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How to Reduce Inflammatory Omega-6 Oils in Your Diet

The total amount of Omega 6 oils in the standard Western diet is way too high.  Humans need a balance of Omega 3, 6, and 9s and because of processed vegetable oils, we are getting way too many Omega 6 oils and not enough Omega 3s or 9s.

Elevated Omega-6 intakes are associated with an increase in all inflammatory diseases – which is to say virtually all diseases. The list includes (but isn’t limited to):

  • cardiovascular disease
  • type 2 diabetes
  • obesity
  • metabolic syndrome
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How to Avoid Pain Killers After Minor Surgery (Like Adult Tongue Tie Release)

 

I had my posterior tongue tie release on November 7.  I had prepared for a month beforehand by seeing my Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist weekly and doing her prescribed mouth and tongue stretches and exercises 3 times a day.

When it came time for the procedure, I used homeopathic remedies to help with the pain, swelling, and emotions that came with the procedure.  

Homeopathy is very dilute potency of an original substance.  The essence of the original item helps the...

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Why I Stopped Taking Probiotics

Recently, I’ve stopped taking probiotics!

Is it blasphemy? Or is there something to it?

I eat naturally fermented foods, but I don’t take supplements or give my son probiotic powders! Can you believe it?

I've been researching and trying the Nemechek protocol, by Dr. Patrick Nemechek, DO in Arizona.  He studies the autonomic nervous system, SIBO, and brain health. Here’s what he says about probiotics, and why I stopped. I’ve actually felt much better since starting...

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Post Frenectomy Day 2 - Adult Tongue Tongue Release

 
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The Nemechek Protocol

 

Above is a video about my and my son's experience with the Nemechek protocol.  

A friend asked me for links to the specific products recommended in the protocol.

So, without further ado, here they are.  If you substitute products, you are not on the protocol.  So stick with the tried and true products below.

People have asked how to measure tiny amounts of inulin as you begin the protocol.  You can get tiny measuring spoons on amazon.



To start, the protocol consists...

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Resources for Neurotypical Partners of Autistic Spouses

Since finding out that my husband (the father of my son) is on the Autism Spectrum, I have been researching and finding support systems.  Here is some of the most valuable information I have found so far.  

Ongoing Traumatic Relationship Syndrome: The burden on spouses and children

http://www.aspergerpartner.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/OTRS-the-burden-on-spouses-and-partners.pdf


Effects of Differing Neuro/Developmental Levels on Neurotypical/ Autism Spectrum Adult Relationships

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Feel a cold coming on? Try homeopathy!

A couple days ago, I started sneezing and I got this sense that I was getting sick.  The weather here in San Diego had gone from fall-like to dry and HOT overnight.

Then yesterday, after an extra stressful day, I felt a bit run down and like I was really going to get sick.  I expected that today, I'd be in bed with the illness.

I took this protocol a couple times yesterday, and I feel rested and good as new today!

Start with Oscillococcinum for any cold or flu-like...

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RECIPE: Real Food Marshmallows

There really is no substitute for homemade marshmallows made with grass-fed gelatin. Once you’ve had them, there’s no going back to the store-bought ones. Cut up small and added to a crispy nut trail mix or eaten by themselves, these make for a real nourishing treat! They are sweet, so only as a treat.

Ingredients:

1 C filtered water (split into 1/2 cups)
3 TBSP Great Lakes Gelatin (Red Can)
1/2 C Maple Syrup
1/2 C Light-colored Honey (or use all maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla extract
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Could Bad Bacteria in the Small Intestine Cause Autism Symptoms?

 

In the video, I talk about the Nemechek Protocol™ for Autism.  I've heard the name before, but just started researching it.  Dr. Nemechek is from Arizona and sees patients locally as well as consulting via Skype.  

In his book, he goes into detail about how the imbalance of bacteria in the small intestine causes "leaky gut", which lets bad chemicals into the brain and damages it, causing autistic symptoms or symptoms of chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and lots of...

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What an Email from the Post Office Taught Me About Gratitude

I just got a tracking email from the US postal service telling me a package I shipped two days ago has arrived at the post office and will be going out for delivery today.

I felt so grateful as I glanced at this email.

Grateful to live in a place where I can drop a package off and two days later it will be delivered to the recipients doorstep.

Grateful for technology that alerts me to exactly where the package is each time it arrives at a sorting facility or is in a truck.

Grateful for the...

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