An open letter to my Naturopathic friends and colleagues

So…I was supposed to be blogging today.  You know how it goes… we have to keep churning out the latest research on how to stay healthy and prevent disease.  We know it sure as heck isn’t coming through mainstream media.  We have to talk to our patients about unpopular views of health and wellness every work day.  “Why, no, juice isn’t actually healthy for you”.  “Actually, we don’t need dairy in ... Read More

Understanding Methylation Treatments for Autism

    Have you heard that methyl B12 injections can help children diagnosed with autism?  Defeat Autism Now! (DAN doctors) and MAPS doctors use methyl B12 injections to improve language, social and cognitive skills while helping to reduce "autistic" behaviours that are often a result of methylation impairment.  Watch this video from Dr. Sonya to learn more about addressing ... Read More

Autism Recovery – A Journey, Not a Destination

  Autism Recovery – How long and what is it going to take? This is a question that I frequently get from new biomedical parents.  And it’s a doozy.  For those of you who have been on this journey, you know what a loaded question it is.  Recovering your child takes everything you have and more.  It takes years of strict dietary intervention, daily supplements and routine methylation ... Read More

Eye contact and side glancing in autism

  Why does your child with autism have trouble making eye contact, look out of the sides of their eyes, stim in front of their eyes or look at toys and people very closely (sometimes moving like a camera lense in and out)??? Years ago I watched a Ted Talk called How Brains Learn to See. As a Naturopathic Doctor who has been focusing on biomedical treatment of autism for the last 14 ... Read More

Treating Autism with diet

  As a Naturopathic Doctor who has been focused on treating autism for 14 years, I continue to be amazed at the impact of dietary changes on autism spectrum disorder.  I initially trained as a DAN! doctor, which stands for Defeat Autism Now!  DAN doctors recommended removing gluten, dairy, soy, sugar and corn.  Thousands of children have benefited from this approach but the most current ... Read More

Are you worried your child has autism?

 It is estimated that 1 in 6 Canadian children has a developmental delay.  The diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder has increased over 2000% in the last 10 years.  Up 30% in the last two years alone.  If this isn’t an epidemic, I don’t know what is.  1 in 68 children is now estimated to have ASD.  Parents of young children are alarmed at these rapidly escalating rates of autism.  More and more ... Read More

Autism 101 – Conference Materials

We recently held our first Autism 101 Conference for Naturopathic Doctors and Naturopathic students. In an effort to support all who attended in their journey to learn how to effectively treat Autism. We are making available some of the presentations from the conference as free resources to you: Biomedical Aspects of Autism Biomedical Families The A's and ... Read More

Autism 101 Conference

Don't miss our first Autism 101 Conference for Naturopathic Doctors and Naturopathic students. Learn how to effectively treat Autism from Canada's most well respected and trained Naturopathic Doctors in the field. Click here to learn more and register ... Read More

2016 Conference Schedule

6th Annual Biomedical Conference We have an amazing line-up of speakers this year focusing on both treatment of developmental delays as well as prevention and optimizing development. CONFERENCE SCHEDULE ... Read More

Are you pregnant, planning pregnancy or a parent of young children?

  Please join us on June 4th for our PREVENTION OF DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY and OPTIMIZING DEVELOPMENT lectures at our 6th Annual Biomedical Conference.  Lectures include:   The Golden Hour and the first 1000 minutes in Newborn Care; Is it all about Breastfeeding?  Come learn from Attie Sandink, nurse and lactation consultant from Birth and Baby Needs about how to give your baby the ... Read More