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Applied kinesiology

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Our chiropractor suggested we try Applied kinesiology. It is a technique used to diagnose illness or choose treatment by testing muscles for strength and weakness. She uses it to desensitize the body to potential “allergens”. So in the assessment lo and behold our son showed a sensitivity to neurotransmitters! She went ahead and desensitized him. We noticed that the vocal tics have diminished, however, we started him back on his medication about a month ago. So which worked? I for one was desensitized to the pollen using this method and I have not had any allergy issue yet!

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April 23, 2013 at 9:48 pm

Posted in Natural Therapies, Tics

Insecticides Are Bad For The Nervous System

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The active ingredient in many insect repellents, deet, has been found to be toxic to the central nervous system. Vincent Corbel from the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement in Montpellier, and Bruno Lapied from the University of Angers, France, led a team of researchers who investigated the mode of action and toxicity of deet. Corbel said, “We’ve found that deet is not simply a behavior-modifying chemical but also inhibits the activity of a key central nervous system enzyme, acetycholinesterase, in both insects and mammals”.

So I believe it would be better to use natural bug spays instead.

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April 9, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Tourettes and Allergies

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Many believe that tics are worse due to allergens  The problem is trying to identify these. For my son we saw that his tics would be bad for three days and then subside. A doctor suggested a food sensitivity due to the cycle and sure enough we have reduced the severity of his tics by eliminating  nitrates, food coloring’s, and anything else containing chemicals. But what if that was not enough? Next week I’m taking him to the Chiropractor to do a NAET muscle-testing procedure.

The Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET) is based on curing the pathways of energy in the body using applied kinesiology and acupressure points. It is very far removed from Western Medicine!

The treatment begins with muscle testing for the “basic” allergies, as defined by Dr. Nambudripad: eggs, calcium, Vitamin C, B-Complex, Sugar, iron, Vitamin A, mineral mix, salt, corn and grain mix. When holding a vial of one of these allergens in your hand, your other arm is tested for muscle strength – the practitioner tries to push your arm down.  If you continue to have muscle strength, no allergy is present. If you become weak and can’t hold your arm up, an allergy is present.

If you do have an allergy, then acupressure points are stimulated while holding the vial of allergen. After that you must hold the vial for 20 minutes. Subsequent to the treatment, you must stay away from all foods that contain the allergen for 25 hours.

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February 14, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Avoid green potatoes

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When buying potatoes, avoid the slightly green ones. The chemical solanine, which gives the potato a green tint, can interfere with nerve impulses, cause diarrhea, vomiting or abdominal pain.

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January 22, 2013 at 7:45 pm

Soups for Winter

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Soups are the best way to get our kids to eat their veggies. Make them from scratch and they should be appreciated.   The bodies of our little ones are so challenged by their tics that their immune system could be weakened. It is up to us to help their immune system as much as possible by getting our kids to eat properly. And that means getting their servings of fruits and vegetables. I serve smoothies all year long, salads on warm days and soups on colds days. The wonderful thing about soups is that you can also prepare a big amount and eat it over several days.

My son prefers the veloutes which are creamy and tasty (if you do a Google search you can easily find a couple of recipes) and I like them cause they are simple and get the kids used to the taste of vegetables.

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November 27, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Nutrition and Tourette

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Good nutrition is essentional for good health. There are four basic nutrients the body needs: water, carbs, fats and protein. Half the US population suffers from a deficiency of one imortant nutrient. Nutrients act together so to correct a deficieny you need to add it to the others, ie eat a varied diet. To help my son get plenty of nutrients we make him a smoothie every day.

Smoothies have carbs, fats and protein! Today my husband took what he could find and blended it all together. A handful of spinach, grapes, OJ, apples, oranges, a banana, chia seeds, dried apricots and cabbage, raisin, almond milk and presto! The dried fruits sweetened it and the apple and oranges made it taste great.

A proper diet is necessary for health. And our kids need all the help they can get!

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November 4, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Essential Fatty Acids Essential For Mental Health

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Omega-3 and omega-6 are essential fatty acids. Lab research suggests that the fats affect certain brain chemicals involved in nerve-cell communication and inflammation. The body cannot make them on its own, we obtain them from our food. In modern diets, there are few sources of omega-3 fatty acids, mainly cold water fish such as salmon, sardines, herring, mackerel, canola oil,  walnuts, flaxseeds, leafy vegetables and chia seeds.Omega 3s are necessary for the membranes of neurons in our brain.

By contrast, sources of omega-6 fatty acids are numerous in modern diets. They are found in seeds, nuts, and refined vegetable oils, such as soy oil, that is used in most of the snack foods, cookies, crackers, and sweets in the American diet as well as in fast food. Soybean oil alone is now so common in fast foods and processed foods that an astounding 20 percent of the calories in the American diet are estimated to come from this single source. I won’t go into the possibility that the soy could be GMO.

The body also constructs hormones from  fatty acids. In general, hormones derived from the two classes of essential fatty acids have opposite effects. Those from omega 6s tend to increase inflammation (an important component of the immune response), blood clotting, and cell proliferation, while those from omega 3s decrease those functions. Both families of hormones must be in balance to maintain optimum health.

This dietary imbalance may explain the rise of such diseases as asthma, coronary heart disease, many forms of cancer, autoimmunity and neurodegenerative diseases, all of which are believed to stem from inflammation in the body. The imbalance between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids may also contribute to obesity, depression, dyslexia, hyperactivity and even a tendency toward violence.

Bringing the fats into proper proportion may actually relieve those conditions, according to Joseph Hibbeln, M.D., a psychiatrist at the National Institutes of Health, and perhaps the world’s leading authority on the relationship between fat consumption and mental health.

If you follow a anti-inflammatory diet, you should can get a healthy ratio of these fatty acids (1:1). In general, however, you can cut down on omega-6 levels by reducing consumption of processed and fast foods and polyunsaturated vegetable oils (corn, sunflower, safflower, soy, and cottonseed, for example). At home, use extra virgin olive oil for cooking and in salad dressings. Eat more oily fish, walnuts, flax seeds, and Chia seeds ( I sprinkle them on everything) for more omega 3s.

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October 26, 2012 at 7:41 pm

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