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Fermented superfoods shopping guide

My colleague Ryan Hetrick (Director of the soon-to-be released autism documentary Restoring Balance) recently posted a video shopping guide for probiotic superfoods. Many of these fermented superfoods can be made cheaply at home. However if you’ve never consumed them before, you might want to try the store-bought versions first. • Coconut water kefir – popularized… Keep Reading

How Can I Get My Kids to Eat More Vegetables?

Many of my private coaching clients reveal to me that their children eat low-to-no vegetables. This concerns me because it sets the child up for numerous vitamin deficiencies. Furthermore, a low-fiber diet leads to constipation. How much produce should my child be eating?  According to the USDA (MyPlate, 2018) a 4-year-old child should be consuming 2 cups of vegetables,… Keep Reading

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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

On British TV show “The Food Hospital”, dietician Lucy Jones and physician Dr. Gio Miletto conducted this research study which showed how food affects behavior. Schoolchildren 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… 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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