Uncategorized Oct 11, 2021

Has your child just been handed a tic disorder diagnosis? Do you have questions about the genetic roots of your kid’s condition? I'm here to answer your questions and help ease some anxiety. I have tons of powerful information that may relieve, or at least clarify, some of your worries. 

I want to help you explore the genetics behind tics disorders and what they mean for children who are affected by them. In addition, I want to make sure that parents have all the resources available to them when it comes to their kids and any medical conditions they might be experiencing – so read on!

Is there a gene that predisposes your child to tic disorders? In short, no! Although many genes have been studied, there is not a stand-alone gene that is influencing a tic.

I am sure you are wondering, "then why does genetics matter?"

When I look at genes, it's not from the standpoint of "OMG, you're going to get a disease." Instead, I help you analyze your child's genes to create a...

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Uncategorized Oct 04, 2021

I'm not going to lie, I am a mom with two teenagers, and it has been hard at times to encourage them to eat healthily. It's even harder when you are faced with the challenge of packing lunch for school or work every day! But don't worry, this blog will give you some tips on how to make it easier. 

For most of my clients, sticking to a diet plan is paramount for reducing tics, improving focus, and tackling sensory processing issues.

However, teenagers want to eat ALL the junk! Parents ask me all the time how to help them stay away from the junk.

Well, I'm happy to say that there are numerous ways to help teenagers and children eat healthier without giving up on what they like. Eating healthy for them doesn't have to be all about veggies and raisins.

  1. Focus on what you can control: Keep healthy food in the house and stock the fridge with fruits and veggies. Avoid the packaged processed junk and anything that comes in a box, bag, or bottle with a barcode. Since you most likely do...

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Uncategorized Sep 27, 2021

Do you have a child who is dealing with tics? For many, this can be debilitating and difficult to deal with. It may seem like there is no escape from the daily discomfort of having uncontrollable muscle spasms or vocalizations.

You're not alone in your struggle. One in five children will experience some tic disorder at some point during their childhoods - it doesn't discriminate by gender or ethnicity! If you are looking for an alternative treatment option to help manage these symptoms, chiropractors might provide relief. Chiropractic care has been shown to reduce both the severity and frequency of symptoms associated with tic disorders.

Seeing a chiropractor may help tic disorders might make sense because the spine and nervous system are interrelated. The central nervous system (CNS) controls and coordinates all functions of the entire body, including tics; when there is a decreased function in the CNS, tic symptoms can be exacerbated. Since chiropractors focus on alignment, this...

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Uncategorized Sep 20, 2021

You may be asking yourself, "What does constipation have to do with tics?" Well, you may not know, but a study by the University of Chicago Medicine Children's Hospital and published in Pediatrics Journal found that children who suffer from chronic constipation often also struggle with Tourette syndrome. The study looked at 60 patients diagnosed with chronic constipation and found that 83% had some neurological disorder such as ADHD or Tourette Syndrome. So if your child has been struggling with both issues, it might be worth looking into hidden stressors before exploring other options!

We know two things here: your child has a tic and they are constipated

BUT have you ever asked why can't they poop?

Today we are going to explore some of the underlying reasons your kid can't go!

Rich food vs. Poor Food

Do you know what they are eating? If your child is on a diet of mainly junk foods and artificial sugars, they will have an increased amount of waste and, therefore, constipation! Junk...

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Uncategorized Sep 13, 2021

The internet mentions Magnesium about a billion times when it comes to tic disorders, but is it the magic bullet? If you are searching Dr. Googleforo for natural approaches and you roll up on the wonders of Magnesium, here is what you need to know. Magnesium is not a cure tics. Magnesium is necessary for several things related to health, but if you are looking at natural remedies and Magnesium is your first port of call, I have some terrible news Magnesium may not do squat when it comes to a tic disorder.

So why is Magnesium recommended in the first place? A very small study in 2008 showed some positive results. However, the sample size was so small. Magnesium is one of those things that the internet loves. Magnesium is a very safe supplement and can be found inexpensively. Magnesium will help with sleep quality if tic disorders cause you to struggle with insomnia. Magnesium does support healthy brain function and helps to regulate muscle contractions. Magnesium is excellent for...

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Uncategorized Sep 06, 2021

There are a lot of confusing terms floating around in the world of pediatric autoimmune disorders. Some of these include PANDAS, PANS, and OCD. This blog post will focus on what symptoms to look for if you suspect your child has either PANDAS or PANS. It will also explore natural options available and how to get support should your child show signs of one or both conditions.

What is PANS?

PANS stands for Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome. This is a condition that can occur in pediatric populations; the symptoms are nearly identical to those of Lyme disease and can develop rapidly within days or weeks. The immune system goes crazy and starts attacking everything, including the brain (which can lead to tics symptoms and OCD behavior. There is now a known cause of PANS , but it's believed that it's caused by a combination of factors (like Lyme disease, food sensitivities, underlying infections, environmental toxins, and heavy metal toxicity). Researchers first...

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Uncategorized Aug 30, 2021

It's not uncommon for children to have tics. For example, they may blink repeatedly or make a clicking sound with their mouth. But if you notice your child is scratching themselves excessively, has chronic stomachaches, gas, bloating, mood swings or is having trouble sleeping, it could be that the gut health of your little one needs some support.

Tics result when activity in certain parts of the brain becomes unregulated which leads to excessive movement or vocalization. Tic disorders have many different causes – including genetics, trauma, and infection - but they share common symptoms such as eye blinking, grimacing face, uncontrollable movements and vocal noises.

The gut and the brain are connected and this connection can have an impact on your child's tics. Let's start with the Vagus nerve which connects the gut and brain. . It controls the release of hormones including serotonin, which reduces inflammation and is essential for healthy gut function. Toxicity in the body...

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Uncategorized Aug 24, 2021

Parents, if you're like me, then at some point in the past 12 months you've had to ask your doctor a barrage of questions about what's wrong with your child and how they can get better. Especially when it comes to tics, ADHD, anxiety, and OCD.

Have you ever left a doctor's appointment feeling more confused than before?

I know I have. And it isn't because my child has an obscure ailment or rare disease-it is because of their answer! They say "We don't know" “Just ignore it, they will grow out of it” so often that it's become commonplace. So why do we take our children to see them instead of specialists? One reason is that some parents feel they are getting advice from someone who knows more than them on the subject (although this can be one-sided). Another reason is convenience: many people go to the doctor because it's easy and insurance pays for it. Yet, we almost always leave with zero answers.

It is estimated that at least 25% of kids in the US are on at least one...

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Uncategorized Aug 18, 2021

Parents and teachers alike want the best for their children. This is why it can be difficult to understand when a child has a tic disorder, especially if you've never experienced one before. As a mom and a Children’s Holistic Health expert, I know how important it is to educate those who spend so much time with our children on a daily basis.

Tics are involuntary, repetitive body movements or sounds that people make. Tic disorders can be embarrassing and disruptive to a person's life. They may also be exhausting if they're severe enough and the tics can interfere with daily activities like schoolwork. For these reasons, it is important for parents to know so they educate teachers on how to properly respond to students who have tic disorders.

Tourette syndrome (TS) is an example of a neurological disorder that causes both motor and vocal tics. It is common for people with TS to experience periods when their symptoms are more intense followed by times when they may not experience...

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Uncategorized Aug 16, 2021

Let me guess you have read everything on the internet about tic disorders and you have finally arrived here!

If you're a parent, then you know the feeling of wanting to do anything and everything to help your children. But sometimes we can make mistakes in our efforts that actually make it more difficult for them. This blog post will introduce some common parenting mistakes people often make when dealing with tic disorders.

  1. Just ignore it! This is the standard answer we all get when it comes to our child's tics. It's antiquated or it' old as dirt and not an acceptable answer. Plus it is not helpful for parents who are trying to do everything they can to help their child who is struggling. There are actually steps you can take to help reduce your child's tic symptoms. Ignoring a tic is like ignoring an elephant in the room, right?

  2. Dating Dr. Google. You know what I am talking about...I know you have been spending all your free time and late nights with Dr. Google. Searching...

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