Pregnancy/Baby

Pregnancy/Baby

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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Research, Studies and News – January 2019
Research, Studies and News – January 2019

  Could targeting the immune system improve ASD symptoms? Gut health and inborn errors of metabolism Effects of probiotics prebiotics, and phytobiotics on mental health The gluten-free diet, ASD and Down Syndrome Prenatal fish oil supplementation may improve...

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Salmon Roe – Unsurpassed for Nourishing the Brain
Salmon Roe – Unsurpassed for Nourishing the Brain

Fish eggs, particularly salmon roe, are very rich in nutrients. Salmon roe has the highest level of omega 3 of any other food. The omega 3 fats (EPA and DHA) in one ounce of salmon roe equate to 1800 mg. This is 3.5 times the amount in salmon (from the highest omega 3...

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Dairy-Free and Soy-free Infant Formula
Dairy-Free and Soy-free Infant Formula

Ideally, mothers breastfeed their babies.  Breast milk is the superior choice nutritionally; however, there are many mothers cannot breastfeed.  I am one of them. What’s a mom to do? Commercial formula?  Homemade formula? Cow’s milk, Goat’s milk, or casein-free...

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Study: Prenatal Vitamins Reduce the Risk of Autism
Study: Prenatal Vitamins Reduce the Risk of Autism

A study on prenatal vitamins and autism was conducted emphasizing the importance of proper nutrient intake before and during the early stages of pregnancy.  This study in Epidemiology, lead by Rebecca Schmidt, found that women who did not take a prenatal vitamin 3...

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Encouraging a Sauerkraut Lover
Encouraging a Sauerkraut Lover

We love cultured vegetables in our home.  We enjoy making them and look forward to the day when Ruby can assist.  I’ve taught many classes on making sauerkraut and kids love to help–crushing the cabbage with their bare hands, releasing the juices.  Then...

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Cloth Diapering Made Easy
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.

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