Pre-natal Folic acid reduces autism risk by 40%

Research shows children of mothers who take folic acid before pregnancy have a 40% lower chance of being diagnosed with autism.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health-navigator/mothers-to-be-should-take-folic-acid-to-reduce-autism-risk/article8505201/

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New research into the macroepigenetic impact of diet on autism

A macroepigenetic approach to identify factors responsible for the autism epidemic in the United States will evaluate possible dietary factors as they relate to the delicate interplay between genetics and environment. One if the authors is Dr. Richard Deth,  neuropharmacologist studying The Molecular Origins of Human Attention. This macroepigenetic study may begin to numbers why the…

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Immune Abnormalities

  Research into immune abnormalities in Autism Spectrum Disorder have identified a wide range of concerns.  Autoimmunity, inflammation, depressed immune function, brain antibodies, CD4/CD8, natural killer cells, etc.  The list of immune dysregulation in ASD is long.  I have listed some of the most interesting studies here.  The take home message is that the immune…

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Methylation Expert – Dr. Benjamin Lynch, N.D.

      At the end of his Junior year of University, Ben took a year off to travel throughout the South Pacific and SE Asia. Ben volunteered with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, worked as one of seven cowboys on a seven million acre cattle station in Outback Australia, lived with a Fijian family on…

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Vision Therapy for Autism and AD/HD – Dr. Fink, Optometrist

  Dr. Fink received extensive clinical training from her US experience which included eye examinations for the Boston Homeless Shelter, South Boston Community Centre, Dorchester House Health Centre, and the VA Hospital in Manchester, New Hampshire. The extended mode of practice in the US allowed her to have experience in treatment and management of glaucoma, cataracts, macular…

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Healing Autism – Dr. Julie Buckley, MD

Dr. Julie Buckley, MD, author of Healing our Autistic Children, is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Medicine and of the Jackson Memorial Hospital/​University of Miami Pediatric Residency Program, Dr. Buckley developed an abiding interest in autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders when her daughter regressed into the world of autism at four years of…

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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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CBC Documentary: The Nature of Things – “The Autism Enigma”

  CBC Documentary Recap: The Nature of Things – The Autism Enigma Tonight, The Nature of Things (CBC) featured a profile on the causes and treatment of autism.  The focus was on the importance of the role the gut plays in development.  Medical researchers from around the world are researching the “mircobiome”.   Microbiome is the term used…

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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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GFCF Holiday Recipes

Cranberry Sauce Recipe Ingredients • 1 cup (200 g) sugar • 1 cup (250 mL) water • 4 cups (1 12-oz package) fresh or frozen cranberries Optional: Pecans, orange zest, cinnamon or cinnamon stick, nutmeg, allspice. Method 1. Wash and pick over cranberries. In a saucepan bring to a boil water and sugar, stirring to…

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