The Complex Biochemistry of the Autism-GI Connection

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From the “I’m not at all surprised at this,” section, researchers have found GI problems in autistic people to be genetically linked to their autism. Now, while I have connected autism to leaky gut through glutamine, these researchers have connected autism and the GI tract through serotonin.

Serotonin is derived from tryptophan, an amino acid, and serotonin, oxytocin, and vasopressin, three brain hormones that affect social behavior, are all activated by vitamin D hormone. There is recent research that shows a connection between this system and autism. It is perhaps not surprising that a system involving neurotransmitters plays a role in certain kinds of autism.

It turns out that low vitamin D affects the levels of these hormones. And, coincidentally, when I went to see the doctor a few years ago for a checkup, he told me I had low vitamin D.

Consider this fact from Mercola:…

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I'm a Christian on the autistic spectrum blogging about life and my art/craft practice.

6 thoughts on “The Complex Biochemistry of the Autism-GI Connection”

      1. So true. I have completely cut wheat from my diet due to allergies. It was affecting my asthma which has improved a lot without it. A gluten free diet has also made a huge difference and nowadays there is a lot of choice with these foods. I eat buckwheat bread instead and do not miss wheat at all.

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        1. That’s good news. Buckwheat bread sounds yummy, I must look out for it.
          I like your Christmas tree 🙂 Our tree is made out of driftwood and I hang out on the wall. I made it several years ago thinking it would only last a single season. We also like stringing up ivy, holly and bits from fir and macracarpara (?sp) along the beams.

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