Biological Systems

Photobiomodulation and T21

By Linley Lyerly What is Photobiomodulation? What does it have to do with Down syndrome? Photo=light, bio=life and modulation=change. Photobiomodulation is part of the well established field of photomedicine. We all know that light is essential to us for the production of vitamin D. We also commonly hear of light being used to help someone w… ♥

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Oxidative stress and inflammation are toxic to neurons and can lead to the death of brain cells. Since this occurs more often in the brain of someone with T21 — and is reported to happen even before birth — a good antioxidant is important to use. Fortunately, blueberries are one of the most powerful antioxidants

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What lab testing should I request from my child’s physician? In the US, your child’s physician is likely to be following these conservative 2011 guidelines for “health supervision” of Down syndrome. Some physicians don’t even do that much, so if your child hasn’t had all of the tests listed, it’s easy to request them. These

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Learn how to optimize the health and well being of individuals with Down syndrome… Overview Action Plan for Parents of Children with Down Syndrome Slides: Action Plan for Parents of Children with Down Syndrome With proper intervention—physical, nutritional, neurodevelopmental, medicinal and environmental—your child’s future can be full of… ♥ Hi friend! Please login to view

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Why ginkgo for those with DS? Many people with T21 tend to have an over expression or too much of GABA (gamma-Aminobutyric acid). According to Wikipedia, “GABA is the chief inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. Its principal role is reducing neuronal excitability throughout the nervous system. GABA is also directly responsible… ♥ Hi

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by Linley Lyerly In addition to helping out on this website, I’m also the vice-president for Down Syndrome OPTIONs and one of the coordinators for the Down Syndrome Innovations Conference. But most importantly, I’m the mom to a healthy, clever and thriving 8 year-old boy, Carter, who happens to have Down syndrome.   My sweetheart,

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Unfortunately, constipation is no laughing matter and it has caused me no end of worry. (Hence the lovely text messages to my hubby while he’s at work.) For some reason, I gauge my success as a mom on the details of Jett’s BMs! But, since he turned four years old, I finally figured it out! So

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Lydia’s Success Story

I’m so happy to share Jane and Lydia’s story with you! Jane mentions many different concepts, which I have followed up with in a post about each.  The ones I’ve already blogged about, I’ve hyperlinked for your convenience as well as added to “Related Posts” at the end.   And to make Lydia’s journey all

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Symptoms Weakness, a haggard look, fatigue, lack of energy, tired looking eyes, shortness of breath, dull and poor memory, headache, dizziness on exertion are some of the indications of anemia. Symptoms of iron deficiency anemia include fatigue, pale skin, weakness, shortness of breath, headache, dizziness or lightheadedness, cold hands and feet, … ♥ Hi friend!

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Why does my child have a small head? / Cerebral Folate Deficiency in Down syndrome CFD caught my attention when I read about how it can cause slowing of head growth. I had noticed and worried that Jett’s head size was small for his body. At 2.6 years/30 months old, Jett’s body size was that

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