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Book Review: Brain Under Attack

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November 29, 2018 I recently gave a keynote presentation on how stress affects the brain and human behavior and part of that presentation was my own personal story of dealing with my teenage son’s lyme-induced PANS. I asked the audience … Continue reading

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The Anxious Child: What You Can Do to Help

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November 14, 2018 Having a child with anxiety causes a lot of anxiety for the parent. It is such a nebulous thing that seems to strike for no reason and respond to very little. There are many strategies for managing … Continue reading

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To the Doctor that Injured My Child

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September 17, 2018 To the Doctor that Injured My Child: I’m sure you don’t remember me, but I will never be able to forget you. I vividly remember your kind eyes and gentle touch, your sense of humor and calm … Continue reading

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My Child Has Been Diagnosed with Autism, Now What?

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August 16, 2018 When a child receives a diagnosis of autism, parents are often left feeling bewildered and overwhelmed by the road ahead. When my son David was diagnosed with autism twelve years ago, I was handed a piece of paper … Continue reading

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Allergy Skin Prick Testing: Worth the Risk?

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July 12, 2018 It was a moment that changed my life forever and my trust in the medical profession, a moment of such clarity and insight that I still feel it was divine led.  It changed who I am, it … Continue reading

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For the Discerning Journalist: 8 Wakefield Myths Deconstructed

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May 24, 2018 Every time there’s an outbreak of measles or mumps, the media brings up Dr. Andrew Wakefield and a certain 1998 scientific paper. The problem is that the majority of mainstream coverage gets virtually everything about this wrong. This … Continue reading

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Misleading Headlines Re Tetyana Obukhanych’s 2015 Open Letter to Legislators

March 22, 2017 During the SB277 battle in California, I happened to catch sight of an open letter to the California state legislators written by immunologist Tetyana Obukhanych, Ph.D. The letter explained why there was no scientific rationale for forcing … Continue reading

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Help a Child with Autism Fulfill His Swimming Dreams

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February 5, 2017 Hello, my name is Lucia Alonso. I am the mother of a child who is 11 years, full of life and dreams that I, as his mother, have taken as my mission in life to make a … Continue reading

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Acetaminophen Use in Early Childhood: What’s the Evidence?

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December 29, 2017 Despite the overwhelming evidence against it, medical professionals are still recommending Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Panadol (paracetamol) for children, making it crucial for parents to educate themselves. Therefore, we are delighted today to have Duke University researcher, William Parker, … Continue reading

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15 Reasons Why Special-Needs Moms Are Superheroes

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December 19, 2017 We live in a world that loves a superhero movie or story. The good old fashioned good-vs.-bad movie never disappoints at the box office, raking in the billions, a clear indication that now, more than ever, people … Continue reading

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