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   I’m EXCITED,  I’m part of a MCS (Multiple Chemical Syndrome) support group on Facebook. Even though I don’t have it. Today, I saw a post from an author with MCS who is offering her story FOR FREE to everyone who needs encouragement and education about MCS. The book which is linked below, is called,

The Coach’s Daughter: A Journey Into God’s Faithfulness [Paperback]

and it is ONLY free for 4 days. I JUST bought it, recently, today.  It’s a Kindle book. But, if you don’t have a Kindle that’s okay. Just download the KINDLE reader icon on a computer, or the KINDLE APP on any Tablet,  ( Except for un-rooted NOOK’s), or download the app to any smartphone or iPod touch, for access to ALL kindle books FOR FREE.  You probably have to set up a Kindle account on Amazon if you don’t have one too. But, that’s quick, easy and free too! And has lots of benefits. 

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  Thanks Jill Woodruff! 



Foods Getting a Bad Rep. Esp. in the Food Sensitivity Community

  Some of these foods are only getting a bad rep. Within the food sensitivity/ allergy department, / communities While others, aren’t doing well mainly among the general society as ingrediants, foods,/ drinks. However, with so many people now having some form of food allergy, intolerance, or sensitivity now a days. Including a possible chemical/ additive allergy/intolerance. Maybe one day. There won’t be the seperate communities disliking or having issues only with certain drinks, ingrediants, and foods. Right? One can hope. 

Milk wheat corn and soy. Is that it? 

Milk- mainly were talking about dairy cows milk of any percent. 

Most of it’s bad press is only towards the conventional pasteurized version. The organic version doesn’t apply for most of it. And the raw version, even if pasteurized. I know some specialists rave about it. As great. But, I certainly don’t. And yes, I tried it,  in an organic 1 or 2% version.   

   This doesn’t mostly count for the lactose free version either. 

    What do I drink? I drink some (not a lot daily) of the lactose free, organic 1% or 2%. Preferably the 1%.  If I drink the 2% it fills me up to much. Limiting the rest of my meals nutritional variety. And preventing me from having the option of a 2 nd or tops third glass of it daily. And also, preventing my body from getting too use to it. I drink no other type regularly and never drink ANY non organic milk. When I drink the regular organic ( which tastes different to me in a not as an ideal or healthy way) I take FAST ACT lactate pills which are unflavored and over the counter for my lactose intolerance.

    Without the fast act the dairy does give me abnormal reactions like inflammation.  This is the only common, bad press,  that applies to ALL typical dairy. That isn’t casein allergy related. 

     I believe, and it’s kinda been proven too. That a lot of people esp. if children begin with traditional not organic, lactose free, or “all natural” milk.  Although,  the all natural isn’t great either. Esp. With milk. Especially people with ASD, SPD, roscia, and some other similiar diagnosis’s. And then when reactions are seen it’s caused buy the lactose, additives, chemicals, ect.   If they had the right other combo. Like just organic or lactose free and organic. And not too much of it daily. Unless there is a casein allergy, they should be fine. 


    And although, I haven’t seen research to back all of this paragraph up yet, I bet if someone with Roscia with NO, casein allergy, has inflammation from dairy. If they follow the same procedures, I said above. It would diminish, or atleast greatly improve the inflammation issue. And if the inflammation remained it’s probably caused buy other sources. Including the way you wash your skin. NOT just what you put on it. 


 As for soy, honestly. I’d seriously skip it. It’s not good.  For allot of reasons. Which might get atleast one of it’s own posts. Esp. If neurological issues, or roscia is in the picture. 


  Corn, the bad press is about the NON organic version ONLY. So, get it organic! It’s not a lot of $ frozen, in season. Also, if frozen it’s cooked better and off the cob witch can make it cleaner. Plus it’s in season now. So, enjoy! Did I remind you, no shucking required!?  Yea! 

   1 more thing,  the GMO practice, some traditional corn gets is forbidden in the organic practices.    This doesn’t mean you or your loved one with food sensitivities won’t have a sensitivity to the corn. But, it defiantly, makes it a lot less likely. And if purchased fresh or frozen but, served off the cob. The texture maybe better tolerated or may become not even a problem anymore. I never had issues with it’s texture on or off the cob. But, if someone is very texture picky (Or it’s too much of a pain to get stuck corn or accidental shuck out between the teeth.) Again cooked previously frozen, or fresh off the cob, serving methods. Are ideal with ORGANIC, corn.


 Wheat! And the GF debate – 


Hello! GF, is probably the most popular American diet now. I won’t be shocked if it becomes the new most common American Diet eventually. Especially now, with best selling books out, like,  “Wheat Belly.” Have you seen the number of books and cook books on GF, on Amazon!? It’s impressive,  on how many there are! My take, and reality is. Wheat is a mixed bag. Which would take atleast a couple more posts. I understand it’s gluten issues, and other problems. But, I see it’s good too. Not to mention, all of the most popular, GF flour and bread alternatives aren’t great, either. Having a lot of almond and coconut flour is bad. Not too mention the sugars, soy,/ Xantham gum, (ect.) found in most GF convenient sold products. Like GF breads. Oh, and have you seen the other unhealthy ingrediants in most GF products? Or unhealthy in great quantity. Remember, if you have too much of mostly anything it’s bad. But, a lot of rice or some rice products expose you to a lot of arsenic. You really want a lot of rat poison !?  Other problematic ingrediants in tons of GF products are table salt. ( Did you hear, it’s a known toxin!?  It is! ), tons of rice dependance,  sugar, and Xantham gum. That gum will get on here atleast 1 seperate post. Don’t even get me started on unhealthy GF ingrediants. So many of us have toxicity too/ sensory issues with some of the GF ingrediants. 



 

 

Special Diet Types

  According to Julie Matthew’s, the world famous nutritionist, for special needs diets, these are the different types of diets one may go on/need. Since she included the raw food diet, I’m not sure why she didn’t include the FODMAPS diet. The raw food diet is probably not any harder than the FODMAPS diet for someone with special needs to go on. I know however why  I wouldn’t usually recommend the FODMAPS or raw food diet for most of us. But, that’s a different topic. 

   She probably didn’t include it in this list of diets ( that is the Elimination Diet)  since 1. One of it’s main goals differ from all the others.  And 2. It’s a discovery diet. See my next post on details for this  particular diet. 

Gluten-free casein free GFCF

Specific Carbohydrate  SCD

Weston A. Price

Low Oxalate

Raw food

Food sensitivities

Feingold/ Phenol 

Body Ecology

Paliolithic 

Feast Without Yeast

Gaps


I add 

The Elimination 

FODMAPS 

The Basics of ANY special Diet

   Did you know that 75% of the population whether they know it or not has toxic food syndrome? It’s true. which means that most of the population has unhealthy reactions or an abnormal response or their lack of, for certain ingredients or food that they shouldn’t be having. Numerous types of people have weakened immune systems. Diabetics, the elderly, ASD, ADHD, GF sensitive people, people with pyloria,  osteoporosis, ect.   Some of this post applies to all of you. 

Disclaimer- Before we proceed any further know this. Let’s be honest, this is a very informational and large topic. So no one is an expert in all of it. Including, Julie Matthew’s, who knows more then me in atleast some of the areasBut, I know, quite a bit.

   Do you know what the basic and foundational meanings and assumptions around diets actually are? Do you really know who goes on them? Do you also know why they have become so popular, even among people who aren’t overweight? Well by the end of this post you definitely will. This will also generally mention the importance of special diets for those with sensory issues/ neurotically issues.  This post is not specifically trying to push or educate about any ONE Diet. 

   A diet is for any specific group of people who need to follow somewhat stricter guidelines on what there nutritional intake is. The purpose of a diet generally is to make individuals of that group change or improve there specific situation because of whatever it is that is causing the problem(s) they have to begin with. So it could be that they’re overweight, or perhaps there too hyperactive,  or maybe they feel tired all the time. The symptoms or results that they’re trying to improve obviously differ and that is not something we’re going to talk about in this post. Initially diets mostly started to get popular, for those who were overweight or had strict religious commitments- like the Kosher community. Many of these people had little issues other than being overweight, or kosher, and perhaps not to eager or able to exercise ( if they were overweight). So a diet for these people, wasn’t really that big of a deal. Mostly had to eliminate fatty things and junk food and eat healthy things, in moderation.   And be very diligent about it. And exercise was recommended for the best results too. Obviously, if your kosher it’s different. But, still not that severely limiting. 

   The attitude about diets was ( and still somewhat is among certain diet groups) so what if I have to you eliminate a few unhealthy items or categories of foods every day, and maybe eat less of something, that’s not that hard, and in return I’ll be healthier, gain confidence, and feel better! Sounds like a win-win to me, right?

  In the beginning, nobody who was forming diets, ever thought or imagined that people with special needs who had significant and often many issues with nutritional food ingredients were going to benefit from any special diet. Even if it crossed there mind, they had no idea how to form a diet for this specific community. 

   It wasn’t clear cut and it wasn’t simple enough for them (nutritionists, diet creators, etc) to just stick some rules together and put some food items together to make special menu’s. Because these rules and menus had to do a lot more then help people loose weight and keep it off. They would have far greater goals to conquer. 

   Then you are probably asking how the heck did all of these special diets, for special communities, many of whom have neurological issues, come about. Maybe you’ve seen it in the news-? How ? unfortunately,  there’s so many NT parents who are just going crazy, literally,  taking care of their disabled, often ASD child. Some of them go to great depths to physically harm or even kill in some cases their child because of the a. craziness of the individual (parent)  and the complexity of our ASD issues. As if we asked for this!? Like, ( hello!) you honestly think we LIKE being difficult!? I’ll tell you right now. We defiantly DON’t! But, ignoring our issues cause your afraid to face them,  certainly aren’t doing us any favors either.  

Do you know how many parents of ASD children are divorced or on their second marriage because the other parent can’t deal with the child or children with special needs? The number is scary, just trust me on that, okay.? 

    Most parents ( Especially moms cause that’s our maternal instinct and societal role) want to feel a positive fulfillment of doing a great job taking care of their babies and children. And let’s face it, most of these parents are NT’s and most have no clue, especially in the beginning, on how to deal with such complex cases. And as I’m sure you know, most public schools have no clue either. And even if they do know a little at that public school about helping the child.  It’s not their job to cover everything. As you know nutrition really is something that starts and finishes through the home. Not school,  the same with behavior. There are plenty of manuals, magazines, and training classes, (at least in the more populated areas)  on how to be a good mother. But there are/ were only a few, if any, of that available for mothers of children with special needs.  And therefore the parents desperately are in search of anything that will help them be a better parent. And make it so their child can thrive as much as they possibly can. And once that happened enough, and people like Julie Matthews, which I have spoken about in various other posts had done enough of her research, special diets came about. Off course, it also took researchers and scientists to come up with various therapies and diets,  to try to help “cure” as they say, autism. 

    The reason I put “cure” in parentheses is because most,  if not all, of these diets and therapies actually don’t cure autism.  The results that come from these “cures” obviously,  differ, depending on the individual,  and there specific circumstanstances.  And as you know, some of these “cures” or diets aren’t just for those on the ASD spectrum. People with ADHD, dyspraxia, apraxia, LD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, pyloria,  NVLD,  The old PDD- NOSS diagnosis, schizophrenia,  and possibly other disorders all can benefit from some of these diets.  Among sometimes, even people with no special needs as well. After all, I said 75% of the population have toxic food disorder, right?  


   At best, the results that come from these diets for those with special needs, is they improve significantly the individual affected by these symptoms. The severity of, and types of symptoms, that are current prior to trying the diet are an important indicator of how much the diet may or may not assist them.  So someone with Asperger’s for example, some one may not see as much improvement in their life, as someone with ASD who is thought to have more significantly impacting autism.  However,  both individuals on certain diets, will see important improvements that they may really want to consider getting. Do they fix everything NO. Of the things they do help, is the individual now normal skill wise with whatever it is ?(again, it depends on the details of who were taking about and what were dealing with) But, in most cases. The answer so far seams to be no. However, if you couldn’t talk at all, and now you can, verbally speak. Even if you don’t sound completely normal. Wouldn’t you say that diet was worth it? Even if you have to always stay on it forever. Which is the norm in our population. I’d say, heck yes! 

   If you ask me, certain diets, for the right audience.  Can sometimes actually be more of a gain then a loss. And that should be one of the biggest questions prior to going on any diet. What am I or my loved one going to gain here ? Is it worth losing whatever for you ( like having to stop for example, eating XY and Z) for that gain? What’s the chance of the gain within people specific or similiar to me?)   If the answer is yes, and you can get the right support for being on it.  By all means, go on that die. If the answer is no, or you’re not sure, but your still in a special community that often benefits from any special diets.  A special community could be someone with just celiac disease, obviously. So, I am speaking to NT’s in that sentence too. That doesn’t mean I’m not highlighting those with sp. needs though. Especially, those with PSD. I am. Then you really need to research more, or ask more questions of your doctors.  The reason being is obvious, because the individuals who are on them are able to now do certain things that they may not of been able to do or not as well as before and they may not have certain issues they previously had. Weather they recognize them or not. 

    

 

 

 

  

    

Why an Adult Aspies health may improve as we AGE

  A lot of this to some degree affects other adults with sorta similiar diagnoses. Covered here. If you remember the post introducing the blog post from John Elder Robinson, a famous adult aspie. He states being an adult aspie is harder then being a child aspie. And as much as I can see and understand that. Their is anouther few ways too look at this topic. And these show the opposing side. 


1. Hopefully, how to survive in today’s day in age buy now is more figured out. For example- Do you need meds? If so, which? Why? And how to juggle them will be something your now used too. Instead of seaking a diagnosis which now is a fortune with no financial help. As an adult. Not to mention the DSM changes which can defiantly effect things.  How is your overall energy? What makes you tick? Hopefully, buy now these things are clearer to you. 


2. People are nicer (sorta). Meaning more mature and have less hang time. Not in your face as much. And if they are, you have more control and the right to fix that as an adult. 


3. Only one person too focus on, YOU! Independence is vital for this.   Eating on your own. For example, not juggling a family dish for 4 or more people.


4. Society invites you to be your best! At your career. Which should be your passion. Rather then go to school and fit in a mold there. With everyone else.  Trying to survive EVERYTHING.





Should I get a Dog?

  Dogs are a mans best friend, right?  And what about other pets? Should an adult with sensory issues, have one in his or her life? Or perhaps, will it make the individual feel either too attached and dependent on it?  Is it overall a smart financial and time commitment? Or more of a sensory nightmare.? Or worse yet, will it end up a neglected pet that the sensory issued individual feels sad they can’t properly care for? 

   The reason the topic is a dog specifically is because 1. They take some work and financial responsibility to own. 2. Because some are allergic. 3. Because sensory issues can be effected buy owning one. Again, sensory issues, not allergies. Although, that’s important too note too.

    The truth sadly is- most Aspies, and some ASD, ADHD, Dyspraxia, and others with PSD aren’t very well off financially. And the ones who are, honestly as adults rarely hyperfocus on pets. And people with ASD, especially if combined with ADHD or LD’s aren’t able to multi-task very well on side jobs that don’t need there full attention most of the time. Not to mention, we need, predictability.  Although some dogs provide some of this. They don’t provide it all.   So, often, if you live alone or in a shared living place where you need to be even partly responsible for the pet. This usually isn’t a good idea. However, if you get the perfect pet for you and your situation, you know how to own one, have the time, energy and finances to support it, along with it’s already trained. AND SO ARE YOU. And you either live alone or with a significant other who matches all these things. And shares in the responsibilities of owning it. Then, and only then feel free to get one. 

     Where can the sensory issues occur? Well, getting overwhelmed buy the responsibility, getting sad, your not being a GREAT owner. The dog groomers, or your own dog wash products,  the smell when the dog gets really dirty. When I say the groomers, I mean the products they use to wash the dog, or the clean cut smell after there hair cut. Or perhaps a smell the dog might hold onto from other peoples products who work at the groomers. Heavy collagen, perfume, or worse yet, cigarette second hand. ( really hope you avoid any groomers where that could be present)  Especially if your dog is on the larger size and very furry or hairy.  They could also occur a lot if the dog isn’t perfect for you or isn’t trained. 

    They could have a hair or fur that you hate the feel of, a really annoying piercing bark. They will do when you least need it. Or perhaps they can’t stop scratching your floor. And if there’s a rug. Forget it. It’s trashed. If there not super well trained.   You also have to consider there personality. Some dogs once trained know better, but, couldn’t care less. They’ll annoy you any way. 

   So, if your in the place to own a dog. Expect a lot of responsibility to give that animal and yourself a very happy life, and relationship with you.  Pay for health insurance for it monthly. Go through training yourself on how to understand and communicate with it. And although it’s in some ways easier to care for then a 3-6 yr old. In other ways it’s harder. Why? Because unlike a 4 yr old, there is rarely nursery school, there’s never as an advanced vocab, and there’s a lot less trained help ( if any) on how to care for it.   I’ve had too learn how to train a dog before. And I’ve done it with more then one. It’s not easy. And I did a pretty good job, with a fairly challenging dog most recently. Who came from a home that neglected him and ultimately left him to be homeless. He’s a shitsuew mini poodle mix so, he’s very bright and hypoallergenic. He’s a a small dog. But, larger then most small dogs. Teaching a dog requires you to learn an excellent set of owner and dog body language.  Aspies are naturally born clueless in this department. 

     The pluses of a dog, once trained you may be able to leave them in a house alone.  Unlike a 4 yr old. The downsides, well. isn’t THAT obvious and besides the point! Lol!

An ASD Special Animal Bond

Many if not all Aspies and some ASD folks, can, and do, have a natural special connection with animals whether they ever realize or foster it or not. It’s in our DNA.  I’m in no way saying you have to foster it, or should. Or even that you particularly have to like any specific kind of animal. Although many of us do.  I’m just stating the facts. When an ASD and a dog for example; make a lasting connection. It trully is the most beneficial for both the animal in this case a dog, and, his master, or PSD or MCS friend.  To emphazise this, and show, other points too. I VERY highly encourage you too watch right now on utube “Nathan and Sylvia (A Story of An Autism service dog and her boy)” It will be an AWESOME 8 mins.  For now, ENOUGH said! 


About the resource-  The u tube video was introduced to me over a yr ago via one of the aspie Facebook communities I’m part of. One that has more support team members in it then actual Aspies, at that time. I believe, it had very recently been just put on utube. 

Who Else Should Benefit from My Advice?

    And the information I share.  ANYONE.  No seriously, once I get closer to my book being published, I will publish here or through my newsletter how international readers can buy non fresh groceries, and more importantly cosmetics, sun care items, and other merchandise, without ludicrous shipping expense to ANY WHERE in the world. And it won’t HAVE TO take forever to get there either. 

  If you read and take action on the things addressed in this blog, and in my newsletter you will SAVE tons of TIME, MONEY, and improve your health! Information is power! For both you, and those with complex high functioning special needs. 

  You will be happier.  You will also be far more sensitive to, and aware of all those around you. You will very well might feel smarter. And just may, have a higher confidence too. 

   If your part of my subscriber list, or comment on my blog wisely, enough, and visit it regularly. You may also start to feel part of a caring intelligent community.  If you haven’t already.  One that I will try my best to customize to while staying on topic. And with my higher fluid intelligence, you might be surprised at my ability to relate what you may find as unusual things, otherwise, to a common sensory disability related topic.  Does that make sense? 

   If you can’t currently subscribe. But, would like too, you will be able too soon, later this month. I promise. And I’ll love to have you added! 

    

Take Care,


Alexandrea 


 

Natural and Organic growth expected!

We all know Walmart will not come close to Whole Foods organic offerings anytime soon. Especially, in the GF department. However, did you know what major retailer is ahead of Walmart in reduced prices and better selection of organics?  It’s Target! And guess what? It’s not only in food items! Yes, I have Targets near me, and YES, I’ve checked. I checked online too. 

      Want to know something equally as awesome? According to the “Data from Pensons New Hope Natural News Media” the natural products industry was a 150$ billion industry in 2013. And in 2018 it is expected to become a 226$ billion dollar industry! Which is an 8.4 % compound growth rate!  I found this on supermarketnews.com. They have a free app too, if your interested. 

    Do you think with Target, Walmart, and other groceries/ supermarkets organics/ all natural selection we could conquer that 226$ billion dollar industry prediction?! I think we can, and quite honestly, don’t you think we NEED too? If we do, I’m sure, it will demand higher quality restaurant food quality. Sadly, most of the US restaurants DON’T serve all natural or organic ingrediants.  And in NYC and most of the rest of the country. I can totally with great confidence say. We SERIOUSLY should demand that. Don’t you agree?  

   The date of the article of this next link was LAST SUMMER. Check THIS OUT have you checked targets return policy too?! It’s pretty sweet if you don’t pay with cash!