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…

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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…

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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. …

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Eye contact, visual stimming 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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Immune Abnormalities

  Research into immune abnormalities in Autism Spectrum Disorder have identified a wide range of concerns.  Autoimmunity, inflammation, depressed immune function, brain antibodies, CD4/CD8, natural killer cells, etc.  The list of immune dysregulation in ASD is long.  I have listed some of the most interesting studies here.  The take home message is that the immune…

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Methylation Expert – Dr. Benjamin Lynch, N.D.

      At the end of his Junior year of University, Ben took a year off to travel throughout the South Pacific and SE Asia. Ben volunteered with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, worked as one of seven cowboys on a seven million acre cattle station in Outback Australia, lived with a Fijian family on…

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Vision Therapy for Autism and AD/HD – Dr. Fink, Optometrist

  Dr. Fink received extensive clinical training from her US experience which included eye examinations for the Boston Homeless Shelter, South Boston Community Centre, Dorchester House Health Centre, and the VA Hospital in Manchester, New Hampshire. The extended mode of practice in the US allowed her to have experience in treatment and management of glaucoma, cataracts, macular…

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