Category: Our Thoughts – What We've Been thinking about recently

Anxiety and Adrenaline

April 13, 2017 by in category Our Thoughts – What We've Been thinking about recently

Another source of anxiety is too much adrenaline!  In medicine, we use the term, epinephrine.    In some children, there just seems to be an immature regulation of the release of adrenaline which causes a myriad of symptoms that include:

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Anxiety and Cannabinoids – Marijuana

April 4, 2017 by in category Our Thoughts – What We've Been thinking about recently

Many of our children on the autism spectrum suffer with debilitating anxiety. As mentioned in my previous postings, I do like to use herbal approaches in a step-wise fashion. We get to cannabinoids if what I have been doing has only produced minimal results.

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Anxiety – Adding Ashwagandha

March 6, 2017 by in category Our Thoughts – What We've Been thinking about recently

Sometimes, anxiety is so overwhelming, that I commonly start layering on supplements in order to achieve the HORSEPOWER needed to bring anxiety levels down.

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Anxiety – My Approach, Part 1

February 25, 2017 by in category Our Thoughts – What We've Been thinking about recently

Anxiety in children on the Autism spectrum runs about 80% in my clinic. It may actually be about the same in parents who have children on the spectrum! Well, that may be an over exaggeration, but many parents suffer from chronic anxiety. As I mentioned in my last blog, next to alcohol related diseases, anxiety […]

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Is Anxiety Stressing You Out?

February 22, 2017 by in category Our Thoughts – What We've Been thinking about recently

My wife Donna told me to write blog on Anxiety. She tells me that a lot of people in her Facebook world suffer from this. Family members suffer from this. And, of course, in my autism practice, MOST children suffer with this in one degree or another.

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No Room for Aggression!!!

February 17, 2017 by in category Our Thoughts – What We've Been thinking about recently

Home life now and SECOND HOME later will be much better enjoyed by all if there are no aggression issues! WE need to tackle right NOW aggressive behaviors! Our children’s quality of life now and in the future will be vastly improved if they are NOT aggressive toward themselves or others. It is all too […]

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Second Home Kids

February 15, 2017 by in category Our Thoughts – What We've Been thinking about recently, Second Home

As you know I have a real heart for our older teens and young adults. Especially in the light that us parents are not getting any younger! We have to, no matter how painful the thought is, start to consider the new home life community that our children will eventually enter. As Donna and I […]

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Great News! No Epidemic of Autism! (NOT)

February 7, 2017 by in category Our Thoughts – What We've Been thinking about recently

From the prestigious “Infectious Diseases in Children” magazine for pediatricians, here is a quote. You’ll love this! “There is no argument that the number of ASD diagnoses has increased: however, recent data indicate that, these figures are a result of broadened diagnostic criteria, increased surveillance and improved public awareness.” And, “the rise in ASD number […]

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Influenza

January 31, 2017 by in category Our Thoughts – What We've Been thinking about recently

HOA! Just finished reading the “prestigious” Infectious Diseases in Children publication tagged as “The Pediatrician’s No. 1 News source.” Lead article: Influenza Vaccine ‘Desperately’ Needs improvement Quotes like, “We wish it were better,” from CDC Director Thomas R Frieden, MD, MPH and “This is a vaccine that desperately needs to be redone,” by Michael T. […]

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Fun with Fiber

January 19, 2017 by in category Our Thoughts – What We've Been thinking about recently

It is that time of year again. I don’t know why, but children on the autism spectrum will stop eliminating adequate amounts of stool and thus, become quite constipated! This of course, translates into more and more behaviors, aggression, night awakenings, and even regression. For some, more seizures. It is a mess. Adding soluble fiber […]

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