Diet/Nutrition

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are actually good for your health, especially your digestive system. Bacteria is often thought of as something that causes disease, but your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called “good” or “helpful” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy. Probiotics are

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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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For Jett’s lunch, I keep it simple and I haven’t gotten any complaints. His drink container is the durable,  nontoxic, steel Foogo straw cup that has silicone on the upper part of the straw and I buy this silicone straw that replaces the plastic one that comes with it. (I do cut the straw to

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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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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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Nature’s Perfect Food Breastfeeding is excellent for many reasons. Not only is breast milk full of easy to digest nutrition, nursing will help develop your baby’s jaw and facial structure, which is a huge issue with our low toned/small mouthed babies. The feel-good and bonding hormones released in breast milk is helpful to counteract symptoms

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3 year old Jett and Mommy’s growing tummy As for prenatal supplementation, there’s a lot you can do and need to do as a mom carrying a baby with Down syndrome (referred to as “you” “us” or “we”). I wrote this while six months pregnant with my second child and acted as if the baby

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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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Healthy, easy and delicious! For the kids, instead of maple syrup, I top these waffles with this mix: 3 supplements, nut butter and a little maple syrup. This recipe is gluten, casein, corn, soy and dairy free and is modified from Gluten Free Goddess. Daddy’s Best Pancakes/Waffles Serves 4. My husband x5 the recipe to

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