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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B12 and Methylation

  What is Methyl-B12 (MB12)?   B12 (cobalamin) is a vitamin “family” with five unique family members that each do different things.  Out of the B12 family, only methyl-B12 has the ability to activate the methionine/homocysteine biochemical pathway directly which results in more “fuel” to the brain. MB12 works with folic acid to make all…

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Understanding “Autistic” Behaviours

A Biomedical perspective Recent research suggests that autism is not simply a mental health issues but rather a complicated neurobiological disorder.  This new research creates the opportunity for new treatments to help deal with common behavioural concerns commonly seen in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Stereotypic or Self Stimulating Stereotypical or self-stimulatory behaviour refers to repetitive…

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Pregnancy, Lactation and Children

Omega 3 fatty acids Pregnancy, Lactation, Children and Adults The below doses are based on scientific research, publications, traditional use, or expert opinion. Many herbs and supplements have not been thoroughly tested, and safety and effectiveness may not be proven. Brands may be made differently, with variable ingredients, even within the same brand. The below…

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Fever Management

  “Give me a fever, and I can cure any illness” ~ Hippocrates   I have provided you with information to know how to handle your child’s fever safely, effectively, and as naturally as possible.  To do this you will need to to recognize warning signs and when to seek proper medical attention. Fever from…

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Boosting Immunity

  Diet 1 tsp of sugar lowers immune function for up to 5 hours Limit processed or pre-prepared food that contain additives Eat green leafy vegetables every day OR supplement with a greens powder Eat lots of garlic, onions and ginger – can be added to many types of food Drink 1/2 body weight in…

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Yeast, Clostridia and Viruses

  … Oh and good bacteria too!   A healthy digestive tract contains both yeast and good bacteria.  The balance of good bacteria to other microbes plays an  important role in regulating inflammation, digestion and immune function.      What is dysbiosis? Dysbiosis is an imbalance in the natural flora of the digestive tract.  Bacteria in the gut has the…

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