Brain Health

Choline and Complex Language Development

Choline and Complex Language Development

Many parents report spontaneous improvement in the complexity of expressive language in their children after they took choline that was recommended to improve motor planning. What Is Choline? Choline is essential for brain development. In 1998 the National Academy of...

Antidepressant Alternatives

Antidepressant Alternatives

Depression and anxiety are commonly misunderstood to be mental-health disorders when in fact they could be symptoms of imbalances within the body. Recent medical research (see Sources & References below) is showing time and time again that they are whole-body...

Neurotransmitter Imbalances

Neurotransmitter Imbalances

Neurotransmitter imbalances are common in mood and behavior disorders such as: Bipolar disorder Depression Anxiety Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Pyrrole disorder Eating disorders Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) ADHD/ADD Schizophrenia Oppositional Defiant...

Seizures

Seizures

What Are Seizures? Seizures can be a co-morbid condition associated with a disability such as autism, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy or mitochondrial dysfunction, although they also occur in children without any of these conditions. The brain has thousands of neurons,...

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive treatment method that uses precisely calibrated special magnets to normalize neural activity. The strong magnetic field generated by a wire coil in this system can penetrate the skull to reach the brain, thereby...

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) - an effective treatment for stroke patients - may be helpful for children with autism. Michael would not talk, avoided all eye contact with others, and was completely disinterested in his environment. He was content to sit most of the...

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy

What Is Craniosacral Therapy? John Upledger DO, founder of the Upledger Institute, developed craniosacral therapy (CST), which is a very gentle, relaxing and hands-on intervention that can help with many physical and emotional issues. Chiropractors, osteopathic...

Birth Trauma and Developmental Delays

Birth Trauma and Developmental Delays

In at least 80% of children with developmental delays, including attention deficits, Sensory Processing Disorder and autism, there is a history of birth trauma. In each diagnosis, there are manifestations of various aspects of cerebral dysfunction, which in simple...

Developmental Delays

Developmental Delays

What Are Developmental Delays? Does your child have developmental delays? Typical delays are: Not rolling over on time Not sitting up unsupported on time Not crawling on time Not walking on time Speech and language delays Skipping a phase (such as not crawling) Never...

Dyspraxia and Apraxia

Dyspraxia and Apraxia

What Are Dyspraxia and Apraxia? Dyspraxia is the partial loss of the ability to coordinate and perform skilled purposeful movements. Apraxia is the complete loss of this ability. Dyspraxia and apraxia together are called Global Apraxia. The root word “praxia” means...