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by Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist on April 6, 2011 in Activism, Healthy Living Have you ever noticed that the never ending controversy surrounding vaccination always seems to focus on the black or the white of the issue? The Black: Vaccinate your child and while you run the risk of vaccine injury, you can rest

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The truth is that our babies with DS are more at risk of adverse vaccine events than typical children because of the following issues which are scientifically documented in DS metabolism: -Low immune system functioning -Mitochondrial dysfunction, starting in utero -Oxidative stress, starting in utero -Immune system inflammation -Heart issues… ♥ Hi friend! Please login

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CMF Protocol: Prozac

The uncomfortable part of the Changing Minds Foundation protocol is the use of Prozac. Let’s address these fears one at a time so you can make the most informed decision possible. Your child is different from every other child so you really need to weigh the pros and cons depending on your particular situation. I

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Methylation Pathways

Easy to understand videos explaining methylation pathways: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4uqEDK6BvM&sns=em http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh1ea-q8nu8&feature=youtu.be Below are links to videos by Dr. Neil Rawl… ♥ Hi friend! Please login to view all of this page. If you’re not a member, please register for a free 7-day trial, or join us!  Members, please log in below. Thank you for supporting DS: A

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Glyconutrients

In Lydia’s Success Story, her mom, Jane, mentions using a high quality brand of glyconutrients as very beneficial for her daughter. Kristin Morrison of Naturally Better Kids also saw great results in her son, Gryffin when using glyconutrients. I’ve heard these same claims from several other mothers of children with DS. Meanwhile, there is no

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Glutathione

Oxidative stress impairs the body’s ability to readily detoxify offending substances such as free radicals or to easily repair the resulting damage. It is oxidative stress that is linked to atherosclerosis, cell aging and neurologic disorders in Down syndrome. On the other hand, glutathione is an powerful antioxidant. It helps remove free radi… ♥ Hi

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I heard on Dr. Usman’s presentation during the Down syndrome track at AutismOne about 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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Benefits Improves creativity and verbal thinking (fluency). Improves the behavior and mental function of children afflicted with Down syndrome. (I can’t find this study, anyone know where it is?) Alleviates the behavioral problems and hyperactivity associated with Attention Deficit Disorder (increases attention span, decreases aggression, improv… ♥ Hi friend! Please login to view all of

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Hopefully, you are aware that the DS population has a high incidence of hypothyroidism — with some sources saying that 100% have, or will develop, thyroid problems in their lifetime. (Learn more at Thyroid & Down Syndrome.) Issues related to the lack of available tyrosine (and/or available iodine) have also been found in those with

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Piracetam

Piracetam is said to promote the flow of information (or messages) between the right and left hemisphere of the brain. Dean and Morgenthaler claim that it can enhance memory, language and learning abilities. It may also prevent memory loss and learning difficulties caused by trauma. By its action on the brain membranes it is also

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