Monday, March 11, 2013

Autistic Disorder, Gut Flora, and Constipation

"Children who develop autistic disorder frequently inherit pathogenic parental gut flora. Ganesh’s mother suffered from constipation, a condition which is caused by deficient gut flora in children and adults. In a well functioning bowel, the majority of beneficial bacteria are Bifidobacteria and friendly strains of E.coli, which manufacture enzymes and other substances that are critical to the proper production of stool. These bacteria stimulate the cells of the bowel to produce mucous. The mucous lubricates the stool, so that it can be excreted efficiently as soon as it is produced. A healthy individual has 1-2 bowel movements a day. Constipation is a pathological and debilitating condition, which allows toxic substances in the stool to diffuse back into the body, instead of being excreted quickly."

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