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Exploring Ways to Reduce the Symptoms of Autism from the Inside Out


Written by: Andrea Hop, Health Coach

This content is from the August 2017 issue of Natural Awakenings Magazine

The best thing a person with autism can have is an advocate who looks beyond his or her behaviors and struggles and sees the person within.  Having autism is like having a fingerprint. Each individuals’ expression of behaviors and symptoms is unique to them. While a good deal of conventional medical advice deals with the suppression of symptoms, there are many avenues to explore the root cause of those symptoms and help the person’s body heal from the inside out. 

Every child on the spectrum has some degree of symptoms that are metabolic, which may include problems with his or her digestive, immune, and nervous systems.  Although symptoms manifest differently in each person, relief of some symptoms will be found when the focus is put on healing the gut and then determining what next steps the child will benefit from.  For example, behaviors like stimming are directly related to the food the child eats and how well that nutrition is assimilated in the digestive system. According to Dr. Joseph Cannizarro, in his book Answers for the 4A Epidemic, the main causative factors linked to autism symptoms in children are good and bad gut flora, immune system dysregulation, and nutritional depletion.

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The Energy of True Prosperity

Written By: Laurie DeDecker, RN, MHIA Prosperity can be defined in more than one way. It seems like many today might define the word in terms of financial wealth, but to really examine the meaning of true prosperity one must look beyond money. Digging deeper into descriptions of the word, one finds terms such as… Continue Reading

Conquering Chronic Pain

Written by: Stephen Durell, MTOM, R.Ac This content is from the June 2017 issue of Natural Awakenings Magazine The good news is that our bodies have an amazing, innate ability to heal and adapt. But what if you have pain that keeps coming back or just doesn’t get better? Maybe you’ve seen your doctor, you’ve… Continue Reading

Simple Changes for Long Term Wellness

Written By: Audrey Byker, Health Coach When heavy drinking, smoking, late night partying, pizza binging and many other destructive decisions turned into my lifestyle less than 20 years ago, I watched a once balanced and healthy self-turn into a foreign, almost unrecognizable body, mind, and spirit.  As a post dedicated athlete, motivated by competition, sweat, endorphins… Continue Reading

Cook Your Way Healthy

Cook Your Way Healthy You CAN cook Everyone knows one of the secrets to great nutrition means you will have to cook more.  Every week I meet with clients I hear the same thing “I want, quick and easy, healthy meal ideas.” I get it.  As a busy mom of 3, quick and easy is… Continue Reading

Top 7 At Home Tips for Fighting the Common Cold or Flu

There is nothing quite as miserable as a sore throat, body aches, headache, and the other wretched symptoms of a cold or flu. Uncomfortable symptoms make everything more difficult, from performing at work, to sleeping well at night. Antibiotics only fight against bacteria and therefore do not fight infections caused by cold and flu viruses,… Continue Reading