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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Biomedical Treatment of Sensory Integration Disorder

For those of you who know your child has SID (Sensory Integration Disorder) or, as it is often called, Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), I don’t need to tell you that kids who have sensory pain can be a nightmare to parent.  A nightmare to discipline.  A nightmare to figure out.  A nightmare for teachers.  A nightmare…

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If your child is developmentally delayed, you need to understand more about motor planning.

How’s that for a blog title????? Children diagnosed with autism and ADHD have tremendous difficulty with motor planning.  New areas of research are showing that motor planning problems can be prevented, treated and reversed.  So, what does that mean for your child?  Better communication, less sensory issues (which means more social interaction), openness to new…

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Improving eye contact in children diagnosed with autism

Does your child look out of the sides of their eyes? Does your child watch their fingers while they move them in front of their eyes or tract them along surfaces? Does your child like to watch wheels spinning? Does your child look away from people instead of seeking eye contact? Eye contact is a…

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All your Questions about Biomedical Treatment Answered!

Dr. Sonya answers the most popular questions that are asked by families looking into biomedical treatment.   1.       What is biomedical treatment? Biomedical treatment is an individualized medical treatment program to prevent and treat developmental disorders like autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, OCD, Tourette Syndrome and Speech Language Delay (Apraxia, Dyspraxia). 2.       What type childhood disorders can benefit…

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How does yeast and clostridia overgrowth contribute to Autism and ADHD?

I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. William Shaw a few weeks ago.  Dr. Shaw is the Director of Great Plains Laboratory and is the person responsible for first linking abnormal fungal metabolites from yeast overgrowth to Autism Spectrum Disorder.  With a background in chemistry and toxicology, he was able to uncover metabolic issues with…

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Yeast, The Spring and Regression in Autism and ADHD

MORE THAN 50% OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM AND ADHD WILL HAVE BEHAVIOURAL REGRESSION IN THE SPRING DUE TO YEAST    Our youngest has been on a grain free diet since May, 2012, to address a developmental regression he experienced after surgery to correct a severe birth defect.  All told, he has been on 5 rounds…

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Methyl B12 Injections

In my practice, 92% of children have benefited from MB12 treatment. ~ Dr. Sonya Doherty, N.D., FMAPS (Cand.)   What is Methyl-B12 (B12)? 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…

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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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