Autism Spectrum: Biomedical Therapies

Helpful hints about how to negotiate a safe and fun Halloween!

Posted by on Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 in Autism Spectrum: Biomedical Therapies, Food Sensitivities

I’ve talked before about two fantastic magazines (The Autism File and Living Without).  This month, both have articles discussing how to make Halloween fun, safe and stress-free of families dealing with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or special diets. Living Without‘s article focuses on tips for keeping Halloween and Trick or Treating fun but avoiding all the […]

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Resources for Autism Spectrum and Special Diets

I’d like to take a quick break from hormones to point out two fantastic magazines: Living Without and The Autism File.  Living Without focuses on support and ideas for those with Special Diets, with extra tips for those starting a Gluten and/or Casein Free diet.  The Autism File is a newer North American Publication with […]

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Naturopathic Medicine and Biomedical Therapies in Autism and ADHD

Posted by on Monday, May 2nd, 2011 in Autism Spectrum: Biomedical Therapies

Naturopathic Medicine focuses on finding underlying causes or triggers for illness and optimizing overall health. It is a perfect fit for families looking for support for Autism Spectrum and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder.   Some Naturopathic Physicians use a Biomedical approach for supporting the two conditions.  Biomedical therapies are defined as science-based therapies that look […]

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How to sneak supplements or medications into kids?

Posted by on Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 in Autism Spectrum: Biomedical Therapies

Every child will need to take medications or supplements at some time and its not a secret that kids are picky about what they consume.  It’s not always feasible to find yummy liquids or chewable forms of all of those products and let’s be honest.. kids can be very good at not taking stuff.  And […]

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Food Sensitivity Testing – let’s talk about your options!

So as promised in the last posting, today I’ll give you a little more information about testing for Food Sensitivities.  And just to backtrack a little .. food sensitivities happen when the body reacts to proteins in specific foods and the immune system is activated by those proteins in much the same way as it […]

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Gluten Sensitivity, its not just a myth!

Finally, some research has illustrated what so many of us knew:  Even with a negative celiac test it is still possible to have a dramatic sensitivity to gluten proteins. Have a quick look at this article from the Wall Street Journal “Clues to Gluten Sensitivity” from March 15th, 2011 publication by Melinda Beck. Lisa Rayburn […]

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Victoria Autism Resource Fair, March 5th 10-4 at the Ambrosia Centre on Fisgard St.

Posted by on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 in Autism Spectrum: Biomedical Therapies

Come join Dr Kellie and a variety of other providers for the Greater Victoria Autism Resource Fair.  This fair hopes to provide parents and professionals with an opportunity to learn about the wide variety of autism services and products available in the Greater Victoria area. There will be several speakers presenting on many different topics […]

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How to Manage Special Diets on Holidays? Plan for treats!

Posted by on Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 in Autism Spectrum: Biomedical Therapies, Food Sensitivities

Special Diets can be extremely helpful for a number of conditions and complaints.  Anything from acne to Autism Spectrum Disorders often benefit from Special Diets, which might limit food sensitivities or completely avoid specific foods like Gluten and Casein.  And there is nothing more exciting than having a parent or patient return to the office […]

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