Focus on Parents and Caregivers


I feel very lucky to work with so many wonderful families to help children reach their developmental potential. I wanted to write a special note to parents and caregivers about taking care of yourselves! It is my hope that you will all include in your 2011 resolutions to ensure that you are putting some time and effort into your own diet, health and relationships. The healthier parents are ... Read More

Getting the right probiotic for your child


The National Institute of Health is currently sequencing the genomes of the good strains of bacteria that live in the digestive tracts of human beings. These good strains of bacteria are responsible for a wide range of health benefits including regulating immune function, decreasing inflammation, breakdown of nutrients and conversion of vitamins to their active form. One incredible finding the ... Read More

100% Diet Challenge


This year, I have been inspired by a number of families who were able to make the transition to 100% GFCF or SCD. The results have been remarkable so I decided to issue a 2011 challenge to all families doing special diets to GO 100% for 6 WEEKS! Let me give you an example of why diet therapy is so important. Autism, ADHD and other developmental issues are caused in large part by inflammation. ... Read More

B12 and Methylation


  What is Methyl-B12 (MB12)?   B12 (cobalamin) is a vitamin “family” with five unique family members that each do different things.  Out of the B12 family, only methyl-B12 has the ability to activate the methionine/homocysteine biochemical pathway directly which results in more “fuel” to the brain. MB12 works with folic acid to make all the cells in the body.  It plays a key role in METHYLATION.  ... Read More

Who Can Benefit?


    Children with a diagnosis or suspected diagnosis of:   Autism Spectrum Disorder PDD / PDD-NOS Asperger’s Syndrome ADHD TS -Tourrette Syndrome LDs including dyslexia Apraxia and Dyspraxia Fragile X, ACC, Rett Syndrome Global Developmental Delay Speech language delay Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Anxiety and Mood disorders ... Read More

Festive Recipes

Cranberry Sauce Recipe Ingredients • 1 cup (200 g) sugar • 1 cup (250 mL) water • 4 cups (1 12-oz package) fresh or frozen cranberries • Optional Pecans, orange zest, cinnamon or cinnamon stick, nutmeg, allspice. Method 1 Wash and pick over cranberries. In a saucepan bring to a boil water and sugar, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add cranberries, return to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer for 10 ... Read More

Upcoming Seminars


Let’s talk mitochondria Posted by sonya on June 22, 2010 · Leave a Comment Since the Hannah Poling case, the subject of autism and mitochondrial dysfunction has been the focus of much attention and research.  This includes the CDC and NIH who are currently investigating the role of vaccinations in mitochondrial dysfunction and autism. Mitochondria are the body’s “powerhouse” organelles.  ... Read More

News Letter


Chiropractic Care for ADHD By Dr. Rebecca Patterson, D.C. It wasn’t too long ago that we thought that ADHD was limited to a condition of childhood. Fortunately, we now know that ADHD manifests itself throughout our life and doesn’t ‘turn off’ when we turn 18.  It stands to reason that we can benefit from care throughout our life. We shouldn’t stop treating ADHD when a child becomes an ... Read More

Heavy Metals


Ground-Breaking Monkey Study: Mercury-Containing Hepatitis B Vaccine Causes Brain Damage SafeMinds calls for moratorium on use of mercury-containing H1N1and seasonal influenza vaccine September 30, 2009 – A study published today in Neurotoxicology, the leading scientific journal in its field, discovered brain damage in newborn monkeys given the Hepatitis B vaccine containing the mercury ... Read More



What we know is true The interplay between autism spectrum disorder, genetics and environmental toxicity has been the subject of research for many years.  Recently some incredible and disturbing research findings are proving what many have long suspected.  One of the key reasons for the dramatic rise in autism rates in the last 15-20 years can be attributed to environmental ... Read More