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Behaviors/Symptoms & Remedy Chart

Autism, ADHD and any other behavioral condition can be very complicated. There can be multiple factors happening in the body to cause specific behaviors. I believe in a holistic approach with determining what factors are at the root of the behaviors and treating those at the core. Here is a list of some of the […]

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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Vitamin D and Behaviors

Vitamin D and Autism New research is showing that up to 75% of children on the autism spectrum show significant improvement with high dose Vitamin D supplementation. Vitamin D levels are very often significantly lower in children with autism and ADHD. Vitamin D has many vital roles in our body, including enhancing intestinal absorption of […]

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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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How Diet Change Helped My Son’s Autism

When my son first started showing signs of autism, I was determined to give it my all and find out how to help him. I was so excited to have this little guy; I followed every guideline to a “T” and I watched all of his milestones so carefully.  All of his developmental milestones were […]

MTHFR

MTHFR- What You Need To Know

Methylation deficiencies and a defect in MTHFR are linked to many conditions/symptoms, including: ADHD Frequent miscarriages Autism Hashimoto’s or Hypothyroidism Delayed Speech Headaches Bipolar or manic depression Heart disease Diabetes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome IBS Autoimmune Conditions   MTHFR (methylenetetrahydrafolate-reductase) is a much needed enzyme in the body. It’s required for processing methylation and converting folic […]

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5 Reasons You Should Be Drinking Roobios Tea

As published on Zhou Nutrition Rooibos tea is beginning to gain popularity and for good reason. It is a from a shrub native to South Africa and is loaded with nutrients and antioxidants. Additionally, rooibos is high in mineral content which can aid in metabolic processes and maintaining a healthy nervous and immune system. Rooibos […]

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What Are Food Sensitivities & How Do They Contribute To Children’s Behaviors?

Most people are very aware of the effects of common food allergies. People may suffer from hives, difficulty breathing, sneezing, runny nose, or itching. Very commonly overlooked, however, are food sensitivities (commonly referred to as “hidden food allergies”) which can contribute to many different health conditions as well. If someone has a sensitivity to a […]

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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 […]

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5 Ways to Reduce Your Sugar Intake

As published on Zhou Nutrition The average American consumes up to 22 teaspoons of sugar daily! Many times, children are getting even more sugar than adults. In fact, it is estimated that children between ages of 9-18 may be getting 34 teaspoons of sugar daily! Added sugar is one of the worst additives to foods […]