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Astaxanthin for The Brain
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Astaxanthin for The Brain

Astaxanthin (pronounced Asta-zan-thin) is a supplement derived from micro-algae. It has the ability to protect the brain from harmful free radicals or oxidative stress (from pollution, smoking, stress, alcohol, chemicals or radiation) through its rol Read More

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Autism Food List - Snack Ideas
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Autism Food List - Snack Ideas

Life can be crazy at times, and planning healthy snacks is often forgotten in the busyness of life. That’s okay - we’ve got some snack ideas that you can add to your autism food list. From no-prep, to grab-and-go, to easy recipes, we’ve got y Read More

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AUTISM, SPECIAL NEEDS (E.G., ADD, ADHD, PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENT DISORDER) AND FUNGAL TOXINS WEBINAR RECAP
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AUTISM, SPECIAL NEEDS (E.G., ADD, ADHD, PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENT DISORDER) AND FUNGAL TOXINS WEBINAR RECAP

Autism and other special needs individuals often have biochemical and nutritional imbalances that contribute to language, socialization, and behavioral problems. In some situations, these issues are exacerbated by fungal toxins linked to chronic cand Read More

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Emphysema with Michelle Nay, RN, CDE
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Emphysema with Michelle Nay, RN, CDE

The definition of lung disease is an inability for the lungs to function properly due to decreased functioning of either the airways, tissue, or circulation. Circulatory diseases decrease the ability of the lungs to take up oxygen and release carbon Read More

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Food Allergies vs Food Sensitivities - What's the Difference?
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Food Allergies vs Food Sensitivities - What's the Difference?

Food allergies, sensitivities, intolerances… aren’t they all the same?! My answer is a hard NO. While these terms may get mixed up in basic conversation, they all have varying meanings and can indicate very different reactions. Read More

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Getting Children to take Supplements
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Getting Children to take Supplements

Starting nutritional supplement therapy with children can be very stressful for parents. Children with developmental disabilities(such as ADD/HD, Autism, Sensory Integration Dysfunction, etc)may be required by physicians to take anywhere from 6 to 20 Read More

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Gluten-Free Diet for Autism
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Gluten-Free Diet for Autism

“A gluten-free diet can be extremely helpful for some children on the autism spectrum, though it’s important to evaluate for gluten sensitivity to ensure the best results” Read More

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GPL - TOX : COMMON MARKERS AND ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING
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GPL - TOX : COMMON MARKERS AND ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING

GPL - TOX : COMMON MARKERS AND ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING This webinar discusses some common toxins assessed on the GPL-TOX Profile. We discuss the effects of exposure and where to find these common toxins. Briefly, we will take a look into options for Read More

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How Can a Dietitian Help with Autism?
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How Can a Dietitian Help with Autism?

“From selective eating and Candida overgrowth to food sensitivities and weight management, a Registered Dietitian can play a vital role in your child’s health and development.” Read More

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Insulin Resistance affects 1 in 3 Americans. ValAsta may help.
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Insulin Resistance affects 1 in 3 Americans. ValAsta may help.

Insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome occurs in conditions like obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Skeletal muscle cells are resistant to receive glucose needed for energy. Symptoms are fatigue and false hunger Read More

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KETONES AND FATTY ACID OXIDATION
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KETONES AND FATTY ACID OXIDATION

Today's installment will focus on some of the more confounding markers of the Organic Acid Test (OAT). The ketone and fatty acid oxidation markers seem to cause some uncertainty. Read More

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Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Autism: What You Need to Know
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Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Autism: What You Need to Know

“...the better a species does at protecting it’s mitochondria, the longer a species lives.” — J. PIZZORNO Read More

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MYCOTOXIN PROPERTIES AND METABOLISM: PART 1
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MYCOTOXIN PROPERTIES AND METABOLISM: PART 1

It appears mycotoxins are gaining a significant amount of interest as the literature increases on their toxic effects on humans and other animals. Just with any topic, as more data surfaces, more questions arise. Mycotoxin sources, testing, impacts, Read More

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NATURAL LAWN CARE: COMMONLY USED CHEMICALS & NATURAL OPTIONS
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NATURAL LAWN CARE: COMMONLY USED CHEMICALS & NATURAL OPTIONS

In the spring and summer months, those of us who have lawns, enjoy time in the park, or even like a nice round of golf are typically in awe of how lush the grass and landscaping can be. This lusciousness can come with a price. In most cases pesticide Read More

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