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End the overwhelm.

Get a head start with my researched and field tested tool kit so that your child can thrive too.


Is Your Child Missing Key Nutrients?

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Research and clinical findings show that our children are burdened with multiple nutrient deficiencies.  Unaddressed, these deficiencies continue to impair many important metabolic functions in our children and impact their health, neurologic function and in the end their ability to heal.  In order to address key nutrient deficiencies appropriately, we must identify which ones are most likely in our children, what impact this has on them, why they occur in the first place and how we can fix them.
On today’s podcast, I discuss the what, why and how to fix key nutrient deficiencies in our children.  I also addressed this subject in a previous blog post, Top Nutrient Deficiencies Found in Our Children – What You Need to Know.  Here is a snapshot of what you will learn today:

Bottom Line: Good Digestion is Fundamental to Help Your Child

Good Digestion

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.

What’s the Difference Between the GAPS and SCD Diets?

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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.


Gluten-Free/Casein-Free Diet – Why It’s a Good Place to Start

Gluten-Free/Casein-Free Diet - Why It's a Good Place to Start

Many doctors advise parents of children with autism and ADHD to start with the gluten-free/casein-free (GFCF) diet when considering dietary intervention for the first time. In a recent article, I discussed the GFCF diet along with nine other therapeutic diets that you can use. These will help resolve the many neurological and physiological symptoms your child experiences. Let’s review what the GFCF diet is and why it’s a good place to start.


How to Keep and Review Your Child’s Food Journal For Maximum Results

How to Keep and Review Your Child's Food Journal For Maximum Results

Children with autism, ADHD,  sensory processing disorder and other neurodevelopmental disorders often experience symptoms that are triggered by certain foods, habits, or environmental factors, or a lack of certain nutrients or habits. The many possible contributors to your child’s symptoms can seem impossible to nail down. To get to the bottom of your child’s symptoms, tracking his food intake along with other health details is key. Today I am going to show you how to get organized—from small details to the big picture—to help recover your child and How to Keep and Review Your Child's Food Journal For Maximum Results.


Top 10 Therapeutic Diets and How They Can Help Your Child


There are many dietary approaches you can use to help your child with autism, ADHD, and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Today I am going to reveal the Top 10 Therapeutic Diets and How They Can Help Your Child, and discuss a few of them in detail.

Diet is the first intervention by physicians and other practitioners who specialize in working with our children. Proper diet is fundamental to correcting the underlying causes of neurological symptoms. Often, parents see “miraculous” results when implementing dietary interventions which focus on removing inflammatory foods and provide nutrients that support gut healing and detoxification.

As I mentioned in one of my earliest articles, I took the “all or nothing” approach to dietary change with my daughters and dove head first into the GAPS diet. But my path may not be right for you—each child is different, and there are many variables to consider before choosing how to proceed with your child. In addition to the brief discussion below of a few of the ten diets to consider, download my Top Ten Therapeutic Diets Cheat Sheet for an overview of your options.