Autism recovered?

Medical experts say it's not possible to recover autism. We have living proof in the form of three children, that it IS possible. In my blog you will find recovery stories, along with information regarding health that I have learned over the years. And sometimes just snippets of life to give hope that yes, life can be normal after the hard work is done.

Sit back, enjoy, and be hopeful! RECOVERY HAPPENS!

**Kids names have been changed to protect the innocent and naughty alike. ;)

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Favorite healing diets

Food is one thing none of us can get away from.  Some of us LOVE food, others hate food, others don't give a hoot about food.  But what we eat matters.

Why you might ask?

What we eat turns into nourishment for our cells.  Our cells MUST be properly nourished for healing to occur.  People do not get well while eating garbage, no matter how many supplements they take.  Supplements can be a great bandaid and are often needed in healing to give the body extra help; but in the absence of nourishment, a bandaid is all they are.

I did not understand food when I was young.  I don't guess many people did back then.  It was still the era of microwave dinners, right?  I thought it was just something to keep the stomach happy; I never once considered what the purpose of food was.  I'd like to think I would not have eaten straight sugar from the bowl if I understood food back then but who knows?  I also thought I was invincible and nothing bad would ever happy no matter what I did, so I might not have done anything with that knowledge.

The first thing I learned when looking into autism recovery is that food matters.  The internet is FULL of specialized diets.  There's Paleo, Veganism, Body Ecology, GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome), GFCF, SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet), the Low Histamine Diet, the SIBO diet, the Auto-immune diet, and so many more.  But the thing is, these diets don't just work for autism, they are worth exploring for any disorder of the brain or body.  Food has a much more profound affect on us than most people realize.  Do you know someone whose hands hurt after eating peppers or potatoes?  If so, you know someone who suffers a disorder because of food.  I encourage you to research which foods can do what in the body.  It's quite interesting and may lead you to some answers for your own health.

I thought I would touch briefly on some of the diets listed above, and where to go for guidance with them.  Some are specifically geared toward autism but almost all will work for other disorders as well.

Let me just remind you that your doctor or your child's doctor probably cannot speak much into diet.  They learn so much while in medical school, but nutrition is not on their list of heavily taught subjects.  So do your own research and educate yourself.  I cannot even begin to tell you how many parents were told by their doctor "Diet won't help", and yet those very same brave parents did make dietary changes and saw positive results from it.  I am not saying doctors cannot help you, I'm just saying you're the one that lives with your your own research.  You're much more invested in their health than a doctor is, no matter how fabulous they are. :)

Body Ecology Diet is the one I did with my children and myself so long ago.  We still adhere to the principles of the diet even now, we are just loose with the foods because we can be to some extent.  The best place to go for help is the BEDROK (Body Ecology Diet Recovering Our Kids) website and blog. (Yes, my children are some of those adorable creatures you see on the main page).  The page is moderated by a mother who is 14 years in the trenches of recovery and has so much valuable wisdom to share.  You can also get support here if you're a Facebooker.  If you're not on Facebook, get there.  Many private forums are filled with experts and nutritionists who really understand autism and can help you understand it too.

That's it for today.  I'll post next time about another diet and where you can get some support to learn more.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015


Disease is an imbalance in the body.  There are many ways to address imbalances.  You already know my biggest passion is nutrition, but there is biomedical and homeopathy as well as herbs and more.  I first learned of homeopathy when someone handed me a copy of Amy Lansky's Impossible Cure.  I was riveted.  Homeopathy had been alluded to in previous years but no one could explain it to me and I honestly thought it was made up bc I couldn't understand it.  This book explains it in real people language.  Not to mention she CURES her son with it!

Now by the time I read this book, we were done with autism, but we still had/have immune dysfunction and massive allergies.  So I'm always looking to see if there's another thing I can do to help the small peoples (oh golly, if you know me personally, you know my son is now taller than I am.  He's still a small people to me though).  I found my way to a homeopath who taught me so much and gave us much healing.  She is a teacher at heart so she also taught me how to help my family through minor illnesses such as colds and flus.  When her family went through a trauma, she became unavailable so I switched to another homeopath.  She is excellent as well, although less of a teacher, which I miss.  Homeopathy is truly amazing, working with the body to give the body the correct energy signatures so it can heal itself.  COOLEST thing, really.

Recently my son has discovered the world a little bit more.  He joined Theatre class this year and has loved it so much.  But of course, any group of kids involves food.  My fear of social activities always revolves around food bc food has been our nemesis for so long.  I love the people, hate the food.  But my husband reminded me that the kids have got to learn how to live in the real world.  I told him, "Fine, you take him out to the real world.  I'm going to stay here with my girls".  Super mature moment for me.  So he took him to Chick-fil-a.  Or as otherwise known to allergy families, "Are you insane, the place is coated in peanut oil!".  But the day before his cast party, my bestie took him there and just sat with him, chatting and being in the building without stress.  She saved my sanity!  So by the time Tony had his social gathering after their performance, he and I were both prepared.  My husband went with him and sat away from the group of teens so as to avoid being "that parent", but watched him for reactions.  He did not eat the food there bc that would be stupid, but he sat at the table while others around him ate.  Know what happened?


The kid had not one reaction.

Sixteen years of being unable to touch certain surfaces bc of the anaphylaxis that would ensue.  And now he can sit in a stinky restaurant (that I can guarantee you is not mom-standard clean) without reaction.

You guys!!!  If you are an allergy parent, you know the victory there.  If you are friends with an allergy parent, you get it too.  :)   It still makes me a little teary-eyed.  Of course, now the kid thinks he needs to go to every social event around so I am learning a LOT in letting go of control.  Sixteen years of tight control is hard to let go of, but I am working on it.  I expect sometime within the next decade I may have that figured out.  haha

I came across a mom blog the other day and wanted to share it here.  This was so encouraging and I hope it is encouraging to you too!  A child who was allergic to his own tears??  Gosh, I can only imagine the pins and needles you would live on in that situation.  It's so exciting to see another family healing with homeopathy.

If you are dealing with a disorder of any type, I encourage you to continue looking at options and solutions.  Our bodies want to heal.  They can go through much abuse and still be healed.  Seek out a qualified homeopath and get started on your healing journey.  You won't be sorry!  My son is so thankful we continue to look for answers for him.  And his social life is all the gratitude I need.

Thursday, August 6, 2015


Sounds like a made up word, doesn't it?

The dictionary definition of microbiome is: 
the totality of microorganisms and their collective genetic material present in or on the human body or in another environment:
The wide diversity of species that make up the microbiome is hard to fathom.

Yep, it still sounds made up.  ha!  But it's not.  In short, the microbiome consists of what's living in your gut.  The good guys, the bad guys, the indifferent guys...all the bacteria, the organisms, goodies and baddies, all work together to create your unique microbiome.  Studies have shown that the microbiome can affect your mood, your weight, and obviously your health

I am excited about the many up and coming studies about microbiome.  I believe a great many illness we suffer from are influenced by our gut guys.  Which is GREAT because that means we can potentially change our illness with what we eat.    I'll keep you posted on new research as it comes my way.  

Friday, July 31, 2015

Goodness, time flies!

Hey everyone!  I know it's been a long time.  I recently got laid off and have more time on my hands for blogging so you'll see me here a little bit more.  :)

Well the kids are so big now.  My little one just turned 10!  All double digits in this house now.  It's incredible how time has flown.  I'll catch you up on them later.

Life has been full of ups and downs lately.  I am recovering from a year long illness.  I contracted a pathogenic, antibiotic resistant bacteria last year.  Fortunately, with the good help of my fantastic nutritionist, and the grace of God, I am on the mend.  There is still some healing to do but I am able to function now and that's a huge blessing.

Being so ill really helped me prioritize.  Until then, I was busy being busy.  Doing and going and running myself and my children ragged.  My illness forced me to slow down and in the slow down, I learned a great deal about trusting God.  Allowing myself to release control of some things was hard, but so necessary.  This time also increased my knowledge about the body, how it works and how to heal it in a HUGE way.  So that's what I plan to share with my readers in the coming months...

In the meantime, I hope this finds you well.  I'm looking forward to reconnecting with you guys!


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