Holiday Tips For Families With Autism

November 24, 2015 11:13:02 AM PST

Holidays can be overwhelming for anyone but for those on the spectrum and their families there are special challenges that may occur as schedules and routines are disrupted. The additional crowds and sensory issues are difficult for children with autism but with planning and information sharing the holidays can be more enjoyable for everyone


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Posted in Sensitive Living By BrainChild Nutritionals

Diet changes could dramatically help manage behavior of kids with ADHD, study says

Eleven percent of children from ages 4 to 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD, and the majority of them take medicine to control the symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Now, a round of new, peer-reviewed studies have revealed that simple changes in diet can dramatically help manage it.

It can also help in behavior of children without ADHD.


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Natural Ways to Support children with ADHD

June 28, 2013 10:06:06 AM PDT


Over the past few years parents, along with their physicians, have been seeking a more natural health care alternative for children with ADHD. Around 6.4 million children, ranging from the ages of 4 -17 years of age, at some point in their lives been diagnosed by medical professionals, as having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

In many of these cases these children were given psychotropic drugs as means of lessening the symptoms of the ailment.


The issue here is that, while the medications may have been successful in rectifying short-term issues, there were consequences and risks involved in using these drugs for longer periods. It’s no surprise that parents all over the world are looking for more natural alternatives in coping with ADHD symptoms.

This article describes the other natural possibilities that are easily available to parents seeking Natural approaches to there children with ADHD.

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Posted in Medical News Biomedical Sensitive Living By BrainChild Nutritionals

Magnesium and Vitamin B6 are two crucial minerals children need to promote healthy growth and can be found easily in a variety of food stuffs.

Studies have shown that magnesium is required for healthy bone development (newer studies are showing preliminary results that magnesium is just as important as calcium for bone development).

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Posted in Sensitive Living General Health By BrainChild Nutritionals

Terri's Thoughts for World Autism Day 2013

April 2, 2013 12:32:46 PM PDT

Today is world Autism awareness day. I'm guessing that many of you, like myself, are already more aware than you ever wished or dreamed of being. On this day, I try to look beyond "awareness" (and exhaustion!) and see positive things autism can bring: Today I see hope and gratitude.

My son is 19. At age two, we had an appointment with a neurologist, in which my guy played with my car keys through the entire hour: Moderate-to-mild, possible brain damage, school programs available, good luck, out the door. Photos from that time show a cute redhead, with absolutely no affect: dead eyes, staring out from a sweet toddler face. Ten months before, he'd had sparkling eye contact. I went home and lived on the internet, reading, researching, digging into the night for anything that gave me something to believe in: PDDNOS, what? Regressive, how? What might help?

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Posted in Sensitive Living By Terri Mykland

In a mouse study, blocking a gut enzyme shows promise of controlling deadly reactions People with life-threatening peanut allergies understand how vexing the wait has been for a proper remedy, prevention, or cure. In a mouse study, researchers at National Jewish Health in Denver have discovered what might be a breakthrough in treating peanut allergies. They found that levels of the enzyme named Pim 1 kinase rise in the small intestines of peanut-allergic mice. Depressing or blocking the activity of Pim 1 significantly reduced the allergic response to peanuts.

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Posted in Sensitive Living By Terri Mykland

Green House - my favorite cleaners

November 5, 2012 5:40:16 PM PST

Some days, it seems to me like there are so many toxic things out there in the world that I can’t possibly make a difference, like emptying the ocean with a teaspoon. The best antidote I know for that kind of toxic overwhelm is to fight back in my own house, one little green step at a time! I have worked hard to make every piece of my personal little world — my home — less full of chemicals and toxins. I’m not the best housekeeper.

One thing I am good at, though, after 17 years with a child with autism, is reading labels and choosing things I feel good about. Everything on this list works pretty well. It has to, because, like I said, I’m not all that good at house cleaning!

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Posted in Sensitive Living By Terri Mykland