Essential Fats, Carnitine and Phospholipids – vital nutrients for development

A Presentation by Dr. Sonya Doherty, ND Essential Fats, Carnitine and Phospholipids – vital nutrients for development Please click to see the full power point presentation [gview file=""] ... Read More

Top Autism Docs Come to the GTA

On May 14th, at the Burlington Art Centre was host to the 2nd Annual Treat Autism & AD/HD Biomedical Conference. For those who attended, hearing two pediatricians speak about their biomedical journey was both inspiring and informative. Dr. Julie Buckley, MD, author of Healing our Autistic Children, and Dr. Wendy Edward, MD, both have children with autism who have benefited greatly from ... Read More

Recent Advances in Biomedical Treatment

In our own southwestern Ontario backyard, researchers at the University of Western Ontario are helping to build the case that autism is a biological disorder impacting the digestive tract, immune system and the brain.  With his team, Dr. Derrick MacFabe, M.D., Director of the Kilee Patchell-Evans Group, is investigating the possible role of gut metabolites in autism.  This award winning research ... Read More

Defeating Autism Now!

 It’s 4:30 a.m. and I am exhausted. The effort it takes to lift myself out of my warm bed is tremendous. However, I am up to nurse my two-month-old daughter. I move quietly to the La-Z-Boy in the corner of the room and wrap us up in a warm blanket. My baby girl begins to cry, but just as I’m about to become overwhelmed, I take a deep breath and remind myself that she’s only a baby. She doesn’t ... Read More

Focus on Parents and Caregivers

I feel very lucky to work with so many wonderful families to help children reach their developmental potential. I wanted to write a special note to parents and caregivers about taking care of yourselves! It is my hope that you will all include in your 2011 resolutions to ensure that you are putting some time and effort into your own diet, health and relationships. The healthier parents are ... Read More

Getting the right probiotic for your child

The National Institute of Health is currently sequencing the genomes of the good strains of bacteria that live in the digestive tracts of human beings. These good strains of bacteria are responsible for a wide range of health benefits including regulating immune function, decreasing inflammation, breakdown of nutrients and conversion of vitamins to their active form. One incredible finding the ... Read More

100% Diet Challenge

This year, I have been inspired by a number of families who were able to make the transition to 100% GFCF or SCD. The results have been remarkable so I decided to issue a 2011 challenge to all families doing special diets to GO 100% for 6 WEEKS! Let me give you an example of why diet therapy is so important. Autism, ADHD and other developmental issues are caused in large part by inflammation. ... Read More

B12 and Methylation

  What is Methyl-B12 (MB12)?   B12 (cobalamin) is a vitamin “family” with five unique family members that each do different things.  Out of the B12 family, only methyl-B12 has the ability to activate the methionine/homocysteine biochemical pathway directly which results in more “fuel” to the brain. MB12 works with folic acid to make all the cells in the body.  It plays a key role in METHYLATION.  ... Read More

Who Can Benefit?

    Children with a diagnosis or suspected diagnosis of:   Autism Spectrum Disorder PDD / PDD-NOS Asperger’s Syndrome ADHD TS -Tourrette Syndrome LDs including dyslexia Apraxia and Dyspraxia Fragile X, ACC, Rett Syndrome Global Developmental Delay Speech language delay Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Anxiety and Mood disorders ... Read More

Festive Recipes

Cranberry Sauce Recipe Ingredients • 1 cup (200 g) sugar • 1 cup (250 mL) water • 4 cups (1 12-oz package) fresh or frozen cranberries • Optional Pecans, orange zest, cinnamon or cinnamon stick, nutmeg, allspice. Method 1 Wash and pick over cranberries. In a saucepan bring to a boil water and sugar, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add cranberries, return to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer for 10 ... Read More