November 17, 2016
You've probably already heard the term leaky gut, but have you grasped the concept of what it really is? The mainstream media is buzzing these days with research on the micro biome (the trillions of microorganisms that reside in the gut) and how it is tied to our health. Not only do these microorganisms affect digestive health, but they also impact areas far removed from the gut.
In particular, the balance of microorganisms in the gut has a powerful effect on the brain. This interaction is called the gut–brain axis, an area of great interest and research. As parents of children with neurodevelopmental disorders, the gut-brain axis is an important topic for us to pay attention to..
The health of the gut is tied to our children’s overall health and wellness AND to their brain function. Let's skip the why for today and jump right into how to heal a leaky gut and optimize our child’s microbiome so they too can have the best chance at optimal brain function. So what is The 3R Secret to Healing Your Child's Leaky Gut?
August 11, 2016
What if someone told you that a particular type of food or food additive was causing your child’s symptoms? It could even be something as simple as the daily apple you child eats. Phenols (salicylates, amines and glutamates in particular) are compounds found in many foods and additives that could be a major contributor to your child’s symptoms. Find out How Common Foods Can Trigger Your Child’s Symptoms and what you can do to identify what foods your child should avoid.
July 14, 2016
More and more, we are seeing children with nutritional deficiencies, a phenomenon that studies show is even more apparent in children with neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and ADHD. Today we will explore what you need to know about the top nutrient deficiencies found in our children, including: what the research has shown to be the most common deficiencies, how the deficiencies contribute to their symptoms, why these deficiencies exist, how you can find out if your child is deficient and what you can do to correct the vitamin, mineral, fatty acid, amino acid and mineral deficiencies in your child. The good news is, nutritional deficiencies that are impacting your child’s ability to thrive can be corrected.
June 23, 2016
I’ve attended a number of different conferences and course over the years, in person and online, in a quest to learn all I can to help my daughter. This past April I attended the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS) conference for the first time. It was an intense three days of learning. The MAPS conference is a continuing education conference that allows medical practitioners to gain a comprehensive knowledge of the research and clinical applications in the area of biomedical treatments for special needs children, with a specific focus on children with neurodevelopmental disorders.
MAPS is a conference of clinicians and researchers who are in the trenches treating kids everyday, pushing forward what they have learned from clinical experience while being guided by research. I read a lot and have been to many courses, but I was looking for a comprehensive program where the curriculum addressed all areas of biomedical interventions currently available. That’s why I decided to go to the MAPS conference, and I was not disappointed. The depth of information and quality of practitioners and instructors is second to none. While I can’t share all I learned in one article, I will share a few points of interest that I took away from my three days there.
March 31, 2016
The Book That Kickstarted My Childs Recovery. Probably like you, I have read many books on how to recover my child. Early on, when looking for answers to my daughter’s health issues, I didn’t know where to start because my daughter’s signs and symptoms didn’t really fit into any diagnostic box, so I was left on my own to figure it out. The one diagnosis we did eventually receive around the age of five was dyspraxia. Dyspraxia only accounted for a few of her symptoms, however, and most of the interventions were speech- and occupational therapy-based (which we pursued vigorously for several years and made gains as a result). Than there was The Book That Kickstarted My Childs Recovery.
One day, during a regular Google search for “dyspraxia,” I came across a book that stood out from all the others: Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS), Natural Treatment for: Dyspraxia, Autism, ADD, Dyslexia, ADHD, Depression and Schizophrenia by Dr. Natasha Campbell-Mcbride MD, MMedSCi (neurology), MMedSci (nutrition) and mom of a child she recovered from autism with the GAPS Nutritional Protocol she developed. This book was different. It taught me that these conditions could be reversed or significantly improved through diet and nutrients and that they were medical in nature. It gave me hope and scared me at the same time. (more…)
March 17, 2016
What am I talking about today?
As promised, in Part 2 of this post I am going to walk you through the Sabotage of Poor Digestion and How to Fix It. What happens when your child’s digestive system is dysfunctioning and why does it matter to his/her neurodevelopment recovery? And most important, what you can do about it. If you haven’t checked out part one of this post, you can check it out here.