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Nourishing Hope Success Story: Getting Your Hopes Up with Shamus

[This is part of our series: Getting Your Hopes Up: Stories of Healing Thru Diet and Nutrition. Each month we will be posting stories directly from mothers and fathers, on their experience using food and nutrition to help heal their child with autism, ADHD, and other developmental delays.] Shamus was diagnosed with moderate to severe […]

Inflammation – Fire in the Body

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. […]

Salicylates and Summertime!

If you were hoping that summertime – a time with no school, fresh air, sunshine, and exercise – would help your child feel better and improve their behavior…. but it hasn’t, then salicylates might be your challenge. What are salicylates? Salicylates are naturally-occurring food chemicals in fruits, vegetables, and other plant foods like herbs, spices, […]

Cloth Diapering Made Easy

I use a combination of cotton prefolds and FuzziBunz pocket diapers. The cotton prefolds are really easy to wash and dry, they get very clean without any hassle. At night, I use FuzziBunz because the fleece layer wicks wetness away, and I can stuff them to fit my needs with more or less absorbency.

Toxin-Free Lunch Box Gear for Back to School

I found a great website from a mom and retired RN specializing in autism and developmental disorders that has non-toxic children’s products including a great assortment of lunch boxes and lunch gear free of lead, BPA, phthalates, and PVC. There are stainless steel containers with one or two compartments great for a sandwich and carrot […]

Lead Found in Children’s and Baby Foods

Environmental Law Foundation tested apple and grape juice, and packaged pears and peaches, and found many containing lead!  Lead is neurotoxin, especially to babies and children.  Check out this list which includes some baby foods and organic brands! http://envirolaw.org/documents/ProductsTestedforLeadFINAL.pdf

Froot Loops is a Smart Choice!…?

Did you know that Froot Loops is a smart food choice? The Smart Choices Program, which currently has 10 major food producers signed on including Kellogg’s, Kraft Foods, ConAgra Foods, Unilever, General Mills, PepsiCo, and Tyson Foods, is a nutrition labeling program, “motivated by the need for a single, trusted and reliable front-of-pack nutrition labeling […]

Genetically Modified Foods Require Immediate Moratorium According to The American Academy Of Environmental Medicine

May 19, 2009 the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) released a position paper on genetically modified food. In their most recent press release, the AAEM reiterates “there is more than a casual association between GM foods and adverse health effects” and that “GM foods pose a serious health risk in the areas of toxicology, […]

Autism, Vaccines and the CDC: The Wrong Side of History

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and David Kirby Posted January 27, 2009 | 04:05 PM (EST)  From Huffington Post Even as the evidence connecting America’s autism epidemic to vaccines mounts, dead-enders at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) — many of whom promoted the current vaccine schedule and others with strong ties to the vaccine industry […]

Splenda – Important to Avoid for Children with Autism and GI Disorders

In a study conducted by Dr. Mohamed B. Abou-Donia, et al. and published in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, the artificial sweetener Splenda was found to have several health concerns. According to the study on rats, after 12 weeks of Splenda consumption, researchers found “numerous adverse effects, including (1) reduction in beneficial fecal […]

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