Research Articles

October 13, 2020

Cow’s Milk Allergy May Be Overdiagnosed and Undermining Breastfeeding

Guidelines to Manage Allergy Written by Individuals Receiving Funds from Formula Manufacturers Dairy allergies have long been associated with autism. Now, a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics shows that cow’s milk allergy (CMA) may be overdiagnosed in many infants. Using a food challenge protocol, this novel study found that only 1% of infants were […]

October 13, 2020

10 Tips to Manage Challenges of Mask Wearing

Face Masks Can be Agony for Kids with Sensory Issues As the Coronavirus pandemic continues, there will be times when mask wearing in public may become necessary. Mask wearing is uncomfortable for almost everyone, but adding autism and sensory defensiveness into the mix, this public health requirement can become downright miserable. Below are a few […]

October 13, 2020

Telehealth Proves Helpful For Parents Learning About ASD Behavioral Therapy

Study Shows Improvements in Parents’ Ability to Manage Challenging Conduct Not everything associated with the coronavirus pandemic and autism has turned out to have a negative consequence. A good example of this phenomenon is a Rutgers University study recently published in The Journal of Applied Behavioral Analysis.  The study showed that telehealth sessions, used out […]

October 05, 2020

Early Introduction of High-Dose Gluten Could Prevent Celiac Disease

New Study at Odds with Previous Research The latest analysis from the Enquiring About Tolerance (EAT) infant food prevention trial demonstrated that very early exposure of high-dose gluten was linked to lower prevalence of celiac disease in 3 year-old children. Celiac disease is occasionally associated with autism. Earlier trials by EAT showed little or no […]

October 05, 2020

Study Suggests Breastfeeding Protective Against Developing Autism

High Risk Families Should Possibly Consider Nourishing by Breast vs. Bottle In Lebanon, where breastfeeding is declining and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are increasing, new research has come out which points to more evidence demonstrating that  breastfeeding provides a protective effect against the development of autism. This research recruited 46 children under the age of […]

September 29, 2020

Yogurt Improves Gut Barrier Function

Harvard Study Shows Improvement in Gut Permeability Inflammatory Marker Many individuals with autism have gastrointestinal issues which involve a “leaky gut”, or permeability of the gastrointestinal tract lining. The permeability allows substances to enter the bloodstream such as the inflammatory cytokine, soluble CD14, which is a marker of gut hyperpermeability. A new study looked at […]

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