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Did you know that sugar depresses your child’s immune system and makes he/she more vulnerable to illness? How can the kids enjoy Halloween and stay their healthiest?
Lasting hope for healing is available for those afflicted with PANDAS/PANS, debilitating autoimmune disorder, with holistic solutions involving a combination of nutrition, herbs, and homeopathy.
A book review and call to action… “Just as food is needed for the body, love is needed for the soul.” –Osho Connection…mutual understanding…supportive relationships… They’ve been demonstrated to be key factors in one’s ability to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles when any life-altering blow is thrown our way. While studying nutrition at the Institute for … Continue reading This Mother’s Day, Join the Revolution!
Since so many children with special needs cannot tolerate dairy, at least for a period of gastrointestinal healing, I am often asked to recommend a non-dairy “milk.” You know that saying: “One man’s food is another man’s poison?” One reason that autism diets can fail to see positive results may be found in the use … Continue reading Non-Dairy Milks: Are you replacing one poison for another?
A note on oxalates: Nut and soy milks are very high in oxalates that can be highly acidifying and cause gut irritation and inflammation in those who cannot process them well (including many kids with ASDs). Even though rice itself is relative low in oxalates, the packaged rice milks have been shown to have even … Continue reading Easy Homemade Non-Dairy, Low Oxalate Milk
Are you taking into account the inflammatory potential of foods? Like many of the symptoms we see with illness or injury, inflammation is an effort by the body to heal or protect itself from further damage. A cut becomes inflamed, increasing blood flow to the area, thus providing nourishment and cells that alleviate the damage … Continue reading 5 Tips to Cool the Fires of Inflammation
1/8 t cumin seeds 1/8 t coriander seeds 1/8 t fennel seeds 4 green cardamom pods Break open the green cardamom pods and place in a cup. Lightly crush the seeds with a mortar and pestle or in a bowl with a spoon. No need to make powder. You just want to break the seed … Continue reading Anti-inflammatory herbal tea
3 celery stalks 1 handful of Italian parsley or water cress 1 clove of garlic 1/2 inch piece of ginger 1 kale leaf 2 inch slice of fresh pineapple with peel removed 2 carrots Wash the above vegetables and put through the juicer. Stir to mix, and serve.
In the autism world, parents are constantly dealing with protecting children from toxins. The detoxification processes of those with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) tend to be severely compromised. In combination with a leaky gut and weak blood brain barrier, the growing toxic burden leaves these children vulnerable to “brain allergies” or sensitivities that result in … Continue reading Nutrients to overcome the most insidious toxin in autism?