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Avoiding Holiday Havoc: Healthy solutions to avoid meltdowns and keep the holidays happy

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 […]

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 […]

Common Pesticides Linked to Autism: The Role of an Organic Diet and Sulforaphane

A study out of the University of North Carolina Medical School found that pesticides, including a new class of fungicides, caused transcription (genetic) changes in the brain consistent with brain samples of individuals with autism, advanced age and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Huntington’s disease.[i] These chemicals were found to inhibit mitochondrial complex […]

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.

Pesticides and Autism

With the state of California planning to spray unnecessary, ineffective, untested (and known to be harmful) pesticides on 7 million people, I think it’s prudent to highlight studies that demonstrate the increased risk of autism associated with pesticides. (See my recent newsletter about the spraying) Many of us in the “biomedical” community believe a genetic […]

Autism Diets Overview: GFCF, SCD, Body Ecology, Weston A. Price, and more

Significant scientific data and overwhelming anecdotal analysis by thousands of parents indicate a link between Autism symptoms and diet. Gluten- (wheat) and Casein- (dairy) free has shown a 65% improvement rating as reported by Autism Research Institute (ARI) in a survey of thousands of parents; Specific Carbohydrate Diet (while a small sample of hundreds) has […]

Environmental Toxins

Environment toxins have an effect on all children and adults, especially those on the autistic spectrum. It is not thoroughly known whether environmental toxins are an underlying cause of autism that can change biochemistry (like mercury), or if they can damage genetic matter and turn on/off genes. What is known is that environmental toxins such […]


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