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Back to School Lunch Box Ideas

Now that school is back, trying to figure out healthy foods to send the kids can be challenging. Here are some great ideas that are free of all the common allergens!   Carrot, Celery or Jicama Sticks and hummus Jicama Tacos Fresh fruit or fruit salad with Whipped Coconut Cream for dipping Sunflower seed butter […]

Zinc

Zinc

Zinc–a critical element for autism Zinc is critical in the nutritional healing process of autism, ADHD or other behavioral condition. It is known to play a vital role in neonatal development and is involved in countless metabolic and signaling pathways within the body. One of the many critical roles of zinc is in gastrointestinal function […]

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Gluten Free/Casein Free Food Substitutions for Autism Kids

Transitioning to a new way of eating doesn’t have to be as difficult as you might imagine. Let’s look specifically at Gluten free/Casein free food substitutions for the extremely picky eater. Many children with autism have food aversions and will not try anything new. I get it. My son was the same way. There finally […]

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Magnesium: Why is it so important?

Love this picture I took of the ocean off the coast of California last summer—did you know Magnesium is found abundantly in sea water—along with many other minerals which is one reason swimming the ocean is so healing –don’t drink it though 😉 Magnesium is required in the body for over 350 biochemical reactions! That […]

5 Reasons Why Chia Seeds Are An Amazing Superfood

Chia seeds are tiny black seeds from the plant Salvia Hispanica which is native to South America. As published on Zhou Nutrition website. “Chia” means strength and has long been known for its energy producing qualities. Historically, the Mayan and Aztec cultures used chia seeds for energy and endurance during long distance running or even […]

What about Medications for Autism & ADHD?

Aren’t they effective and helpful?   For this article I want to focus on medication for ADHD. Ritalin and Adderall are the two most common medications prescribed for ADHD. While they may be effective at controlling unwarranted behaviors and improving concentration, there are many side effects that come along with it. Now, I am not […]

Favorite Autism Resources

When we first decided to change the way our family ate, it was challenging. This was such a big change and it was something completely foreign to us. My husband was not on board with it in the least because we were literally taking out the only things in my son’s diet that he would […]

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Helping My Child With Autism. Where Do I Start?

Prior to 1980, autism was only seen in approximately 1 in 10,000 kids. Now, according to the CDC, autism rates are 1 in 45. There are many pieces to the autism puzzle.   The medical community agrees that there are multiple factors involved in autism and it is the general consensus that it is caused […]

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Eczema

So many people suffer from eczema! If you have ever had it, you know how irritating it can be. Eczema is a dermatitis condition caused by an allergic inflammatory response.Eczema can stand alone or be common with those who also have autoimmune conditions or children with autism spectrum or ADHD. Symptoms can range from very […]