The Neurobiology of the Gut – Redefining the Autistic Brain

In this talk, Zach Bush, MD, advances understanding the relationship between our microbiome and the gut-brain axis. In the last two years, scientific research from many university laboratories has demonstrated that an astounding 90% of the serotonin neurotransmitter produced in the human body is made by the interaction of bacteria and the lining of the intestinal wall – not in the brain. This reversal of the previous model of the gut-brain axis provides a new foundation to our understanding of the pathogenesis of ASD and offers new targets for intervention.   

Zach Bush, MD

Zach Bush, MD is one of the few triple board-certified physicians in the country - with expertise in internal medicine, endocrinology and metabolism, and hospice/palliative care. The breakthrough science that Dr. Bush and his colleagues have delivered offer profound new insights into human health and longevity. In 2012 he discovered a family of carbon-based redox molecules made by bacteria. He and his team subsequently demonstrated that this cellular communication network functions to compensate for glyphosate, and many other dietary, chemical, and pharmaceutical toxins that disrupt our body's natural defense systems.