Tag Archives: autism

What is a Microbiome? And what does it have to do with AUTISM?

It was about a year ago that I read this article written by Michael Pollan about The American Gut Project and became more familiar with the term “microbiome”. I have been familiar with the concept of gastrointestinal flora for many … Continue reading

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Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Autism ~ New Research

In 2013, we consulted with Dr. Richard Frye and Dr. Stephen Kahler and their research team at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock and our daughter took part in a Mitochondrial Disease Research Study.  It was comforting to be in … Continue reading

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What is Somatoform Disorder?

If you are part of the mitochondrial disease community, there is no doubt that in the past few weeks you have heard the news of Justina Pelletier, a 15 year old girl who was diagnosed with mitochondrial disease by a … Continue reading

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The Un-Lobbyist

Babyfoodsteps just returned from Washington D.C. We were there to attend the IACC meeting (Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee) to give a public comment…. But due to the government shutdown the meeting was cancelled.  A few of us were unable to … Continue reading

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You Know Your Child Best. Period. End of Story.

I was honored to be asked by WhatToExpect.com to be a “Word of Mom” blogger and write a post about my views on motherhood! This post originally appeared on the website What To Expect on August 7, 2013.  My pre-child … Continue reading

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Mommy Book Report: The Thinking Moms Revolution (VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB)

On July 22, 2013 Babyfoodsteps hosted a Virtual Book Club for the book: “The Thinking Moms Revolution” Below is a summary of the questions… feel free to jump in any time and leave a comment (even if you are reading … Continue reading

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Mommy Book Report- The Thinking Moms’ Revolution VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB

Babyfoodsteps will be taking a momentary hiatus from blog posting for the next few weeks as we relocate from the sunny south to the cooler north and begin a new step on this journey we call LIFE! In the meantime … Continue reading

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Autism PREVENTION Part 3: Nutritional and Vitamin Deficiency

Topic number 3 for Autism Prevention Month is Nutritional Deficiencies and Vitamin Deficiencies…. Here are just a few of the scientific links that have been found between vitamin/nutritional deficiencies and autism. The real question is, which came first the autism … Continue reading

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Mitochondrial Disease Autism Spectrum Disorder Study

When I heard about this study (listed below) a few weeks ago, I was so grateful that a group of practitioners were continuing to further explore what a small group of parents and I have been exploring for the past … Continue reading

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15 things every Parent should know about VITAMIN D!

Below are just a few of the reasons Baby{Food}Steps believes Vitamin D should be checked and measured at least one time a year for every MAN, WOMAN, and CHILD… and if the level is below 40-60 (ng/ml), should be supplemented … Continue reading

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