Jackie McMillan

January 3, 2017

What Happens When Autism Inflammation Stops?

Inflammation seems to be at the root of most (over 85%) of human ills.  Obesity.  Heart Disease.  Dementia.  Migraines.  Psoriasis.  Thyroid Problems.  Cancers.  Lupus.  Allergies.  ADHD.  Chronic pain.  And much, much more. Try doing a web browser search on the health issue that bothers you the most, alongside the word […]
January 2, 2017
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Autism and RIP for Toronto’s ABC Sports Store

What on earth could mourning the many-years-ago passing of a sports store have to do with autism? Bear with me. There are a bunch of factors.  But they essentially amount to: The way we design, use, and either maintain or replace our gear has an impact on autism. The way […]
October 18, 2016

Autistic Adventures in Gut Repair, Diet Change, and Embracing Change

WARNING:  very long post Have I ever told you about some of my food exploits, the ones that brought me to what I’m now doing?  Maybe not… When I left my parent’s home for a pre-meds program, I knew that the foods I ate at that wilderness canoe camp left […]
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
shivchopra cartoon

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 […]