April 20, 2017
On today’s podcast, I decided to revisit the topic of digestion. Good digestion is a fundamental piece of the puzzle impacting our children's’ health. Understanding how digestion is supposed to work and what happens when it doesn’t work properly will give you clarity on what is contributing to or is a roadblock to making meaningful progress in your child’s healing.
The importance of good digestion is one of the first topics I wrote about when I started My Child Will Thrive. If you have listened to today’s podcast but want a written refresher, you can review what I talked about by reading Is Poor Digestion Sabotaging Diet Efforts With Your Child and The Sabotage of Poor Digestion and How To Fix It.
April 13, 2017
I recently interviewed Susan Levin, mother of 14-year old Ben, who received an autism diagnosis at the age of five. Ben’s story is inspiring and revolves around the Son-Rise Program, a parent-led program that is helping to recover children on the autism spectrum. In today’s article and podcast 007 learn how Susan recovered her son from autism through the Son-Rise program alongside biomedical, and social development therapies.
April 6, 2017
Last week we talked about functional neurology and how it’s important to address brain function directly in conjunction with our efforts to address the brain indirectly with biomedical treatments and nutrition. Neurofeedback is one functional neurologic therapy that can help your child with a neurodevelopmental disorder like autism, ADHD, or sensory processing disorders.
I had the opportunity to interview a neurofeedback expert, John Mekrut, owner of The Balanced Brain Neurofeedback Training Center and a father of a daughter with multiple neurodevelopmental challenges, on the My Child Will Thrive Podcast Episode 006. Listen to the podcast for his full story and insights about the use of neurofeedback. This article outlines the basics about neurofeedback options you can investigate for your child.
March 2, 2017
I get asked a lot by parents of children with neurodevelopmental disorders what the difference is between the GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) diet and the SCD (specific carbohydrate diet), and how to choose which of these therapeutic diets is best for their child.
Both diets are similar in nature, so some people get confused about which one to try and why. The two diets are based on some of the same principles. Essentially, the GAPS Diet is built on the SCD Diet, but is more comprehensive in nature.
February 16, 2017
Many years passed before I realized that my daughter might have mitochondrial dysfunction. I attributed her main symptoms—fatigue and slow processing speed—to a number of different causes, none of them related to those tiny organelles inside her cells that I had learned about back in high school biology class.
But as the years went by and I dove into the science surrounding my daughter’s health, I learned that she—and many children just like her—may have mitochondrial dysfunction. When I learned about the signs and symptoms of the condition, my radar went up. Today, I'll share with you details about mitochondrial dysfunction—what you need to know to help your child.
January 26, 2017
For me, the Overwhelm Detox is how I complete an annual review of my daughter's lifelong medical history. If this was your first time compiling all of your child’s information in this way, you will be that much more prepared to periodically review it all. Feel free to jump into any future Overwhelm Detoxes I run to do a complete review.
For me, the Overwhelm Detox is always eye opening. We have come so far with my daughter, and yet I continue to see opportunities for improvement in how we work with her to get the best results. Although the review takes time out of my already cramped schedule, I'm always glad when I get clarity about what opportunities we should investigate further, what treatments or therapies we should stop and which ones we should double down on to get the best results.