People with SPD, ADHD, ASD, and diagnosis’s that significantly effect one’s nervous systems. Are at the biggest risks to be negatively effected buy vaccine ingredients. And you might have been effected buy them and not know it. Weather you believe the ingredients caused your disability (ies/challenges or not) That is why it’s imperative you watch this series. And it won’t be free for to much longer. So go here https://go.thetruthaboutvaccines.com?ref=fbe2e88a-968e-4129-8a04-71495e454dd4 NOW to sign up. Warning- the info you will learn could make you REALLY mad/uncomfortable. If you’ve missed some of it sign up anyway. Trust me. It’s worth it.
You will learn about way more then vaccines. Some of the episodes are intense- just being real. So prepare for getting allot of energy and effort taken to watch them.
PS. This in my opinion (If you can afford it) Is worth buying too on it’s current sale prices.
Did you know Auto immunity is frequently seen in those with ASD or Sensory Processing Disorders? It is! And with 1 out of 5 people with it. You NEED to learn how to prevent it, identify it, and if need be reverse it. Therefore, PLEASE check out the series Betrayal FOR FREE! Now- next week. HERE- https://betrayalseries.com/episode-2-a5frf01y off of my conference blog
I posted about a Summit I Very HIGHLY recommend! It’s on my http://onlineconferences4us.disabilityadvocate1.com/ . That applies to everyone and it started today for FREE! It’s only free for 6-8 days. So go sign up for it/pay for it NOW.
This does NOT mean I recommend everything the speakers say.
Today I created a change.org petition so that people with SPD, Roscia, ASD, IBS, / and a number of other conditions could live healthier more easily. Making your own soups are not hard at all. IF you have already the right broth or base for them. Making other dishes more appetizing or possible will also be a possibility then. Allot of stock or broth isn’t very healthy for people who can’t tolerate any of the unnecessary added ingredients in all created stocks and broths on the market that are pre-made. Most of which has onion/high sodium. Both of which aren’t sensory friendly. And in some cases are highly unhealthy. Creating your own is very time-consuming. And you create with it allot of extra poultry, meat, veggies/seafood at times with it. Which you may then eventually throw out especially if your only cooking for 1/2 people. So, if I get enough signatures. I will try to get a manufacturer to create for us 1/more broths that work for us. Please go here for more details. To sign, possibly comment on, and certainly share. Thanks!
I always have had difficulty finding quality, sensory friendly belts. Being poor (Like many of us.) This is especially important. How long they last, and the appearance quality matter especially going on interviews. People with sensory issues (Even as adults) need great size selection. We bloat more, have digestive issues more likely, and have a higher percentage of certain auto-immune conditions. Many of which, can make weight fluctuate. Similar to those with celiacs, colitis, or chron’s disease. Many I’m sure would appreciate high quality belts that fit this criteria. Also, due to high stress- that also sometimes have affected our bloats and distensions.
We need them more for practical reason’s not embellishment purposes. To keep slacks and some pants up. Not to dress up a dress, etc- as much. But, at the same time they MUST be only 3 quarters of an inch wide. Not have a rough texture, and be stylish and affordable. If you can create this or know someone who could. PLEASE do so ASAP and sell them online. Then contact me. And I promise if they meet the grade. I will buy and help you advertise them.
The female ones need to also be made to wear with low waist styled (Like hip location) pants. And make sure extra small’s and XL and possibly even XXL’s are available without a price increase.
In the past, my posts have influenced, supported/ if not help create. Certain products. Besides those with disabilities. I also get many supporters visit my blogs as well. Visitors often that are NOT our parents or relatives. My hope. Is this post contributes in similar ways.
We thank you in advance for your concern(s)/efforts. Please contact me. If you need further creation feedback/guidelines.
Just this month. Facebook added at least 3 more IBS support groups. Which I love! What I mean buy that is I love that they exist and are quickly gaining new members. Because the more options. The more awareness of our community is required from those in society. Which means more research, recognizing of the condition, and care is being addressed for this condition.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if it was as widely understood and respected as the GF world now is!? I certainly think so. IBS is a condition that people with a large variety of conditions (Diagnosed or not) have. Examples of other conditions it’s often if not always seen with are ASD, Fibromyalgia, SPD, ADHD, Dysgraphia, Dysphagia, PTSD, certain eating disorders, MCS, and GERD.
Regardless of when your diagnosed with it. IBS is a life long condition. It may not be realized at first. But, that’s partly due to lack of awareness. It’s also due to lack of knowledge/ease of it’s solutions. Even if the solution is temporary.
So, if you have it. I encourage you to find a support group or two for it. Regardless of if it’s an in person group or online. And make sure to visit it often if it’s online. To participate, help others, relate to/ ask for help in. And buy the way, there ARE free, non-facebook, online IBS support groups.
What ever you do. If you have it. Please recognize it and deal with it the best you can. Be part of the research if that’s something you can do safely as well.
Also, ASD is now and will be even more in the future contributing to this research big time. Everyone with ASD has IBS. Even if it’s not officially diagnosed yet.
Need a visual of what constipation inside of you looks like? No prob! Want to see what keeps it moving? Or why you might get constipated? (There ARE other root causes to what causes the constipation-not mentioned, here as well) .
Constipation and IBS are two reasons to eat healthy and possibly consider/be on 1/more special diets. Can you think of other reasons too?
For a complete picture make sure to check out my last two IBS Digestion posts on here as well. Including their brief videos. And don’t forget to tell me what you think in the comments section below!
Need to see the IBS (Irratible Bowel Syndrome) Brain Gut connection? No Problem! Check this couple minute u tube video out. After watching this do you see how SPD and IBS are both sensory related now? In SPD your brain gets miscommunication regarding your sensory triggers too. The triggers don’t just come in through your gut with SPD though. And in SPD your body doesn’t react normal or in a healthy way regarding incoming triggering information either.
However, your IBS symptoms defiantly don’t only have to be coming from your gut/stomach however. But, that’s for another discussion. This can be caused buy Stress, Food sensitivities, lack of good bacteria, and more.
Thanks Nathan Devery!
Understand? To get a more complete understanding make sure to see my two additional recent Irratible Bowel Syndrome Visual posts and there utube videos on this blog.
Research shows IBS (Otherwise known as Irratible Bowel Syndrome) effects 58 million people in the US. With a 2 to 1 Women to man ratio. Most people with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Autism have it. And numerous others with a large variety of other conditions also do. From MCS, Celiacs, ADHD, PTSD, Anxiety disorder’s, Dyspraxia, Dysgraphia, Intestinal permeability (Otherwise known as Leaky Gut), Candida, SIBO, Neurological Differences, Gut Dysbiosis, Gulf War Syndrome, Depression, and many more.
Watch this video only till the host is done showing you the insides of a colon. Although, the host is accurate that typically IBS and it’s symptoms don’t kill people. It can. 1 example of how it could kill someone (And Did) is shown in an article on my nontoxic4us blog post called, “Pooping is no laughing matter!” IBS symptoms include internal inflammation that may or may not be seen or felt inside of you/externally (However, often, it is felt). Enough internal inflammation can cause all kinds of problems- especially if it hangs around too long. Including Cancer. An external common symptom/consequence (Especially if Constipated/and most likely if you have ASD too) is bloating.
You hopefully here allot if you’ve been following me and the conferences I’ve invited you too (via my Onlineconferences4us blog) to eat real and whole foods. And possibly to skip the processed stuff. But do you know why that is? And is all processed food bad for you? Or simply just not good for you? And if not, what is safe? And what isn’t? Here are the answers.
But first. There are two definitions of processed foods. One is any food that isn’t required to be and cooked before consuming. The second definition is the one this post and most people mean when saying anything about real food. Which is any food that isn’t fresh nuts, fruits, meat, poultry, or veggies. And anything with more then 1/2 ingredients. So, frozen veggies don’t count as processed food even though the veggies have changed to a frozen state and are slightly less nutritious possibly then there fresh refrigerated equivalents.
Whole, real foods ARE ideal for you to have as much as possible. Few processed foods are really good for you. And everything is dependent on your individual needs. And what you’d otherwise be eating. So relative partly due to lifestyle.
Assuming any possible processed food item( s) don’t have any nasty sprays added on them like glyphosate/ GMO and no unhealthy ingredients like dyes, sugar, corn syrup, preservatives, ect. Processed food is well, processed. Meaning taken out of nature’s original state and mixed up some if not a lot already for you. So, some of your digestive work was done for you prior to ingesting it. Which of course helps you since it’s often pre cooked or prepped for you at least some if not entirely. Making your prepared time possibly allot easier if not non existent.
Keeping in mind that sometimes
But, often. Especially with those with weakened or challenged immune systems. Processed food in at-least 1 way is actually harder to digest. Because,- your body has a more difficult time identifying the ingredients and then not knowing sometimes what to do with the food item(s). It can be tricked if certain ingredients are present or if you have a sensitivity to 1 of the ingredients in that food item as well.
Other reason’s they state to avoid these processed foods are the following.
It’s disabling your advanced digestion capabilities (Not stretching them another words).
You don’t know everything going into your body. Even if your a pro at reading labels. And who is now a days!?
Sometimes there more expensive due to the convenience.
They discourage u from having real cooking skills. An important life skill.
U miss out on natures candy./ the taste and benefits of real food.
Your money supports the wrong causes. Not farmers but, packing and manufacturing companies. And possibly being indirectly pro GMO. Even if the item is GMO free. For the most part. Occasionally to convenience prep services.
Higher likelihood you’ll have or get health problems immediately, later on, or both. Sometimes u won’t identify with till later on.
There are a few (at MOST) partial to complete product exceptions to this rule.
First off supplements unlike prescription meds rarely if ever are covered in the U.S. under health insurance plans. There sometimes very expensive. Especially the most natural, GMO free, Gluten free, and dairy free ones with no artificial colors, dies, flavors, or any other bad stuff including extra unneeded intolerant ingredients. Making them out of reach cost wise for many of us. Especially adults without parental or partner payment assistance for them.
They also take a little extra work to find the right one if a nutritionist or other holistically trained individual doesn’t advise you specifically on the right brand, or form of the supplement that will work for you. Tip- the Holistic Practitioners and or Amazon may only have the higher quality version of each supplement that could be ideal for you or your loved one. ( Same is true for other stuff too like Protein Powder)
However, the effectiveness of them on the SPD, ASD, sensitive community is discussed on Julie Matthew’s blog where she shares new research studies on the effects of Supplements and Vitamins on children and adults with ASD. Her blog entry is interesting and I recommend you check it out here Julie Matthew’s on Supplement need with ASD
Although this is rare. I’m pretty sick, yesterday both on and off anti-nausea meds I threw up 11 times. And the anti nausea meds provided at a clinic, were given through an IV. Yesterday, most of my day was at an urgent care clinic. Which is kinda like a small ER. Without 24 hr service. And isn’t connected to a hospital. This clinic, has a very small bed for all their patients. And off course fluorescent lighting, they just HAD to keep on. I was so glad my light sensitivity wasn’t significantly effected buy it.
Anyway, I have a stomach bug. With added excruciating sharp belly pain which till today, wasn’t given any meds that help that. That started Friday night. I’ve been in bed most of today. And pedialyte unflavored is my only drink option, for now.
Anyway, I have a rice intolerance, am GF, and have recently developed a corn intolerance. Sadly, Tylenol (which most are GF) aren’t rice or corn free. My mother is trying to get me not care about if foods or meds have any of my intolerances in them. Which off course, isn’t helping.
So, since some of us are GF, and corn free. I found this link to find meds we can take. I haven’t checked out her GF Meds link. But, she has one on this page.
In the States, once a year there is a holiday that is called Thanksgiving Day. Which if you haven’t heard yet, is today. Where typical foods eaten on it are, Turkey, mashed potato’s, turkey gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, pumpkin egg nog (If your really lucky). And other things that are chosen buy the cooks of each family/group gathering. Sometimes people eat under 3 meals a day since the Thanksgiving feast is so, large. And large groups of people who are often close to one another often gather to socialize and catch up with one another. However, throughout the world, there are many other very similar holidays. Holidays that have the same or similar purpose. To thank, whatever god you believe in, for the Harvest. And everything else your thankful for.
In quickly reviewing the URLS in the photo I’ll create a new post for shortly. You can learn more about the other Holidays, people celebrate that are like their own Thanksgiving version. All over the world. At least one of the holidays is a couple days. And atleast a couple are a week long. Most are in August-October. Except for Kwanzaa (Late December- Jan first) and Tai Pongal (Mid Jan). Most are for the entire family.
From what I can tell, some if not all of these holidays have some strong tasting foods, and unusual ones for our palets. Many with SPD, struggle with change physically, not just with mental transitioning. So if our brains can handle the social adaptations required without a shutdown or meltdown. It doesn’t mean our whole body can. Which can defiantly be sometimes a problem, for many of us. Before, during, or after, eating problematic foods these reactions may occur. Sometimes, even up to a year after eating it if it has unhealthy gluten in it.
Their are also, fragrance, and scent, issues people can be exposed to being around others. Those with PSD sometimes can’t even tolerate the smell of many strong smelling spices or food. I am no exception to this. Some with MCS, can even be hospitalized if exposed too certain chemicals. So, PLEASE be aware of and sensitive to these people especially. These chemicals are often in household cleaners, clothing detergent, and body and hair products. Not just cologne and perfumes. Their ARE safer alternatives. Fresh lemon for example, in a cleaning product will make me black out. Lavendar if strong enough will do the same. Among other problems. So, don’t think all organic is the way to go either.
This year, like some of the more recent previous years. I’m eating on my own. Or atleast eating my own foods. But, with others. Why? Because, I can’t eat must if not any, of whatever others in my party are going to. No cranberry, onions, sweet peppers, turnips, parsnips, turkey, stuffing, egg nog, or pumpkin anything for me. And no GF stuffing doesn’t work for me either. For one regular (and most rice) isn’t my friend. I have over 100 food intolerances. Some of which, include most spices, including black pepper. And I NEVER drink alcohol or caffeinated beverages. Did you know that brain fog is more likely if your exposed to unhealthy gluten?
In conclusion, please don’t forget to remind people of your needs. Take Care of yourself, BEFORE making others happy. Be aware and accepting of what others needs are, and most importantly take care of each others health. No matter when, how, or what you call your holiday.
And if you have SPD or MCS, diagnosed or not. Know your NOT alone. numerous others struggle during the holiday. But, let’s try to advocate for ourselves and each other. In the end, it will help others who don’t have these challenges, (But who interact with us) happier too.
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April 30, 2014 Inflammation By Julie Matthews
In today’s fast paced world, with little rest, overloaded with toxins, and devoid of nutrients, inflammation is very common. Once triggered, it can be hard to shut off – and if certain biochemical processes persist, chronic inflammation can ensue.
Inflammation acts like a fire in the body, literally burning up many of our necessary nutrients. Inflammation can be triggered by infections, irritants, and biochemical processes that have gone awry. It creates pain, and can lead to cellular damage and a cascade of health problems.
In fact, inflammation is underlying most neurological and chronic disorders in children and adults. All of following conditions have been linked to inflammation:
Inflammation is a necessary process for the immune system. When the body can’t shut it off however, it can cause serious problems. Inflammation in linked to heart disease, obesity, and diabetes, as well as the myriad of mental health and mood conditions described above.
And some substances that people use to “help” inflammation, like over the counter anti-inflammatories and cortisone creams, are generally ineffective in the long run and can have harmful side effects.
So what can you do? Prevention is a good start; take charge of avoiding common causes of inflammation – things you can influence, like food choices and toxic exposures.
Gluten, dairy, and soy are major food sources of inflammation. Alcohol, processed foods, caffeine, and sugar are also inflammatory. Pesticides can trigger asthma (inflammation) in people, so eat organically whenever possible. Fish oil is a natural anti-inflammatory, as are a variety of herbal supplements. Phytonutrients found in fruits and vegetables, and spices have anti-inflammatory properties that can be helpful; however, for some people the salicylates and other food chemicals can cause inflammation.
Also, talk with your integrative physician about inflammatory lab markers, and appropriate medical treatment. Sometimes the inflammatory process needs to be stopped, and there are useful methods/meditations that can help. As you are exploring and working on this, I suggest beginning with the food, toxin and lifestyle factors that you can address at home. This may provide you some relief (mild to major) and help you and your doctor determine next steps.
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Proof that texture, taste, and other challenges make our food options sometimes more of a challenge. Then some may expect. Particularly, with folks with ASD, and LD’s, including ADHD. And especially with uncommon ingrediants grown in countries possibly ( this second part is an educated guess) with different chemical standards ( hint hint!) Maybe another post, I’ll eventually share what issues I have with some of these ingrediants in certain states or preparations. I challenge you to ask yourself questions on why these issues exist in me. It could be good practice for your loved one(s), or friend (s), who may have other significant challenges, that you don’t have perhaps ( That you need to be sensitive too) since there hopefully okay with, or tolerate your challenges. Your feelings of these challenges should differ somewhat depending on the type of relationship(s) that we’re talking about. But, we regress.
Great example is broccoli
Broccoli sprouts- no, taste like turnips (That reminds me of parsnips, did I tell u I can’t have that either?) but, parsnips in mashed potatoes taste great! But, I can’t have them 🙁
American broccoli or broccoli flower yes if cooked. No if not. As a baby unless you purred it and cooked the heads only I could eat it. I couldn’t eat as a baby eat it in any other form.
Chinese broccoli no, never.
Cauliflower is different because there’s less stem and there softer and bigger.
Grapes ( in a raw cold state) I can have the purple not the green. But, get this. I can’t have it in a drink of 100% juice, with no added non natural sugar. It will give me a soar throat. 🙁 the white grape juice too, but, it takes longer. I can only have grapes in a raw state. Not in wine, or any other form.
Did you know that all the sugar free jams and jellies all have to have enough sugar in it to stay tog? Do you also know what concentrate all of them in the US use in there sugar free versions? Grape.
Did you know you get more lycopene in cooked tomatoes then in eating most regular sized ones at room temperature? Did you know lycopene helps reverse/prevent sun damage ?
Regardless, I can eat the red ones, brown ones, and orange ones! I can eat but, don’t prefer the baby tomatoes. Did you know the non-organic mini tomatoes have the most pesticides on them? They do!
I love ripe purple plums but, can’t stand the reddish ones. Same with cherries.
The only citrus I can defiantly eat, and maybe wear, or be strongly exposed too is clementines. However, to my recollection, I only remember encountering them, too devour it! No tangerines, lemons, limes, oranges, or citrus cleaners, or cosmetics! But, clementines, are great! Aren’t they?
I can have pears but, not Asian ones or green ones, only tan ones.
Are you starting to see a similarity or two between most of the foods above that I can’t eat yet? I’ll tell you right now. Some of the foods .It’s just texture/taste. If I remember properly all of the different reactions I get for everything.
Atleast, I can eat any colored, cooked carrots! Yea! Did you know that Doctor Daniel Amen, the ADHD, brain researcher, doctor, and King in the NT ADHD world, if you ask me! Says this population should skip carrots all together. Do you know why he says this? I do!
As you know I can only eat onions if there cooked. They have to be translucent or I won’t eat them. But, I can’t have the red ones in any form. They give me stomach issues and diarrhea. Which the first will do in a less then a well enough cooked and very thinly sliced, prepared fashion. Which could increase my anxiety too.
I’m not trying to be mean in this post, buy the way. For all you NT reader’s. And I did notice where that could come from on my own. I thought you might need a shorter post for a change, anyway.
Here’s an example, of how someone with sensory issues who may be fine with food one second can’t adjust to it at a different time. Let me add, this also, can support that more people with PSD have symptoms like those with it then who otherwise wouldn’t think they have it. Or anyone would think. For example people who are lactose intolerant. They always weren’t that way. But yet, now they really are.
Let me tell you a brief story to support this. Last summer, I drank a lot of raspberry and peach mega smoothies with no dairy or sugar besides the sugar from the fruit that was natural. (which I’m fine with). It also had in them an add in or or two. Usually just 1 though which was unflavored and protein powder not in soy form. Sometimes I had them add fiber two. Anyway, I loved them. Over the fall and winter I avoided them because those fruits aren’t ripe from where I live during that time of year, plus they were cold and when it’s freezing in NY. Well, that just doesn’t make sense now. Does it? This spring, although I knew it was early for peach and raspberry season. I was dying to eat something else and get some diversity in my meal for once. (There filling enough for a meal if they have enough protein, their huge) so I ordered one at my favorite and only smoothie shop.
When I tried it for the first time again. My brain didn’t register the peach or raspberry and quite honestly my brain questioned if the shop attendant prepped it wrong. Trying to think what it tasted like. I already checked and saw them somewhat make it and it looked like it always had. This pinkish red color. That’s the only type of smoothie I order there due to my issues. And the attendants know there for the most part I always order the same thing. I just alter the size, protein quantity, and sometimes add a fiber blast add in. I quickly realized between my absence from it, sensory taste issues, and maybe slightly that it wasn’t in season yet (but, I’m not certain on atleast that last one). That I just needed to get use to it again. And then everything would be just fine if not, GREAT again.
Now obviously, you may not have a smoothie king the name of the exclusive small NYC smoothie shop near you. However, you may have a blender. Or buy peanut butter. Similar issues can occur with homemade smoothies or nut or peanut butter consistencies too. I can drink apple juice. (I try not too now, but, I can, no problem) even if it’s made with Granny Smiths which I find too bitter. If anyone makes me a homemade Granny Smith juice blending it in a blender with maybe just water or ice. I can’t have it. Now if you add only red delicious apples too that juice now in the blender. I still can’t have it. Yet, I’ll have an organic red delicious any day.