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Help! I Have A Picky Eater

submitted by dramberbrooks

This is a common thing among children of all ages and many parents are told this is normal. We cannot expect children to appreciate a 5-course meal, but we can expect them to eat more than those 5-10 foods. I like to call it the “Mc Nugget Diet”, it sounds funny but it’s true. We wonder why our kids will only eat nuggets, fries, chips, pasta, and bread. Many times I see children that are “picky eaters” and they come in with other symptoms too that may include poor sleep, excessive gas, bloating, constipation, food allergies, eczema and behavior problems. How is this linked?


Cholesterol Deficiencies and Autism

submitted by dramberbrooks

Many children with autism have low cholesterol and this has been brought to the forefront for some time now. A researcher at Johns Hopkins found that some of the behaviors that children with autism exhibit are in fact due to a genetic disorder called Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome (SLOS) and can be fixed with supplementation of cholesterol.


Keeping Our Kids Safe and Medication Free

submitted by dramberbrooks

It always startles me to see children being overly prescribed antibiotics this time of year. When you have a child with autism or some other special need sometimes it is hard to tell if they even have an infection because they do not tell you or cannot tell you. Their doctors choose to give a medication “just in case there is an infection” but nobody stops to think what this is doing to their body long-term. Many children, whether diagnosed on the spectrum or not have horrible immune systems.


Immune Disorders and Autism: Is this a root cause?

submitted by dramberbrooks

Most families have done enough research or attended enough conferences to realize that autism is not a shear genetic issue, although the Wall Street Journal recently did a story about the genetic link. The NY Times did a story about immune disorders and their link to autism in August 2012. A larger number of children are found to have inflammatory issues beginning in infancy and continuing on throughout development yielding the results of a diagnosis later.


Guest Blog: Master Mineral Solution (MMS) Treatment for Autism

submitted by lawilcox

Have you read about MMS treatment for ASD? Guest blogger, Nicole Wallace, has penned an informative post with some great information about how many families in Latin America are witnessing recovery from autism via Master Mineral Solution. Nicole also shares information about how MMS treatments began and how to learn more about MMS & autism from Kerri Rivera next month in Chicago at AutismOne. Read more below and let us know what you think!
Master Mineral Solution (MMS) Treatment for Autism
By Nicole Wallace
MMS, the miracle cure for autism. Is it hype or hope? Thirty-nine children recovered from autism on one protocol, using MMS. Sound too good to be true? Is that really possible? Ask Kerri Rivera who is slated as a speaker for this year's AutismOne conference in May. Rivera is the founder of Autism02, a DAN! based non-profit autism clinic in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. At AutismOne Rivera will explain how MMS - or chlorine dioxide - is the missing piece for so many of the families she works with and how it has reduced the ATEC (Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist) score of so many kids.


Guest Blog: Stop Calling It Autism

submitted by lawilcox

This guest blog, written by Nicole Wallace, shares information about autism as a complex medical issue as viewed by the Stop Calling It Autism! (SCIA) organization. SCIA believes that children with ASD can recover and offer a treatment protocol for parents and doctors to utilize!
STOP CALLING IT AUTISM
By Nicole Wallace
Autism is diagnosed based on a set of symptoms. It is considered a mental illness caused by moms being too fat, dads being too old, both parents being geeks, having kids too close together, living too close to a freeway, or watching too much TV. At least that what you'd assume if you read the latest studies. There is no blood test to determine if a child has autism. The Stop Calling It Autism! (SCIA) organization wants to change the way the public and doctors look at autism.


CNN iReport Autism: A Compromised Immune System/A Compromised Digestive System

submitted by BrandonsWindow

April 2, 2012
Autism: A Compromised Immune System/A Compromised Digestive System
by Lynne Marie George
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-769828


THE GREATER GOOD Movie –FREE Viewing NOW through Nov. 8th

submitted by lawilcox

UPDATE 11/7/11: I JUST LEARNED THAT THE FREE VIEWING HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH TOMORROW, NOVEMBER 8TH!
Enjoy, ~Leigh
Did you know that this week is Vaccine Awareness Week? Dr. Mercola and the National Vaccine Information Center have teamed up to offer free viewing of a particularly powerful film on the subject of vaccines through November 5th. THE GREATER GOOD is a film I strongly recommend to any person who chooses to be informed about vaccines, whether for yourself or for your child.
My husband and I saw the film together last spring at the Dallas International Film Festival. I feel the film makers did a marvelous job of carefully examining both “sides” of this controversial topic by speaking to experts in the field and interviewing individuals and families who have personally witnessed adverse vaccine reactions. It is a MUST SEE in my opinion.


Gene Variation, Autoantibodies and Autism

From the UC Davis MIND Institute earlier this week: "A study...has found that pregnant women with a particular gene variation are more likely to produce autoantibodies to the brains of their developing fetuses and that the children of these mothers are at greater risk of later being diagnosed with autism." Also mentioned: "...

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Fri, 10/21/2011 - 10:17

Understanding the Gut & Its Relation to Food Allergies- Part II

submitted by dramberbrooks

Last time we ended by explaining that breastfed infants have less food allergies and sensitivities. Those that have done testing previously may remember the IgA marker on the urine test. IgA is the first line of defense in the GI mucosa and when reduced may have greater food allergies and eczema. IgA is a crucial antimicrobial component also found in breast milk and those that show less tend to have “leaky gut” which leads to food allergies in many cases.


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