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Research AND logic needed for useful solutions

Research AND logic needed for useful solutions

 

 Nutrient deficiencies can cause food cravings. If that's the case, then it's easy to figure out what nutrients are missing by reversing the food craving. But it isn't always the case.

In our two previous articles, we looked at the connection between fat and physical and mental health, specifically for those on the autism spectrum and those with sensory issues. 

Here we look at whether cravings tell us what other foods we need for health.

 

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Come be a fathead with me! Part 2

Come be a fathead with me! Part 2

Fat is essential to a functioning brain. But only if it’s a healthy fat. This creates a vicious cycle for people on the autism spectrum and those with sensory processing disorders (SPD) who may have strong food preferences. Food manufacturers have used cheaper harmful fats in their made-to-be-addictive foods. Continue reading to learn autism-specific fat facts and get the list of desirable fats.

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Come be a fathead with me! Part 1

Come be a fathead with me! Part 1

Healthy brains are 60% fat. People on the autism spectrum are often way below that percentage. A low-fat brain is a struggling brain.

I’ll share with you my updated info on fats, how good and bad fats affect the body and brain, and specifically what that means to people who have neurological issues, as is the case for people on the autism and fetal alcohol spectrums, those with sensory issues, ADD and ADHD.

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Fix your gut => Fix your brain? Autism and our microbiome

Fix your gut => Fix your brain? Autism and our microbiome

Our gut loves variety but much of what we do chips away at what our gut (and our brain) needs to be healthy.

Pick one or two ideas from our long list of improve-your-microbiome-improve-your brain list, and enjoy more than a micro of better health and happiness.

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Safer sun options for the tactile defensive. 🌞 Part 2

Safer sun options for the tactile defensive. 🌞 Part 2

Last week we talked about the differences between sunscreen and sunblock, concerns, and misunderstandings. Today we dig deeper and offer solutions, especially for the tactile defensive, which is common among those with sensory processing disorder (SPD) and autism. 

We offer helpful tips on how to spend time in the sun safer, whether or not you wear sunscreen or sunblock.

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Hurry up, patience! I needed you 5 minutes ago!

Hurry up, patience! I needed you 5 minutes ago!
In our hurried life, the relaxing pace of summer is a welcomed change. Unless things aren't moving at our pace. A change in what we do or the pace we do things at can be quite disruptive for some. It can also be a chance for new learnings. Continue reading

How 'connected' are you to having a long life?

How 'connected' are you to having a long life?
The quiet killer. Some things are difficult to measure yet can do immeasurable harm to us if we aren't aware of, or watchful of its consequences. Read on to see how isolation and loneliness can decrease the quality and quantity of our years, and what steps we can take to improve our situations. Continue reading