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Have you heard of the Cell Danger Response as a theory to explain all comorbid symptoms associated with Autism?
There are a number of triggering factors associated with a higher incidence of Autism and comorbid conditions. These include genetics, mitochondrial disorders, alterations to the microbiome etc.
But in what is like the String Theory of Disease, Dr. Bob Naviaux proposed the Cell Danger Response (made famous by the excellent Suramin study) as a thread tying the different triggers into one integrating factor.
Dr. John Green makes the Cell Danger Response easy to understand and helps us look at practical methods to work with our children with Autism to reduce this alarm signaling in their bodies.
Brain Inflammation (sometimes called Autoimmune Encephalitis) can sometimes triggered by your own body in a misguided response to an infection.
Molly Brennand is both a parent and a Functional Nutrition practitioner. She has used an arsenal of Functional Medicine techniques to help her son who has dual diagnoses of Autism and PANS and PANDAS.
In this podcast, She talks about natural treatments for PANDAS using pillars of Functional Medicine that yielded the most return for her efforts.
What does a parent see? And What is the role of Functional Nutrition in addressing these symptoms of PANS or PANDAS diagnosis?
Are you exhausted at the end of the day?
Do you feel like you can never do anything fun with your students (or your child if you are homeschooling)?
Do you want to empower your student/child?
A flipped classroom may be what you are looking for.
Mandy Rice talks about the benefits of a flipped classroom in this podcast.
Are you dipping through the thousands of posts asking you to support the immune system, and unsure what that means in the era of COVID?
I dive into the challenge of explaining why the immune system needs nutritional and lifestyle support without doing any immunology!
You leave with 6 action items.
The founder of the remarkable Hirsch Academy, Shelley Carnes, talks about the radical shifts that were acheived in her school, when they simply started listening to Autistics.
Sonia Story, master movement therapist, talks about how patterned therapeutic rhythmic movement actively matures the cerebellum, and how integrating retained reflexes can mature the brain stem. If movement can actually cause physical changes in anatomical portions of the brain, what are we waiting for?
Did you know many visual disturbances in autistic children (or perhaps even with other disabilities) cannot be described just by visual acuity?
Or even by visual processing?
Dana Johnson talks about Ocular Motor difficulties in many autistic children (and adults).
It was eye-opening (yes, pun intended) to learn about the effect of ocular motor on peripheral vision, eye contact and more.
Dr. Angela Knapp is a naturopathic physician who works extensively with children.
She talks about increasing rates of autoimmunity in children, and causative factors – factors we can and cannot control.
Listen for ideas on:
-infections and autoimmunity
-increasing rates of autoimmunity
-risk for children with Autism / Down Syndrome
-how do gluten and dairy impact autoimmunity
Have you been at the receiving end of the advice (mostly related to food): “Everything is OK in moderation.” Join me and my colleague Shelley Hurguy as we discuss where this works and where this doesn’t!
In new and exciting research, scientists have found that autistic individuals exhibited a significant reduction in myelination and myelin producing glial cells. Let us review what we know about myelination and how we can RE-myelinate.