Bugs, Bowels, and Behavior: The Groundbreaking Story of the Gut-Brain Connection

Bugs, Bowels, and Behavior: The Groundbreaking Story of the Gut-Brain Connection


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ISBN-13: 9781616087364
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 06/01/2013
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Teri Arranga is the executive director of AutismOne and has served as the editor-in-chief of Autism Science Digest. Teri has also been an annual contributor to Skyhorse Publishing’s Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism. She is a radio host and serves as the vice president of the Global Autism Collaboration. Teri lives in Fullerton, California.

Claire I. Viadro, MPH, PhD, is a professional writer and editor with two advanced degrees in public health. Her writing focuses primarily on women’s and children’s health. Claire currently serves as the editor of Autism Science Digest.

Lauren Underwood, PhD, received her doctorate from Tulane University and is currently working for NASA. Dr. Underwood coauthored several chapters in Understanding Autism for Dummies and has served as the scientific consultant for Autism Science Digest.

Martha Herbert, PhD, MD, is a pediatric neurologist and researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard-MIT HST Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. Her TRANSCEND
Research Program uses advanced brain imaging techniques and biomarkers to look at the relationship of metabolism, perfusion, and brain function.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Bugs, Bowels, Brains, Behavior and the Emergence of Brain-Body-Planet Medicine Martha Herbert ix

Introduction Lauren Underwood xiii

Chapter 1 The Biochemical Connection between the Gut and the Brain: How Food, Bugs, and the Gut Barrier Affect Health, Behavior, and Cognition Geri Brewster 1

Chapter 2 Theories of Gut-Brain Axis Involvement in Childhood Developmental Disorders Arthur Krigsman 27

Chapter 3 Role of the GI Tract in Neuroepigenetic Regulation During Early Development and Its Implications for Autism Richard C. Deth Nathaniel W. Hodgson Stephen Walker Arthur Krigsman Malav S. Trivedi 47

Chapter 4 Biofilm: A Cause of Chronic Gastrointestinal Issues in ASD John H. Hicks 69

Chapter 5 Old Friends, New Treatment: Helminthic Therapy in Autism Judith Chinitz 83

Chapter 6 The Not So Small World of Gut Microbes: How They Influence Behavior and the Brain in Big Ways James Jeffrey Bradstreet 97

Chapter 7 Gut Microbiota-Brain Connection Thomas J. Borody Jordana Campbell 117

Chapter 8 FMT: A Parent's Account of a Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Done for a 15-year-old Female Presenting with Autism, Chronic Constipation, and Very Low Energy Levels Michael F. Wagnitz 131

Chapter 9 The Role of Intestinal and Other Microbes in Autism and Other Diseases Affecting the Central Nervous System Sydney M. Finegold 135

Chapter 10 Gastrointestinal Balance and Neurotransmitter Formation Amy Yasko Nancy Mullan 169

Chapter 11 Interrelationships among the Gut, Mitochondrial Function, and Neurological Sequelae Daniel A. Rossignol 199

Chapter 12 Milk: Effects & Implications for Autism and Other Disorders Krystal D. Dubé Richard C. Deth 217

Chapter 13 Is It Ever Too Late? Using a Biomedical Approach and Dietary Intervention to Treat Children and Adults with Autism Pamela Ferro Raman Prasad Carol Wester 227

Chapter 14 Diagnosing and Treating Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the Genomic Era Stephen Walker 245

Chapter 15 Food Allergy and the Gut-Brain Axis Andrew Wakefield 257

Biographies 283

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