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May 2, 2014

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Awareness isn't enough

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Inflammation – Fire in the Body

How to Prevent the Spread of Drug-Resistant Bacteria in Your Kitchen

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My Child is Being Evaluated ... What Tests Should I Request?

USAAA 2014 World Conference - Sept 4-7 - REGISTER NOW


Awareness isn't enough
Autism Brainstorm: Guy Talk with Dr. Robert Naseef

Awareness is not enough. Every child on the autism spectrum has strengths and challenges and is a special part of the human family. With awareness come responsibilities and possibilities. [On April 14] the "Guy Talk" panel [Robert Naseef, Stephen M. Shore, Mike Guido, Mark Walker, Kaveh Adel, Brian R. King] at www.autismbrainstorm.org discussed what acceptance means from the mildest to the most severe individual. You can hear that conversation on YouTube.
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"The group concluded that loving our children as they are while working on their challenges makes us happy. That love brings us closer and brings more happiness, as we celebrate what we can do together."

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Inflammation – Fire in the Body

By Julie Matthews, CNC

inflammation photoIn today’s fast paced world, with little rest, overloaded with toxins, and devoid of nutrients, inflammation is very common. Once triggered, it can be hard to shut off - and if certain biochemical processes persist, chronic inflammation can ensue.

Inflammation acts like a fire in the body, literally burning up many of our necessary nutrients. Inflammation can be triggered by infections, irritants, and biochemical processes that have gone awry. It creates pain, and can lead to cellular damage and a cascade of health problems.

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Gluten, dairy, and soy are major food sources of inflammation. Alcohol, processed foods, caffeine, and sugar are also inflammatory. Pesticides can trigger asthma (inflammation) in people, so eat organically whenever possible.

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How to Prevent the Spread of Drug-Resistant Bacteria in Your Kitchen

By Dr. Mercola

According to a report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), published in October 2013, two million American adults and children become infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria each year. At least 23,000 of them die as a direct result of those infections, and even more die from complications.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has repeatedly ignored the elephant in the room when it comes to the promulgation of antibiotic-resistant disease, namely modern factory farming practices where antibiotics are routinely fed to animals to promote growth.

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"There's no need to become obsessive about washing your hands, however. In fact, if you wash them too frequently you can actually extract many of the protective oils in your skin, which can cause your skin to crack and bleed, and your skin is actually your primary defense against bacteria -- not the soap."


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My Child is Being Evaluated ... What Tests Should I Request?

By Pat Howey

"I think my child has a learning disability - what tests should I request?"

"My child has Down Syndrome - what tests should I request?"

I am an advocate, not a psychologist, so I do not advise parents to ask their evaluator to use specific tests.

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Parents do need to provide their evaluator with proper information about the child - this information will help the evaluator decide which tests to administer. At a minimum, you should provide your evaluator with all previous testing and evaluations. Ask the evaluator what additional information s/he needs.

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conference news update

USAAA 2014 World Conference
September 4-7, 2014

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On September 4-7, 2014, the US Autism & Asperger Association (USAAA) launches its 9th Annual World Conference in Kansas City, Missouri at the award winning Marriott Country Club Plaza hotel. Over 35 of the world's most respected experts will discuss New Research, Treatment Modalities, Resources, and Avenues for Advocacy. After four days, you will leave the conference armed with tools of practical protocols, valuable hope, and new resources for support for your child, family member, patient, friend, student, or yourself.
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