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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Mitochondrial Function

Mitochondria are the energy production factories inside all of our cells. Mitochondrial disorders lead to problems with energy production in every cell.  Mitochondrial dysfunction is when the mitochondria are still functioning but not creating enough energy to adequately support development. An area of significant interest in autism investigation is the role that mitochondrial dysfunction plays.  A…

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Heavy Metals and Autism, PDD and ADHD

    Evidence supports the role of heavy metals in causing autism, PDD and ADHD.  These children often have biochemical impairments that put them at greater risk for damage caused by heavy metal accumulation.   The research of Dr. William Walsh, Ph.D, and Dr. Anjum Usman, MD, have found alterations in the functioning of metallothionein protein (MT) in children…

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Antioxidants and Toxicity

Antioxidants protect cells from damage and/or death caused by free radicals.  Free radicals are created when the body encounters toxins and attempts to neutralize them.  If the body does not have enough antioxidants, free radicals cause oxidative stress.  Oxidative stress has been associated with developmental delay and neurological disorders, as well as many other diseases…

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Brain Chemicals

        Neurotransmitters are brain chemicals that support and govern development.  Many neurotransmitters are needed to create the environment needed for optimal language, social and cognitive development.     Serotonin Serotonin is a key brain chemical that is been identified in the physiological abnormalities in ASD and AD/HD.  Serotonin is made from tryptophan with…

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