Nutrition Awareness & Discussion

WANTED: Hope in Action Throughout the Special Needs Community

Parents of a child who has special needs will almost surely hear at one time or another, “Now you know your child will never [fill in blank.]”  These gloom and doom forecasts are meant to be helpful, I know.  They are meant to prepare us for REALITY. I used to get...

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Prevent Holiday Meltdowns for You and Your Child

Holiday gatherings have led to some of the most humongous meltdowns we’ve experienced with my youngest son Jake, who is diagnosed on the severe end of the autism spectrum.  I can’t say I haven’t joined him a time or two either!  Once the tears have cleared...

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Six Steps for Handling Aggression and Meltdowns

Do you remember the horrific story of Alex Spourdalakis with his severe aggression and meltdowns?  The full story has now been made into a documentary. Alex’s story really hit home because our family has experienced a hell similar to the one they were living....

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Just One Book: Nourishing Traditions

a book review of Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and Diet DictocratsNourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon is one book that helped me understand the relationship between food and...

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Autism: 10 Strategies for Implementing Diet Changes

Why are food and diet some your of the most challenging aspects of raising a child with autism?  Make the decision to change the way your child, and perhaps your whole family, is easting – BAM!!!  You seem to hit walls of resistance every which way you turn! The walls...

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Is Autism Genetic? It’s NOT a Fight, It’s Our Future

Original Post May 20, 2009 at  www.kitchentablemedicine.com Is autism a genetic condition?   The scientific evidence definitely shows genetics are involved. The fact that males are diagnosed at a ratio of 4:1 to females points to a genetic piece. Identical twins...

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Autism: 10 Tips for Everyone

Original Post March 19, 2009 at www.kitchentablemedicine.com You probably already know that autism is growing. A 6,000% increase, 1 in 150 children, 1 in 94 boys - the statistics are steadily rising. This is a journey we are all on, even though many are not aware....

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