My family has spent the last several years living outside our home state of Indiana. Moving was a huge adjustment for all us- particularly my oldest Autistic son. I spent the first few years we were away fighting for proper education and doctors for him in Washington State. The wait lists are ridiculous in the clinics across the United States. Not to mention the irritation that comes in when you have to involve different health insurance companies!
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There are plenty of questions as to what causes Autism. Whether those have genetic roots or environmental ones- one thing is for sure, we would all love an answer… a definitive one, or a few. At this point, I don’t think any of us would be too picky if we were offered several proven causes. It’s not that science isn’t looking for those causes, it’s just that it is a slow process that requires much more funding and research.
As the warmer season approaches many families start planning a vacation. But what about autism families or families with special needs? What are some fun vacation places to take an autistic child?
Cleaning is one of the most dreaded but necessary chores. One cannot escape from it. However, what many people do not realize is that some of the products they use to clean their homes, phones, furniture, bathrooms, and other things with are filled with chemicals that are harmful to one’s health. CleanWell founders Sam, his wife Jen, and his mother Joy, decided to take matters into their own hands and create all-natural cleaning products.
Maybe drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day isn’t the best national advice ever given. The advice became popular around the late 1980's, when working out and eating more processed foods become prevalent. This popular health craze also gave rise to our now popular bottled water culture, which is anything but healthy.
A processed food is defined as a denatured, man-made, fortified foodstuff that is of no true health or wellness value. Processed foods are those that come in a package, container, carton, jar or box and have a long shelf-life. Eaten over time, processed foods can leave you nutritionally deficient, chronically ill, and prone to cancer.
Spring is almost here, with the spring equinox being a little over a month away. This means that summertime and warm weather are right around the corner. However, there are some things that need to be done before the start of spring. Here is a short list of to-dos that everyone should take note of before the spring season begins.
Linus Pauling, chemist and two-time winner of the Nobel Peace Prize postulated that all heart disease is caused by vitamin C deficiency, and developed a therapy to reverse the condition. Amazingly, medical science ignored the Pauling Therapy until recently.
Before stepping into the great outdoors this spring, find out what animals kill more humans than any others.
Many people like to make sure that they are clean, and that all the places they encounter are clean as well. Many of us prefer to sanitize surfaces in our homes to get rid of germs as much as we can. We particularly like to sanitize surfaces in our kitchens because it ensures that the places where we put our food will be clean so that we do not get sick. However, according to a new study, all the sanitization and cleaning we do in our kitchens may not be worth it after all.
A campaign has been launched to raise awareness about the use of the internet. The Institute of Medical Education and Prevention (I.E.P.M) announced that, especially for children, it is important to use devices less often.
Many pet owners prefer to feed their canine or feline pets what nature intended for them--raw meat. However, just like handling raw meat during food preparation for our cooked meals, pet owners need to be sure to handle their pets' food just as carefully. Here is the latest pet food recall that could cause you and your pet some serious abdominal pain.
Medical science says that invasive procedures such as biopsies and early screenings are the answer to cancer progression, but this is not prevention. While there are many types of cancer screening tests, cancer prevention may be possible years ahead of its development with one simple blood test.
Next to flying, cruising is perhaps the second germiest way to travel. Not only is getting sick while cruising about being in a confined space with others for an extended period of time but with so many people cruising from different parts of the world, it is easier than ever for illness to strike. Getting sick while cruising is extremely inconvenient, but luckily, it can be avoided with some simple and natural proactive immune-boosting strategies.
The flu has a season for a reason and very often it has to do with our own self-care during the holidays. While holiday stress certainly plays into why we become run down there are other things we do to lower our immune function.
Food poisoning happens. It is a common, often mild, and possibly deadly illness, but can be averted. Food poisoning happens when food or drink is contaminated with bacteria. While The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports that 70 percent of food poisoning is caused by contaminated animal flesh, vegans and vegetarians are not immune. If you're wondering how to cure food poisoning fast, the strategy is to fight nature with nature. If your frequent restaurants for most of your meals, a natural and highly effective way to protect yourself and your children from food contamination, is to dose up on oregano.
A new review in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry suggest that being married might decrease your chance of developing Dementia. This is an amazing link between marriage and dementia that needs further research and exploration.
Genetic conditions are those that are related to our genes, at least in some part. Hereditary is what is passed from one generation to another. Genes are responsible for your hair color, eye color, height, shoe size etc., but much to your surprise, there are things that genes are not responsible for, such as the inheritance of heavy metal toxicity.
Being vegan, vegetarian or even plant-based during Thanksgiving brings its own set of challenges, but navigating the holiday table doesn't have to be one of them.
Holidays are the perfect time to get together with family and friends for good food and a good time. But they can also be stressful for some, especially if there is some strain among family members. Here is one tradition to add to your holiday this week to make the day smoother: Get outdoors.
Somehow the fable of chicken soup being the most healing for illness keeps arising, and while chicken soup is comforting during illness, it doesn't quite do the job of killing antibiotic-resistant streptococcus bacteria. Garlic soup is how to fix a sore throat overnight.
Coconut oil is an amazing ingredient because you can eat it , rub it, cook with it and it will provide you with a wealth of health benefits. So, below are The 5 health benefits of consuming coconut oil you never knew.
We often hear that orange is the best citrus fruit to boost vitamin C levels, but there are other health benefits of eating oranges, which are mostly because of a plant molecule called hesperidin, which is abundantly found in orange fruit. So, below are some scientific studies on the 5 health benefits of eating oranges you never knew.
Usually we hear that oranges are packed with vitamin C, making it a natural immune booster. But recently scientists found that the fruit orange contains a phytonutrient called hesperidin, which has anticancer properties. Below is the scientific research proving that oranges can kill at least 3 types of cancer.
Kale in one the leafy greens widely promoted for good health, and now science is able to confirm and explain why this is true.So, below are the The 5 health benefits of eating kale you never knew.
Ear infections are a painful reminder that a bacterial infection such as streptococcus is in the works. What is more, an ear infection may lead to prolonged clogging of the ears, which can last for weeks. But there are some vegan natural remedies that strep is not resistant to, which may help you or your loved ones unclog the ears and regain hearing.
According to the World Health organization more than 300 million people are now living with depression, and this may be caused by lack of support for people with mental disorders, coupled with a fear of stigma, prevent many from accessing the treatment they need to live healthy, productive lives. But, there are 3 drug free ways to treat depression that may help you free your mind, and be happy again.