Supplementation

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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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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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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When do neuro-typical kids usually walk? NT kids usually walk with support from 7 to 12 months, stand alone from 9 to 16 months and walk independently from 9 to 18 months. When do “untreated” kids with DS usually walk? In general, for an “untreated” child with Down syndrome (one who isn’t involved in vitamin

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What is Nystagmus? Nystagmus is an involuntary “flutter” or movement of the eyes (like the actor in “The Crying Game”). Seventeen percent of people with Down syndrome have nystagmus (Neuroimaging Findings in Patients With Down Syndrome and Nystagmus. Wong, 2016), while it appears in about .015 percent in the typical pediatric population, usually o… ♥

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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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