TOP 3 MISTAKES PARENTS MAKE WHEN IT COMES TO TIC DISORDERS

Uncategorized Aug 16, 2021

TOP 3 MISTAKES PARENTS MAKE WHEN IT COMES TO TIC DISORDERS

Let me guess you have read everything on the internet about tic disorders and you have finally arrived here! You have tried magnesium and B6 for tics and they didn't seem to help. Maybe you have tried conventional treatments for tics but you would like to make the tics go away naturally. If this sounds like you read on. 

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...

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SIX EASY TIPS FOR PARENTS WHOSE CHILD HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH A TIC DISORDER

Uncategorized Aug 10, 2021

SIX EASY TIPS FOR PARENTS WHOSE CHILD HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH A TIC DISORDER

Parents of kids diagnosed with tic disorders (tics) often wonder what they can do to help their children. You feel like you have tried every treatment and remedy on the internet but nothing seems to be working. You've spent hours searching Dr. Google for: natural treatment for tics, natural supplements for tics, natural remedies for tics, how to stop tics naturally, facial tics, twitches, eye blinking...the list goes on, I get it. I have been there!

We've got six easy tips for you!

1. Be patient and kind- Tics are involuntary movements that come on suddenly, so it's important not to get frustrated if your child has a sudden outburst or gets nervous when they feel like one is coming on. By being patient and understanding, we show our children that there is no shame in having a tic disorder and that we love them unconditionally.

2. Monitor your surroundings- When entering new environments,...

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HOW FOOD MAY BE AFFECTING YOUR CHILD'S TICS

Uncategorized Aug 03, 2021

HOW FOOD MAY BE AFFECTING YOUR CHILD'S TICS

"You're sitting there, eating your favorite meal, when you notice a tic in your child's eye. Your first thought is that they are just being silly and trying to get attention from you. But then the tics turn into a constant tapping of their feet and hands. You wonder if they are allergic to something, but it doesn't seem like anything has changed with their diet."

"In reality, what may be happening is that the food you are eating could be affecting how many tics your child has." "Maybe it's time for some food sensitivity testing?"

First of all, let's get clear on what a tic is…

Tics are brief, sudden movements or sounds. They may happen at random times and many times each day. A tic is hard to stop, but you are awake and aware during a tic. Tics do not cause you to lose consciousness.

What do you need to know about food and tics?

Food sensitivities are a delayed reaction to certain foods, and It can take from 48-72 hours for the body...

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Functional Lab Testing is it a Key for Tic Disorders?

Uncategorized Apr 01, 2021

Functional Lab Testing is it a Key for Tic Disorders?

I am sure you are wondering how do I stop tics? Are their natural treatments for tic disorders? The internet says magnesium and B6 work for tics, but they didn't help! What gives? 

Most diagnoses of ADHD, ADD, ASD, SPD, OCD, Anxiety, Tics, and Tourette's are diagnosed using behavioral modalities. These diagnostic criteria are no more objective than a teacher's observation. 

When we only look from the outside, we are missing a big piece of the puzzle. 

When your check engine light comes on, do you ignore it? No, most of us take our car to the mechanic.

How mad would you be if the mechanic took a walk around your car, watched it for 20 minutes, and said it's okay to go home?

I don't know about you, but I would be furious! How come he didn't take it back and hook it up to all his diagnostic machines? 

How come when it comes to our health, this seems to be an acceptable approach? 

Most of my clients have...

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NO ONE WANTS TO TALK ABOUT KIDS AND POOP!

Uncategorized Oct 26, 2020

NO ONE WANTS TO TALK ABOUT KIDS AND POOP!

The gut is one of the most important factors when it comes to our overall health, many issues can be tied to unbalanced gut flora, so it is essential to make sure that we keep our gut health in check.

No one likes to talk about poop,( Ok, I like to talk about it) and it's typically something we don’t have to think about much.

However, it can become a real issue especially for children who are on the spectrum. It was found that kids on the spectrum are 250 times more likely than the general population to receive repeating laxative prescriptions. Almost 33 to 50 percent have experienced constipation.

While it may not seem like huge deal constipation can indicate a larger issue when it comes to gut and immune system health. It can be an indicator that your child’s immune system is not as strong as it should be.

So gut problems might be creating behavioral problems in kids?

It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. Loads of...

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TOP 3 FOODS TO IMPROVE KIDS MOOD AND CONCENTRATION

Uncategorized Oct 08, 2020

Do you have a little one that struggles with mood, weight, behavior, ADHD, anxiety, SPD, OCD, or even sleep? If so it’s time to kick the breakfast cereal and muffins to the curb. 

Yes, protein is essential for building muscle, but protein breakdown is vital for every function in your body.

Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Generally, the broader the spectrum of amino acids a protein source contains, the more nutritious it will be for you

Amino Acids are the key to mood

Protein is broken down into amino acids that are used to create your neurotransmitters. Serotonin, Dopamine, GABA, and Norepinephrine are the four major neurotransmitters that impact mood and concentration. Without the proper breakdown of amino acids, your mood can suffer.

Remember: protein is your body's primary source of growth.

Yes, protein can help support muscle growth, but it is so much more than that! Good protein content can also help you achieve a stronger bone structure,...

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CANCER GOT ME

Uncategorized Oct 03, 2020

Thought it was a pimple BUT it wouldn’t heal.

My dad died from melanoma, and every year on his birthday, I share information about skin cancer. However, this year is unique because it was the year I got skin cancer. After all the years I spent preaching about the sun and sun safety, I ended up with basal cell carcinoma. Although basal cell cancers do not easily spread and if you have to have skin cancer, it seems to be the one to have…so “they” say.

My mom also has basal cell carcinoma; yes, I am genetically predisposed to skin cancer. However, genetics loads the gun, and the environment pulls the trigger. Even though the sun plays a big part in skin cancer, your lifestyle also matters. How you treat your genes will have the most significant influence on if you get cancer or not.

When I was a kid, sunscreen was SPF 8, and one rarely used it. Plus, I had a friend who got a gorgeous golden-brown tan every summer, and I always looked pastie. I was hell-bent on...

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4 LINKS TO YOUR ENDLESS ANXIETY

Uncategorized Sep 26, 2020

Conquering Anxiety!

I cannot tell you how many people I know who say they suffer from anxiety and depression. I see everyone on Facebook posts every day about how they can’t even function because their anxiety is so bad. For most people, anxiety depression, and panic seem to snowball and it gets worse and worse every day.  So many people think that anxiety is just part of their life and that is how they are going to have to live.  Let me be the first to tell you that you don’t have to live this way. Your issues are a symptom of a much caused by something much deeper and it’s a matter for finding the root cause.

I have lived a life of anxiety, I have conquered it, and you can too!

 Mental health, inflammation, and mood foods

Mental health issues have a huge impact on society. Some suggest that their impact is larger than any other chronic disease, including heart disease or diabetes. 

There are so many factors involved in complex conditions like...

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WHAT ARE TICS?

Uncategorized Sep 24, 2020

WHAT ARE TICS?

I get it…you are tired, frustrated, and confused! You have this diagnosis but no idea what it really means for you or your child. You have searched the internet and tried magnesium and B6. You have looked for natural treatments for tics, how to make tics stop, facial twitches, facial tics, eye blinking, or even natural remedies for tics but you still feel like you are shooting in the dark

Many of you may have heard me talk about tics and what we struggled with but what are tics? 


Tics are brief, sudden movements or sounds. They may happen at random times and many times each day. A tic is hard to stop, but you are awake and aware during a tic. Tics do not cause you to lose consciousness and usually do not happen in your sleep. 

Tourette's are both vocal and motor tics that last for more than one year.

Many people will tell you that their child's tics come and go (wax and wane). That was true for us but what we didn't realize that there were...

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THE DANGERS OF ONLINE SCHOOL

Uncategorized Sep 18, 2020

Here kids take a puff of this cigarette!

WHAT?

You are probably thinking “this lady has lost her mind!”

We wouldn’t offer our kids a smoke but we are doing just as much damage by letting them sit in front of the screen all day long.

Sitting is the new smoking was first coined by James A. Levine, MD, Ph.D. and he showed that the impact of sitting was just as bad for your health as smoking.

Online school means more time in front of screens. It’s necessary for learning but not so great for our kids’ metabolism. Most of our kids are missing out on team sports and outdoor activities which only contributes to their lack of exercise.

It seems that everyone is spending more time on their butt than ever before!

For reference—here are the latest obesity statistics for children from the CDC:

14% of US preschool children are obese

18% of US elementary-aged children are obese

20% of US teenagers are obese 

Here’s the thing. Obesity is...

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Tic Disorders Cheat Sheet

The guide you need if you are tired of...

 -Being written off by your doctor?
-Told to just "ignore" it?
- Feeling like you are drowning because you don't know how to help your child?

Learn the 3 Secrets Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You About Tics