GI Health and the Autism Cascade
Presented by Liz Lipski, PhD at the Fall 2012 Autism Research Institute Conference
The brain and the digestive system are intimately connected; they are the woof and warp that are interwoven to make beautiful cloth. When we heal the gut, we often heal the brain; when we balance the mind, digestive issues often resolve. Many people on the spectrum have digestive health issues such as irritable bowel syndrome, pain, gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, bacterial and/or fungal infections, heartburn and more. This session will focus on understanding what problems can occur and offer practical solutions to enhance overall health by balancing digestive issues. We’ll cover testing, special diets, and use of supplements and herbs for common issues.
Liz Lipski, Ph.D, CCN, CHN is board certified in Clinical Nutrition & Holistic Nutrition, and the author of Digestive Wellness, & Digestive Wellness for Children. She’s the Director of Doctoral Studies at Hawthorn University, and on faculty at Saybrook University. Dr. Lipski is on faculty and on the nutrition advisory board at the Institute for Functional Medicine. She offers mentoring to clinicians who want to develop their functional nutrition skills. www.innovativehealing.com