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Why ginkgo for those with DS? Ginkgo is found to help combat the GABA overexpression (too much) which is common in those with Down syndrome. Not all kids with DS have too much GABA although most of them do. Take a look at the symptoms to see if your child fits the criteria. A quick

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Lithium orotate

Our Experience I started Jett at 3 years, 10 months old on lithium orotate because of all the possible benefits to the brain. With only 5mg a day, the rest of his sound sensitivity and teeth grinding went a way! Yeah! (I’m now able to only give 2.5 mg and get the same results.) I knew that both

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I am just amazed and elated by the progress Jett has made through taking the supplement, NeuroProtek, which he started about a year ago. While I am quite pleased about the improvements in cognition and speech–what I’m most thrilled about is the eye contact, the smiles–the first belly laugh EVER! The self-initiated hugs, the “air

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Here’s a link to a news story that was done on Mac Austin, a six year old with T21 who is on the Changing Minds Foundation treatment suggestion: VIDEO: Researching Down Syndrome 10pm 5/12/2011 You can also try this link if the play button doesn’t work. http://www.nbc15.com/video/?autoStart=true&a… ♥ Hi friend! Please login to view all of this

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Neurofeedback

Here’s a collection of information about neurofeedback including the Wiki definition; FAQ section; a simple online article; a note from Lydia’s mom, Jane; an abstract from a study on neurofeedback and DS; and the title of another study (that I couldn’t find online yet). I will update as I have more time. About six months ago

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Very interesting… Our kids have a lot of sleep disturbances from apnea, lack of REM, congestion, etc. Wouldn’t it be great if solving sleep problems would help reduce their risk of Alzheimer’s disease? (I am working on a post about sleep and DS… along with 67 other half finished drafts!) Study Suggests Link Between Sleep

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Why Milk Thistle?

“…this article is important because studies have shown that people w/Ds (and people w/autism) have low levels of glutathione. .which is a problem, because low levels of glutathione can be a factor in decreased immunity..PLUS, the liver needs glutathione in order to break down acetominophen (tylenol) and other toxins. http://aaemonline. org/bl… ♥ Hi friend! Please

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Why Evening Primrose Oil?

Benefits may help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease (common in those with Down syndrome) reduce inflammation contains the pain relieving compound phenylalanine and is increasingly being used to treat chronic headaches used to treat the symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome, menopause, and the soreness of the breasts that often… ♥ Hi friend! Please login to

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At 15 months old, Jett has had teeth for less than three months, but his teeth actually came in with black/brown on them. His diet supports healthy teeth and bones including fermented cod liver oil and mineral-rich meat broths (which I did not add until he was 12 months old). He already avoids white sugar,

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Ashwagandha

Sleep… that’s the biggest issue that ashwagandha helped for my husband and me. In fact, neither of us had a good night sleep for many, many years until taking it before bed. It worked wonders for us, but for Jett (DS) and Oliver (CP), it did help them sleep, but didn’t keep them down all

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