There are some predictable things we see in our patients. Up to 70% of children on the autism spectrum may have a painful gut condition that usually responds well to nonprescription approaches. The children may have everything from constipation, diarrhea, reflux and bad breath to disturbed sleep patterns to aggression, anger, and irritability. Because 70 % of the immune system is located along our gastrointestinal tract, those with ASD may catch frequent colds and strep throat, or show symptoms of allergy and asthma. When they were younger, they may have had frequent ear infections, tubes in their ears and had their tonsils out.
These are all patterns that can be restored, and is one the first things we address with our support protocols. Healing the gut is the first important step to optimal health for many children with autism.
At Autism Health!, we use a physician-only probiotic that is the best probiotic on the market. Ther-Biotic® Complete is a high-potency probiotic supplement providing a combination of 12 different strains of beneficial bacteria important to intestinal health and well-being. Probiotic supplements contain live, “friendly” bacteria and/or yeast that promote proper digestion, support immune system function, aid in production of vitamins, and defend against harmful disease-causing bacteria.
The following information is provided by Klaire Labs, the maker of Ther-Biotic Complete:
Normally, the human gastrointestinal tract is populated by hundreds of different strains of bacterial microflora important for healthy gastrointestinal function. However, modern Western diets lack the beneficial bacteria that are as important to health as any required vitamin or nutrient. Stress, disease, aging, exposure to toxins, or use of antibiotics and certain medications can reduce the numbers of beneficial bacteria and set the stage for digestive disorders, impaired immune function, increased allergic sensitivity, infection, and inflammation. Ther-Biotic® Complete helps replenish and maintain the essential gastrointestinal microflora missing from the diet or disrupted by antibiotic therapy or other medications. Ther-Biotic® Complete contains:
• A synergistic blend of 12 probiotic species: Many of the positive attributes of
probiotics are species and strain dependent. Thus, taking just one or two strains may not be enough. The 12 safe, well-studiedprobiotic lactic acid bacteria in Ther-Biotic® Complete provide a broad-spectrum of benefits that help restoreintestinal microbalance more effectively compared to single strain formulas. Six colonizing Lactobacillus strains important for the small intestine, four colonizing Bifidobacterium strains that normally reside in the gastrointestinal tract, and two beneficial transient bacteria used as starter cultures in yogurt, provide benefit thoughout the GI tract.
• Protective delivery system: To be effective, the living organisms in probiotics must survive exposure to stomach acids as they travel to the small intestine and colon. Ther-Biotic® Complete utilizes a proprietary technology that protect probiotics against destruction by harsh gastric conditions, resulting in significantly more live microorganisms delivered to the small intestine than unprotected probiotic formulations.
• Hypoallergenic ingredients: Probiotics used in Ther-Biotic® Complete are cultured on a proprietary vegetable-based growth media. Ther-Biotic® Complete is free of the common allergens milk/casein, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat/gluten, corn, yeast, and soybeans. No sugar, magnesium stearate, maltodextrin, artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors, salicylates, or preservatives are used. Inulin,a dietary fiber derived from chicory root, is used as a base ingredient in place of corn- or wheat-derived maltodextrin, often used in other probiotic supplements. Ther-Biotic® Complete can be used by children or adults as a daily supplement to support gastrointestinal function and provide probiotic support for people with intestinal dysbiosis, increased intestinal permeability (“leaky gut”), viral and bacterial gastroenteritis, diarrhea, constipation, food allergies, sinusitis, eczema, yeast vaginitis, vaginal dysbiosis, or recurrent urinary tract infections. Long-term probiotic supplementation is vital to the maintenance of normal intestinal microflora.
Suggested Use: Take one capsule daily with food or as directed by a physician. If using medications known to adversely affect the intestinal microflora such as antibiotics, take Ther-Biotic® Complete several hours before or after their use.
This product was made in a GMP and ISO 9001:2000 registered facility.