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. …

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Eye contact, visual stimming and side glancing in Autism

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.…

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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…

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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…

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Biomedical Treatment of Sensory Integration Disorder

For those of you who know your child has SID (Sensory Integration Disorder) or, as it is often called, Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), I don’t need to tell you that kids who have sensory pain can be a nightmare to parent.  A nightmare to discipline.  A nightmare to figure out.  A nightmare for teachers.  A nightmare…

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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…

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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

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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

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