“Autism: Maybe It’s Not What We’ve Been Told”

huffington-post-logoJohn Rodakis, author of the article An n=1 case report of a child with autism improving on antibiotics and a father’s quest to understand what it may mean
which recently was published in the journal Microbial Ecology in Health & Disease, pens a column about the editorial for The Huffington Post.

From the column:

As we sat on the floor, my 3-year-old little boy with autism was looking directly into my eyes, something he hadn’t done in almost a year. What’s more, he was smiling and calm. He seemed to be enjoying the moment. He wasn’t in his usual fog. There was a clarity in his face, as if he were saying. “I’m here, Dad. I’m with you.” I didn’t know what to do with the moment. I just sat there. “What in the world is going on?” I wondered. I was beginning to suspect it had something to do with the antibiotic he was taking, but that didn’t make any sense given what we had been told about autism to that point.

As I describe in my recent article in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease, our son had an unexpected, rapid, and dramatic improvement in his autism symptoms while taking a common antibiotic prescribed for his strep throat infection. Read the entire column at The Huffington Post.