THE AUTISM ENIGMA TRAILER
Premiered December 2011 on CBC-TV’s The Nature Of Things With David Suzuki
Also broadcast June 2012 in France and Germany on ARTE
and August 2012 in Australia on ABC.


The Autism Enigma looks at the progress of an international group of scientists who are looking for clues to the baffling disorder by examining the amazingly diverse and powerful microbial ecosystem that’s an essential part of the human gastrointestinal tract, and the extraordinary efforts of parents who have been relentlessly pushing science forward in hopes of finding answers for their children’s condition.

To buy a DVD of the English language version, (North American shipping only) visit the PBS Sales website: http://www.shoppbs.org/product/index.jsp?productId=13001395&cp=&kw=autism+enigma&origkw=autism+enigma&sr=1

To buy a DVD of the French language version, AUTISME, LA CLÉ DU MYSTÈRE, visit the French Connection Films website: http://www.frenchcx.com/fr/boutique/autisme-la-cle-du-mystere/

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  • Comments

    • Pansmom: Our doctor told us that fecal smearing could be to continue spreading the bacteria contained in the stool. The bacteria wants to continue its life cycle and somehow "tells" the child to spread it around....
    • Steve: I am a psychologist who works with children under three years old. I do a lot of autism assessments. I always ask about the child's gut. It is absolutely amazing to me that there are huge numbers of these children who have gut problems. Most of the problems involve intense constipation. Inevita...
    • Dorothy: Hello Julie, Thank you very much for your reply. Definitely we will try more of fresh fruits and vegetables. We used to make loads of smoothies but my son made funny face and even 'rejected' them in a not very conventional fashion. We will try to reason with him on this; it might not be as difficu...
    • Julie Hébert: Hi Dorothy, I have just seen your comment. Sorry for the delay. The only food that will kill the bacteria is alcaline food. The purpose of bacteria is to decompose non digested food. If someone stop eating food that is not digested eventually, when the bowel are clean, these bacteria will die. ...
    • Dorothy: Hi All, I am very grateful knowing you all are out there trying to help each other. I'd be very grateful if you could help us too. My boy had reflux problem since the beginning of his live. At some point, he got a very bad diarrhea when he was only 4 months. It went on badly so I took him to the do...
    • Sindhu: Hi - I have a son who is four years and confirmed as autistic. I want help him as it is awful to see him slip away from us. If you could please reply to us on my email Sindhuhighland2006@yahoo.co.in I would be much grateful...thank you very much sindhu...
    • Sheree Boyd: Someone please please look at this and disseminate to the appropriate people involved in this documentary. I've been trying to get onto the creators about this since I saw this documentary on Australian Television years ago. My dvd arrived and I watched it this morning. "Human Probiotic Infusion"...