A reader passed me a link to an article published on May 23, 2020 which was very interesting.
Dysbiosis of Gut Fungal Microbiota in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders, J Autism Dev Disorders , 2020 May 23. doi: 10.1007/s10803-020-04543-y.
” Among the 507 genera identified, Saccharomyces and Aspergillus showed significant differences between ASD (59.07%) and Control (40.36%), indicating that they may be involved in the abnormal gut fungal community structure of ASD. When analyzed at the species level, a decreased abundance in Aspergillus versicolor was observed while Saccharomyces cerevisiae was increased in children with ASD relative to controls. “
The implication are simple:
- Do not supplement with any Saccharomyces probiotics. Check carefully any probiotics that you use to insure there is none
- Supplement with Aspergillus probiotics. There is one that I know of (and use). It is from Japan and called Strong Wakamoto. It consists of:
This is based on a report of a distinctive shift. Conceptually, Wakamoto would complete with Saccharomyces, reducing their numbers and altering the microbiome. There are no clinical studies done. Wakamoto is deemed safe and has been in use for a very long time in Japan.