silicates are derived from rock-forming minerals, and... Continue reading
Natty, Thank you so much for your feedback. I truly appreciate it. I will work harder on this issue for my next book. My main purpose is to spread my message and your suggestion would be helpful. Thank you again so much for reading and supporting my book project. anil minocha md
Facebook Dr. Anil Home page Wall Street Journal Best Seller Dr. M's Seven-X Plan for Digestive Health Just as in the gut, there are bacterial communities present in lungs and its air-passages. The type of bacteria can vary with the... Continue reading
Facebook Dr. Anil Home page AutismItsGutStupid Wall Street Journal Best Seller Dr. M's Seven-X Plan for Digestive Health Role of Unhealthy Microbiome and Intestinal Infantile Colic Traditionally, family psychodynamics, family bonding etc. have been implicated in pathogenesis of infantile colic. Use of modern molecular probes has shown that there is significant dysbiosis in these patients. de Weerth and colleagues compared the microbial DNA of more than 200 samples from 12 infants with intestinal colic and 12 age-matched control infants. These investigators found that bacterial diversity increased only the healthy control babies and not in those with colic. Samples were also less stable during the first few weeks in those with colic. Differences in bacterial patterns could be seen as early as week 1 or 2 of life. The number of Proteobacteria is was more than 2 times higher in babies with colic as compared with control infants. The number of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2016 at Autism: Its Gut Stupid
Facebook Dr. Anil Home page PPI drugs Proton pump inhibitors or PPIs (omeprazole or Prilosec, Nexium, Prevacid, Aciphex, Protonix, Dexilant etc.) are acid blocking drugs used for heartburn, acid reflux and ulcers etc. Studies suggest they are frequently overused/overprescribed as... Continue reading
Wall Street Journal Best Seller Dr. M's Seven-X Plan for Digestive Health Facebook Dr. Anil Home page Functional dyspepsia also known as non-ulcer dyspepsia is an extremely common digestive condition. Patients suffer from symptoms like fullness and bloating after eating,... Continue reading
Facebook Dr. Anil Home page Wall Street Journal Best Seller Dr. M's Seven-X Plan for Digestive Health Marijuana is derived from seeds, flowers, leaves and stem of the plant Cannabis sativa. In its resin form, hashish is the commonest drug... Continue reading
Facebook Dr. Anil Home page Wall Street Journal Best Seller Dr. M's Seven-X Plan for Digestive Health Previous literature suggests that curcumin is useful for maintaining remission in ulcerative colitis (type of inflammatory bowel disease). What about treating the patients... Continue reading
Facebook Dr. Anil Home page AutismItsGutStupid Wall Street Journal Best Seller Dr. M's Seven-X Plan for Digestive Health Is It Leaky Gut or Leaky Gut Syndrome? Gluten is a well known toxin especially for patients with celiac disease. Gluten free diet is widely used for patients with functional bowel symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Many patients use it for variety of other disorders as well including but not limited to autism and obesity. Doctor's Guide to Milk and Your Health: The Good, The Bad or The Slow Poison Some of the bacteria of digestive system excreted in feces, most notably from the oral cavity have enzymes that can break down gluten. These enzymes if available commercially could offer a n attractive therapeutic target. Likewise use of these bacteria as probiotics may also help alleviate the disease. Dr. Wei and colleagues from the School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, collected... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2015 at Autism: Its Gut Stupid
Wall Street Journal Best Seller Dr. M's Seven-X Plan for Digestive Health Facebook Dr. Anil Home page We have previously discussed the role of gut bacteria affecting the brain and person’s social behavior and personality via gut-brain axis. This indicates... Continue reading
Facebook Dr. Anil Home page Wall Street Journal Best Seller Dr. M's Seven-X Plan for Digestive Health Accumulating literature indicates that our intestinal bacteria or our microbiome are in constant communication with our brain. While signals from our brain can... Continue reading
Facebook Dr. Anil Home page AutismItsGutStupid Wall Street Journal Best Seller Dr. M's Seven-X Plan for Digestive Health Is It Leaky Gut or Leaky Gut Syndrome? Sleep: is it active or passive? Sleep is not a passive phenomenon. It is just as essential as food and water for survival. It is critical for physical, mental and emotional health. Short as well as long sleep duration are associated with increased health risks. In fact, almost one third of our life is spent sleeping. Many experts argue sleep should be considered one of the vital signs. How much sleep you need depends on your age and other health and lifestyle factors. Recently, an expert panel of the National Sleep Foundation has made a reassessment of the state of the art sleep science and come up with updated made recommendations. The following recommendations have been published in the journal Sleep Health: Newborns: 14–17... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at Autism: Its Gut Stupid