Self-Care for Parents

Self-Care for Parents As a parent, there is a lot to juggle. Getting everyone fed, to school, picked up, driven around, fed again, and to sleep… And even more to do if your child has special needs…. To finally have a few moments to ourselves. It’s possible we didn’t have any time for ourselves all […]

Help Your Child: How to Reduce Tummy Aches and Heal the Gut

Therapeutic Diets for Gastrointestinal Healing Gastrointestinal Problems and Developmental Delays Gastrointestinal problems and developmental delays are often connected. According to one study, children with autism, as well as ADHD and other developmental delays, have higher rates of medical conditions than their peers. These medical diagnoses include: diarrhea or colitis, food allergies, asthma, eczema, headaches and […]

Take the frustration out of picky eating

Picky eating is very common in children. 25% of children have a feeding disorder, and that number increases to 80% in children with developmental delays.1 So if you have a child who struggles to eat, know you are not alone. In fact, I can safely say I’ve worked with hundreds of picky eaters in my […]

Is ADD really NDD: NUTRITION Deficit Disorder?

“You put junk food into a child’s brain, you get back junk behavior, junk learning, and junk mood.  It’s as simple as that!” The above is a powerful quote from The N.D.D. Book written by Dr. William Sears, MD. This book explores the concept of “Nutrition Deficit Disorder,” or NDD, a term coined by Dr. […]

Nourishing Hope at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Last week I presented a research poster of our autism nutrition study at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) conference. A poster session is a room of (in this case) 200 researchers presenting their research, data, and graphs on a large 4 foot poster – think science fair for adults! And participants have […]

The Best Vitamins and Supplements for ADHD

The Best Vitamins and Supplements for ADHD ADHD is a complex neurological condition. Fortunately, when we understand that ADHD is a whole body condition we can begin by addressing the body to influence the brain. The biochemistry and underlying factors in the body affect the brain, learning, attention, and behavior, and we can influence those […]

Less-Sugar Buttercream Frosting Recipe

How time flies! 9 years ago, my daughter Ruby was born. Today, she’s baking her own birthday cakes. She loves cooking shows like Masterchef Junior and has been inspired to do her own cooking and baking. After watching the show, I realized how capable children can be at cooking, so I started letting her do […]

Carnitine Supplementation May Reduce Autism Risk

Researchers at Texas University have published a groundbreaking study demonstrating the positive impact of carnitine supplementation on a gene mutation common in ASD.[1] The results specifically advocate taking the amino acid supplement during pregnancy to protect the delicate embryonic neural structures. The research adds to the growing body of evidence that ASD risk and symptoms […]

Inflammation in Anxiety, ADHD, Autism, and Other Neurological Conditions:
Nutrition to Calm the Nerves

In today’s fast paced world, with little rest, overloaded with toxins, and devoid of nutrients, inflammation is very common. Once triggered, it can be hard to shut off – and if certain biochemical processes persist, chronic inflammation can ensue. Inflammation acts like a fire in the body, literally burning up many of our necessary nutrients. Inflammation […]

Benefits of Gelatin

What is Gelatin Exactly? Simply, gelatin is COOKED collagen. Gelatin is the basic ingredient is used to make foods “gel”. Gelatin is found in bone broth, but also manufactured into a powder/granulated form and added to make gummies, gelatin desserts, and more. This form of collagen is used most often in foods and recipes. Gelatin […]