Brain and Nerve Damage

September 30, 2017

The Five Root Causes of Autism Challenges

You’ve possibly noticed just how different each autistic person is.  The kinds of therapies and treatments most suited to helping each one of us are almost as diverse as we are. But the lifestyle changes that address our underlying health challenges are ALL the SAME! How can this be? Autistics […]
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 […]
November 14, 2014

New Brain Injury Helps Old Ones Heal?

Warning:  Long Post! I’m in the middle of a bit of an adventure.  Just over three weeks ago, I had a fall while getting out of a tub, and peeled off half my left eyebrow.  Yes, ouch.  My husband Bill was particularly not impressed by all the blood. Having been […]
June 21, 2014

Toxic Snail Mail – Another Hazard of Autism

You might think I’m joking.  Or you might even think I’m exaggerating for effect.  But no.  Sending mail  as physical letters and packages in Canada has recently become a guaranteed toxic hazard for people with autism. Why?  Quick refresher: the airways are the fastest pathway into the bloodstream man-made scents […]
October 25, 2013

Why Autistics Chew or Suck Constantly, or Won’t Wear Hats

Many autistics chew or suck things constantly, and some of these things aren’t very good for us. Many of us also won’t wear hats, headbands, earmuffs, or anything else that sits too tightly around our heads.  There are some reasons for this. When we’re autistic, we tend to have neither […]
May 10, 2013

Are Autistics Retarded?

I just watched another video by Amanda Baggs, a non-verbal autistic whom I greatly admire.  The extent to which she reflects my own autistic experiences adds to my determination to make a difference in this field of humanity.  She speaks of the words we autistics are called not being the […]
May 7, 2013

Brain Inflammation and Education

It’s so hard to watch some school videos about autism, when I know how much better these students’ lives could be, with the right information and support. You see us rubbing our foreheads a lot when we’re having a bad day. The inflammation in the brain waxes and wanes, and […]