John Rodakis is just like other parents of children with autism who understand what to anticipate. Just like the other parents, he recognizes several of the indications that include deferred speech, lack of energy, and more. But, when his son came along with strep throat and put on antibiotics, his son’s indications decreased.
He found out that this wasn’t a secluded case when he talked to other parents and even encountered a paper printed in 1999 by Ellen Bolte searching the connection involving autism and gut bacteria. She discovered that autistic children had fewer gut bacteria than non-autistic and in 1999 the thought that gut bacteria could impact psychologically appeared impossible.
Rodakis started to record concerning his son’s developments through modified software that traced 20 dissimilar borders of autism, along with space for him to record approximate change.
Rodakis started looking for more research just to be upset that no follow-up research had been performed based on Ellen Bolte’s conclusions. He didn’t surrender and it guided him to Dr. Richard Drye, Autism Research Program at Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute’s head.
Dr. Frye said, “Careful parental observations can be crucial. In science we take these observations, put them through the scientific method, and see what we find. This is what can lead to ground-breaking scientific discoveries and breakthroughs in the field.” Jointly, they assembled investigators from across the globe last June for the first “First International Symposium on the Microbiome in Health and Disease with a Special Focus on Autism.”
The development of a promising microbial relation to autism is huge. However, it only symbolizes one part of a bigger mystery. For example, it would be unwise to continue children on antibiotic for ever because results on microbiome balance and its possible involvement to bacteria opposition. Although this newest development shows that autism should be undertaken by a host of fields from immunology to microbiology to neurology.
Rodakis said, “At the time of his diagnosis, we had been led to believe that our son’s autism was a hard-wired neurological condition from which he would not emerge, but during the fall and winter of 2012, since then we have seen our son with the veil of autism partially lifted. I love him unconditionally regardless of his autism or how he is doing on any given day, but because I have seen what is possible, I will endeavor to promote research that benefits all children with autism and to remove all impediments from him becoming the fullest embodiment of who he can be and until it is definitively proven otherwise, I will strive to foster research consistent with the evidence of the microbiome’s involvement in autism.”