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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 […]

Autism symptoms improve with better diet and nutrition, 1-year study concludes

Nutritional and dietary intervention is effective at improving non-verbal IQ, autism symptoms, developmental age in children and adults with ASD. I’m very excited to share the results of a new scientific study on autism: this is my first published paper! You read that right! I am one of the co-authors of this study, which was […]

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 […]

Top Lunchbox Picks for Back to School from a Nutritionist and Mom

I have to admit that as a nutritionist and a mom, I’m a bit obsessed with lunchboxes and finding the perfect non-toxic lunch containers for my daughter (and myself).  I own and have tried many.  While all of my choices at home are BPA-, phthalate- and lead-free, I’m still not thrilled with plastic options.  I’m […]

Sharing my heart… on my birthday

Today’s my birthday! As I reflect on my 48 years on this planet, I want to share what’s in my heart. I’m so grateful for all of my autism parents. My life is so significantly enriched with you in it. You are brave. You are real. You are aware and open-minded. You are loving. You […]

Traveling on a Special Diet

Now that summer has arrived, I’d like to share some tips for traveling on a special diet. Traveling with children can be challenging enough.  If you or your child is on a special diet, the idea of taking a trip can make any mother think twice and consider just staying home. You cannot simply rely […]

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