Imbalance of Good and Bad Bacteria Causing a "Leaky Gut"

 

There’s been several studies conducted which have shown the majority of people with ASD have an imbalance of good and bad bacteria.

Specifically, more bad bacteria than good bacteria.

“Our initial work found major differences in the gut bacteria of children with autism compared to typical children, and our subsequent work has confirmed those findings. Children with autism seem to be missing hundreds of beneficial gut bacteria."
- Rosa Krajmalnik Brown (ASU Autism/Aspergers research program)

The excess “bad bacteria” inevitably leads to the over-production of toxins which weakens the lining of the intestine, making it permeable…which leads to what’s known as “Leaky Gut Syndrome.”

Leaky Gut Syndrome is a term used to describe “Hyperpermeable Intestines” which simply means the intestinal lining (Your guts filter) has holes in it, allowing toxins, yeast, undigested food and other dangerous pathogens into your bloodstream.

The effects?

Well,

Once the toxins, particles, and pathogens get into your bloodstream, it triggers the immune system to feel stress and danger.

As a response, the body goes into defense mode and becomes inflamed.

Which in turn puts pressure on the brain which intensifies (or creates) behaviors of ASD.

Does that make sense?