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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Focus on Parents and Caregivers

I feel very lucky to work with so many wonderful families to help children reach their developmental potential. I wanted to write a special note to parents and caregivers about taking care of yourselves! It is my hope that you will all include in your 2011 resolutions to ensure that you are putting some time…

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Getting the right probiotic for your child

The National Institute of Health is currently sequencing the genomes of the good strains of bacteria that live in the digestive tracts of human beings. These good strains of bacteria are responsible for a wide range of health benefits including regulating immune function, decreasing inflammation, breakdown of nutrients and conversion of vitamins to their active…

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100% Diet Challenge

This year, I have been inspired by a number of families who were able to make the transition to 100% GFCF or SCD. The results have been remarkable so I decided to issue a 2011 challenge to all families doing special diets to GO 100% for 6 WEEKS! Let me give you an example of…

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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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Super ASD Multi Vitamin

  Putting the Pieces Together I have developed a unique multi-vitamin for children on the autism spectrum.  The vitamins and minerals in Super ASD Multi-Vitamin are therapeutic and are based on recent research regarding advancement of development.  Super ASD Multi-Vitamin does not contain gluten, casein, soy or corn and is appropriate for use with the Specific Carbohydrate…

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Omega 3 & 6 Fatty Acids

  Research has identified that children with autism, PDD and ADHD have complicated issues with omega 3 & 6 fatty acids including decreased usage, absorption and transfer of active elements into the cell for use to support development.  Nordic Naturals is one of the leading companies in essential fatty acid production and research.  If you…

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