Reading the same book, or watching the same movie is good for your brain

  Do you have what I call an autism book or a movie. The same book or movie you have seen a billion times because your kids love it. According to this article, this repetition, is good for the child’s brain. All kids do this, autism or not because it helps with the following: Vocabulary and word recognition. The repetition increases words, adds to vocabulary and expands expressive language, especially if the book includes pictures. For kids with hyperlexia, this can build the vocabulary. Pattern and rhythm-The child increases her vocabulary listening to the same words over and over again. She understands the pattern of language. Fluency-The ability to read with expression Comprehension-To understand what you are reading Confidence-The repetition helps the child read without stumbling with confidence.     We read the book so much, it’s memorized, and it looks like the child is reading. You look a little carefully as well on why the child picked this particular movie. If you have a little engineer, he might watch monsters Inc to watch the doors open and close. He’s interested in doors. Look at where and when he mentions lines from books and movies. If you know the context, the child could be communicating. This can be the beginning of communication for kids on the on the spectrum.  Enjoy what they enjoy and learn what they want to learn. It’s the best way to learn how he thinks and what he’s trying to say to you. Sometimes kids on the spectrum understand way more than we think when we see that the context makes sense in the conversation...

Salicylates a cause of your child’s behavior problems? Try the feingold diet.

Salicylates are naturally occuring in certain foods like grapes, apples, berries, cucumbers….and aspirin. Some people react strongly including certain behaviors such as: Irritability Short Attention Span Impatience Doesn’t seem to hear you Aggressiveness Difficulty sitting through a meal Doesn’t recognize danger Difficult to get to sleep Nightmares Bedwetting Runs not walks Compulsiveness Talks loudly Reacts to loud sounds and bright lights Accident prone Diarrhea, constipation, hives, allergies, ear infections, Poor muscle coordination, bad handwriting, dyslexia, and some types of seizures. Is this your child. See Feingold.org Share...

November-Viruses, bacteria, and parasites that cause depression and anxiety

The month of November will be filled with examples of how viruses, bacteria and parasites can cause depression. Is it a new concept to scientists to look for medically treatable conditions when one is depressed instead of always saying it is a chemical imbalance. The chemical imbalance is result of these issues, and it’s band aid for the root of the problem. All of these create the chemical imbalance and a real “cure ” requires us to look a little closer. I’m going to discuss Toxoplasma, Bartonella, PANDAS or from a strep infection, lyme disease,  how the immune system effects depression, allergies, fluoride, lead, chemicals and mold can all cause depression symptoms.  It’s so easy to offer a quick fix, but instead I will go through the month of November and address each one individually.  These are all questions, your doctor should be asking when one proclaims they are depressed. Subscribe so you don’t miss a single one.   Share...

Breaking News: The CDC F’ed Up. Use their hashtag on everything you post. #vaxwithme

The CDC website says. CDC’s #VaxWithMe Social Media Campaign has been updated In an effort to promote all vaccinations as an important prevention method for protecting against serious, and even deadly diseases, CDC has updated its #VaxWithMe social media campaign to encourage individuals to be aware and up-to-date on recommended vaccines for themselves and their family for every stage of life. The new #VaxWithMe campaign seeks to drive visibility of vaccination across a person’s lifespan, spark engagement around the importance of vaccination for all ages, and generate a movement that encourages individuals to be aware of recommended vaccinations for all ages, lifestyles, jobs, travels, and health conditions. CDC encourages individuals to join the campaign  by sharing messages, post, tweets, photos, and videos with the hashtag #VaxWithMe on social media to promote their support and participation in getting recommended vaccinations. Learn more about the new #VaxWithMe campaign here! Historical Success of the 2014-2016 #VaxWithMe Selfie Social Media Campaign: The Viral Spread of Flu (Message) The #VaxWithMe selfie social media campaign was created in 2014 to drive visibility of flu vaccination, spark engagement around the importance of vaccination, and ultimately, generate a movement that encouraged more people to get their flu vaccination every year. Between September 2014 and April 2015, 552 participants used the #vaxwithme hashtag 827 times, generating 18.4 million impressions.1 The campaign was awarded Honorable Mention by the 2015 Hermes Creative Awards in the Digital Marketing Campaign category.2 The #VaxWithMe flu vaccination Selfie campaign encouraged individuals to share photos and videos of themselves (tagged #VaxWithMe) during or after getting their flu vaccination. The operative word for the #VaxWithMe campaign was...

A beer belly is a wheat belly.

Wheat Belly: Wheat is as addictive as crack. Trust me, I know this from personal experience. One taste or even a nibble, I think about eating that cookie once again. I smell it everywhere and even want to go to the wheat aisle (bakery section) and just smell it. Dr Wiliam Davis, author of The Wheat Belly, knows about this  addiction and he talks about it on CBS This Morning. What people term as a beer belly, is really a wheat belly. Lose the weight by losing the wheat.   That’s a gluten free diet.  I mention this to do with autism because if you have kids who eat nothing but mac and cheese or pizza or steal food from other kids, or who can smell your dinner a mile a way, these kids are addicted. In autism, the undigested food goes right to the brain called glutomorphine. Autism doctors describe it like a morphine addiction.   Does your child look glassy eyed? Does he steal food? Does he eat nothing but wheat and milk? Some of what we consider as autism behaviors are really addictive behaviors. You want to know what that’s like. Try giving up wheat for a few weeks and then think about what you would you do if you can’t speak? When people first begin these diets, the wheat is the hardest thing to give up. And like alcohol, you can experience a “gluten hangover”. You have  such a bad stomach ache, like being punched in the gut the next day or in the week after. So if you really want to eat it, plan...

Sallie Elkordy interview on the Richie Allen Show. Vaccine injury is in Europe too

This is Sallie Elkordy, running for mayor in New York City.  Here are some main points. Doctors will “fire you” for refusing to vaccinate. The patients go to the doctor with a vaccine injury and the parents are accused of child neglect for not vaccinating. Sallie is an activist to explain on the steps of City Hall and to educate people about vaccine injury. Share...