I had a great conversation today with Dr. Tara from Alignment Natural Medicine.
She said she's never seen a kid who's neurologically atypical who does NOT have a compromised gut.
That's the same thing Donna Gates has said about kids with Autism.
I'm fascinated by the correlation. Hence I'm reading the book: The Second Brain, by Michael Gershon.
Dr. Tara recommended that we test Killian's stool so that we can look at his gut permeability (leaky gut symptoms,) his levels of good bacteria versus yeast and fungus, inflammation, nutrient absorption, nutrient levels, cell funtionality and a bunch of other biometrics to more deeply understand how his body is processing, absorbing, and functioning.
Can you BELIEVE all that can be evaluated in the stool?! Crazy!
We're also going to do a blood test to look at heavy metals. Heavy metals are a common factor in Autism and neurological dysfunctions.
I can't wait for the results!
In the meantime, when I'm not making hard boiled eggs, kale chips, Young Coconut Kefir, Cultured Veggies, and Beef Stew, I'm reading as much as I can about this gut/brain connection.
Will keep you posted!