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Welcome Spring 2019!

 

Beautiful Spring view from this past weekend.  I was in Atlanta at the National TACA (The Autism Community in Action) conference.  The hot topics were eliminating EMF's and using CBD to support Autism and other health issues.  

As most of you know, I am an Autism Mom and when my son was born in 1993 very few healthcare practitioners were talking about Autism.  It was as if there was a black hole of information and support.  Even getting a diagnosis took years.  

A fellow practitioner and conference buddy asked me if I had to give just 5 supporting tips for those working with Autism as a parent, teacher or practitioner, what would I suggest?  Great question because over the years we tried many diets, modalities, supplements, testing, physical therapies, schools/educational practices, etc.  Some just didn't help much, others were needle movers and we saw great improvement.

Note: Every person on the Autism spectrum varies greatly...

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Dowsing Your 2019 Goals

Happy New Year's Eve!  I know you may be getting ready to go out and about but I wanted to reach out to you before you start ringing in the new year.  Are you thinking about new goals, resolutions or just planning on sitting back and toasting the new year in with champagne?  Whatever you choose, I wanted to wish you a happy and healthy new year and to share with you what I will be doing today - Dowsing my 2019 goals.

Before the ball drops (or the crown here in Charlotte, NC) I like to find time to close out the year.  I find comfort in rituals of wellness and this is one of my favorites.  Here are the supplies I will be using:

  1. Beautiful Beeswax candle
  2. A new Be The Healer Journal (purchase here: JOURNAL)
  3. A blue gel pen
  4. A cup of my favorite tea (at this time of year I mix loose horsetail tea with spicy tulsi and 2 slices of organic lemon - add hot water to my teapot and steep for 10 min) 
  5. My Atlantis pendulum
  6. 1 hour of quiet

During this one...

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NO MORE SUGAR!!!

Those who know me, know I was a sugar addict.  What is the difference between someone who enjoys a little sweet now and then and an addict? 

First, you can't eat just a little sugar.  If you do, you simply want more - which creates a whole cycle of addiction. 

You know that little voice in your head?  The one that says, "One bite won't hurt".  Well for a sugar addict that voice is heard and heeded even if you know you shouldn't.

Last September, after comparing 4 quarterly cbc blood tests side-by-side, I noticed my glucose levels (while not at diabetic level) were consistently rising.  Not only that, I had a hypoglycemic event that led to an ER visit.  That is when I decided my addiction had to end and I went on a keto diet. 

In my consulting office we have a few simple screenings we can do.  One is to look at a few drops of urine through a sugar refactometer.  This screening does not diagnose diabetes (only your doctor can do...

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