Can an ADHD diet really work?

A diet for ADHD may actually be the answer for many families seeking relief not found in traditional treatment. Find out why an ADHD diet works and how to do it.

Could berries, apples, and grapes be causing your child’s behavior challenges?

What do berries, apples, and grapes have in common? Salicylates. A vast majority of children with autism and ADHD in my nutrition practice have salicylate reactions. The most common symptoms are red cheeks. red ears, hyperactivity, and irritability.. SALICYLATES are a #1 food related cause of BEHAVIOR issues. There is a reasonable explanation for the […]

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 Mother’s Day. What makes these cupcakes festive is the floral frosting details. These flowers require special frosting piping tips. So you’ll […]

Self-Care for Parents

Self-Care for Parents As a parent, there is a lot to juggle. Getting everyone fed, to school, picked up, driven around, fed again, and to sleep… And even more to do if your child has special needs…. To finally have a few moments to ourselves. It’s possible we didn’t have any time for ourselves all […]

Help Your Child: How to Reduce Tummy Aches and Heal the Gut

Therapeutic Diets for Gastrointestinal Healing Gastrointestinal Problems and Developmental Delays Gastrointestinal problems and developmental delays are often connected. According to one study, children with autism, as well as ADHD and other developmental delays, have higher rates of medical conditions than their peers. These medical diagnoses include: diarrhea or colitis, food allergies, asthma, eczema, headaches and […]

Take the frustration out of picky eating

Picky eating is very common in children. 25% of children have a feeding disorder, and that number increases to 80% in children with developmental delays.1 So if you have a child who struggles to eat, know you are not alone. In fact, I can safely say I’ve worked with hundreds of picky eaters in my […]

Is ADD really NDD: NUTRITION Deficit Disorder?

“You put junk food into a child’s brain, you get back junk behavior, junk learning, and junk mood.  It’s as simple as that!” The above is a powerful quote from The N.D.D. Book written by Dr. William Sears, MD. This book explores the concept of “Nutrition Deficit Disorder,” or NDD, a term coined by Dr. […]

Nourishing Hope at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Last week I presented a research poster of our autism nutrition study at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) conference. A poster session is a room of (in this case) 200 researchers presenting their research, data, and graphs on a large 4 foot poster – think science fair for adults! And participants have […]

The Best Vitamins and Supplements for ADHD

The Best Vitamins and Supplements for ADHD ADHD is a complex neurological condition. Fortunately, when we understand that ADHD is a whole body condition we can begin by addressing the body to influence the brain. The biochemistry and underlying factors in the body affect the brain, learning, attention, and behavior, and we can influence those […]

Less-Sugar Cooked Buttercream Frosting Recipe

How time flies! 9 years ago, my daughter Ruby was born. Today, she’s baking her own birthday cakes. She loves cooking shows like Masterchef Junior and has been inspired to do her own cooking and baking. After watching the show, I realized how capable children can be at cooking, so I started letting her do […]