Preventive Health Care

October 20, 2017

Interventions: Autism Care Farms for Housing, Events, and Therapy

In Britain and the US, there are growing numbers of “Care Farms”.  These are different from farms with therapeutic animals, in that care farms provide: Housing, farm work, small business employment, and other supports for adults with disabilities which offer quality of life well beyond what’s usually available in urban supported housing. […]
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 […]
January 10, 2015
bone broth in a freezer proof jar

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
photo of laundry detergent in grocery store

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

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
It's About Time: Woman pointing at a clock

Autism Research Discriminates Against Women

Autistic Women’s Rights Challenge: Please ask your national, provincial, territorial, or state autism organization to include the voices of autistic women who have NOT been able to access an ASD diagnosis.  Request that they add a women’s diagnostic questionnaire to their current survey of adult needs. It is often well-nigh […]
December 6, 2014
Jackie sitting up in a hospital bed getting a full-leg cast removed.

When to Believe an Autism Specialist

I had just turned 23 when an orthopedic specialist told me I’d never walk right again.  I’d been an above-average tree planter, occasionally putting in the highest number of trees per day.  And I’d done it for years, to pay for my university education.  But then my knees started to […]
September 10, 2014

Cabbage Rejuvelac? Why Bother?

If you’re living with autism, you’re most likely living with gut dysbiosis (the wrong creatures in the gut, manufacturing toxins that impair emotional balance, mental functioning, and physical strength, ability, and immune capacity). There are a growing number of ways to deal with this. You can take expensive probiotic pills […]