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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Special Diets for Autism, PDD and ADHD

Children with a diagnosis or suspected diagnosis of autism, PDD and ADHD can benefit tremendously from special diets.  The research is split on whether or not dietary intervention is beneficial.  One of the biggest reasons why is that special diets decrease the inflammation flooding into the body.  Since developmental issues like autism, PDD and ADHD…

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Gut & Probiotics

   According to the National Institute of Health, the microbiome or balance of organisms in the digestive tract is responsible for postnatal development.  Our children inherit two sets of essential genetic material from their parents.  The first is the genetic information combined from mom and dad.  The second is the genetics of thousands of strains of…

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Biomedical Treatments

Children with a diagnosis or suspected diagnosis of: Autism Spectrum Disorder PDD / PDD-NOS Asperger’s Syndrome AD/HD,  ADD,  AD/HD LDs including dyslexia Apraxia and Dyspraxia Childhood Disintegrative Disorder Fragile X, ACC, Rett Syndrome Global Developmental Delay Speech language delay Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Tourette syndrome Anxiety and Mood disorders Do you have more questions about biomedical…

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Biomedical Treatment

Biomedical treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and ADHD takes a functional approach to treatment.  Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) includes what is referred to as classical autism, regressive autism, Asperger’s syndrome, and PDD.  To simplify, I will refer to these developmental disorders as ASD or autism.  I realize that these disorders present differently but as you read through…

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