Wondering what causes Leaky Gut? Several studies show that the majority of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (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
Leaky Gut Syndrome
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 of Leaky Gut Syndrome
What are the effects of Leaky Gut Syndrome? 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.