By Teresa Conrick
The MICROBIOME continues to make headlines. I am all for it as I have a daughter very ill with both an Autism and Autoimmune diagnosis. She was born vaginally with high apgar scores but experienced regression after vaccination. This current study has been going a bit "viral" as it shows the power of gut bacteria and viruses. An example of the media reports:
Among other functions, the microbiome helps train the immune system, inhibits harmful microbes and makes essential nutrients. So researchers worry that establishment of an abnormal microbiome could have possibly harmful effects.
Epidemiological studies report associations between C-section delivery and obesity, asthma, allergies and immune deficiencies, although these don't establish cause. Theoretically, the new procedure could reduce the risk of such illnesses associated with abnormal microbiomes....
....The study examined C-section infants who were given microbes from their mother's vagina in a procedure called vaginal microbial transfer. The microbes were collected on gauze that had been placed in the vagina before birth for one hour. The gauze was then swabbed onto the newborns' mouth, face and body.
Follow-up testing showed that after 30 days, the C-section babies developed microbiomes more characteristic of vaginally delivered babies than C-section babies who didn't get the treatment.
Study after study is showing that the collective bacteria and viruses of the gut are involved in AUTISM.
Here's the LA TIMES report actually mentioning AUTISM:
......."Previous research has shown a correlation (though not causation) between people who were born via C-section and an increased risk of obesity, asthma, allergies and autism......."
Well, there was also a very large study done some years ago showing NO relationship with AUTISM and Cesarean births (C-sections):
Some questions remain:
- Is it possible that the vaginal Microbiome is important, but a connecting issue may be the use of strong antibiotics with a c-section that eliminates beneficial bacteria?
- If an abnormal Microbiome is a concern for negative health outcomes, like Autism, what about vaccines and vaccine mercury, (Thimerosal, a mercurial agent with bactericidal activity against a broad spectrum of bacteria and fungi),and their effect on the Microbiome -- ie- the collective bacteria, viruses and fungi?
- Since study after study is showing an abnormal Microbiome in AUTISM, could this swabbing procedure or another (Fecal Microbiota Transplantation) restore a healthy MICROBIOME for those already diagnosed with Autism?
The research on the Microbiome is mounting and the ramifications of what can alter it "remain to be seen":
.......new organisms are expected to move into the empty niches created by vaccine elimination of organisms. Thus the structure of the microbiome is altered by vaccines. The unintended consequences of this alteration remain to be seen.