The Hunger Games: Starved To Life
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In keeping with my last post, I figured I'd give the title of this post a little cinematic touch. Today (Saturday, June 24) I'm starting another round of the Fasting Mimicking Diet that I did last month. For those who missed
Awareness, acceptance, advocacy, action
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It's April 2, the day that the United Nations has designated World Autism Awareness Day. My social media feeds are buzzing with blue lights and puzzle pieces. I've chosen to avoid these particular icons, because I believe they have more to do with brand awareness than with autism awareness, and the corporate-aligned brand they represent is one that runs counter to many of the things I believe
2X 3 Things
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Three things:1) Ignorance is not bliss2) Ignorance is never an excuse.3) Ignorance is almost never the problem.Recently there was an incident in Canada, that I will not link to, where a woman went on a racist rant at a walk in clinic wanting a white doctor who spoke English. Thankfully there were people there that stood up to her, which always gives me hope, but the video of the event and her outburst was everywhere for a while. I was appalled at the time but became even more so when I heard the
Acquired C1 Inhibitor Deficiency (C1-INH-AAE)
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Acquired angioedema due to C1-INH deficiency (C1-INH-AAE) can occur when there are acquired (not inherited) deficiencies of C1-INH.A quantitative or functional C1-INH deficiency with negative family history and low C1q is diagnostic of C1-INH-AAE.The most common conditions associated with C1-INH-AAE are:- autoimmunity- B-cell lymphoproliferative disordersA diagnosis of C1-INH-AAE can precede a diagnosis of lymphoproliferative disease and confers an increased risk for developing non-Hodgkin lymph
Canadian Favourites from travel writers around the world.
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Life is full of adventures Canadian Favourites This year Canada celebrates its 150th year on July 1st with celebrations from coast to coast. Canada is an incredible, culturally diverse, and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
The Sourcing of Oats
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Let’s talk about oats, shall we? Oats themselves are gluten-free, but may be contaminated by the process by which they are grown, transported, and manufactured. It used to be that In order for oats to be considered gluten-free, they must follow a purity protocol. This includes being grown, harvested, and processed in a gluten-free environment. […] The post The Sourcing of Oats appeared first on Celiac Disease.
Guest Column: Back to School with Sodium Girl
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Jessica GoldmanBy Jessica Goldman As a kid, August meant two things: rushing to finish my summer reading list (ugh) and back to school shopping (yes!). And when I say shopping, I don’t mean buying jeans or the coolest new light up high tops. I’m talking supplies: multi-colored pens, neon colored notebooks, crisp lined paper, maybe even a protractor and a calculator. Or three. Yes, I was a total nerd.But now, as an adult, I realize my enthusiasm for back to school shopping resulted from more than
Recipe: Gluten-Free Vegan Quinoa Gingerbread Men
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’Tis the season for holiday cookies! Have you started holiday baking yet? I haven’t. It is hard to believe Christmas is just nine days away! What is your favorite holiday cookie? Do you make more than one variety? Our favorites are Spritz Cookies, Gingersnaps and Thumbprint Cookies. Ancient Harvest Quinoa Flour is a great substitute […] The post Recipe: Gluten-Free Vegan Quinoa Gingerbread Men appeared first on Celiac Disease.
Healthline Awards Onespot Allergy Blog For 5th Year In A Row
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I’m very pleased to advise that Healthline has awarded my blog The Best Allergy Blogs of 2017 award. It means a lot to me that I have won this Editors’ Choice medically reviewed award every year since 2013 and that my blog is considered one of the best in the world. Thank you very much, […]
Scoring Goals for Autism:  Everyone Can Play
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By Dr. Alycia Halladay, Chief Science Officer of the Autism Science Foundation This was my third year attending Scoring Goals for Autism in Wayne, Pennsylvania, and it’s amazing to see the growth, expansion and yet consistency in the program.  What I mean by “consistency” is the volunteers are gracious and friendly, the participants come from all […]
Recipe: Rich Pistachio and Dried Cranberry Rice Pudding
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Christmas is one week from today! I thought this would be a great time to share a recipe from Setton Farms for Rich Pistachio and Dried Cranberry Rice Pudding. This is a great recipe to bring along to a family gathering or serve at home for a special treat. I also love that the recipe […] The post Recipe: Rich Pistachio and Dried Cranberry Rice Pudding appeared first on Celiac Disease.
clever carter: a way to introduce your autistic child to his classmates.
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Every year as September rolls around, parents of children with autism get anxious about how their child will handle the transition back into school. Will you have a teacher who is willing to work with you? Will the appropriate level of support be provided for your child? Will the kids be understanding and inclusive? It’s a lot to process and that’s without taking into consideration the stress that your child will be under dealing with the big change from a summer schedule to heading back to scho
Parenting a Baby/Child with Cerebral Palsy
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I am not a parent of any children, let alone a special needs child. But, I am an adult with cerebral palsy and I feel this is why I can write this post from my perspective. Despite having two children … Continue reading → The post Parenting a Baby/Child with Cerebral Palsy first appeared first on through my eyes my life with cerebral palsy.
seeking blog sponsors
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hi, all I just want to let you know that I am back in action and with that return comes with seeking sponsors for upcoming blog posts so if you think your company would tie in well with my blog … Continue reading → The post seeking blog sponsors first appeared first on through my eyes my life with cerebral palsy.
Depression: The Magic of Shrubbery
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Does living next to greenery offer benefits to your mental health, or is something else at work? Last month, the headline “Access to nature reduces depression and obesity, finds European study” caught my eye. All I had to do to feel happier and fit in my pants better was surround myself with trees? I felt silly. Here I was using cognitive behavior therapy techniques, exercising, and working on my sleep schedule. Instead, I should have been sitting in a bush all day. After all, that
The New Family Law Center Provides Timely Resolution For An Affordable Price
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I realized I’ve been very quiet lately and thought I should let you know what I’ve been up to. In January of 2015, while no one was watching, I opened The New Family Law Center in downtown London Ontario. It’s a unique concept that I’ve been thinking about for a long time. I wanted to […]
It Takes Brains
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By Alycia Halladay, PhD This article appeared in the journal of the Aspergers and High Functioning Autism Association of New York, or AHA, called On the Spectrum. They have graciously allowed us to reprint it.
TX, Austin – Counter Culture: Vegan Cuisine at Affordable Prices
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This Austin food trailer turned restaurant is making meatless, dairy-free, and raw foods accessible and affordable! Counter Culture caters to vegetarians and vegans, but it is loved by omnivores too. Their focus is on creating nutritious meals for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch using limited processed ingredients. This emphasis on health is what sets them apart. [...] The post TX, Austin – Counter Culture: Vegan Cuisine at Affordable Prices appeared first on Go Dairy Free.
What Thin Privilege Really Looks Like
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Individuals of all sizes may struggle with accepting their bodies; however, it is only those who live in fat bodies who also confront weight stigma. If you have a thin body - despite how much you might dislike it - you live with thin privilege. Want to know what thin privilege looks like?In a restaurant, you order what you want, unafraid that others will judge or stare if you don't pick the "healthy choice."You work out at the gym or go for a walk or run outside without fear that others will moc
Am I Sick Enough?
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An idea that's been surfacing recently in my work is, "I don't think I'm sick enough to have an eating disorder" or its cousin, "I didn't think I was sick enough to get help."If you're wondering if you're sick enough to get help, the answer is yes. If you think that you're not, sick enough, it's a good idea to check this out with a professional. The answer might still be yes.People will say to me, "I didn't think it was that bad because I was eating." Here's the thing: everyone with eating disor
My Dad Couldn’t Understand My Eating Disorder
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Guest Post by Rachael SteilEating disorders thrive in secrecy. Friends and family members will rarely (if ever) see the dozen empty candy bar wrappers stashed in your trash (perhaps wrapped/hidden in crumpled toilet paper) or find measuring cups lying on the counter. It may take months or years for them to find the scale hidden beneath your bed.They may never know your struggle until you tell them.Having to explain your eating disorder to a loved one is probably one of the most difficult tasks t
Consult with pediatric surgeon
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I really thought the gastric tube placement surgery would have already taken place but tomorrow we have our consultation with the pediatric surgeon that will be in the room with the gastroenterologist.
2nd birthday
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Just a few photos of our littlest princess after her 2nd birthday.
Nutritional failure, it's time for a G-tube
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The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation recommends that children with Cystic Fibrosis should maintain a BMI at or above the 50th percentile because nutritional status affects pulmonary disease progression and survival in CF patients.
Anybody out there?
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Being that I haven't posted anything here since May of last year I was thinking of doing an update post and getting back into updated more regularly, not daily, maybe not even weekly.
Learning to ride on two wheels
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This might be the year that Teagan ditches her training wheels.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Preserves Memory and  Protects Brain Against Alzheimer's
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Researchers show that the consumption of extra-virgin olive oil protects memory and learning ability and reduces the formation of amyloid-beta plaques and tau tangles in the brain -- classic markers of Alzheimer's disease. The Mediterranean diet, rich in plant-based foods, is associated with a variety of health benefits, including a lower incidence of dementia.Researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) have identified a specific ingredient that protects against
MOVING DAY? TRY MOVING MONTHS.
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Sometimes it's not smooth sailing.Sometimes the waves are huge.Sometimes the waves just slam you on the shore.It's been quite some time since I've written anything. I've been exhausted; mentally and physically. In the last seven months our home was put on the market, sold, fell out of escrow, sold again, fell out of escrow again and then sold. Really sold. This is a process that I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. I still haven't recovered and the move was completed over a month ago.
THE JESUS SHOT.
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If it sounds too good to be true.It usually is.And now, they add Jesus to the mix.I'll never understand people who, for their own benefit and marketing purposes, throw the name of Jesus into the mix so people will (excuse the word) flock to their practice and get the shot.There are millions of people in pain and, if you are Christian, he's marketing right to you.First of all, let's do a little background on the doctor. His name is John Michael Lonergan. He is approximately 67 years old and spent
Life Is a River of Drama
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This has been a tough year for me. I’ve kept my struggle mostly secret because the drama that ails me relates a story that I cannot share. The results of it are fairly obvious to those who observe me day to day, however. I’m less cheery; I’m more stressed; my sleep is horrible; I’m way behind in my writing; my finances have thrown up a white flag; I don’t find relief in social media anymore; and my real social life has evaporated like water in the hot, Utah sun. The
Throwback Thursday Object: Rainbow Peg Board
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Our object this week is a solitaire game manufactured in the 1940s by the Albany Association for the Blind in New York.
What Everybody Ought to Know About Fertility Preservation & Cancer
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Chemotherapy and radiation can harm your fertility or cause sterility.  For women, certain therapies can cause ovarian damage or failure, early menopause, genetic damage to growing eggs and other reproductive problems.  For men, treatments can cause damage to the testes and interfere with sperm production. With that said, not all cancer treatments harm fertility.  The likelihood that this will occur depends on several factors, including type of cancer, treatment regimen, and age at the time of t
Spring Blog Round-Up
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“Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” ~Lady Bird Johnson *    *    * Our CED Staff has been busy guest blogging for Eating Disorder Hope on a variety of topics from nutrition and meal plans to body image and relapse prevention. … Continue reading →
A Conversation with Bailey Webber, Co-Director of THE STUDENT BODY Film – Part 2
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In addition to her debut as a filmmaker with The Student Body, Bailey Webber is an up-and-coming public speaker and has appeared as a guest on several television and radio shows. If you missed Part 1 of our conversation with Bailey, … Continue reading →
A Conversation with Bailey Webber, Co-Director of THE STUDENT BODY Film – Part 1
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Bailey Webber is a student investigative journalist, writer, and co-director of The Student Body. Her story of courage and activism has been featured in numerous newspaper and online articles.  She has been honored by the National Association of University Women … Continue reading →
7 Crucial Tips ADD ADHD BOOK 99
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This is just a very quick update: Incase you missed it yesterday I have created a Back To School Special for this weekend, which means nearly all of my books will be available for the next couple day for 99Cents each! These include the Kindle books: 7 Crucial Tips for Parents and Teachers of Children with ADHD and 10 Things I Hate about ADHD! For more information and the links to the books, go (click) here. Enjoy! Bryan
A “Warning” to a Person with ADHD is a “Go For It!”
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Time and Time again I’ve read WARNINGS from writers, publishers and book designers NOT to fiddle with your final book cover design! But, you know what? Whenever I’m warned, well, somehow it gets translated in my ADHD mind to mean that I really, really, really SHOULD (more like, absolutely MUST) fiddle with my book cover.  Yeah, try warning someone with ADHD and see what happens. Try warning someone with ADHD and see what happens! (If you’re on Twitter click to Tweet this, if yo
EpiPen Recall Extends Worldwide
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As I predicted, Mylan has expanded the EpiPen recall to now include additional lots distributed in the U.S. and other markets in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The expanded voluntary recall is being initiated in the U.S. and will also extend to additional markets in Europe, Asia, North and South America. […]
Reporter Seeks Input From Onespot Allergy Blog Readers
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I had the great privilege to speak with a reporter yesterday, as he’s doing some research for an article.  I offered to seek feedback from my wonderful blog readers about the following: Have you obtained Mylan’s generic EpiPen or faced any issue with it? Is it more complicated to get their generic, rather than a […]