This post is a combination Earth Day and Pinterest creation. Earlier this year I went with our granddaughter Megan to an orchid show at Frederick Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, MI. I took many pictures of orchids with the hope of using them on my Pinterest boards. Please read tip #2 carefully: Eat food that is grown organically and food that will spoil. I think this is vital for your well-being and the well-being of this beautiful world God has given us for our earthly home. Man has created the thousands of toxic chemicals that are now in our world and causing us so much harm. It’s time to clean up and restore.
We heard Sandra Steingraber speak on the PBS Bill Moyer show recently. Her passion for cleaning up our world for the sake of our children made so much sense. As a biologist and cancer survivor, she spoke with knowledge and conviction about her book Raising Elijah. (This link is to her blog.) She used a phrase “toxic trespassing,” to describe the unwanted toxins we are all exposed to in the air we breathe and the food we consume. Very thought provoking.
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“Autism is a developmental disorder that appears in the first 3 years of life, and affects the brain’s normal development of social and communication skills. Autism is a physical condition linked to abnormal biology and chemistry in the brain. The exact causes of these abnormalities remain unknown, but this is a very active area of research. There are probably a combination of factors that lead to autism.” A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia. It includes a range of complex neurological development disorders, characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, and behavior problems.
The treatments are behavioral interventions, counseling, medications (please weigh the possible benefits and side effects of meds), along with some new research that links diet and nutrition and getting as many chemicals out of the child’s environment as possible. Next week I’ll discuss getting the chemicals out!
Does nutrition help? And specifically Shaklee nutrition, which tablet for tablet has the same active ingredients and is proven to get to the blood stream? The story of one boy who was diagnosed with autism at age 3, now age 10, looks bright. Mom says , “He is now going into fourth grade. He has had a wonderful year in school and socially. He is adding, subtracting, and understands fractions! He can read, write, type, and loves computer games. Socially, he asks to play with the neighborhood kids, which is HUGE for him since he didn’t care if anyone was around. If you are planning to try Shaklee supplements, I would encourage you to do it.” There is one specific supplement that helped her son the most. Write below asking for more information on this or click on the talk balloon above–I’m happy to share.