Diet Tips: Digestive Children, Allergies, Autism, IBS

Notes from the interviews of the Origins Summit
This is not a transcript but cliff notes of the answers from the interviews. The speakers are doctors, nutritionists and specialists in their field of health that practice functional medicine. These are not your normal diet tips but the possible medical reasons you may be experiencing problems losing weight and how to fix it. Some are diets that have been proven to help certain diseases. For additional information links to their web pages are included.

Dr. Michael Ruscio  

Diarrhea, nothing works? You may need a test for an intestinal parasite. To treat start with dietary changes then probiotics, prebiotics and digestive enzymes. Check for underlying infection, works for most. If not then check for IBD, medications that may be responsible, hyperthyroid and neuroendocrine tumors.

Diet – start with 30 day autoimmune Paleo Diet of no gluten, grains, dairy, soy, processed food, eggs, nuts, seeds, nightshade vegetables, sugar and excessive carbs. Most say they feel awesome after 30 days. These foods will slowly be reintroduced back in one at a time.

Another diet is short term liquid fast 3-4 days. Master cleanse sip on throughout the day made with lemon juice, maple syrup, water and a pinch of cayenne. GAPS or homemade chicken soup, strained just drink broth.

Third choice is the BRAT Diet – banana, rice, apple sauce and gluten free toast.

Bifidobacterium works great for IBS
Lactobacillus plantarum made IBS worse in one study
Senior formula therabiotic complete VSL3 high dose
Prescript Assist is a soil based probiotic that he uses in his practice. Fermented foods after the short term probiotic.

Stomach acid enzymes need HCL to digest food, if not broken down properly will cause food allergies. Digestzymes good for this contains HCL, bile, and pancreatic enzymes to be taken with food.

Next check for infections if no reflux most common is SIBO, most with IBS also have SIBO. Depending on what strains of SIBO it can cause constipation, diarrhea or both. Check with a lactulose breath test, this checks both hydrogen and methane.
Lower GI – stool, blood or saliva antibody test. SIBO causes 80% of IBS recommended is probiotics, diet and herbal antibiotics. Treat for 2 months and if cleared revert to Fodmap Diet and prokinetic agent, after 3 months wean off to check for improvement.
Low fermented food diet
Prokinetic helps to move things along with constipation
Motilpro protects neurons from damage in gut
Bad food poisoning can begin the whole process

Bile is antibacterial  SIBO can effect this and cause diarrhea by breaking apart the bile. This can be a problem for those who have had their gall bladder removed, for some taking a bile supplement helps but for some it makes it worse.
Liver sends bile for storage to gall bladder if no gall bladder the bile just constantly drips into the small intestine and overwhelms the absorptive capacity of the intestines. This causes bile acid diarrhea by getting into the large intestine where it doesn’t belong. Cholestyramine bile sequestrant helps to bind the bile.
Crohn’s causes damage at end of small intestine where bile is supposed to be absorbed and can’t take bile supplements.

Short term diarrhea can be an infection that the body usually clears.
Long term can be various infections including fugal overgrowth like candida.
Need a comprehensive lower GI screening stool test.
Lab Corp and Quest Labs take insurance
Chemical meds have side effects herbal meds have side benefits.
HCL and digestive bitters promote stomach acid. H-pylori lowers stomach production.
B12 injections once a month were found to correct stomach autoimmunity by preserving ability to make stomach acid.
Finds herbals work just as well as drugs.
Fecal and worm transplants work well for IBS.
Low Dose Naltrexone
Stress makes everything worse
Working on putting protocols on web page for self help

Dr. Michael Ruscio DC  web page

Dr. Ruscio’s Origins interview is no longer available, here is an alternative interview explaining this step by step.

Dr. Liz Lipski PhD, CNN, CHN, CNS
Digestive Problems in Children

Symptoms for children with digestive problems can be tummy hurts, may drape themselves over furniture, less energy, cheeks get flushed after eating, pain and skin inflammation like psoriasis or eczema. Autoimmune and food sensitivities check for leaky gut.

All processed food is inflammatory 

Some children have an opiate reaction to gluten and/or dairy. Found in large percentage of children with Autism, and ADHD that actually makes them high and addicted to these foods equal to taking opiates. Taking them off and replacing with better whole foods they start waking up and feeling better.

Tummy Hurts – first take away dairy for a few weeks and see what happens. It could also be other food sensitivities or a bacterial infection.
Constipated – drink more water, more fiber, more magnesium, exercise, prebiotics from food and eat live fermented food.
Food Sensitivities and Behavioral Problems – abdominal pain will be seen before behavioral problems, possible culprits to remove soy, dairy, sugar. Try a gluten free diet, elimination diet or a rotation diet.

Chronic stress, bad sleep patterns, soda, aspirin and processed food equals leaky gut which equals leaky brain.
Fix microbiome with lactobacillus GG
Antibiotics a big no no, small children rarely recover. First take off dairy for ear infections and treat naturally.

Dr. Lipski web page

Ask a Nutritionist video

GI health and the Autism cascade video interview

Biochemical Individuality video

Dr. Tom O’Bryan DC 

Children are now getting adult diseases and dying younger with a shorter projected life span. Children of today are also aging faster.
No magic pill, no magic food, we must learn to take care of ourselves and stop listening to commercials and corporate BS.

A study on carbohydrates –
Rye activated 71 anti-inflammatory genes
Oats, wheat and white potatoes activated 62 inflammatory genes

GMO’s causing intestinal permeability, 81% of fetuses and 92% of maternal blood shows the BT toxin.

Blueberries 1 cup a day after 3 years reverses cognitive decline by 13 years. It also helps prevent colon cancer by turning on genes that slow down cancer production and control inflammation. Get organic blueberries as conventional are heavily pesticided.

Diet effects 3 generations by effecting epigenetics.

Bad fat is bad for you.
Coconut oil is great, avoid palm oil and vegetable oils. Minimize fats with intestinal permeability.

When the foods begin to leak through because of leaky gut you get an allergic reaction to that food.

Antibiotics in food is killing our good bacteria leading to bad bacteria overgrowth causing an exhaust of lipopolysaccharides. When it gets in your bloodstream it wreaks havoc as deadly as gluten sensitivity. With high levels of LPS you can have sudden death with a heart condition. Can also lead to leaky gut, leaky brain, arthritic joints, chronic fatigue and brain fog. Need blood test array #2 for LPS from Cyrex Labs.

Must include raw foods in diet, when cooking foods that contain protein and sugar together it causes inflammation and can trigger intestinal permeability. This can lead to increased insulin resistance, kidney toxicity/disease and obesity. It’s when cooking the protein and sugar together forming glycate. After 6 hours from eating glycate there was a 10x decrease of blood into the brain.

With cooked animal protein consume polyphenols like organic red wine, gluten free beer, berries, tea, olive oil, yerba matte, chocolate, coffee, walnuts, organic peanuts, pomegranate, organic popcorn, fruit and vegetables. Eating a steak have a large salad with it. Regular beer ok if not gluten sensitive.

Supplements – mixed berry or greens powders

Must do an anti-inflammatory lifestyle to put out the fire of intestinal permeability.

Do not eat baby carrots or keep pealed carrots or diced onions in the fridge for more than a couple days. The skin of a carrot protects it from bacteria, remove the skin and in a couple days bacteria begins to grow.

Dr. O’Bryan web page

His Origins interview

Tom Malterre MS, CN

Whole Life Nutrition web page

Nourishing Meals web site

Autism, Why diet is important for people on the spectrum video

Tom Malterre and his interview were featured in a previous Diet Tips article this is an additional video pertaining to diet and children.


Disclaimer: The information contained on this site is for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for diagnosis or treatment rendered by a licensed physician. It is essential that you discuss with your doctor any symptoms or medical problems that you may be experiencing.

M. Scherker medical researcher.


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