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9/19/13 8:47 A

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Hi have you try a biomedical Doctor, or DAN doctor or try Generation rescue web site, read what they have to offer, hope it helps

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Hi everyone, I know my son is now an adult but his behaviors are often child like. Today I was called to an emergency meeting as he has restarted his head banging. On Friday he banged his head on any surface he could find 184 times!!!! They did not know what to do.

At the meeting, everything that could possibly be wrong was discussed. It could be the seasonal change, migraines, frontal lobe seizures, pancreatic attack, the list was endless. He will be seen by the medical team on Thursday and hopefully they can come up with something to help him. It is so painful to watch someone hurt themselves and there is not much you can do except try to protect his head (very difficult to do).

Just needed to vent a little to help me deal with this stressful situation. Thanks for listening

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I don't think much will become of the coming law suits. After lots of studies, it has been proven that the vaccine/Autism connection does not exist. The only thing that happens when children are not vaccinated is that they can get sick and start to spread disease that has been eradicated. I hope parents think very hard before making their decisions.



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Family to Receive $1.5M+ in First-Ever Vaccine-Autism Court Award

The first court award in a vaccine-autism claim is a big one. CBS News has learned the family of Hannah Poling will receive more than $1.5 million dollars for her life care; lost earnings; and pain and suffering for the first year alone.

In addition to the first year, the family will receive more than $500,000 per year to pay for Hannah's care. Those familiar with the case believe the compensation could easily amount to $20 million over the child's lifetime

What do you think of this? Did you notice onset around the time you child received the vaccine.

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The Dramatic Effect of Fish Oil on Learning & Development

Children's diets today may be inadequate for their basic needs. According to a study, children are suffering behavioral and learning disorders because their diets are deficient in vital nutrients needed for their brains to function normally.

One such vital nutrient: Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oils.

The study revealed some 40 percent of children showed significant improvements in reading and spelling when given fish oil supplements. (Fish oils contain omega-3s that are essential for brain development and function but are lacking in modern processed diets.)

The Study

Researchers studied close to 120 British children (ages 5-12) who were judged to be normal but were labeled underachievers and believed to have dyspraxia--a condition that encompasses problems with motor skills and coordination that frequently overlaps with dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism.

Half of the children analyzed were given fish oil supplements over three months, while the other half were given placebos of olive oil. After three months, the placebo group was also given the supplements.

The Results

Children who took fish oil supplements made about three times the amount of progress in their reading skills than those who took the placebo.

Similar boosts in progress were seen in the placebo group when they switched to active supplements.

Further, while none of the kids involved in the study had been diagnosed with ADHD, one-third of them demonstrated enough problems to place them in this category. However, after three months of taking fish oil, half of them showed such significant improvements that they no longer fell into this category.

Pediatrics May 2005, Vol. 115, No. 5: 1360-1366

Guardian.co.uk May 2, 2005

Dr. Mercola's Comment:

Simply breastfeeding your children can only help to ensure that they receive all of the benefits omega-3 fats provide toward the growth and function of their brains if you have an adequate supply of it yourself. The above study suggests that such benefits can extend beyond the weaning period, provided they continue to consume a source of these vital nutrients.

I feel very strongly that omega-3 fat deficiency is one of the most serious nutritional deficiencies in this country. Not only are these fats important for neurological development, but they also have essentially irreplaceable effects on:

Inflammation
Your cardiovascular system
Your immune system
They can also be a valuable source (in the case of cod liver oil) of crucial nutrients such as vitamin A and vitamin D.

Their additional effects on brain and nervous system function are, indeed, reason enough to make sure we all get an adequate supply of them throughout our lives.

How do you know which fish oil is best for you? Here are three quick tests:

1. Make sure that your brand is free of mercury and PCBs. This will not be on the label so you will need to:

Contact the manufacturer for their analysis
Review an independent third party that has analyzed the product
Hire a company to test the product yourself

2. Confirm that there are very low oxidation products in the fish or cod liver oil.

It is important to understand fish oil and cod liver oil have long-chain unsaturated fats (primarily EPA and DHA) and they are very susceptible to oxidation or damage. If the oil is not processed properly damage will occur. Many years ago nearly all the fish oils were oxidized. That is why when you mention cod liver oil to most anyone they turn up their nose in disgust. Typically, they only taste bad when they are oxidized.

3. Make certain that your fish oil or cod liver oil has therapeutic levels of vitamin E in it.

Nearly all manufacturers insert a small amount of one unit per teaspoon. This is sufficient to prevent oxidation of the fish oil in the bottle. However, after you consume it this is woefully inadequate. Your body will tend to oxidize the fish oil and much larger doses of vitamin E are needed to prevent the fish oil from going rancid in your body.

There are several high-quality fish oils on the market, but most of them are not and you are playing Russian roulette with your health unless you do your homework. Do your own test as I have described above or select Carlson's fish or cod liver oil. You can purchase them in nearly any health food store or you can support our work and all the free information we provide you and purchase it in our store.

You see, generally our diet contains far too much omega-6 fat (found in margarine and vegetable and sunflower oils). Experts looking at the dietary ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids suggest that in early human history the ratio was about 1:1. Currently most Americans eat a dietary ratio that falls between 20:1 and 50:1! The optimal ratio is most likely closer to the original ratio of 1:1.

For most of us this means greatly reducing the omega-6 fatty acids we consume and increasing the amount of omega-3 fatty acids such as those found in fish oil.

And, as I mentioned above, while fish WOULD BE an excellent omega-3 source, mercury levels in almost all fish have now hit dangerously high levels across the world, and the risk of this mercury to your health now outweighs the fish's omega-3 benefits.

However, there is a silver lining to this cloud. After searching for a SAFE source of fish you can eat without having to worry about mercury levels and added toxins, I finally discovered one: Vital Choice Alaskan Wild Red Salmon. I had the salmon, which are harvested in Alaskan waters, tested through an independent lab and it was found to be free of mercury and other toxins. I also tasted it in a variety of recipes, and I can now confidently and enthusiastically recommend this source to you!

Among the salmon's outstanding nutritional benefits are high levels of omega-3 with DHA and EPA. These two fatty acids are pivotal in preventing heart disease, cancer and many other diseases. Plus, it tastes delicious!

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Here are my fish oil articles. I'm going to talk to his pediatrician and then see if I can find some and start supplementing Tai. So funny how the stuff that made us gag as kids, something we avoid like the plague as adults (I know I do!) is so essential. Mom had it right!! Anyway enjoy the articles.


Fish Oil and Children

The importance of fish oil and children.

While many people know that fish oil is a healthy supplement for adults, many others wonder how fish oil and children relate to one another.


Baby Formula

Fish oil does seem to have a positive effect on babies and some baby formula manufacturers are beginning to add fish oil to their recipes. In fact, studies indicate that children who were fed formula with DHA as babies perform better on tests that measure mental development and vision. Other studies showed that fish oil fats in babies increased their intelligence as adults.

ADD and ADHD

The most common link of fish oil and children is fish oil’s effects on ADD and ADHD. More and more school-age children are being diagnosed with ADD and ADHD and many parents are upset when they’re told to put their children on powerful drugs like Ritalin.

Thankfully, it appears that instead parents can use fish oil and children can get the benefits of a focus enhancer without the powerful side effects.

Where To Get It

If a parent is interested in putting their child on fish oil and children want to benefit from the Omega 3 fatty acids in the supplement, it’s important that a pharmaceutical grade fish oil supplement be used.

Children are especially susceptible to toxins and many of the fish in today’s water are contaminated with toxins such as mercury and dioxin. Because of this, it’s important that children only be given pure fish oil supplements such as the fish oil supplement available at this website.

While fish oil and children can safely go together hand-in-hand, it’s important to discuss adding fish oil to your child’s diet with his or her pediatrician. As with any supplement, a discussion with your child’s pediatrician is wise before starting fish oil supplements.

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Making a connection to break through a bubble



Proponents say Floortime has worked wonders in children, but research on the technique is in its infancy.

By KAREN UHLENHUTH
The Kansas City Star

"Everybody says he's a totally different child. He can play with kids now. He may be delayed, but he isn't intimidated."

Julie Hoyler of Overland Park

Playtime at the Hoyler residence can look a lot like work.

Julie Hoyler has pulled out a plastic playhouse, and she and Josh, who's nearly 5, are on the floor, each with a chunky plastic figure in hand.

For Hoyler, the goal is to engage Josh in conversation. He has autism, and he'd rather race from room to room pushing his plastic yellow school bus than answer questions, no matter how playfully disguised.

"Is someone coming through the door?" Hoyler asks.

"I'm coming," her son says.

Two words, two points.

But Hoyler wants more from Josh, who is among the growing number of American children with an autism spectrum disorder. An estimated one in 150 children born today is affected to some degree by the condition, characterized by difficulties in communicating and relating, and by repetitive and self-stimulating behaviors.

His parents are among the swell in this area of both parents and professionals who are discovering Floortime, a play-based approach to bringing autistic children into the world around them. Because it's grounded in a child's normal daily play, Floortime can be used by both parents and professionals.

While some critics say there's not much hard research to prove its effectiveness, many who have used Floortime contend that it shows promise as an autism treatment.

If so, it could aid not only children's development, but also parents strapped with the enormous costs of raising an autistic child. There also is a potential long-term societal benefit if more autistic people can function in the world.

Stanley Greenspan, a child psychiatrist affiliated with George Washington University in Washington, developed the techniques during decades of treating autistic children. His book on the topic, Engaging Autism , was published in 2003.

There are several established approaches to working with autism spectrum children, but Floortime is distinct in several respects. Rather than focusing on developing specific skills, it's geared toward helping children establish relationships. Greenspan believes that autistic children need to learn to connect with people first, and be drilled in more factual matters later.

His theory took shape about 10 or 15 years ago, and while Greenspan's method has been widely used in other parts of the country for years, only recently has it developed a following here. Hoyler learned about it at a seminar in January at the Lee Ann Britain Infant Development Center at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.

Therapists there began using the techniques in the past year, and Amy Milroy, the center's director, said about a dozen families receiving services there also use Floortime at home.

The Children's TLC, a preschool at 31st and Main that provides various therapies for children with developmental challenges, plans to open two classrooms this fall for Floortime.

Lindsey Cooper, a speech and language pathologist with the early intervention program in Douglas County, makes home visits to young children with developmental challenges. She says more families are incorporating Floortime because it takes advantage of opportunities already built into a family's day.

"Children tend to learn better when they are immersed in activities that are naturally occurring and are meaningful to them," she said. "(For) a lot of parents of younger kids, that relationship-building piece is very important to them."

The impact on Josh, his mother said, has been huge.

As recently as last fall, she said, the elder of her two boys avoided people, played only infrequently and rarely expressed emotions or needs — even those as basic as hunger and fatigue.

After six months of using Floortime techniques, "everybody says he's a totally different child," she said. "He can play with kids now. He may be delayed, but he isn't intimidated."

Back at their play session, Hoyler tries again to entice Josh into interacting at the playhouse.

"Come to my bedroom upstairs. How do you think we should get there?"

Josh grabs the yellow plastic school bus and turns to flee into the living room.

"Hey," his mother interjects, "Why are you leaving so soon?"

"I'm gonna hit the road!" he tells her.

Hoyler gets up and pursues him, determined to resume this round of "20 Questions."

Progress like that is not unusual, said the Britain Center's Milroy.

"We have kiddos who — comparing their play skills from January to June — have made leaps and bounds of improvement. For some of the children, it's being able to appropriately play with a toy, and then moving into playing appropriately with toys with another person, and then pretend play, assuming the role of another character.

"For them to have normal interactions with their peers, they need to be able to play that way."

Brookes Metzler is another believer. She's a speech therapist on staff at Children's TLC in midtown.

She began using Floortime techniques in Chicago three years ago, then moved to Kansas City a year ago to help bring Floortime to Children's TLC.

One of the basic principles of this method is meeting children where they are — if they're staring at lights, for example, to stare at lights with them and try to make a connection through that shared interest.

Because autistic children tend to avoid connections with people, Floortime calls for what's termed "playful obstruction." Parents are taught how to get in their children's faces — perhaps by dancing in front of them, or peppering them with questions — and to playfully insist that the children engage with them.

Metzler said she's seen Floortime break through the bubble in which so many autistic children are locked. She's witnessed more speaking, more eye contact and children more apt to pull adults into their world.

Those who believe in Floortime don't necessarily dismiss other approaches, such as applied behavior analysis. That has been used much longer than Floortime and has been proved scientifically. It emphasizes drilling children in certain skills and behaviors, then reinforcing them with rewards. Many people think a combination of approaches is best.

Although there is much anecdotal evidence supporting Floortime, there is a lack of scientific data, causing skepticism among some people.

A small pilot study reported in the current edition of the journal Autism found that between half and two-thirds of the children using Floortime have made significant progress. The researcher who conducted the pilot study is embarking on a larger test of the technique.

Despite restrained reactions in some corners, many say that Floortime has worked wonders, and lack of scientific evidence won't diminish their enthusiasm.

Julie Hoyler said the Midwest, which has been slower to embrace Floortime, lacks both awareness of it and therapists to teach it to parents. With some credits toward a master's degree in marriage and family therapy, Hoyler said that when her boys are older, she plans to return to school — to train in Floortime therapy.



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