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 and Methylation – Are you helping to repair your child’s methylation cycle?

  Biomedical treatment relies heavily on methylation biochemistry for its success.  Some of you may be familiar with methylation and the role it plays in autism, ADHD and Down Syndrome.  For some, methylation may be a new term.  The important thing to know is that if you have a child with suspected or diagnosed autism spectrum disorder, you need to be helping to repair their methylation ... Read More

4th Annual Autism, ADHD, OCD and Tourette Conference

Two weeks ago, Natural Care Clinic hosted our 4th Annual Emerging Trends Conference focused on biomedical treatment of childhood neurodevelopmental disorders.  This blog was supposed to be ready a couple of days later.  A bright and interesting account of what happened during the event.  Well, as you can see it has taken me a little longer for me to write this post.  I have found myself incredibly ... Read More

New research into the macroepigenetic impact of diet on autism

A macroepigenetic approach to identify factors responsible for the autism epidemic in the United States will evaluate possible dietary factors as they relate to the delicate interplay between genetics and environment. One if the authors is Dr. Richard Deth,  neuropharmacologist studying The Molecular Origins of Human Attention. This macroepigenetic study may begin to numbers why the number of ... Read More