A tic disorder diagnosis is like a bomb for a parent's soul; it leaves you in pieces, and you don't have any clear direction about what to do next.
Doctors often view tic disorders such as Tourette's Syndrome as neurological issues stemming from neurotransmitter imbalances or flawed brain signaling. The conventional approach to treating tic disorders typically involves medication to suppress tics or behavioral therapies to reduce tic expression. While these interventions can provide temporary relief, they fail to address the root causes driving the problem.
Tics and other involuntary movements do not arise randomly or in isolation. They are outward manifestations of deeper imbalances needing attention. When we only medicate the outward symptoms, it is like plugging leaks without fixing the cracks in a dam. We may temporarily reduce tics, but the underlying issue remains unaddressed.
This conventional approach also puts unrealistic expectations on children to constantly...
Understanding the Gut-Brain Connection: How Diet Impacts Tic Disorders
For children with tic disorders, every parent asks the same question: What in the world is causing these debilitating symptoms? Though tics involve the brain and nervous system, emerging research reveals another influential factor - the gut.
Studies tell us:
I bet your doctor never told you any of this. Am I right?
The gut and brain intimately...