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PANDAS, is an abbreviation for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal (Infections.)
The term is used to describe a subset of children who usually have dramatic, "overnight" onset of symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), including motor or vocal tics, obsessions, and/or compulsions and/or tic disorders like Tourettes Syndrome.
The PANDAS disorder is an autoimmune problem that attacks the brain and if left untreated can cause permanent damage.
An extrapolation from this is if PANDAS causes OCD and Touretts behaviors then why couldn’t PANDAS also be linked to Autism? Since Strep is so prevalent in young children and PANDAS is caused by non symptomatic strep, it could be connected.
Following Eat Right For Your Type (your GenoType or SWAMI) is anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-microbial in and of itself. This would give children that added protection against such a nasty disease.