Help Little Tadgh

A Mom’s Cry For Help For Her Son Most of us sit at our computers, on our phones, on our tablets, with our normal functioning fingers, hands, arms, elbows, shoulders and knees; tapping our functioning feet; sipping, chewing, swallowing whatever we want, never thinking twice about our chromosomal make-up. For almost-3-year-old Tadgh Magee of Dublin, Ireland, none of this is his norm. His life… Read More

Therapeutic Use Of Fish Oil for Apraxia, Autism and Other Communication Impairments

“Every so often, scientists really do discover a substance of transformative power, one with the ability to cure the previously incurable and improve the quality of life for the rest of us. Omega-3 fatty acids — a component of simple fish oil, once so prevalent in our diet but now largely absent — could be such a substance.”~ Harvard Medical School doctor, Andrew Stoll,… Read More

Communication Disorders and Social Security Benefits

By Molly Clarke writer for the Social Security Disability Help blog Communication is a vital part of human life. We use communication to interact, learn, and develop. When a child’s ability to communicate is compromised, he or she may experience certain limitations that can only be corrected with a certain level of personalized support.   Unfortunately, not all families can afford to provide the therapy,… Read More

Autism Stereotypes Myths and Misconceptions Research

I am currently doing research for my Honor’s Thesis at Niagara University. The research is based on the Stereotypes Myths and Misconceptions perpetuated towards people who are on the Autism Spectrum. However to move forward, I am going to need help from parents, caregivers, family members and friends of individual’s diagnosed with Autism. Please send me common and uncommon Stereotypes, Myths and Misconceptions that… Read More

NutriiVeda Survey For Autism, Apraxia, TBI, ADHD, Seizures

In addition to collecting the anecdotal reports through our network, we have created a survey to collect feedback from parents, professionals and individuals to help provide functional data that can be shared with researchers as we continue in the Pursuit of Research!  Please take a few moments to document your (or your child’s) journey with NutriiVeda here.  We will be sharing the results as… Read More

Study on polyunsaturated fatty acids and autism

The following study was published in the Clin Biochem Epub in Spetember of 2008 Role of polyunsaturated fatty acids in the management of Egyptian children with autism Department of Research on Children with Special Needs, National Research Center, Cairo, Egypt Meguid NA, Atta HM, Gouda AS, Khalil RO OBJECTIVE: Estimation of free polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in blood and evaluation of behavior of autistic… Read More

Some Carnosine Resources

Carnosine, not Carnitine: First Fish, Now Red Meat and Chicken?!! From a posting to the CHERAB Grouplist, by Lisa Geng Founder of CHERAB Foundation I just received an email from Cathleen Buchanan, PhD, who is the Research Coordinator to Dr. Michael Chez, Pediatric Neurologist. Dr. Chez has been very involved with research in autism and epilepsy, aphasia and auto immunity. They are both “happy… Read More

Autism: A Unique Type of Mercury Poisoning

..b. Language and Hearing The third diagnostic criterion for autism is a qualitative impairment in communication (APA, 1994), and such impairment is a primary feature of mercury poisoning. Delayed language onset is often among the first overt signs of ASD (Eisenmajer et al, 1998). Historically, half of those with classic autism failed to develop meaningful speech (Gillberg & Coleman, 1992; Prizant, 1996); and oral-motor… Read More

Plasma fatty acid levels in autistic children

Source: Laboratoire de Nutrition et Sécurité Alimentaire, INRA domaine de Vilvert, 78352 Jouy-en-Josas cedex, France Vancassel S, Durand G, Barthélémy C, Lejeune B, Martineau J, Guilloteau D, Andrès C, Chalon S. Phospholipid fatty acids are major structural components of neuronal cell membranes, which modulate membrane fluidity and hence function. Evidence from clinical and biochemical sources have indicated changes in the metabolism of fatty acids… Read More