At Cell-El Ltd, we are also taking a high level of interest in Microbiota Transfer Therapy (MTT) – also known as Fecal Microbial Transplantation (FMT) – to repair the microbial biofilms that live in all of our gastro-intestinal (GI) systems as an important part of the human microbiome. There is an increasing awareness of the biological roots of ASD, relating in large part to the health of the human microbiome. As background, while only representing 1 – 3% of body mass, each of us hosts up to 100 trillion non human cells (bacteria, fungi etc.) in our own individual microbiome – far outnumbering the 30 trillion human cells that make up every one of us.
Ongoing research demonstrates the profound importance of the human microbiome for human health including immune function and behavioral health, and MTT/FMT therapies show great promise for individuals with ASD (see Long-term benefit of Microbiota Transfer Therapy on autism symptoms and gut microbiota ) . A significant number children with ASD have been shown to have a variety of gastrointestinal issues (