Autism Recovery – A Journey, Not a Destination

  Autism Recovery – How long and what is it going to take? This is a question that I frequently get from new biomedical parents.  And it’s a doozy.  For those of you who have been on this journey, you know what a loaded question it is.  Recovering your child takes everything you have and more.  It takes years of strict dietary intervention, daily supplements and routine methylation support ... Read More

Eye contact, visual stimming and side glancing in autim

  Why does your child with autism have trouble making eye contact, look out of the sides of their eyes, stim in front of their eyes or look at toys and people very closely (sometimes moving like a camera lense in and out)??? Years ago I watched a Ted Talk called How Brains Learn to See. As a Naturopathic Doctor who has been focusing on biomedical treatment of autism for the last 14 ... Read More

Treating Autism with diet

  As a Naturopathic Doctor who has been focused on treating autism for 14 years, I continue to be amazed at the impact of dietary changes on autism spectrum disorder.  I initially trained as a DAN! doctor, which stands for Defeat Autism Now!  DAN doctors recommended removing gluten, dairy, soy, sugar and corn.  Thousands of children have benefited from this approach but the most current ... Read More

Are you worried your child has autism?

 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 ASD.  Parents of young children are alarmed at these rapidly escalating rates of autism.  More and more ... Read More

Older fathers increase risk of grandkids with autism

If you're a man, having children at an older age may put your grandchild at a higher risk of having an autism. A new study, which was published in JAMA Psychiatry on March 20, found that risk factors for autism may increase over several generations "We tend to think in terms of the here and now when we talk about the effect of the environment on our genome," study co-author states. ... Read More

Victims of child abuse more likely to have kids with ASD

Women who suffered abuse as children are 3.5 times more likely to have children diagnosed with autism. http://psychcentral.com/news/2013/03/23/women-who-suffered-childhood-abuse-more-likely-to-have-child-with-autism/52959.html ... Read More

Misregulated genes and autism

Misregulation of genes plays a large role in autism spectrum disorder. http://zeenews.india.com/news/health/diseases/misregulated-genes-play-big-role-in-autism_21129.html ... Read More

Autism, ADHD and depression may share genes

Are neurodevelopment disorders and mood disorders linked by common genes? http://za.news.yahoo.com/depression-autism-adhd-may-share-genes-235806185.html ... Read More