A Dairy Free Diet

by Kelly Dorfman, MS, LND, Co-Founder, Developmental Delay Resources Many parents are using a dairy free diet to alleviate undesirable symptoms in their children.  This can have many benefits including: Improving focus and relatedness, Reducing post-nasal drip, and consequently the number of ear infections and other upper respiratory illnesses, Relieving eczema, Controlling bed-wetting. Concern over the need for calcium may cause some families to hesitate going milk-free for long periods of time.  Even with careful planning, providing sufficient calcium to the bones and nervous system without milk products can certainly be a challenge.  With children who have severely limited diets, the task is impossible. The most practical solution to this problem is the use of calcium supplements.  There is a wide array of products available over-the-counter, but which one should you choose?  The decision is made easier by considering three factors: dose, form, and delivery method.  Dose The recommended amount of calcium for children age one to ten is 800-1000…

Mia: Recovery from Autism

I am releasing this story here as a means to get this story out to as many people as possible.  I am a physical therapist for 14 years, a healthcare provider; I am a husband and a dad. I do not work in pediatric physical therapy.  That particular patient population is not my clientele, and I do not plan on specializing in pediatric physical therapy in the future. I have nothing to gain from this at all except for my colleagues in health care and the doctors who refer to me to think of me as a quack or a nut. That being said, I feel that it is my moral and ethical duty to share this story to you and anyone willing to take the time to read it.  It may help them or someone that they know. My wife’s sister’s son is autistic, I had an entire pediatric internship in pediatrics dealing with developmentally delayed children, some who…