Healing Autism – Dr. Julie Buckley, MD

Dr. Julie Buckley, MD, author of Healing our Autistic Children, is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Medicine and of the Jackson Memorial Hospital/​University of Miami Pediatric Residency Program, Dr. Buckley developed an abiding interest in autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders when her daughter regressed into the world of autism at four years of…

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Brain Fuel – Food For Thought

Brain Fuel was developed by Dr. Sonya Doherty in conjunction with her sister, a biomedical toxicologist and naturopathic doctor specializing in fertility treatment.  The Brain Fuel ingredients are based on the most recent research on essential fatty acids and development. Brain Fuel is used to promote language, social and cognitive development for children with autism,…

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Summary of Biomedical Treatments

Promoting development with biomedical treatments is a complex journey.  There are multiple aspects to address including digestive impairment, immune dysregulation, nutritional deficiency, autoimmunity, methylaiton defects, toxicity and oxidative stress. Treatment protocols need to be designed to address individual concerns that are identified by testing.  It takes years to help children achieve their optimal development and…

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GFCF Holiday Recipes

Cranberry Sauce Recipe Ingredients • 1 cup (200 g) sugar • 1 cup (250 mL) water • 4 cups (1 12-oz package) fresh or frozen cranberries Optional: Pecans, orange zest, cinnamon or cinnamon stick, nutmeg, allspice. Method 1. Wash and pick over cranberries. In a saucepan bring to a boil water and sugar, stirring to…

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Tourette Syndrome, Tics and OCD

Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics.  The first symptoms of TS are almost always noticed in childhood often include: eye blinking and other vision irregularities facial grimacing shoulder shrugging head or shoulder jerking vocal tics including coprolalia (uttering swear words) or echolalia (repeating the words…

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Healing the Gut

The microbiome is the environment of the digestive tract.  According to the National Institute of Health, the microbiome is responsible for postnatal development.  There are hundreds of trillions of microbes that live in the digestive tract.  Some are harmful and some are helpful microbes called probiotcs or good bacteria.  A balanced microbiome is associated with…

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AD/HD

   ADHD is a neurobehavioural developmental disorder impacting approximately 7% of children around the world.  Characterized by hyperactivity, impulsivity, distractability, forgetfulness and inattention, this disorder is chronic and disrupts a child’s ability to be successful in a number of different environments.  Biomedical treatment of ADHD focuses on identifying weaknesses in a child’s system through individualized…

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Aspergers

Asperger’s syndrome is a milder variant of autism.   Both Asperger’s and autism are in fact subgroups of a larger diagnostic category referred to as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD).  In Asperger’s, affected individuals are characterized by social isolation and eccentric behavior in childhood. There are impairments in two-sided social interaction and non-verbal…

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Autism & PDD

  Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD) is an umbrella term for an array of complex neurological conditions (disorders) characterized by severe and pervasive impairment in several areas of development, including social interaction and communications skills. There are five sub-categories and Autism is one of them. Asperger’s Syndrome is also included although it does not have a designated…

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Nutrients for Autism and ADHD

   Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD and developmental delay experience a higher rate of vitamin and mineral deficiency.  The nutrients most commonly deficient include vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acisd, digestive enzymes and amino acids.  Testing to evaluate each child’s nutrient status is very important to successful biomedical treatment.    Here are some of the…

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