For Kids with Autism, Sights and Sounds Are Disjoined
Human brain integrates signals simultaneously coming from different senses. Great article. As a parent to a higher-functioning autistic, this really does explain a lot of what she does. Well worth a read.
You are probably aware of the health risks of not getting enough exercise or eating a nutritious diet, but what about the risks of not getting enough sleep?
Just one week of insufficient sleep alters the activity of our genes, which control our response to stress, immunity, inflammation and overall health. Here are the hidden health hazards caused by sleep deprivation.
Evening primrose oil (EPO) is primarily used to treat skin conditions. It helps alleviate itchiness caused by dermatitis & eczema. The oil, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), is an omega-6 essential fatty acid that is hard to come by in the diet. The brain is prompted by GLA to make a specific kind of prostaglandin which can work to prevent alcohol withdrawal symptoms, seizures & depression by indirectly protecting the nervous system & the liver. Using EPO daily can help lower BP & cholesterol…
The Vagus nerve. Did you know that stimulation of this nerve triggers off all your digestive processes, helping you digest and absorb nutrients better and avoid bloating, reflux and indigestion. You can trigger it using bitter foods such as rocket or by deep breathing. If you are having significant digestive issues, your Naturopath can prescribe herbs that trigger the Vagus nerve. Cool huh?
Seizure First Aid – What to Do When You Witness a Seizure
Do you know what to do if someone around you has a seizure? Seizures do not always cause loss of consciousness, so you may need to help steer the person clear of potentially dangerous situations. Learn more about what to do if you witness a seizure.