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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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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Defeating Autism Now!

 It’s 4:30 a.m. and I am exhausted. The effort it takes to lift myself out of my warm bed is tremendous. However, I am up to nurse my two-month-old daughter. I move quietly to the La-Z-Boy in the corner of the room and wrap us up in a warm blanket. My baby girl begins to…

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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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