Monthly Archives: June 2014

Can I Have Your Attention Please?

Having a child who has difficulty concentrating can be challenging for everyone- teachers, parents, and of course the children involved.  While the terms “hyperactive” and “ADD” may be applied too loosely in some instances, there are many children who truly struggle to focus and pay attention. The incidence of Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder continues to rise…
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Diet Therapy in the Treatment of Autism

First published in Naturopathic Doctor News and Review, January 2009 The treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be a challenging, prolonged and complicated process. It can also be extraordinarily rewarding when children begin to emerge from behind the autistic symptoms and engage in the world around them. Proper nutrition has been found to be…
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Gluten-Free and Casein-Free Foods

Foods to avoid In implementing the diet, it is crucial to understand exactly which foods to exclude.  Even small amounts of gluten or casein can perpetuate negative health effects.  Care must be taken to read all labels. If label reads “May contain traces of…dairy/gluten”- product is ok to use. If dairy or gluten is part…
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Hyperbaric Treatment and Autism

Autistic Disorder (autism), along with Asperger syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder–not otherwise specified, comprise a spectrum of neurode-developmental disorders (collectively termed autism spectrum disorders or ASD) that are characterized by restrictive and repetitive behaviors along with impairments in communication and social interaction. The number of children diagnosed with ASD has increased over the last decade…
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