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Reducing auditory meltdowns

Reducing auditory meltdowns

Auditory issues are common with those with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). Frequently, many people with autism have SPD. Auditory issues restricts locations and activities. But even without professional support, there are nudges that can help move someone towards being able to handle the sound better or notice the warning signs so a meltdown is prevented.

 

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Wide open for health in general (& covid?) Part 2

Wide open for health in general (& covid?) Part 2

Wrapping up our 2-part series on the oral microbiome, this week we look at how our microbiome might protect us from Covid-19, and how we can support our oral microbiome so it can support our health in general.

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Oral microbiome & autism? & maybe covid? Part 1

Oral microbiome & autism? & maybe covid? Part 1

There’s lots of info available on our gut microbiome, even some info related to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Now, we also are finding information about our oral microbiome and how it relates to health. Although it’s early stages yet, there’s a notable difference between the oral microbiome of the general population and those with ASD.

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No, jail isn’t on the list of co-conditions of autism

No, jail isn’t on the list of co-conditions of autism

There are many health issues, conditions and challenges associated with being on the autism spectrum. But there’s also misunderstandings, misinformation and not knowing. This article lists some of the most common conditions associated with being on the spectrum.

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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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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

Happy ❤ Day! (and) How heavy should your weighted blanket be?

Happy ❤ Day! (and) How heavy should your weighted blanket be?
Perfect timing! Today is the day people show their ❤. Today is the day, I explain why I don't ❤ the weighted blanket magic formula. Weighted blankets have become popular and with the rise of popularity is the rise in information, both good and bad. Continue reading