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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 […]

self care

Dump the Resolutions and Focus on Self-Care

  I love the new year…Well, sort of. Let me explain. I love the opportunity during the new year to reflect on what I want to create. I dislike the “pressure” of the “New Year’s Resolution.” It feels so forced. And if you know me, you know I dislike feeling forced to do anything… even […]

The Ketogenic Diet vs. a Gluten-Free Casein-Free Diet: Which One Works Best for Children with Autism?

With the popularity of the ketogenic (keto) diet these days and the amazing results people are reporting, my clients have been asking whether the ketogenic diet is right for their child with autism. I have been looking for good science that can guide us as to whether the ketogenic diet improves the symptoms of autism. […]

Deviled Eggs for Halloween

I have to confess I’ve always LOVED deviled eggs. I used to be embarrassed to say so – I always thought I was the only one.  Deviled eggs seemed like a strange appetizer relic from the seventies.  Throwing parties, I assumed they would not be that popular.  However, since I loved them, I started making […]

Getting Rid of Lice Naturally

Lice. Just saying the word creates that deeply squeamish itchy feeling.  With lice season now upon us, you may find it helpful to review the main issues and solutions involved in getting rid of these unwanted parasitic insects.  With any health concern, prevention is very much worth the effort, and if you’ve been through the […]

Sulforaphane

Sulforaphane Benefits Autism and DIY Broccoli Sprouts

Did you know that broccoli sprouts can improve autism symptoms and other neuroinflammatory conditions? At first, I thought it was too good to be true until I looked into the science much further. How could this one tiny food do so much good? Broccoli sprouts possess large amounts of a compound called glucoraphanin, the precursor to sulforaphane. Sulforaphane […]

Parents’ Top 3 Diet and Nutrition Interventions for Autism

As you now have likely heard, our Autism Nutrition study led by Dr. James Adams was published, and the results were phenomenal: improvements in autism symptoms, increases in non-verbal IQ and development age, and improvements in digestive symptoms and more. The study consisted of 6 diet and nutrition interventions that were layered in one at […]

Essential Oils Lower Cortisol and Help Reduce Stress

Wondering how I became so interested in essential oils? In fact, it turns out to be a combination of personal and professional reasons that encouraged me to look for an essential oil solution. You see, one of my favorite supplements for lowering cortisol, a phosphorylated serine (not phosphatidylserine) product was unavailable for a period of […]

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