Posts by Michelle Ibarra

Eating For Autism: Food Additives That Make Autism Worse

One of the biggest mistakes we see parents make when it comes to incorporating nutrition therapy into their children’s treatment program is jumping into advanced interventions instead of starting with the basics.  In nutrition therapy, each step builds upon the previous one, becoming more advanced as you work your way through the program. The first…

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ASD and Gut Imbalance: Microbes in Quicksand By MSC Susana Reyes

Homo sapiens’ entities are the overwhelming minority in our bodies: there are 10 times more microbial cells than human cells. Across centuries, we’ve learned not only to coexist but to strive towards the goal of mutual survival. However, as microbial populations shuffle in type and population across different tissues of our bodies we are prone…

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The Top 6 Ways To Support Autism Awareness Month

Each year, on April 2,  we commemorate World Autism Awareness Day, and during April Autism Awareness Month. The main goal is to raise awareness and to create inclusion, and acceptance.  Why Should We Support Autism Awareness Month?  Honoring Autism Awareness Month goes far beyond wearing a blue ribbon. There are many powerful reasons why we…

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Stem Cell Therapy To Heal Inflammation in Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder affects 1 in 68 children in the United States.  Although autism is known to primarily impact the brain, recent studies, have found that gastrointestinal (GI) issues seem to occur more often in individuals with ASD than in the rest of the population. One study found that children in the spectrum are up…

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Stem Cell Therapy To Heal The Autistic Gut

Autism Spectrum Disorder affects 1 in every 68 children in the United States.  Although ASD primarily impacts the brain, children with autism are also highly affected by (GI) gastrointestinal issues that have a drastic effect on their behavior and even speech.  According to recent studies, 9 out of 10 autistic children suffer from gastrointestinal issues…

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Stem Cell Therapy To Heal the Autistic Brain

During the last decades, Stem Cell Therapy has revolutionized the health industry bringing health and recovery for conditions that were previously considered as “ untreatable”.  When it comes to autism, stem cells have become a very useful, accessible, and effective alternative when it comes to easing the three main autistic treats: Gut, brain, and overall…

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Valentine‘s | Date Night Ideas For Parents on The Specrum

For many couples, Valentine’s day represents fancy dinners, gifts, and even romantic getaways. However, for parents, especially on the spectrum, it can be hard to find a moment to relax and to enjoy themselves without worrying about the children. Most ASD parents recall difficulty finding baby sitters, which is another factor why going out can…

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Yoga & Autism | 5 Benefits

Autistic minds can be a noisy place.  Children in the spectrum can have trouble concentrating due to sensory issues, and overloads that can lead them to anxiety and stress. Sports are highly recommended to ease stress and improve focus, however, due to motor skills and physical coordination challenges, it can be hard for children to…

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Weighted Pencils: The Answer to Improve Fine Motor Skills

Most parents in the spectrum report that tasks related to fine motor skills can be a challenge for autistic children. Drawing, and writing can be difficult however, weighted pencils have shown to be the answer to improve hand coordination. What Are Weighted Pencils?  Weighted pencils are considerably heavier and thicker than a regular pencil, thus…

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Top 5 New Years Resolutions For ASD Mommies 

With the New Year just starting, yearly resolutions and goals emerge. For most people things like working out, and eating healthier come at the top of the list. However, for parents with children on the spectrum, priorities can be way too different and so can be the goals. Today, we want to help you make…

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