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The Gut Brain Axis in Autism [A Study Review]
The Gut Brain Axis in Autism [A Study Review]

The gut-brain axis is a well established connection suggesting that the intestinal microbiota (the good bacteria in our gut) signal to the brain in a myriad of ways. This delicate balance of gut microbes can influence emotional development, modulation of stress and...

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Carnitine Supplementation May Reduce Autism Risk
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...

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Recipes

Rainbow Fruit Kebabs: Healthy Treats for Kids
Rainbow Fruit Kebabs: Healthy Treats for Kids

For holidays, kids are often looking for treats. And those are usually in the form of sugar. Fortunately summer and Labor Day are the perfect time for a healthy fruit based dessert. And nothing is more pure than fresh fruit. So this Labor Day try Rainbow Fruit Kebabs....

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Zucchini Pickles [Recipe]
Zucchini Pickles [Recipe]

If you have planted a garden, by the time summer is in full swing, zucchini and summer squash are often so abundant that you just don’t know what to do with them all.  This summer, thanks to the generosity of a neighbor, I received a ton of squash and decided to try...

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Mother’s Day Cupcakes
Mother’s Day Cupcakes

Cupcakes – Diet Compliance: GFCF/SCD/GAPS/LOD/Paleo/Nut-Free Frosting – Diet Compliance: GFCF (see further ideas below) These cupcakes are certainly not only for Mother’s Day, but the floral design lends itself so nicely to springtime and...

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