Diet Basics

Optimizing Blood Sugar

Optimizing Blood Sugar

Effects of Unbalanced Blood Sugar Unbalanced blood sugar places a real strain on the adrenal glands and the body's resources because, unless one is in a state of ketosis, the body runs on sugar - glucose - that's circulating in the blood. If there's too much...

Picky Eaters

Picky Eaters

Children with developmental delays and chronic health conditions are often picky eaters. Generally, neither clever recipes nor attempts to hide healthy foods in "accepted" ones will correct poor intake. It is better to determine the cause and correct the problem from...

Feingold Diet

Feingold Diet

The Feingold diet can improve physical reactions and behavioral changes that happen after your child eats certain foods. Your child’s behavior and learning ability may be impaired by certain chemicals such as artificial colors, artificial flavors and preservatives in...

GAPS Diet (Gut and Psychology Syndrome)

GAPS Diet (Gut and Psychology Syndrome)

The GAPS diet is a dietary solution to a healthier brain and improved immune activity within the body. It is often used by parents to control symptoms of autism, ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders within their child. Many families with children on the autism...

Elimination Diet

Elimination Diet

Why Implement an Elimination Diet? An elimination diet is one of the cornerstones of improving your child's health, mood and behavior. Children with chronic health conditions typically have undetected food sensitivities and intolerances, known as IgA and IgG...

Low Glutamate Diet

Low Glutamate Diet

One mom in California, biochemist Katherine Reid PhD, used her science-based knowledge to create a low-glutamate diet that stabilizes protein and eliminates all inflammatory foods that were excitatory for her daughter with autism. The diet is called the Reduced...

Diet Checklist

Diet Checklist

  We've developed a basic diet checklist for you to consult because making dietary changes is the first step to healing. Have you established which diet or diets would be well-suited for your child’s health condition? Have you done a food allergy and food...

Low Blood Sugar

Low Blood Sugar

What Is Low Blood Sugar? The body typically uses glucose - a simple carbohydrate - for its immediate energy needs; the amount circulating in the body is known as blood sugar. Blood sugar levels below 70 milligrams per deciliter are in the hypoglycemia range, also...

Essential Nutrients

Essential Nutrients

Due to soil depletion and farming practices, many of the crops grown today (even organic) are missing essential nutrients such as vitamins and minerals that they used to have decades ago. Major nutrients such as magnesium, zinc, vitamin B6 and vitamin E are lacking in...