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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ARE YOU WORRIED YOUR CHILD HAS AUTISM OR ADHD?

It is estimated that 1 in 6 Canadian children has a developmental delay.  The diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder has increased over 2000% in the last 10 years.  Up 30% in the last two years alone.  If this isn’t an epidemic, I don’t know what is.  1 in 68 children is now estimated to have…

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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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Sleep disorders affect 83% of children diagnosed with autism

If you have a child diagnosed with autism, or who you suspect is on the spectrum, chances are your child is having trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep.  Sleep is essential to support optimal development.  Research at the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute has identified that 90% of children diagnosed with autism have methylation impairments. Methylation impairment…

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Head banging and autism

Why kids bang their heads and how biomedical treatment can help? Head banging is very common in autism.  From a biomedical perspective, head banging is a sign or symptom of an underlying problem.  Something is triggering the need to head bang.  Children with autism have dysregulated brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that impair their ability to process…

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Is your child’s behavior linked to sensory issues?

I have been practicing naturopathic medicine for 10 years.  I have three wonderful children.  And they all have sensory issues.  You would think with 10 years of experience as a DAN! doctor and FMAPS candidate, that I would be able to pick up sensory issues very easily.  My practice is focused on prevention and treatment…

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Yeast and clostridia overgrowth in autism

Ground breaking research is linking microbes in the gut to autism 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…

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Yeast Symptoms and Spring Regression in Autism

MORE THAN 50% OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM WILL HAVE BEHAVIOURAL REGRESSION IN THE SPRING DUE TO YEAST SYMPTOMS  What are some signs of yeast symptoms increasing in the Spring?  Is your child acting more silly and goofy than usual? Are you seeing any toe walking? Does your daughter have itchiness in the vaginal area? Is…

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New Research in Autism Treatment!

It is a few sleeps away from Autism Awareness Day. I want to write a blog that will update the thousands of children and families touched by autism.  It is 5 am. I am a little punchy. Those of you who know me know that I am not an early riser. So why am I up at 5…

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Methyl B12 Injections – Autism Treatment

Methyl B12 Injections in Autism Treatment   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  activates the methionine/homocysteine biochemical pathway directly due to its methyl donor which leads to more “fuel” to the brain. B12 in…

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