by Amy Hull Brown on 29 July 2015 in , , , , with 0 Comments

A frequent question I hear from parents is “How can I do a GFCF diet without breaking the bank?”  The truth is that gluten-free casein-free alternatives do cost more, but there are ways to minimize the extra expense.      ...

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If you are like me, when someone first suggested that changing my son’s diet might help improve his behavioral issues, I thought they were crazy.  What does diet have to do with behavior?  I quickly found out the answer was “Everything!”  With the 20/20 hindsight of a mom who has traveled down this road, I share with you my tips on how to successfully implement dietary changes, keep your sanity, and help your child feel better.  ...

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Amino acids are the nutritional powerhouse of the nervous system. They are the cornerstone of emotion, sensory function, focus, and sleep. Your child needs specific ones to succeed....

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We have talked with thousands of parents who have tried many therapies with their children on the autism spectrum. Some children have had short-term gains; some have had more lasting gains, even recovery.  Most parents however are frustrated and many don’t know what to do....

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Goldilocks, oh Goldilocks, how much should you have? Is your porridge too hot? Is that bed too soft? And how many vitamins did you take today? How much is just right?...

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Studies show that the presence of unhealthy organisms or absence of beneficial microbiota changes the neurochemicals in the brain and impacts behaviors.   Your child’s gut has more to do with their ability to be social and participate than you might think. Does your child have trouble communicating or lack motivation to initiate typical kid activities like going outside to play? Do they get angry at the little things, have unprovoked emotional outbursts that are outside the norm? These are common symptoms that arise with gut imbalances and unwanted organisms. ...

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Do you have any idea how excited I am to have discovered and now obsessively shop from the True Goods website? My quest for toxin-free, environmentally safe products can tend to feel endless or quite limited, to say the least, since most stores and websites only carry one genre of products. ...

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There are common effects that some children experience when histamine are high, and that parents are reluctant to talk about. A sudden onset of cursing or saying inappropriate things, chronic erections or adjusting themselves can be embarrassing for children and their parents. This is not a child behaving badly, but rather the body’s physiological response to too much histamine circulating in their system. With a significant elevation of histamine, children may simply have a runny nose, sneezing and itchy eyes. However, there are also many children who experience an increase of inappropriate behaviors, a decline in cognitive health1 or a regression of previously mastered skills, especially when the high pollen days of spring are upon us....

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The fine-print list of ingredients on personal care and household products can be daunting. How does a parent know which ingredients may be toxic?...

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Executive Director of the International Hyperbarics Association, Shannon Kenitz, stops by Dirty, Sexy, Funny with Jenny McCarthy and #NoFilter with Zack Peter to discuss the role hyperbaric oxygen therapy has played in helping her daughter, Grace....

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is designed to boost the supply of oxygen to ischemic tissue or to diseased tissues that respond to increased oxygen levels. HBOT can be beneficial to many health conditions, including autism and mitochondrial disorders. Click here to learn more...

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The holidays always have a way of getting the best of us. It’s usually the treats we allow our temptations to feed into. It always starts out as a great idea, but then… the crash. So how do we avoid these pitfalls and come out of the holidays healthy, trim and fit? Dr. Bo Wagner has you covered with 5 simple tips for the every day warrior looking to survive those heavy holiday dinners: ...

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I think it is my right to hope for the love of a woman and the happiness of a home of my own. - Jeremy Sicile-Kira, A Full Life with Autism...

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We stay dedicated to providing our families with some of the best resources to raise healthy children. We’re happy to share Young Living Essential Oils as a way to help support Generation Rescue and keep your family healthy. ...

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We are pleased to welcome the Autism Nutritional Research Center (ANRC) and Master Supplements into our Rescue Family Grant Program. ...

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Mending Autism can be very complicated and the tackling of the subject of supplements for these children can prove to be quite daunting and confusing. There are so many different approaches on the subject which can range from adding absolutely no supplements to a $1000 per month (or more) supplement bill!  The truth of the matter lies somewhere between these two approaches.  Let’s take a rational and easily understood approach to the basics of supplementation....

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Sugar Consumption...

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Our friends at Young Living Essential Oils (YLEOs) are giving back to Generation Rescue! ...

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by Dr. Jerry Kartzinel, M.D. on 4 November 2014 in , , , , , , , with 0 Comments

When it comes to food, the holidays can be exceedingly difficult for our children on the spectrum along with their parents.  Many of us have grown up in homes where we equate the holidays with baking sweets.  So many delicious recipes have been passed down from generation to generation leading us to ask, “how can we possibly celebrate our very special time of the year without our traditional confections?”  I had one mom tell me that she spells the word ‘love’, F-O-O-D!...

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I am often asked if the Gluten and Dairy Free (GF/CF) diet is really necessary. While that answer really depends on each individual child, in my practice up to 80% of the children I see clearly benefit from removing foods that contain dairy and gluten!...

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by Dr. Bo Wagner on 24 September 2014 in , , , with 0 Comments

Allergic Reactions...

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The new school season is beginning and the folks at Generation Rescue have asked me to review with everyone my philosophy for overall health to make sure we are all prepared and ready to go....

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Mending Autism can be very complicated and the tackling of the subject of supplements for these children can prove to be quite daunting and confusing. There are so many different approaches on the subject which can range from adding absolutely no supplements to a $1000 per month (or more) supplement bill!  The truth of the matter lies somewhere between these two approaches.  Let’s take a rational and easily understood approach to the basics of supplementation....

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Jenny, Generation Rescue and I heavily promote a Gluten Free, Casein Free and Dairy Free diet not only for the autistic child but for the whole family. The Autism Research Institute published a poll that showed that 65% of families that tried a gluten- and casein-free diet (removing wheat and milk) observed their child’s symptoms improving. Below are a few of the reasons I feel everyone will benefit and improve following this type of diet to help achieve their optimal health....

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The majority of children I see initially in my clinic are having tremendous difficulties with sleep.  These sleep disturbances can manifest in many different ways:...

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Strengthening your immune system will go a long way in helping build overall good health and longevity. It is important to know the nutritious foods that can empower you, build your immunity and promote optimum wellness, as well as the foods that should be avoided such as process foods, sugars, dairy product and gluten grains....

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Many experts in the medical community question if yeast is a real issue in children.  My clinical experience shows that it definitely is a serious problem!  Many children with a history of multiple antibiotic exposures, immune deficiency demonstrated in blood work, or chronic constipation indeed do have yeast overgrowth.  This overgrowth can be demonstrated by looking at the stool for yeast under the microscope or submitting it for a fungal culture (fungus is another name for yeast)....

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Recently, we hosted a giveaway on our Facebook page, in conjunction with IntelliBED. We offered a free crib or child-sized mattress to one lucky family for sharing our latest infographic about non-toxic mattresses and liking IntelliBED on Facebook. ...

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Another big issue I deal with in our clinic is allergies.  So, let’s start out with a very brief and simple explanation of what an allergy is.  An allergy is an immune system response to some “thing” that causes an inflammatory reaction.  Most people are familiar with many of these reactions.  The reactions include itchy irritated eyes, nasal congestion/sneezing/itching, post nasal drip, and a scratchy, itchy, irritated throat.  More significant allergic responses include eczema, asthma, and hives.  The most severe allergic response is termed anaphylactic shock, where the airways swell shut and breathing is no longer possible....

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Dr. Bo’s “20 Forever®, Cook Smart, Cook Simple”™ recipes utilize his Wagner Way to Wellness philosophy of choosing smart food choices for your particular body and blood type with smart food combining....

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We’ve all experienced sleepless nights; sleep problems are very common, and in children with autism they’re reported to be as high as 80%. If you live in a household with a child on the autism spectrum, chances are if they’re sleep deprived, so are you and the rest of the family. ...

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Lunch is such an important meal—in fact, it’s the main meal that needs to sustain your child during the day until they get home from school. As parents, we’re often not around during lunch (unless we homeschool), so we are not there to encourage them to eat. We have less control, so in some ways we need to be more resourceful—to make meals enticing so children will want to eat it themselves. Here are some of my favorite ideas for making lunch time fun, delicious and nutritious—and within the parameters of your special diet. ...

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While there are many supplements that are beneficial for men, women and children, there are 5 supplements that I feel should be thought of as mandatory daily essentials for everyone. These five supplements should be thought of as our daily fuel. Every car needs gas, oil, water, transmission fluid and brake fluid. Anyone of these missing and the car will malfunction. Well every man, woman and child needs their personal equivalent. If anyone of these five essential supplements is missing a person will not function at their prime. ...

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You know the saying, “Garbage in….garbage out!” ?   We can actually apply that to our knowledge of food! ...

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We’ve gathered some of our favorite apps for people with food allergies. Whether you’re looking for a local place to eat out or looking for a recipe to make at home, these apps have you covered. And the best part is… they’re FREE! ...

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“Your child has Autism” or “Your child is on the Autism Spectrum” is one of the most flat out devastating sentence for any parent to hear about their son or daughter.  For some time, you may have suspected something wrong, and even tried to convince your pediatrician that something was wrong.  They always had some kind of fictional retort such as, “You know, boys are slower to develop language than girls,” or, “It is not unusual for children to lose language when you bring home a new baby sister,” and my favorite, “It is common to not start speaking until age 4!” But now, you have the diagnosis, and you want to fix this problem…and now!  So, let’s give you......

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I'm sure a lot of us ate a little too much over the holidays and it's time to de-bloat. Here are some safe and  healthy ways for the whole family, to clear the body of all the sugar and excess food they might have been consumed. ...

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It’s that time of year to gives thanks for all of our many blessings and to spend quality time with our families. This usually includes a Thanksgiving feast. Usually at these meals, we over indulge so much that afterwards we end up doubled over and crashed in the corner, bloated, moaning and groaning. This does not have to be the case. There is a way to have a healthy version of most of the foods we love and end up feeling great (the best of all worlds)....

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It’s that time of year to gives thanks for all of our many blessings and to spend quality time with our families. This usually includes a Thanksgiving feast. Usually at these meals, we over indulge so much that afterwards we end up doubled over and crashed in the corner, bloated, moaning and groaning. This does not have to be the case. There is a way to have a healthy version of most of the foods we love and end up feeling great (the best of all worlds)....

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With help from Generation Rescue, we recently took a group of 11 children through a course of Liver Life® for 90 days, recording their pre and post ATEC (Treatment Evaluation Checklist). We are pleased to present the results of this intervention study with Liver Life®....

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Why do you participate and support the Rescue Family grant program? ...

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Tis the season~for long summer nights, outdoor concerts, outings to the lake and the beach…the ideal time for packing up the family and packing a picnic. Eating GFCF doesn’t need to stop you from this culinary adventure~ it just requires you to do a little pre-planning about what you’re going to pack in the basket. Here are some of the GFCF eating ideas that make my family’s summer picnics work out nice, easy and yummy for all of us!...

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School is out and summer is here and always full of activities, vacations and extra requirements of parents, especially mothers. So it is very important for parents to super nourish ourselves to be able to cope with the extra duties and to support the special needs of our families. If parents overlook their own health, they won’t be up to the extra physical and mental tasks at hand. One great way to be beef up one's strength, stamina and endurance is to make sure you are getting enough electrolytes to replenish, hydrate and restore healthy energy levels in the cells, heart and muscle tissues your body needs to perform at its best during strenuous summer activities....

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AutismOne/Generation Rescue 2013 was a very informative but busy conference.  Not only was there plenty to do, it was also refreshing to see all my friends I hadn’t seen since last year’s conference.  The conference, for me, started Friday morning during the first presentation, as I filled a role that I never had in my 5+ years of attendance....

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Wow, I'm still decompressing from my first Autism One Conference.  It was a whirl wind event.  One that I wish I could of stayed at longer, but was thrilled I had the opportunity (and the funds) to attend it at all. ...

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Serving in the military is something my husband has always dreamed of doing, his love for his country is amazing. His service is something that my children and I are very proud of but it has not come without sacrifice. Many sacrifices come to mind when I think about where the Air Force has taken us in the past eleven years, but today I want to help you find some support within those sacrifices when raising a child with autism.  ...

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Health specialists have always emphasized the importance of including adequate amounts of vitamins and minerals in our daily diet. Magnesium, calcium, and zinc are three of the most important minerals essential for good health. Magnesium aids in the absorption of calcium by the body, while zinc actively supports the body’s immune system....

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Hi this is Dorangela, from Two Prince Bakery Theater, sharing some Spring inspiration for you. During this time of the year we love using bright pastels to decorate with, including our treats! Today I am going to show you how to make some gluten free dairy free white chocolate lollipops and how I incorporated them into a beautiful spring tablescape. These are so cute and will be wonderful during the holidays for my two boys to enjoy! I've also put together a few other fun elements that are very simple to do but will turn any spring day into a party....

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Our Biomedical Doctor Offered Us The Map We Needed To Continue Our Journey. It was nearly five years ago that Jaxon was diagnosed with autism, and although I remember it like it was yesterday, at the time, I felt like I was living in a dream.  Jaxon was suffering (and me too) from uncontrollable tantrums and nothing Children’s Hospital told me (or gave me in my “folder of useful information”) was helping.  I continued to follow the “doctor’s orders” but also started doing as much research on alternative treatment for Autism that I could.  Jaxon was attending the maximum amount of Speech and Occupational Therapy that the insurance (Tricare Standard) would pay for but things seemed to be getting worse instead......

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by Dr. Bo Wagner on 6 March 2013 with 0 Comments

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body, essential to life itself, with 99 percent found in bones and teeth. The remaining one percent is responsible for strengthening cell membranes and is a cofactor in many enzyme reactions. Calcium supports the nervous system, hormone formations and proper blood clotting PLUS regulates cardiovascular physiology! It has been shown to help prevent a large assortment of diseases and afflictions though it should not be considered a cure-all....

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Our very first VLOG (Video-Blog) is brought to you by Maryann DellaRocco. In this video, Maryann highlights three different strategies to implementing a GFCF diet in your home. From “Cold Turkey” to elimination of one allergen at a time to making one meal a day GFCF. This video will help you figure out what might work best for your family and help get you started on a gluten-free and casein-free lifestyle. ...

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Hi this is Dorangela from Two Prince Bakery Theater. Now that February is here, we should start to think about Valentine's Day and all the special people in our lives. I have always loved Valentine's Day and now even more so that I have my two cute little cherubs to celebrate it with! I know it can be a challenge for parents and adults in general to create beautiful little treats for Valentine's Day for someone who is both gluten free and casein free. Well look no further...do I have an adorable treat for you today!...

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Picky eaters can be a real challenge. The most severe picky eaters I have in my clinic actually have to have a tube planted in their stomach, which leads out from the abdomen....

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My inspiration for this table was my white Christmas tree which I decorated with all silver and gold ornaments. To embellish the cocoa mugs, I took silver and gold ribbon and tied them on the handle of the mugs. I then garnished them with some vegan white chocolate dipped spoons and some soft baked Enjoy Life Foods gingerbread spice cookies with a swirl of icing and silver sprinkles. The hot cocoa was made with organic rice milk, some unrefined sugar and pure hot cocoa powder....

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by Generation Rescue on 10 December 2012 in , , with 0 Comments

"I especially appreciate the opportunities Generation Rescue provides for families with children on the autism spectrum.  These children need multiple supports, which can be very costly.  The families I have worked with from Generation Rescue don’t have the resources to purchase all the services.  Nevertheless, they want to provide the services so their children can progress as much as possible.  Thank you Generation Rescue for understanding this and assisting these children and their families."...

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7 years ago, Mei was an angry, rash-covered baby who cried inconsolably after the Hep B shot. Since that day, she never slept for more than an hour at a time. She had explosive diarrhea, difficulty breast feeding, reflux, manic mood-swings, mega-tantrums and sensory processing issues, all this before she was 1 month old. Little did we know then that autism was lurking round the corner. ...

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by Dr. Bo Wagner on 23 November 2012 in , , , with 1 Comments

I have already written a summary of the importance of Essential Fatty Acids (EFA's) in Step 6 of "Essential Supplements," and recently a more detailed article of the benefits of Essential Fatty Acids. This article contains more detailed information explaining the value of EFA's specifically in fish oils. ...

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An infection can be described as an invasion of microorganisms in a bodily part or tissue that will subsequently worsen over time and eventually be recognized as a disease process such as an ear or sinus infection, or pneumonia, just to name a few.  Remember, any part of the human being can be infected with some type of organism.  These microorganisms can be:...

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Even before the time a child is diagnosed with Autism, parents are looking for hope, compassion, understanding and accurate information to help them with the care of their child.  Being a father of a child who was diagnosed with autism, I know how parents can find themselves alone and uncertain.   This is why I greatly appreciate Generation Rescue's mission of providing hope backed up by action with such great tools like an easy to navigate and informative website, the parent mentorship Rescue Angel program and the Rescue Family grant program.   At our practice, we are deeply dedicated to providing compassion and understanding combined with effective and affordable care for our patient families....

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Halloween, one of everyone’s favorite times of year, is just around the corner. And so are all the candies your kids can't eat. Never fear, here are a few tips to help your kids enjoy All Hallow's Eve....

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Generation Rescue's Science Advisory Board member, Dr. Dan Rossignol, MD, FAAFP and Grant Advisory Committee Chair Dr. Richard Frye, MD, PHD introduce the connection between cerebral folate deficiency and autism in this published article. Cerebral Folate Receptor Autoantibodies in Autism Spectrum Disorder....

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Hi! I am Dorangela, founder of Two Prince Bakery Theater. I am so excited to be joining you here at Generation Rescue to share a fun and spooky completely Gluten free, Casein free, Soy free, Nut free and Vegan Halloween Party!  Pheew that's a lot of "frees" (wink)....

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"As a naturopathic physician, I love working with the complexity of the entire being. Whether balancing the physical body through nutrition, herbs, homeopathy, massage, or craniosacral; or addressing emotional, behavioral or academic issues; I support families to be the best they can be on all levels. I assist the individual to unravel the puzzle of optimal health and wellness....

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A few weeks ago, I returned from my son’s annual in-office visit with Dr. Arthur Krigsman.  It was quite an adventure traveling hundreds, even thousands, of miles for this appointment.  I’ve always said, though, that I love my son far too much to give him any less.  We came out of this appointment with a glowing report.  My son is really starting to grow and put on healthy weight (almost 13 pounds in the last year).  And his overall health is now almost that of any other child his age.  But the whole journey through gastrointestinal care had to start somewhere. . ....

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by Generation Rescue on 21 September 2012 in , , with 0 Comments

We enjoy participating in programs that support helping families who need our care. Even within our small community in Northern Colorado it is difficult to reach all of the families who need our care and medical support. Through various means including scholarships and donations made by community members we are able to help families in need. However, by connecting with larger organizations such as Generation Rescue we can reach families all over the country including rural areas in our surrounding states. GR keep up the good work on getting the word out and we will keep supporting families with medical care and hope for recovery....

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"I was so happy to learn about the grant program that Generation Rescue had put together. While I have always tried to help families in our practice out when they fell on hard time, knowing that GR is able to identify other families in need from the beginning and then to be able to help them out has been extremely rewarding."...

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When we first started treating Anthony via biomedical intervention, my friends and family were skeptical.  Actually, I was pretty skeptical myself! After all, I had taken Anthony to many doctors before hand and none of them had helped him.  But I quickly learned, bio-med was different....

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"I have been caring for children affected by autism for many years and have been consistently touched by their families’ dedication in finding help for them. As a mom myself I know I would go to any length to get the care needed for my son if faced with a medical challenge. I believe bio-medical treatments for children with autism are imperative to their recovery and every family should have access to these treatments. In studying autism and continuing to develop my skills in ways to treat these children bio-medically I have learned so much that has helped me both professionally and personally.  These families are inspiring and I am happy to give back by participating in the rescue family......

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by Stephanie Ray and Tami Wilken on 16 August 2012 in , , with 0 Comments

“Why do my child’s symptoms get worse instead of better? Does the product really work?” ...

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by Maryann DellaRocco on 11 July 2012 in , , with 1 Comments

Recently, I finished reading Dr. Martha Herbert’s book “The Autism Revolution.” What I really loved about that book is that Dr. Herbert describes autism as an interconnected web. She discusses how each part of that web can impact the whole web and how treating one portion of autism can help heal seemingly unrelated portions.I personally like to think of autism not as a web, but as a big mess/knot of necklaces. If you are a woman that has ever worn those tiny, delicate chains and then somehow gotten them tangled together, you know exactly what I’m talking about. To untangle those chains often you have to work to free one chain in particular, at other times you need to loosen......

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A healthy digestive tract provides a finely tuned barrier between the intestines and our blood stream. It allows proper nutrients in, and keeps the things we don’t want, yeast, bacteria, and large particles that can cause allergies and autoimmune problems out. It provides a majority of neuro-transmitters for our brain, and removes toxins from our system.There are a many potential causes for damage to the GI tract, from gluten and casein, vaccine injury, yeast and bacterial overgrowth, antibiotics, and more. Many times children have not acquired the proper mix of beneficial intestinal bacteria needed to protect and establish the proper balance of microorganisms at birth, causing increased susceptibility to illness including autism....

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by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer on 16 May 2012 in , , , with 0 Comments

It’s been five and a half years since we’ve taken gluten and casein out of my son George’s diet and I have not had a day of regret about choosing to make changes in diet as part of my son’s path. Eating GFCF—and increasing the amount of true healing foods into my son’s diet—has helped him to sleep better, learn better, focus more and sustain a healthy digestive system…all things that seemed out of our reach for George. There are many resources that help parents to transition off of gluten/casein and adapt to a GFCF diet, but there aren’t so many resources out there about helping families sustain their commitment and energy about staying on the diet long-term....

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by Kristin Selby Gonzalez on 25 April 2012 in , , , , , with 1 Comments

When I was pregnant, I read all of the most popular pregnancy books, and I never saw a chapter called: “What to do when your child is diagnosed with autism.” They must have left those chapters out of my books.It would seem that when your child receives a diagnosis of autism, you are suddenly expected to have a special degree in developmental disorders if you want to understand what the professionals are talking about. Honestly, I have been training in autism treatment for over 4 years now, and I still have a hard time pronouncing some of the language used in the mainstream press and books on this topic....

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Anxiety is common among individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Anxiety is normal in small amounts, or during specific events such as exams or starting a new job. However, when the feelings of worry, nervousness, apprehension or uneasiness are strong enough and often enough to prevent an enjoyment of life, or to cause a person to avoid many situations, then that anxiety has become a big problem. If anxiety is also occurring with other symptoms such as on-going fatigue, sluggishness, insomnia, cloudy thinking, difficulty remembering, craving sugar and salt, depression, and others, then there is a good chance that a person could be suffering from poor adrenal function, sometimes called adrenal fatigue or adrenal exhaustion....

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by Dr. Jerry Kartzinel on 21 April 2012 in , , with 0 Comments

This month I have been asked to address STIMMING behaviors as they relate to Autism.  Stimming is defined as repetitive body movements, formally called Stereotypy. These self-stimulatory repetitive movements of the body can be as simple as a lateral gaze or as obvious as running back and forth or jumping and clapping.  Stimming behaviors can involve any body part, but the key is to look for repetition.  The treatment of these behaviors will depend greatly on the cause of the behaviors....

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When  you are ready to start biomedical treatment to heal your child with autism, there are Moms and Dads and doctors and mentors out there with a WEALTH of knowledge and experience.   I am not yet one of them unfortunately!  I am still like you, learning, worrying, hoping.  I have joined the club of Mother Warriors, and I am humbled by all that I don’t know yet.  I believe in the cause, I respect the leaders,  I have devoted everything I am to giving my son back the health and the future he was born to have.  If you found your way to this site, you are probably looking for a place to start.  I do know how to start,......

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Hi Friends! I’m so sorry for the long absence, forgive me. It's been a busy month (when is it not?). I've missed you, how are you doing? Lots have been happening here, I’ll try to fill you in…Mei and Min Min had coughs and colds but they were pretty mild. Some kids at school came down with gastroenteritis and of course, they caught the bug too. But overall, they’re doing great. I'm hoping we'll have 3 consecutive illness-free weekends soon, wouldn’t that be awesome? The results for their hair analysis, urine and blood work came back. There’s a couple of things to work on, but generally lots of improvements, yeay! But the blood draw, ugh!! You KNOW how much I......

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I have always loved cooking for my family.   Cooking together is a bonding time full of traditions, so changing the routines that are so woven into the fiber of my family is emotional for me.  I quickly realized that my son’s Autism diagnosis has changed so many aspects of what I used to consider essential to our happiness, that this was at least a change that I could control and choose.  I am nothing if not a planner, and I planned for my son’s conception, birth, and health with joyous enthusiasm.  Any chance to get back with the plan is a chance I will embrace.  Plus, like all of us who make a trip to therapy with the same frequency......

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by Maryann DellaRocco on 6 April 2012 in with 1 Comments

There is a lot of talk about autism and genetics versus the environment. I'm not a doctor, but I think many parents think both may be involved. It's sort of like if you have a family history of type 2 diabetes, but you exercise, eat properly and keep your weight under control, you may never develop it yourself. Autism might be similar in have a predisposition to it and then having the right environment cause the actual disorder.Having said all that, have you and your spouse or your child's other birth parent, been tested for any of the same deficiencies or  illnesses as your child? I recently wasn't feeling very well. I was tired and achey....

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BioRay is proud to partner with Generation Rescue to conduct a new intervention study to determine the effectiveness of BioRay’s liver restorative product Liver Life in the decrease of food sensitivities in immune and neuro-compromised children. We would like to invite you to join our study.  ...

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My name is Tracy, and my son Aidan and I became part of the Generation Rescue Grant Program in January 2012.  Aidan is our poem, our puzzle, our heart, and none of us can take our eyes off him until autism gives back what it has taken from him. On the surface, we are a mom, a dad, and three amazing boys age 14, 5 (Aidan), and 3. Like many parents, we are trying frantically to keep some semblance of normalcy for our children while the economy and autism shred everything but love and hope.  We want to share our story with you, and that is terrifying for me, because I don’t know how the story ends yet.   So, instead......

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by Elizabeth Lipski, PhD, CCN on 2 March 2012 in , , with 0 Comments

Does eating dairy, wheat or tomatoes make you feel worse? If so, you aren’t alone. Today one out of every three people believes they have a food allergy or sensitivity.The ultimate purpose of eating is to provide each cell in your body with the nutrients it needs. If you can’t digest your food well, your cells don’t work optimally. When working with clients, I am always looking for the lever that will gently push healing into gear. One tool that I have found to be effective is supplemental digestive enzymes. People of all ages can benefit from supplemental digestive enzymes. They enhance our ability to get nutrients to our cells. As we age, we typically make fewer digestive enzymes....

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by Marissa Bagshaw on 27 February 2012 in , with 0 Comments

"Mummy, why do you always sleep for such a long time?" asks Mei. "That's because Mummy is Sleeping Beauty" whispers Min Min.For me to sacrifice sleep is BIG STUFF indeed. Me, dubbed Sleeping Beauty by my own daughters! The past few weeks have been building up to this day. Now that Mei and Min Min are recovered, why in the world would I want to implement yet another new protocol now? Especially a protocol that takes away precious beauty sleep.What's this big thing you ask? The one that's got me excited and trepidatious at the same time? It's the Holy Grail of autism recovery; chelation. Not just any chelation, but frequent low-dose oral chelation. I've done several different chelation protocols, some with......

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Dear Dr. Jerry,I keep hearing about “IV chelation and that a lot of children lose their diagnosis—could this be a winner for my son Luca? I have been told that chelation is not used here in the UK? Your advice would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks & Kind Regards Antonina...

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With the new year upon us I felt it was time to take stock of where we are in Matthew's journey and to give you an idea of what has worked for us.Matthew always seemed like a "gut" kid to me so we have spent a lot of time working on healing his gut and providing him with the nutrients he was lacking. As time has gone on and we have learned more and more, we also realized Matthew has a lot of inflammation, especially brain inflammation, and metals. That has helped us hone his protocol into what we hope is the right mixture, although we know we will probably have to reevaluate and revise as he grows and we......

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I sometimes get asked about additional ways we use our formulas in clinic and for ourselves here at BioRay. Artemisia & Clove has been formulated for the successful treatment of unwanted organisms in the gut and colon. Individuals as young as 6 months to 82 years of age have safely used this formula....

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by Marissa Bagshaw on 2 November 2011 in , , with 2 Comments

"Mummy, can we have a salt bath now?" asks Min Min, gazing hopefully up at me.Epsom salts baths are an evening ritual in my home for the past few years. It’s something we all look forward to after a long hard day battling autism, illnesses, behaviors, tantrums or just plain old life. Every evening I run a deep warm bath, just the way Mei and Min Min like it. The girls take part in the bath time ritual; first Mei carefully measures the salt into a little pail. Then I add in very warm water and Min Min stirs it until fully dissolved. Then they slowly pour the mixture into the bath and gleefully swishes the water with their hands......

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Q: I have a 6 yr old grandson who is autistic & is constantly eating, although it is impossible he is hungry! Do you see this often with autistic kids?  What can I do about it?...

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"Mummy, I don't want a mouse that dies. When I get a pet mouse, can I take her into the HBOT?"...

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What do you recommend for a child that has a short attention span? My son goes to mainstream 2 hours a day and they would like to increase his time but his ability to pay attention for longer periods of time is an issue. Some teachers are recommending medication to increase his attention, which they have seen work for other children with autism that have already been fully mainstreamed but I don't really want to put him on any meds....

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Eggs are a great source of protein and good brain fats.  They make a wonderful snack in the form of a hardboiled egg. Hardboiled eggs are easy to bring on the go. For kids that are not allergic to eggs, they can be eaten cold, are a good finger food, and an easy source of nutrients....

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For gluten-free, casein-free and grain-free diets, prepared foods and even ingredients can be expensive.  Nutrient dense foods like grass-fed meat and eggs raised on pasture are also more costly.  How do you eat these important foods while remaining on a budget?  It’s not as hard as you think!  In fact, by following the suggestions below you may save even more money than before you started a special diet.  ...

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Not only do we love sauerkraut in our family, but we make “love sauerkraut.”  What do I mean? Are you familiar with Dr. Masaru Emoto’s work, Messages from Water? He has done experiments where he writes a word on a bottle of water and freezes the water into a “snowflake” crystal.  The results are astonishing.  Water with positive words have beautiful crystals, often having a shape slightly representative of the word.  Polluted water that has been prayed upon has crystals that change radically and beautifully....

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by Julie Matthews on 30 June 2011 in , , with 0 Comments

Do the foods that nourished cultures for centuries nourish children today? Are their healing aspects and lessons to be learned? ...

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When I am trying to get my kids off to school only to discover that my son can’t find two socks that match, that my daughter’s hair isn’t cooperating, or God forbid, they can’t find their shoes, I need to have a few tricks up my sleeve. My kids love a slice of Rudi’s toast or an Udi’s bagels with a slather of organic peanut or almond butter. I keep the bagels in the freezer and when I need one, I pull it out and pop it in the microwave for 25 seconds wrapped in a paper towel, which thaws it just enough to pull it apart and toast it....

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by Julie Matthews on 7 June 2011 in , , with 1 Comments

 Sugar depresses the immune system and contributes to inflammation.  The immune system  —two areas where those with autism need support.  Sugar also feeds Candida, a type of yeast, common in autism.  For children with autism, this combination can be particularly problematic.  In this case, sugar depresses the immune system that is important for fighting Candida, contributes to further inflammation in the gut, and feeds Candida as well.  All of these imbalances affect the health and behavior of children with autism. You may be surprised to find sugar in such unlikely places.  A good rule of thumb is to keep servings of sugary foods to a minimum or avoid them all together.  One teaspoon of granulated sugar has 4 grams of sugar....

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As you follow a special diet, be sure to include calcium rich foods.  Calcium is an important nutrient to get, especially when you or your child is on a dairy-free (casein-free) diet.   Calcium is important for strong bones, as well as supporting muscle contraction, heart function, and neurotransmitter release.Studies show that children with autism are often deficient in calcium.  There are also studies showing that children with autism on special diets are even more deficient in calcium.  While some might make the case that children with autism shouldn’t be on dairy-free diets, I say, “Make the dairy-free diet healthy and calcium rich.”  For those who say dairy is essential for adequate calcium intake, remember—If someone is unable to digest dairy......

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By Julie Matthews, Certified Nutrition Consultant and Autism Diet SpecialistDigestive issues are common in autism spectrum disorders, and fermented foods are a helpful dietary component for supporting and balancing the digestive system.  In fact, beneficial bacteria in these foods support many body systems and processes through the body. Studies by researchers: Horvath, Wakefield, Levy, and Kushak highlight a myriad of gut problems present in children with autism, including abnormal stool (diarrhea, constipation), intestinal inflammation, and reduced enzyme function.  There are many causes for these imbalances—one of the most problematic is the use of antibiotics.  While they kill off bad “bugs,” these lifesaving drugs also wipe out the good bacteria in the gut, which wreaks havoc on the entire digestive system....

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When I think about my favorite kitchen tools, they have to meet several criteria. To be my favorites, they have to work harder than I do, be budget friendly and serve multiple purposes. Once  you have your very basics (which is a good bread board and a few sharp knives), here are my top three favorite tools that are indispensable in the kitchen.To make my kitchen run smoothly, number 3 on my list is my blender for silky “milk” shakes and smoothies. One of things my kids miss about giving up milk is that creamy texture. With a blender, you can whip up a batch of fruit smoothies with frozen fruit, a cup of pineapple juice and a handful of ice....

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by Dr. Jerry Kartzinel on 26 April 2011 in , , , with 2 Comments

Diarrhea can be defined as a child having anywhere from 1-6 or even more liquid stools per day.  They can be explosive, foul smelling, and have a variety of colors.  Some pediatrician may call it “toddler’s diarrhea” and say it should be ignored, but diarrhea is never normal unless associated with a passing viral infection.  These children with recurring diarrhea tend to be in pain, have bloated tummies and are commonly very uncomfortable after eating.  They also tend to have a lot of self-injurious behaviors.  Many would rather not eat and thus have muscle wasting in the extremities. 

Initial laboratory studies for your doctor to consider:...

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Remember the old, classic food pyramid we were taught in grade school - the one with a huge loaf of bread at the base and donuts at the top? That iconic image has always stuck with me. Only now, I’m rearranging things a bit in order to stretch meals and make the best use of time in the kitchen....

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By Julie Matthews, Certified Nutrition Consultant and Autism Diet SpecialistUnderstanding the role food allergies and sensitivities play in autism is key to helping parents implement diet changes for their children.  Food allergies and sensitivities (and their accompanying symptoms) are common in children with autism.  A food allergy (IgE reaction) is an immediate immune response (sometimes life threatening) that includes symptoms such as a rash, hives, sneezing, or anaphylaxis.  A food sensitivity (IgG reaction) is a delayed immune response that includes chronic symptoms in the areas of inflammation/ pain, digestion, and energy/mood such as: headaches, GI inflammation, gut pain, diarrhea, constipation, hyperactivity, or anxiety to name a few in these areas.  Food sensitivities can also trigger asthma attacks, migraine headaches, and eczema....

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by Maryann Della Rocco on 31 March 2011 in , , with 0 Comments

When we decided to try the gluten free/ casein free diet I really wasn't prepared. I heard Jenny McCarthy on the Oprah show and made a rash decision to start, cold turkey, the next morning. Matthew ate scrambled eggs, bacon and orange juice for breakfast whereupon I immediately realized I had exhausted my knowledge of "safe" foods....

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by Julie Matthews on 31 March 2011 in , , with 0 Comments

By Julie Matthews, Certified Nutrition Consultant and Autism Diet Specialist...

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by Dr. Jerry Kartzinel on 31 March 2011 in with 1 Comments

Some of the children I see did in fact develop normal sleep patterns and somewhere between 1 and 2 years of age these patterns fall apart.  They can happen abruptly or over time.  Usually the parents adapt and develop some very unusual ways of coping with it…just to get some sleep!  Sleep interruptions can manifest in different ways as well, with the child waking up:...

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by Amy Waczek on 30 March 2011 in , with 0 Comments

It began the first time my daughter learned to say “no.” Around 12-14 months, she started forming a few words, but none of them came out with more vehemence than “no.” And from that day on, autonomy became a struggle. It’s no different with food. No one likes to be told what they must or must not eat. Eating can produce immediate joy and instant gratification. So when you remove casein, and then gluten from your child’s diet, they might stage a revolt. Did I say “might?”...

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