GOT TICS? HOW TO KNOW IF YOU NEED TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILD'S GUT

Uncategorized Aug 30, 2021

GOT TICS? HOW TO KNOW IF YOU NEED TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILD'S GUT

If you tried magnesium and B6 for tics with no success it's time to learn the symptoms that may indicate your child has a gut health problem.

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...

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WHY DOCTORS PRESCRIBE MEDS FOR TICS INSTEAD OF TESTING

Uncategorized Aug 24, 2021

WHY DOCTORS PRESCRIBE MEDS FOR TICS INSTEAD OF TESTING

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...

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WHAT PARENTS WANT TEACHERS TO KNOW ABOUT TIC DISORDERS

Uncategorized Aug 18, 2021

WHAT PARENTS WANT TEACHERS TO KNOW ABOUT TIC DISORDERS

You have tried everything to stop your child's tics, magnesium and B6 didn't seem to help. Now it's time to go back to school and you are worried about what other kids will think. You are worried that the teacher won't understand. You just want the tics to go away.

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...

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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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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