A Holistic Approach to the Horror of PANDAS/PANS

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.

Non-Dairy Milks: Are you replacing one poison for another?

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?

Easy Homemade Non-Dairy, Low Oxalate Milk

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

5 Tips to Cool the Fires of Inflammation

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

Nutrients to overcome the most insidious toxin in autism?

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?

Get your greens. Just get them clean & with fat!

     You probably heard the scaremongering headlines this week:  “CDC says LEAFY GREENS are the highest source of food borne illness.” But before you remove kale and lettuce from your diet, please consider that the health benefits far outweigh the dangers, and you can easily rid yourself of any bugs added to your greenery … Continue reading Get your greens. Just get them clean & with fat!

FLU??  Don’t suppress! Tips to naturally convalesce

I am a firm believer in the incredible power for healing that exists within each of us.  As a Holistic Health Counselor, I strive to promote the body’s own capacity for wellness and self-healing. Through nutrition and other natural means, we can nurture our inner terrains so they do not provide fertile grounds for harmful … Continue reading FLU??  Don’t suppress! Tips to naturally convalesce

5 Winter Immune Boosting Tips

Eat REAL and seasonally! Warm soups and stews provide great cover to get your kids to eat a wide variety of nourishing veggies. Traditional bone broth (cooked for 24 hours with a little organic apple cider vinegar) from organic meat sources is a powerful source of vitamins, minerals and protein, including the glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) that … Continue reading 5 Winter Immune Boosting Tips