Gut Health in ASD
Key Insights with GI-MAP
In this presentation, Dr. Amy Rolfsen discusses how the GI-MAP test can be used when treating patients suffering from neurological problems, specifically Autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Dr. Rolfsen reviews key markers on the GI-MAP that provide insight into ASD, the gut-brain connection, and explains how gut-healing protocols can help improve outcomes for children suffering with ASD.
Why look to the gut in ASD?
"Emerging evidence for a gut-brain connection in autism, wherein GI dysfunction may contribute to the pathogenesis or severity of ASD symptoms" 1
- Hsiao, E. Y. (2014). Gastrointestinal issues in autism spectrum disorder. Harvard review of psychiatry, 22(2), 104-111
Presented by Amy Rolfsen, ND
Dr. Amy Rolfsen is a naturopathic doctor and medical consultant. Her areas of clinical interest and expertise are; women’s wellness, children’s health, immunology and gastrointestinal health. Dr. Rolfsen is continually working on mastering her craft. She is drawn to gentle, non-invasive techniques and will incorporate a combination of nutrition, botanicals, Chinese medicine, manual therapies, energetic therapies and pharmaceuticals, tailoring treatment plans to each individual.
Dr. Rolfsen runs her own clinic where she sees patients in-person and also consults with international clients. She works with people who are seeking guidance in understanding their health and taking steps toward perfecting their physical, mental and emotional health.