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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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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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Bacopa Monnieri Extract (BME)

In Dr. Usman’s presentation during the 2012 Down syndrome track at AutismOne, she mentioned how Bacopa Monera can help our kids with stimming. (See her presentation on Exploring Options for Down Syndrome, brought to you by Down Syndrome OPTIONs). So, I thought I’d give it a try. We were having issues with Jett running in

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Neurodevelopmental Therapy

What is Neurodevelopmental Therapy? NDT, neurodevelopmental therapy, is an all-inclusive program. I’d start this as soon as possible or after integrating the reflexes with the QRI Laser Home Program for at least six months. NDT addresses all the senses, so it includes speech, gross/fine motor, cognitive support, educational strategies, nutriti… ♥ Hi friend! Please login

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By Carol Royer My daughter, Greta, was born five weeks early with a heart condition called tetralogy of fallot. We also found out that she has a Robertsonian translocation of the 21st chromosome, which is an unusual form of Down syndrome. After her birth, she was transferred to Nemours DuPont Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware.

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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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Finding physicians to properly treat your child will be one of the most important tasks you’ll need to tackle. But where do you start? Traditionally, we’ve been brought up to trust and revere doctors. But the more I learn about Down syndrome and the more doctors I talk to about it, the more I realize

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