autism

Ehrlichiosis: Another Tick-Borne Disease on the Rise

What is ehrlichiosis? It's a bacterial disease of the white blood cells. Spread by ticks, ehrlichiosis affects all mammals, including people. Two bacteria in particular are known to cause the disease—Ehrlichia chaffeensis and Ehrlichia ewingii. A third, Ehrlichia muris, is being evaluated as another cause. According to the U.S. National … Read More

Doctors Near Me: How to Find Integrative Physicians

You've likely heard—or asked—this question more than once: "How do I find good doctors near me?" Locating a physician close to your home can be a daunting task, especially if you're looking for one who will support increasingly popular "natural medicine" practices: Limited pharmaceuticals Treating the root cause 'Finding a … Read More

Celiac Symptoms: Not Just Stomach Ills

You’re worried. You’ve got a blistering skin rash, and you suddenly have difficulty walking. It’s hard to get and stay asleep and you’re psychologically depressed. You wonder, "Are these celiac symptoms? How can a little thing like gluten be causing so much havoc?" If so, remember that help is on … Read More

Speech Therapy: What Is It and How Can You Do It at Home?

Nearly 7.5 million Americans have difficulty using their voices, claims the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Whether they were born with a condition that makes it hard to verbalize (i.e. autism) or developed speech difficulties following an accident or stroke (i.e. aphasia), these people have one major … Read More

DMSA Chelation Therapy for Autism

More and more autism researchers are concluding that autism may result from a combination of genetic susceptibility and exposure to environmental toxins, such as heavy metals, at critical periods during brain development. As we saw in part 1, there is growing evidence that detoxification systems are impaired in autistic children and … Read More

Best Probiotic? “Psychobiotics” May Hold the Answer

Scientists are increasingly interested in the relationship between our body’s natural bacterial flora living in our gut—or “microbiome”—and medical conditions that range from inflammatory bowel disease and heart disease to autism and depression. The microbiome appears to play a greater role in health and disease than previously recognized. Probiotics, defined … Read More

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