Saturday, August 13, 2022
Mitochondrial Health

Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Autism Spectrum Disorders with Richard G. Boles, MD

In this episode I welcome on Dr. Richard G. Boles.

Dr. Boles is a medical geneticist and a pediatrician who specializes in mitochondrial medicine, functional disease (including cyclic vomiting syndrome, other atypical forms of migraine, and chronic fatigue syndrome) and autism spectrum disorders.

He has over 70 published papers, mostly in mitochondrial medicine and is considered a pioneer in Genomics.

Dr. Boles currently is in private practice in Pasadena, California, and at the Rossignol Medical Center in Aliso Viejo, California. About one-half of his patients have neurodevelopmental disorders. As travel to California can be challenging for many, Dr. Boles has joined NeurAbilities Healthcare in order to provide telemedicine services for helping physicians and families translate modern genetics testing into practical treatment options.
He also is a founder of the mitochondrial nutrition company Neuroneeds that focuses on serving the autism spectrum disorder community.
In this episode we discuss Genetic testing overall, the unique genetics of autism spectrum disorder including especially those pertaining to social communication and mitochondria, How mitochondrial dysfunction impacts autism, testing for mitochondrial dysfunction, nutritional applications of mitochondrial dysfunction, the specifics of COQ10. I had to go back and listen to this three times as almost every sentence was a pearl. I hope you enjoy this conversation with this most esteemed guest.
As become a tradition at the One Podcast we will be devoting $1 of the first 100 plays to the charity of choice of our guest. Dr. Boles has selected MitoAction as the charitable recipient of his podcast. Please visit their page at if you would also like to contribute.

Here is the outline of the episode:

00:00 Intro

05:09 Genetic Testing In Autism

08:16 Making genetic information actionable

13:36 The unique genetics of Autism

23:30 Mitochondrial dysfunction in Autism

31:48 Nutritional Treatments of Mitochondria

33:37 Implications of Mitochondrial dysfunction

35:42 Oxidative Stress from Mitochondrial dysfunction

37:34 Mitoswab testing

42:19 CoEnzyme Q10

45:55 ASD starting points

50:03 Closing

Resources mentioned in the discussion:
Richard Frye, MD at Phoenix Children’s Hospital doing trials using Mitoswab and mitochondrial nutrition
Neuro needs


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