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Folate (Vitamin B9)

Folate (Vitamin B9) is essential for numerous functions in the human body, and many autistic and ADHD children are low in this essential nutrient. I hope you find this video to be useful and informative. If you’d like to have a hard copy, you may download Folate PowerPoint Slides (PDF). Please remember that no matter your… Keep Reading

Can I eat chocolate on the GAPS diet?

Although the SCD list disallows chocolate, here is a quote from Dr. Natasha’s FAQ page: “When can cocoa be introduced?” “Cocoa is SCD illegal. However, I find that many people can start having it occasionally on the Full GAPS Diet, once the digestive symptoms are gone. Find pure organic cocoa powder. Mixing the powder with… Keep Reading

GMO or Organic Farming

GMOs and Roundup are bad for your health

GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) / GE (Genetically Engineered) foods are lab-created by altering the genetic code of a plant or animal. For example GMO corn contains Bt toxin. A recent study (Mesnage et al., 2012) showed that consuming Bt corn can cause gut permeability or “leaky gut”. When your gut becomes permeable everything that you… Keep Reading

Food & Behavior Research Study

This research study proved that food affects behavior. Children in Britain aged 5 – 9 attended a party and were split into two groups. Group 1 was fed healthy options such as apple slices, carrot sticks, hummus, etc. and drank water. Group 2 received the usual party fare: candy, potato chips, and soda, which contained sugar,… Keep Reading

Unrefined Sea Salt

High quality sea salt is vital to health and well-being. I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Selina DeLangre, the owner of Celtic Sea Salt. We discussed the importance of using unprocessed, whole salt which leaves the naturally occurring, essential minerals intact. She assured me that absolutely no additives are added, nor anything removed from… Keep Reading

Got (raw) milk?

Many autistic/ADD children react poorly to milk products because of inability to digest lactose opiate effect of casein high rate of IgG allergy to dairy However if you decide that your child’s gut has reached a sufficient point of healing and you’d like to give dairy a try, here is some food for thought: Many… Keep Reading

MSG

Obviously you want to avoid all excitotoxins (which literally excite your brain cells to death) including artificial sweeteners and MSG. But did you know the many hidden sources of MSG? In general, if a food is processed you can assume it contains MSG (or one of its pseudo-ingredients). Eating a whole, fresh food diet is… Keep Reading

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