Monday, May 30, 2011

June 5th Autism Speaks Walk!

If you are not attending the Healing Retreat next weekend ( for our local followers, Sunday June 5th is the Fairfield/Westchester Autism Speaks Walk. Click the link below for more information.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Healing Retreat is just a week - June 3-5, 2011

When It Comes to Autism, Solutions, (Not Just Studies) Are Available

A new study says 32 million children in this country are affected by chronic illnesses including autism and ADD.
Link to study:
The study concludes that more specialists and better health care access are the answers. But what if the answers lie in thinking about the problem in a new way? What if we used good science, evidence-based medicine, and some common sense to examine the underlying issues that may hold the key to not only the problem, but to the solutions?
At Your Healing Retreat, four of the most experienced medical doctors will be speaking to clinicians and parents on effective ways to prevent and improve the health and behavior of children affected by autism and ADD. Check out
These seasoned physicians will address the fact that there is a growing subset of children that cannot handle the 87,000 chemicals in wide spread use. They will also discuss the consequences of children consuming food with little or no nutritional value (the typical American diet). Finally and most importantly they will offer solutions and practical advice to clinicians and parents who are in the trenches trying to help these children.
The numbers of children affected by autism and ADD have been growing steadily and are now astronomical. These are preventable and although it can be exhausting work, kids can improve and even recover from these disorders. Your Healing Retreat will provide pediatricians, nurse practitioners, physician's assistants, RNs, therapists and parents with the knowledge and practical tools needed to address the startling statistics revealed in this new study.
It's time to turn this ship around!!! PLEASE consider attending Your Healing Retreat and tell clinicians to attend so that they can learn the real reasons our kids are sick and more importantly how to help them get better.
Click here to register for Your Healing Retreat!

Thursday, May 19, 2011



Try to start these herbs and supplements at the first sign of infection in your child.

1. Garlic - Garlic supplies powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties.
• Clove or Kyolic
• Dosage: One/day
• Take with meals

2. Vitamin C
• Ester-C or Buffered form
• Follow directions on bottle for child’s weight to maximum of 1000mg per year of
age through age 5. Divide into 3-4 doses per day
• Start with small amount. If you are giving too much, your child may have
cramping and diarrhea

3. Echinacea-
• Follow directions on bottle for child’s weight.
• Discontinue after two weeks. Works best when given intermittently, not
continuously throughout the winter. If you have chronic infections, you may want
to cycle echinacea, 2 weeks on, 1 week off
• Do NOT use with goldenseal
• Echinacea and Elderberry is often sold together and is an excellent immune

4. Zinc - Follow directions on bottle for child’s weight

5. Carrot juice - Drink 4 ounces daily or at least every other day. The best juicers for
home made vegetable juice are Vitamix, Champion, Acme and Omega.

6. May add astragalus for congestion

7. If you miss the early signs of an infection, start this procedure as soon as possible to
give the immune system an extra boost.

8. See your primary physician if your child develops a fever or worsening symptoms. If
he/she is placed on an antibiotic, double probiotic dose until 1 week after finishing
antibiotic (probiotic and antibiotic need to be at least 2 hours away from each other).

The above is intended as information and does not represent the only options in addressing
this problem. Please contact your primary physician prior to beginning any treatment.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Spring is here and ticks and bugs are out! Here are some natural repellents to try...

Insect Bites and Sprays

Insect spray for the house and garden:
  3 drops spearmint
  3 drops orange
  2 qts water
Mix and spray on plants in the house and outside and in greenhouse to keep the bugs and aphids   away. 

Insect repellent
  Peppermint works great.  Just rub it all over head, arms and legs.

Here is a list of essential oils you can use on bites:
  1 drop thyme                 Or                      1 drop lavender
  10 drops lavender                                    1 drop birch
  4 drops eucalyptus
  3 drops roman chamomile
  1 Tbs V-6

Over the Counter Products:
Note: Lemon eucalyptus, citronella and lavender should not be used in children under 2 years old.
Repel Lemon Eucalyptus spray
Skeeter Beater
Kiss My Face natural tick repellant
California Baby Citronella products
Ambermin’s Natural Source – available at Hopewell Pharmacy (

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Got yeast?

Come see us if your child suffers from any of the following symptoms:
Inappropriate laughter
Mood swings
Foggy thinking
Sugar or carb cravings
Poor sleep
Frequent diaper rash
Frequent urination
History of frequent antibiotics

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Mercury poisoning often goes undetected for years because the symptoms presented within the body do not necessarily suggest the mercury as the initiating cause.
Mercury poisoning can lead to symptoms such as anxiety, depression, confusion, irritability, insecurity and fatigue. Below is a list of sources that mercury can be found in:
  • Adhesives
  • Air conditioner filters
  • Body powders
  • Broken thermometer
  • Cosmetics
  • Dental fillings
  • Diuretics
  • Fabric softeners
  • Felt floor waxes
  • Polishes
  • Fungicides
  • Industrial wastes
  • Laxatives
  • Mercurochrome
  • Paints
  • Photoengravings
  • Psoriatic ointments
  • Seafood (especially large Atlantic fish)
  • Sewage disposal
  • Skin lightening cream
  • Tanning leather
  • Tattooing
  • Wood preservatives
  • Flu vaccine (93%)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Hair is an excellent indicator of lead toxicity. Lead is a cumulative toxin that is retained in the central nervous system, bones, brain, glands, and hair. For children, 1 ppm has been found to correlate with increased risk of hyperactivity; over 3 ppm increases the risk of learning disabilities. Sources of exogenous lead are:
  • Bone meal
  • Car batteries
  • Canned fruit/juices
  • Ceramic glazes
  • Cigarette ash
  • Eating utensils
  • Auto exhaust
  • Leaded gasoline
  • Hair dyes
  • Insecticides
  • Lead crystal dishes and glassware
  • Lead refineries
  • Lead smelters
  • Lead water pipes
  • Mascara
  • Evaporated milk
  • Organ meats
  • Lead-based paint
  • Pesticides
  • Porcelain glazed sinks and bathtubs
  • Produce (near roads)
  • Putty
  • PVC containers
  • Rainwater
  • Solder
  • Tobacco, pre 1986 (50% lead)
  • Toothpaste
  • Toys (especially those from China)
  • Vinyl mini-blinds
  • Water, city and well
  • Wine