I have sung the praises of Regular Girl and how it has helped our whole family, as well as my son Arlo who has autism. Lots of you still had questions about the product so we have made a video explaining how we use it, how it has helped us and why we love it so much.
All the opinions about Regular Girl are our own, but there is research to show the effect of good gut health. According to research done by Regular Girl, scientists are now finding that a simple dietary change such as increasing soluble fiber intake may improve both constipation and irritability in autistic children. What lives in our gut affects our mood and behavior. Nutritional biochemist Shawn Talbott, Ph.D. explains:
What your gut tells your brain – and vice versa – is part of what scientists call the gut/brain axis. The good bacteria (probiotics) in your gut create most of the serotonin, dopamine and other neurotransmitters responsible for your mood.
When the gut has an imbalance of the wrong kinds of bacteria, it sends improper signals to the brain. That can show up as irritability. So, the question is: How can we change the bacteria in the gut so the child feels and behaves better?
Nutritional research is leading us in a surprising new direction.
Soluble fiber, also known as prebiotic fiber, feeds the gut’s good bacteria and helps to establish a healthier probiotic balance in the gut. Soluble fiber is also known to help manage occasional constipation.
The theory is that by using soluble fiber to support gut health, behavior might also improve.
“Ten years ago, if researchers had told their universities they wanted to give fiber to address symptoms of autism, they would have been laughed out of the room,” comments Talbott. Yet today, this is a promising area of clinical research. “Early published studies have recently found a connection between soluble fiber intake and management of digestive autism symptoms.”
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