Category Archives: Newly Diagnosed

Green Home…Healthy Kids

For over a decade, I’ve been writing about harmful chemicals in our environment and how they jeopardize our children’s health and development. We have made significant strides in identifying, controlling and eliminating many toxic exposures but there is still an overwhelming … Continue reading

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Your Child’s First and Best Advocate: You

Whether it’s one voice helping one child, or many people joining together to effect change, advocacy can make a world of difference… Twenty years ago, I was just about to graduate college with a communications degree. I was looking forward … Continue reading

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Resisting Labels

When someone asks where my child falls on the spectrum, I respond “somewhere in the middle.”  When you tell someone you have a child with autism, it’s likely the first question they ask will be, “Is he high or low … Continue reading

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Vitamin D and Autism: The sunshine connection.

Science can be a fickle thing sometimes. Research interests wax and wane and priorities shift as a consequence of trends, resources and funding. Take for example the science behind vitamins and minerals and the shifting sands of research interest. At … Continue reading

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Serendipity: Our Family’s Special Journey Through Autism

My husband and I are both practicing physicians. We are blessed with two lovely children – Raphael and Ysabell. Sometime in 2001, I decided to lay low in my medical practice and devote more time for our family. It came … Continue reading

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Healthy Gluten- and Dairy-Free Eating Tips – Good for the Whole Family!

Healthy eating has been the subject of debate among parents, dietitians, physicians, and chefs for years. Each group, having studied their particular belief, is confident that they are correct. And there are facts to back up many points of view. … Continue reading

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Thirteen Things…

Living with your child, you don’t see the changes little by little as they happen. One day, I looked at my son, Jeremy, and realized he was already up to my chin, and that he was growing facial hair. His … Continue reading

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Diagnosis of Autism: 10 Quick Tips

Over the years, as a consultant to families of children with autism, and in conjunction with the supervision of their healthcare professionals, I have been asked to share tips that families can immediately begin implementing themselves when they receive or … Continue reading

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Diagnostic Testing

A Directory listing of companies providing diagnostic testing for autism and it’s related disorders Continue reading

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The Encyclopedia of Dietary Interventions by Karyn Seroussi and Lisa Lewis, PhD.

Anyone looking to understand, implement or maintain dietary interventions will find this book incredibly helpful. Karyn Seroussi and Lisa Lewis have written an invaluable resource for your autistic child, loved one with immune system dysfunction or someone combating yeast and bacteria. Continue reading

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