Kayla Carter on Super Human, Episode 1

Kayla performs third on Super Human within the first 24 mins of Episode 1, of the show  Super Human which airs on Mondays at 9 pm EST on Fox. The skills needed in her challenge are mostly some of the main challenges/weaknesses of those with a Sensory Processing Disorder. Explained buy the neuroscientist, neurosurgeon and judge on the show only if you watch the first episode.

 

You can watch now all FOX shows online for free on Fox NOW whenever you want after the show airs.    Copy and paste this url into your browser to access the shows website to watch the first episode of this show that aired last Monday.  With commercials it’s nearly 45 minutes in it’s entirety.  But, watching just the first 24 mins and then the last 4 minutes to see who wins works too.

http://www.fox.com/superhuman?cmpid=VIZ_SUP_Show_Bing_FBC-M-SUP-Show-BMM_06-05-2017

 

 

Earth Day with SPD, MCS, Mold Issues, sensitive skin, roscia, etc.

As someone always concerned about nature and animals I can’t forget what today is. Can you? Do you even know what today is? Today is a day to remember that many animals share our space. And that nature was here first. Infact, if nature wasn’t here. We wouldn’t be. Yes? I mean think about it. Healthy water is essential to live and not loose our eyesight. Oxygen comes from trees. That’s how we can breath.

If you haven’t figured it out yet It’s Earth Day! I want to remind you that SPD friendly preferred things, can be, (Are), or sometimes should be very earth friendly. SPD people’s often needs/ preferences (Sometimes unconsciously so) are more environmentally sound then those without SPD, MCS, and the like.

1. Walking/Running. Not the alternative of Driving to a Gym for Example/ or needing one. Which can be stress producing too.
2. Biking ( Non electrical) verse the loud polluting motorcycle
3. Hiking Way smarter then a stair master. Right?
4. Listening to nature/ your OWN music when outdoors. Verse bringing your smart phone- killing your battery- and going crazy to find data signal for your PANDORA stations. And then scaring all the animals away.
5. When truly backpacking in the wilderness. Our unscented and fragrance free soaps. Lack of perfume, cell phones on, electronics mostly, and no campfires, are all things Mother Nature truly appreciates. And your luggage will too! Trust me on that.

Unless off course you want a highly stressful vacation with a bear eating your strong smelling (Non SPD friendly food= strong smelling, ) food left overs. Unless the bear destroys your toiletries and while your trying to sleep.! Yea! ? I’m sure you’d LOVE that. Now wouldn’t you!?

1 Lesson take away here is, we don’t need the scents or fragrances. The Bears might be your only friends when backpacking otherwise.

I encourage you to think about (Appreciate what is already done) and at least rhetorically ask yourself the following. . What other things do people like us do, can do, or could need? That harms Mother Nature the least/ better yet helps it. Can you/ do you incorporate it into your regular routine? If not. Maybe you should.

Happy Earth Day! Don’t forget it’s where life all began, and humans were NOT here first.

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Going to plays with SPD.

Some theater performances, and specific matinee movie showings are now specifically trying to cater to those with Sensory Processing Disorder.  Some of whom may be patrons with ADHD or Down Syndrome too. But, do you know how? And would there allowances and accommodations best suite you? Or inconvenience you?

   This means the following.

The lights are on

The volume is low or lower.

Standing up and making noise during the film or play is allowed. 

Leaving the theater early is permitted and so is exiting the seated area for a break. Before you return back to your seats.

Therefore, going to a sensory theater production is different. I for one, typically prefer the non sensory friendly versions ( most of the time). And yes, I’ve tried a sensory friendly play before. I only tried it for the experience and the play not cause I needed the accomodation that time.

However, one time I went to the normal viewing of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” on Broadway. The first play Broadway level play to my knowledge, focused on Asperger’s. It had a sensory friendly couple of performances too. And sadly my sensory issue with air conditioner seriously dampened my experience. The AC was on WAY TO High (Especially for the fall in NYC) . And I was SO cold. It put me to sleep through out a good amount of the show 🙁 .

In two or three other plays I’ve gone too none of which had sensory friendly performances. There was smoke used for effects/ 1/ more actor smoked cigarettes on stage. In all cases. The smoke made my SPD symptoms react. And I remember in 1 case I got light headed and nearly passed out. Theaters need to tell audiences even for regular performances when’s scents, fragrances, and smoke will be used in the production or cleaned areas of there theaters. Example; the ladies bathroom.

Which proves Sensory friendly accomodation differences need to be expanded upon. And also, companies and theaters need to be aware of ways to ALWAYS make their customers happy. Many NT’s commented to the ushers that they need to turn the AC down/ off. Prior to the play starting. Then some of the NT’s went home and back before the play started to get their down vests and fleeces. It was NOT even hot outside. Geez Louis !

Here’s a URL to a New York Times Article about the Sensory Friendly version of the play, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”. That came from a classic, best selling, book written buy an ASD author, who wrote under the same title, “The Curious Incident of The Dog in the Night-Time.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/06/arts/an-autistic-friendly-version-of-the-curious-incident.html
 

Here’s an article from the NY Times about the Loin Kings Sensory friendly play on Broadway.

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/03/parents-and-kids-say-they-appreciated-autism-friendly-lion-king-matinee/?action=click&contentCollection=Theater&module=RelatedCoverage&region=Marginalia&pgtype=article

A few more more Sensory Friendly performances that you can verify on utube

The Big Apple Circus
The Nutcracker
The Blue Man Group in Las Vegas
Havana Hop, at Playhouse Square

This post is buy no means a complete list of Sensory friendly plays.

    

Synesthesia “An Eyeful of Sound” from the Spectrum blog

This film about Synesthesia is called “An Eyeful of Sound”. 

An Eyeful of Sound

This is a very rare form of SPD that only about 4% of humans worldwide are known to have. At points, this approximately 10 minute video can be a little loud. So, this maybe sensory difficult for some with SPD however.  In it, you’ll see and here about synesthesia. This is not on utube.  This isn’t a Ted talk (Unlike my last Synesthesia post, with a video linked.). It is VERY different. And there are different forms of Synesthesia too. Interesting, right? 

   Enjoy! I did! 

Check my other blog

Today I posted 2 posts on my other blog some of you may be interested in. The first post on my other blog is about a book that helps parents with sp. Needs kids. It’s free to a couple dollars but, for a limited time. Tip, Julie’s other book is also Kindle avail. And available via the Amazons new, Kindle reading program now two!

The 2nd post was for a GI, Celiacs, live or recorded event hosted tonight online for Americans and Canadians, that must be paid in for in US or Canadian currency for 5$. However, if you know when to get free knowledge of this ( Like via Tom in the present Free online Origins conference) , are beyond the basics, or can’t attend this. I wouldn’t worry to much about it.

That blog is disabilityadvocate1.com

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Glyphosate herbicide is IN ORGANIC

Organic is not always safe. This is hot off the press, atleast exposing those in the US who eat it. And was found thanks to one of my Fragrance Free Facebook group posts today.

I’m sorry, but, if I write amazing posts for everything, I’ll shut down and get nearly nothing else done. Theirs just way to much, coming in way to quickly. All the time. For me to do that. Not to mention this blog would literally, quickly, become several hundred pages or posts long. Or both. So, just read at least the first two articles at this URL. As it is, I have to limit a lot of resources to everyone, just to not overwhelm anyone.

http://healthimpactnews.com/2014/alert-certified-organic-food-grown-in-u-s-found-contaminated-with-glyphosate-herbicide/

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Keep Non GMO labeling in the US

In the US, this Tuesday/ Wednesday numerous buses all over the country are traveling to the DC area for free, filled with US citizens, hoping to convince congress and the capital to keep Non GMO labeling on our grocery products all over the country. Isn’t outrageous that the countries government would even consider abolishing this? ! It is! If you want to learn more check out the organic site ASAP. And follow the directions on what to do on their. Or wait for a better post on me about it. But, no promises it will be posted shortly. http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50865/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=80143

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Organics Consumer’s Association e-mail

I received this email today. Please help if you CAN ASAP. Then tell everyone else you know who might too. If you don’t, those who don’t eat organic. May die even FASTER. Follow the guidelines below/ or do your own research. 


Thanks! 


Alexandrea 

 

Tell President Obama: Stop the Toxic Madness!

Dear Readers,

Any day now, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to approved Dow’s Enlist Duo, a highly toxic herbicide made from a combination of glyphosate (the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup) and 2,4-D (one of the chemicals used to make Agent Orange).

The herbicide is designed to be sprayed on Dow’s new Enlist-brand GMO corn and soy crops, which were recently approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)—despite more than 500,000 public comments, a letter signed by 60 Members of Congress, and letters from medical professionals and scientists asking the agency to reject the crops.

The USDA and the EPA have failed us. It’s time for President Obama to step in. Please send a letter to President Obama and ask him to stop the toxic madness!

After you send your letter, please take a moment to call the White House hotline at 202.456.1111 and leave a message. You can say something like:

“I’m calling to urge President Obama to stop the approval of Dow’s “Enlist Duo” herbicide and reverse USDA’s approval of 2,4-D-resistant corn and soybeans. Enlist Duo contains 2,4-D, a chemical that has been linked to cancer, Parkinson’s disease, endocrine disruption, and reproductive problems, and glyphosate, the focus of multiple recent studies linking the toxin to a host of illnesses. Please protect our health, and the health of the environment, by rejecting Dow’s latest request to escalate the use of this bee-killing pesticide.”

The USDA admits that if the new crops are approved, the annual use of 2,4-D would jump from 26 million pounds to 176 million pounds.

Independent scientists predict the spike in the use of 2,4-D would be even more dramatic.

The proliferation of Roundup Ready crops caused a 527-million-pound increase in the use of glyphosate in the first 16 years, between 1996 and 2011. If farmers start growing Dow’s Enlist brand corn and soy, experts estimate the use of 2,4-D could increase by up to 50 times.

Please ask President Obama to stop the toxic madness!

Thanks for taking action!

-Katherine for the OCA team

New FDA GF labeling ruling for the US

On August 5th, 2014, the FDA put into affect a new ruling for packaged (Mostly processed foods) GF, foods sold in all groceries, and to some restaurants. Finally the US’s FDA, is starting to take the needs of those with Celiac’s and GI (Gluten Intolerance) more seriously. Despite there claim of this just being for those with Celiac Disease. Infact, in some cases, this doesn’t help Celiac’s, or People with GI at all. Since they still allow a little gluten in some “GF labeled products.” So, if you have, may have, GI, ADHD, ASD, skitzophrenia,  or any other condition likely, to have issues with gluten. Please keep this in mind, and buy wisely at the grocery. For more details on the ruling, visit the FDA’s article on it, here.

GF with Sensory Issues added

Do you know the base of many GF flours? Some are nut based, soy based, dairy based, /rice based.  Folks with ASD, complex neurological and neurobiological issues,  / complex/ multiple food intolerances, will especially benefit from the below link and this post.  Because, this population often,  if not always,  is sensitive too one (/ often more then 1) of those GF flour alternative bases. Although, these links and posts mentioned or linked below have some similarity, the angle of the information, and supporting information is somewhat different,  and vital to know, for certain populations. 

 

I recently found this page. And felt, I had to share it. It’s titled, “Rice and GF Intolerance.” Although, I’m defiantly endorsing the linked page (Obviously) I’m NOT endorsing any of her books,  I haven’t read yet. I’m just not like that. Although, a couple I will look into more, to see if I want any of them.


If you haven’t read yet my post titled, “Gluten Free Flour options”. Or you need a review, look for it buy the title in the search box above.    I highly recommend you atleast skim it prior to preceding with this post. It will help you really see the pain staking detail involved here. And more specifically possibly what is or isn’t needed in your diet. Among other things. Even if you can have rice but, not gluten, giladin,  barley, oat, wheat, malt, rye, or barley intolerance(s)/ as an allergy.  There WILL be working alternatives for you. The link below AND the previous post mentioned above. Will start you on your way to finding alternative baking options. For the healthiest, bread, pasta, and baked good alternatives, for those with super sp. nutritional needs.   some very good food intolerance, advice.


    

Gluten Free and Celiac Disease food resource page updated

This post is only food related resources. That are gluten free for those on a GF die (or are considering one). 

If you only click on 1 of the links below click on the last one!   But, be prepared for more links in that linked article. 

In the future,  I’ll make atleast 1 more GF resource post on other GF resources.  Buy, the way, I LOVE about.com. 

Everything in blue is a link. 

This first link is of a list of chain restaurants with GF menu options. And descriptions of them. It is very important to note. Most of these restaurants do not serve all natural, organic, or many, if any GF, and dairy free options. Plus there dishes at many of the restaurants also often have other sensory irritating ingrediants.   So, this list isn’t nearly as well suited for someone with MCS, ASD, ADHD, and some similar issues, as it is for someone with only a GF sensitivity or Celiac Disease.   Also, many chained restaurants already have prepared seasoning packets and sometimes already seasoned food. So, accommodating can be made harder if not impossible, because of this. 

chain restaurant options in the US


Does only 1 person in your house eat gluten free? Transitioning into a gluten free life? Check this out ! 

preventing gluten-cross-contamination


Ever at a restaurant without a GF menu? And your not sure what every kind of name means on the menu? You don’t know what is or isn’t always GF? Well off course, this list linked below, isn’t a complete list. But, it defiantly is a great start! 


Menu Terms decoded 


This next resource is the BEST one on this post, bar none. However, skip the third link in blue, and the last. Also, the GF delights link is under constructions the day this posted. 


Dining out and Travel! 

 

Gluten Free Flour options!

   Did you know that a GF, dairy free, soy free, and and I personally think they should add sugar free too, diet is the newish ASD popular diet? It is!  And do you really know how many types of flours are actually GF?   I didn’t know this last one till today. However, sometimes you can’t use just one kind of flour. Looking at this list. For IBS, Dysgraphia, and ASD, stomachs, along with some ADHD ones I’d avoid the following types of flour all found with many more on the link below with descriptions of when to use them, ect.  This link has twelve below. But, I can think of three more, quinoa, almond, and arrowroot.   That’s 15! If you know off others please comment about them below.  

     Bye the way, when I say sugar, I mean no added sugar. Natural is okay if it’s from a fruit, vegetable, or oat. Even if there not all, naturally sensory friendly. And some aren’t. So, I would also say all sweeteners. So no maple syrup, honey, cinnamon, or several other sugar forms.   But, this is for other posts. 


 If Commenting– Also, if you have issues with other gluten flours regardless of if you follow a GF diet or not. Please say if you follow the diet in the comments section and then what other 1 or more types of flours you have issues with. It would be nice if you added why, if you know. As well. 


All purpose flour, cornmeal, coconut, and almond. Are the ones I don’t do well with.  And I don’t recommend for the above diagnosed mentioned individuals.  

Did you know that sugar cane flour actually doesn’t have sugar in it?  

 

    Or that those with celiac disease can’t have barley flour cause it has small amounts of gluten in it? 


Skip Barley flour if on a GF diet and have any of the bolded issues in this post.   Including gluten sensitivity. If your gluten sensitive only, ( and I’m not a doctor here)  you maybe, fine with barley. I’m educationally guessing, but, I think arrowroot could cause a problem in someone with more then a gluten sensitivity and with one of the above neurological differences, or IBS. 


 http://www.sugarcaneflour.com/types-of-gluten-free-flour/

BioIndividual Nutrition Institute.

Although, at the moment, I’m farmiliar with and know of several types of different diets. Many of which HFA’s and sensory sensitive folks go on. And some, I know a decent amount about. I’m not an expert on any of them. And unless you call a no additive, low preservative, very low seasonings, no sugar sweets,  no soda or bubble drinks,  and a limited dairy intake alone, a diet. I’ve been on none of them.  I do know/ know of experts in many of them however. That I can put you in contact with. If needed. Julie Matthew’s can too. And she is more connected with them at this point on a professional level.   


 So, Julie Matthew’s now has a number of programs. Some are bran new. Some older ones, I’ve already introduced you too. The new ones she has just opened up for sign ups for the new “Bioindividual Nutrition Institute” that she will be running. These are exciting programs that she’s about to launch at the training level. As someone seeking her training in one of these new program which are completely done online. Depending on the level of membership you can get a professional internationally universal certificate. I’m not going to lie though. Every level of the training program is far from cheap.  We’re talking hundreads to thousands of dollars.  But, she does have a monthly payment option! 🙂 These programs are mainly for doctors. However, researchers, future and present health coaches, nutritionists, and others, can benefit from them greatly.  There goal this year is to help Practitioners, Researchers, families, and individuals in nutrition based solutions and hold a detailed proper,  computerized, patient, recording databases of patient or client info.  Once her first program is done all the patients of the doctors, ect. Can access some of it, for free. It will also hold individual patient histories.  I’m signed up as a researcher and individual for more info then what I’m about to lead you too. To get more info on both.  One thing I’ve always liked about Julie is her individual menu recommendation focus. She doesn’t say one diet is best, and the others are well, bad. 


Go on you you tube and watch her Bioindividual Nutrition Institute video which is less then 5 mins long. Then get your doctors on board. And get excited with me, for far more sensitivity food awareness internationally!  Coming soon! Perfect for allergy week, ! Right? 

Allergy? Intolerance? Sensitivity?

Have you noticed that the speed of a negative body or behavior response to anything usually is the largest determining factor too diagnose nearly everything? And it is also, the biggest factor in determining the safety of most things?  Weather it’s the chemicals on your food, the pollution in the air, hives on your skin, or even in many cases, the level of someone’s inappropropriateness. It’s true! Especially among adults. 

 So, with that said. Here are the definitions and info on each. With a link below it,  you may read. 

 

  First off, many don’t see an allergy, intolerance, or a food sensitivity as different. If you need an umbrella term talking to those who know no difference and you aren’t explaining to them the differences. Just say your allergic, if you have an intolerance, or food sensitivitie(s). Otherwise, at a restaurant you’ll have an added headache possibly of explaining more, or worse. Which is humiliating and unappreciated. In writing, sometimes intolerances are combined with sensitive writing as well. To make things seam simpler and easier to comprehend.  But, there ARE differences. Here is how I see them. And too some degree many that know the differences, sometimes also can see it. 

Allergy– it can be, and most of the time is the quickest to immediate to start. The quickest too notice, of the three. The easiest too diagnose. And the most predictable. On a scientific level it may be the only one of the 3, with immune deficiency involvement.  On a medical level it’s defiantly the most concerning. Some however, allow some people to outgrow them if they are treated early enough, and it’s properly treated.  

 

An intolerance on the other hand is often established as an adult and isn’t necessarily at all associated with any other disorder. It is the lack of your body not producing enough enzymes or using something inproperly in your digestive track, whatever it is your intolerant too. You don’t outgrow this, but, you likely won’t have it young, either. 

IBD or sensitivities on the other hand are the most unpredictable of the three. There the most complex. Unlike the other two, (which is the individual who gets only an allergy/intolerance) someone with a sensitivity could be exposed to the same or a similar (Let’s say a food or seasoning to make life easier) presented differently. And have a different response to it.  And I mean if we’re comparing equal things. For example, I can eat celery and celery flakes just fine. But, not celery seed. I recognize this brings up a question of what’s equal. But, that’s a different topic. Anouther example, is homemade freshly squeezed red delicious apple juice. Instead of the store bought concentrated or non concentrated version of it. Off course with no added sugars and 100% juice, only. Quantity of the ingrediant occasionally can also alter or eliminate an abnormal normal response. 

   Anouther difference, is some of the negative symptoms. For example; I’ve never heard of anyone who’s only sensitive, get anaphylaxis shox from anything. That’s ONLY an allergy reaction. But, a person only allergic will have no issues with only certain citrus for example, unless there diabetic or something similar.

   Those with sensitivities can also have an allergy (ies) / intolerances. But, they don’t have too. Anyone person can have 1 of these things, 2, or all 3. I have a dairy intolerance. And sensitivities. But, no food allergies. I can have a moderate to small amounts of dairy in only very specific types of food, and forms, daily. Do too both my sensitivity and intolerance. That’s even with lactose pills. Most however with a lactose intolerance. If it isn’t very severe, with Fast Act pills 1. Can get the flavored pills unlike me, and 2. Can then have most if not all types of dairy. 

   Allergies buy themselves are the most frequent among the more ” normal” people. It is not uncommon for them to have intolerances either. But, it is uncommon likely,  (I HIGHLY suspect, and it seams)  for them too have sensitivities WITHOUT a set diagnosis of atleast 1 other thing that sensitivities go with. For example, roscia, IBD, GI issues, or some auto-immune deficiencies.  About that, do you know how many people are noted to thinking they have atleast 1 allergy in the US sometime in ther life? It’s over 50% of us! And did you know, very few actually have allergies? Most have an intolerance/ sensitivity.  Do you know what that really means? 

Check this Out!  read this page

Then go on you tube and watch a video that’s less then a few minutes long called “Gluten and Dairy Amazing Facts! ” this is NOT meant to scare you. But, if your not an action taker, I may take that back. 

PS. I really hope this post did this justice. When I researched info in hope to link you all to some great site with the run down of each. I came across nothing I could defiantly see recommending that wasn’t  overwhelming. Very few things separated all 3 and the things that did we’re overwhelming and some had a fact or two that were wrong.   I recognize many find a sensitivity an intolerance. But, I don’t.  People with sensitivities can have texture and taste issues. Those who are just intolerant, well don’t. 

Exception responses for Sensitive people

    Here’s an example of a sensitivity food reaction that partially in atleast America, are considered severe enough to come closer too an allergic response reaction medically. Meaning in the medically severe enough department.  People with sensitivities react to certain ingrediants now differently then more typical folks and those with allergies, intolerances (only), ect.  These people have PSD, like we’ve covered elsewhere.  This you know.  

 Well, have you ever heard of Vaso Vagal Syncope?  It’s when someone with PSD ( Weather they know it or not)  are in situations that may involve food reactions as a trigger, that then cause them to pass out due to the missed or inaccurate signaling in the brain causeing the passing out episode. Therefore, the nervous system in your brain causes, the individual for example, to have their anxiety too peak rapidly to overwhelming proportions, dehydration too occur, and immediate light headedness often within tops a couple minutes.   Which often leads to blacking out.  1 of my food triggers is too much regular. salt. That’s partly why most of my salt intake is at small quantities and organic sea salt only. It makes me too hot. That alone won’t cause a black out for me, however, within reasonable quantities.  It will contribute to it big time though. Passing out like I said above is when the individual gets overwhelmed in more then 1 way ( meaning due too more then 1 cause) to a point there body hasn’t a clue on what to do about it. And therefore it has no other choice but, too collapse, to have time to get out of the situation, and recover. It knows at that point. That it’s being forced to deal with something it can’t.  

   As for stories, and more in depth explanation on this and other topics, wait for my book. It will have plenty, I promise. 

   Vaso Vagal Syncope defined, is someone who passes out/ gets dizzy/ lightheaded from 1 or more neurologically based sensory effected diagnosis’s. The most common (I believe) is ASD. And someone who has passed out too many times in their life.  Other then avoidance there are a few ( at Best) other then non medication techniques too live with this unfortunate condition.   However, these techniques do not cure nor do they eliminate the need for avoidance. They can however, help in certain environments. To make a black out episode just become a stressful one with prior blackout out symptoms and partial recovery. Rather then a full recovery after a collapse and actual black out situation. 

  I know these techniques very well. Partially, because, I have this. Someone who has this after waking from it, and they usually do within a not too long period after blacking out- May not need much recovery time after. Provided they are out of the situation that caused it. And you or they fix any of the triggers immediately. If they are still in the trigger environment that caused it they may not wake up fairly quickly, however. A wake up a long time after is very uncommon. If you remain I. If however you stay in the environment that contributed to it, then it’s likely to repeat itself. 

  It is very important to note this is not a complete (if Even partial,) ASD shut down even if it appears as such, nore is it an epileptic seizure prior to it .    Someone in an ASD complete shut down ( Despite my own lack of occurrence of this ever happening to me personally)  can be aware to some degree off the conscious world. And hear what’s going on, sometimes. He or she can also breate and remain a pulse continually. Even if it seams there kinda passed out. He or she therefore does not have a cardiology issue. Then it’s an ASD one that only some ever experience personally. An ASD shut down is therefore not a sensory issue, nor a sensitivity food exception response. And will be discussed on my next blog in more depth for sure, However, ASD shut downs can and often are caused partially buy sensory overload/ issues. 

    Vaso Vagul Syncope is a cardiology issue and it is, often, in a situation someone can be totally unaware of what’s happening until they wake up. This can be life threatening if not taken care of exceptionally well, if controlled very well however,  it’s certainly manageable with certain techniques, alterations to your lifestyle, ect.  Mine so far, have been manageable. They have never caused me extreme, immediate, danger. 

 

     This supports. That sensory issues should be addressed and focused on more. People need to be more educated about and accommodating to those with it, And that this is a very serious, but, partially different, condition. This is exactly a huge part of why I do, what I do. 


    

    

   



ASD special

  I know subtly is supposed to be seen as king over my posts,  rather then bluntness. But, let be honest, shall we?   1. This has to be understood buy adults with High Functioning (or HF) ASD. Right. ? Off course! And let’s be frank, do you really think my posts like “The Sickening Truth of Cosmetics!” Or “The Marketing Terms verse Realities ” (Which I know are some of your favorites here!)  would really be all that good without my honesty? Off course not! 

So, here we go!  

My blog is unique for atleast a couple GREAT reasons. And I wouldn’t have it ANY other way. 

1. The uniqueness of the niche area

2. My open, direct, and hopefully warm style.  ( Feel free to comment on this one especially below!) 

3. The factual info behind a lot of the info. 

4. The ability to connect with a varied audience, (From those with MCS, to excema, dysgraphia, and everything applicable in between!) with specific causes in mind.) 


Feel free to suggest others in the comments below. 

Does ASD health increase or decrease as we age into adulthood?

Do you know who John Elder Robinson is?  He’s not as famous as Temple Grandin, but, he is a major ASD Advocate, best selling author, and international speaker, who is also an Aspie adult. He’s a dad too! And was the only Aspie adult previously allowed on the Autism Speaks board.  This board voted for Autism Speaks regulations and goals,  and directed this major organization. That many (Especially people in the ASD community) don’t support.   Meaning Autism Speaks.

   I may put this on my second blog too (not sure yet).  Anyway, this just came to my attention (Via one of my adult, online online only,  Aspie groups,  aren’t you glad I’m sharing it?! Don’t answer till you read it, please) and I felt I just had to share this interesting article he wrote on his blog.  Click on the link below to read his post backed buy research,  of course!  Titled – “Do Autistic Adults Have More Health Problems?” Sometime in the future,  I’ll write likely my own post or two on this. Talking about my thoughts on this, etc. 


http://jerobison.blogspot.com


PS. Once on the blog scroll down the page for the FOURTH post. It has a photo of a clown in it. Oh, that reminds me, I use to be a clown! Lol. Anyway, enjoy, if possible.! 


P.S.S. I know it’s allergy week, my ADHD kiked in.  The beauty of a different mind! Right?.


Allergy Week!

Announcement post- Did you know that in the US,  there’s a week dedicated to allergies? Their is! Yea! More awareness and hopeful acceptance of them too.!  I’m excited. It’s March 14-19th! Now,  I just noticed UK has it this week too, But they address it for a couple weeks. Even better,  right?  If you live internationally and can comment on if your country has one or not below, for me and our readers,  I’m sure we all would greatly appreciate it.  That is knowing if and if so when, your country has it’s equivalent of this. And if your certain it doesn’t and no one has mentioned that country yet that’s helpful too! And yesterday, was the day it started. The official weeks atleast in the US, if not world wide ( it is World wide. Isn’t it?) start on Sunday, and end on the following Sat. But, back on topic. 

   Do you also know the difference between an allergy, an intolerance and a sensitivity? More about that in my next post today. Out of those 3 (Allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities,) do you know why allergies have been the most recognized and accepted in today’s society? And why intolerances and sensitives are often, unfortunetly,  NOT! Especially, among the less educated population. Well, I’ll include this in a post soon this week too. Or maybe it’ll get it’s own. I’m not sure yet. Unfortunetly to my knowledge their are no intolerance or sensitivity weeks exclusively so, I really should address this. 

Anyway, I just wanted to prep you all. I know it will defiantly help me stay focused. And those with ASD often are challenged with adapting to change (Not that a blog is a drastic change, but,) I think you get where I’m going with this, right? I’ll change the location of this,  or double it to a page with comment capability as soon as I can!