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Dr. Leo Galland is one of the true pioneers in functional medicine, who has dedicated his professional life to practicing medicine in a way that utilizes the latest scientific advances coupled with the most profound insights of ancient healing systems. Thus, he is able to give his patients the best tools to preserve health, increase longevity and speed recovery from illness.

I’m sure you’ll enjoy our The Empowering Neurologist interview! Be sure to also stay tuned for more information about Dr. Galland’s upcoming book, The Allergy Solution.

Book information

Title: The Allergy Solution
Author: Dr. Leo Galland
Publisher: Hay House
Release Date: May 10, 2016

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  • TechnoTriticale

    re: …neurodevelopmental disorders.

    Any conjectures on the mechanism(s)? Microbiome disruption? Endocrine disruption? Direct neurotoxin?

    re: There is no treatment whatsoever that has merit when it comes to autism spectrum disorder.

    I’d agree with no cure, but no management?

    re: …by choosing to buy foods that are organic.

    Not just. It’s also important to seek “pastured”, particularly with meats. Grain-fed has hazards beyond pesticide uptake (and being pesticides, in the case of certain GMOs). Adverse ω6:ω3 ratio is another.

    Ground converted back to native grass pastureland for critters is ground that needs dramatically less pesticide and fertilizer, often none at all.

    • Lynn Dell

      Here’s an article that shows a smattering of what’s going on in the world: http://www.ageofautism.com/2015/03/autism-and-the-microbiome-will-fecal-transplants-be-the-next-awakenings.html

      Here’s another one, which also mentions the higher rates of c diff in those with autism: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/776501_12

      • Lynn Dell

        Excessive use of antibiotics, sometimes a toxic substance in a vaccine, exposure to pesticides and herbicides, plus a diet higher in sugar and refined carbohydrates all lead to a deranged microbiome with less diversity and different levels and kinds of clostridial species, complete with whatever poisons they put out. The management has to be multi-faceted. FMT needs to among the treatments considered.

        Let’s not forget hand sanitizers which most people believe clean their hands, but which have certain chemicals in them that can cause harm. More to the point, hand sanitizers do kill most germs, but not c diff, which can tolerate sanitizers as spores. I keep seeing increased and differing kinds of clostridial species in many autistic children compared with more typical children (in what I’m reading).

        There are a LOT of environmental considerations here, which can wreak havoc on the microbiome, and possibly, sensitive genetics.

        • Terry Hill

          No, Lyn. Try reading science, not activist blogs.

          Please link a single, valid study that provides evidence supporting your assertions. Perlmutter, like Tenpenny, is yet another fringe-dweller who allows his personal beliefs to trump science.

          Using a percentage to illustrate an increase, without context, is both deceptive and misleading. How many people were in the study group? How many were in the control group?

          Once again, cherry picking to suit an agenda isn’t science. Not that in the study, they did conclude ‘may be at increased risk’. In this context, it is more apparent that they didn’t find sufficient evidence to confirm a link, without excluding other environmental factors.

          We’re the mothers/children in a fracking area? Was ground water tested for inclusions and fully accounted for?

          This agenda-driven piece is clearly pure propaganda to get you to buy what Perlmutter is selling.

          • Lynn Dell

            “Please link to a study???” On WHAT, pray tell? It’s common knowledge among health care professionals that hand sanitizer use spares clostridial species. Infection control lectures I used to have to attend is what I was relying on regarding sanitizers and I trust their judgment.

            I suggest you confine yourself to a place where every decision must be made only after a double blind placebo controlled all variables accounted for study has been done and pay no mind to my hypothetical musings. As for me, I see the value in issuing cautions with respect to exposure and risk. You left off your screed the possibility that a genetic defect may leave some children unable to detoxify. And if they moved away from farmland there might be some other chemical that hurts them. That may be the real cause, but it is clear that exposure heightens the risk for some. I believe later in life, there is also an increased risk for Parkinson’s disease from being near these kinds of exposures.

            Just because every i has not been dotted nor every t crossed we then have no right to know possible risks? And, by the way, just what is Dr. Perlmutter selling with all this information on a website he provides free of charge and on which you can freely insult him? I thought I had a lot of nerve, but you beat me in spades.

          • Terry Hill

            Or you could address the rambling nonsense you began your previous post with.

            “Excessive use of antibiotics, sometimes a toxic substance in a vaccine, exposure to pesticides and herbicides [sic], plus a diet higher in sugar and refined carbohydrates all lead to a deranged microbiome with less diversity and different levels and kinds of clostridial species, complete with whatever poisons they put out. ”

            OK – you’ve asserted – now support. What toxic substances in vaccines are you talking about?
            It looks like you’ve read a whole rubbish tin full of nonsense from Natural News. Is your assertion that this is a cause of autism? Or are you asserting this causes the genetic mutations that are now being researched as linked directly?

            As autism RATES have not risen, at all, since records began (autism spectrum has been expanded, however, resulting in more people being assessed as ‘on the spectrum’) – why were people still being diagnosed before all these ‘contributing factors’ you identified were even present?

            Perlmutter is a known quack, making assertions based on beliefs, not evidence. Simple. If you choose to buy what he’s selling – no amount of scientific fact will ever correct your confirmation bias and nor cognitive dissonance.

          • Lynn Dell

            You just provided a laundry list of links that were not scientific research at all, but mostly hit pieces. Your tone has moved from caustic to snarling; you are hurling insults at Dr. Perlmutter as though you have already proven your point when you have not, and I will not engage you further.

            I noticed your comment from three days ago and responded to it today. You pounced on my comment MINUTES after I made it, kind of like you are a spider waiting for the kill. Do you have an obsession with this blog or something? Anyway, bye. You have some obvious problems that prevent polite discourse. I am generally happy to provide support for what I say, but you will have to learn the meaning of kindness before I will speak with you again.

          • Terry Hill

            Well, Lyn, if you chose to ignore all the things these articles have ‘called out’, it’s obvious that the cognitive dissonance is too strong for you.

            I’m online at the time. I respond. So you have a little temper tantrum. Yes, so mature of you!

            People like Perlmutter are not pro-science. They are out to sell something – a book, a ‘cure’. When science proves them wrong, or they cannot produce the science that supports their agenda, they attack.

            Or send their disciples to do it.

            I am against unsupportable nonsense first-world privilege pseudoscience. Vehemently.

            Oh, and nice sidestepping of the question.

            What toxic substances in vaccines are you talking about?
            It looks like you’ve read a whole rubbish tin full of nonsense from Natural News. Is your assertion that this is a cause of autism? Or are you asserting this causes the genetic mutations that are now being researched as linked directly?

            Your response?
            “Waaa, you hurt my feelings. You nasty man. I’m not going to respond”.

            You made the initial assertion – I asked for you to provide evidence to support it. You did not.

          • Lynn Dell

            Most of the articles I read some time ago. The “science of us” one claims Perlmutter is wrong because he is LCHF, and research instead supports a Mediterranean style diet, which has bonga bonga grains. So nyah, nyah, you sensastionalist guru, Dr. Perlmutter! BUT – if you look at the link this unqualified hack author provided at that juncture about the Mediterranean diet, it specified LOWERING CARBS on a Mediterranean diet. IOW, the link said the ideal diet was a LOW CARB Mediterranean diet. Which is pretty much the same as Perlmutter’s recommendation, as long as the grains are rice and such. I have read these things in depth, and more than once. I have chased some of their links. I am not impressed. But keep on trying. (PS – I gave up temper tantrums some time around the age of two). :)

          • Terry Hill
  • madcapfeline

    “One of the most important ways that we can vote is with our wallets, by choosing to buy foods that are organic. Ultimately, this simple choice may move the needle in favor of decreased pesticide usage.”

    You are of course aware that the organic industry uses pesticides as well, right? I could rattle off no less than ten organic pesticides, just off the top of my head, that are more toxic than the dreaded glyphosate boogeyman. Suggesting that buying organic = buying less pesticide residue is disingenuous at best.

  • Lynn Dell

    Big, heavy sigh. Research from many places claims clostridial species are more diverse in many children with autisim, including the upper GI area if I read rightly. Also that autistic children’s microbiomes, in general, are less populated with other species, so as a net value, they are less diverse. So I don’t make any kind of cause-effect connection, but simply state a well known fact that hand sanitizers kill almost everything but clostridial species that form spores. I also mused but did not state seeing many children in nurseries over the years treated with hand sanitizers not hand washing prior to their snack time, when they put their hands in their mouths. I then think, geez louise, that procedure might possibly be harmful in the long run. Maybe not to every child, but maybe to some susceptible to autism, for whatever reason.

    Did I prove a hand sanitizer-autism connection by what I said? Not at all. But I do think every bit of information that may have some importance needs to be considered.

    Here is an interesting article: http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/35/Supplement_1/S6.full

    And we can’t forget leaky gut, gluten, LPS, the vagus nerve and neurotoxins, crop dusting, chlorine in the water, and a whole lot of variables that can’t always be controlled.

    • Terry Hill

      So research from ‘many places’ contradicts your beliefs. *Sigh*. How can all those researchers be so wrong?!

      • Lynn Dell

        That comment is just a rephrase and clarification of my very first comment (started with the word “Excessive”). Have a nice day. :)