September 7, 2016

Range of Tolerance: Why Autism Rates Double Every 10 Years

Since the first world war (WWI), autism rates for new primary school students have been roughly doubling every ten years (click here to see one of many similar graphs available online from around the world). We know from records that behaviours and attributes we now call autistic have been recognized […]
March 7, 2016
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Chlorine Dioxide Anions or Master Mineral Solution

CBC News, which used to have some degree of independent voice, has just posted a blatantly unbalanced article.  Their article reports on the misuse of a potent natural medicine by misinformed and desperate people who are not getting the health care they need. It’s unfortunate that this article is so hyped and […]
February 23, 2015

Autistics at Play

It’s not an easy thing for an extreme introvert with sensory sensitivities to spend a whole day at a conference.  Even though I’m really motivated to change the world’s understanding of autism, and am driven to do my absolute best, I often have a difficult few days afterwards, as my […]
January 10, 2015
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Tips for Fastest, Easiest, Hyper-Nourishing Bone Broths

I recently realized that my kitchen is much more dedicated to efficiency than most people’s are. It’s not that I don’t like cooking… I love combining flavours in new ways, trying out new international spice blends. But I really like minimizing the time, mess, and fuss, while maximizing the benefits […]
December 24, 2014

Berry Macaroons (or Bird’s Nests)

I promised you a cookie recipe before the holidays, and had planned to have it to you earlier.  However, Robbie Burns’ “best laid plans of mice and men gang aft agley” comes to mind, when it comes to managing a life with autism.  I can set intentions, but when they’ll […]
December 17, 2014
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Your Laundry is Killing Me

Imagine waking up in the semi-darkness of dawn with the sudden awareness that there are toxins seeping in the bedroom window you left open to gain fresh air. Toxins that immediately begin to cause pain, to drop your level of ability to think, to lower your reaction times, and even […]
December 13, 2014
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Developing Immunity to Tetanus

I’ve been alert for tetanus research since my late-October fall opened up an eyebrow. One of the first questions health professionals always ask, if you’ve a cut of any kind, is whether your tetanus shots are up to date. I’m not squeamish, and have had lots of needles over time. […]
December 10, 2014

How Do You Tell Someone About Their Autism?

These responses are from an interview about how I discovered I was autistic.  I wrote the answers down for you, because I think this interview touches on something raw for us.  Is autism a disability?  Is it a label that will damage people’s chances?  Certainly, I know adults who have […]
December 10, 2014

Autism Research Discriminates Against Women

Autistic Women’s Rights Challenge: Please ask CASDA (Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance) to include autistic women who have NOT been able to access an ASD diagnosis, by adding a women’s diagnostic questionnaire to their current survey of adult needs.  Email Margaret Whalen at <info@asdalliance.org> It is well-nigh impossible for higher-functioning […]

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