Nutritional Protocol for Infants – Ages 0 to 2 years
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BREASTFEEDING Before an infant is born it lives on the mother’s blood, which circulates through the fetus. Upon birth it lives on mother’s milk. An infant is given its start solely through the mother. The vital beginning for bones, organs and glands lies in the health of the mother during and after pregnancy as well as many years before conception. … Read More

Possible Effects of Soy Infant Formula
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By Sally Fallon, Mary Enig PhD, and Michael Fitzpatrick Soy formula, which contains phytoestrogens, genistein and daidzein (also called isoflavones), is given to approximately 25% of those US children fed formula. It is estimated that an infant exclusively fed soy formula receives the estrogenic equivalent of at least five birth control pills per day. By contrast, almost no phytoestrogens have … Read More

Alternative Therapies/Nutrition Supplements
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By David S. Smith MD, Medical director of the Down Syndrome Clinic of Wisconsin There has been a lot of interest lately in many nutritional therapies reportedly of benefit to people with Down syndrome. Some of these therapies are relatively new and others have been around for awhile. Some of the more widely talked about supplements are Nutrivene D, MSB, … Read More

Sauna Protocol: For Use with High-Tech Far Infrared Saunas
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Here are some beginning protocol recommendations.  Please remember they are only intended as broad guidelines to follow and NOT a prescription or rules set in stone. Without knowing medical history, current and past diet, toxic exposure, genetic patterns, height, weight, etc. –and all this is the beginning—there’s blood work past and present,  other relevant tests, etc. —I’d be remiss in … Read More

Thermos Cooked Cereal
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ITEMS NEEDED: A short wide-mouthed thermos. Five organic whole grains (no grains that are rolled, processed, or flaked): millet, barley, rye, amaranth, and flaxseeds. (Even though this is a seed we will treat it like a grain.) Organic raw sunflower, sesame, hemp and pumpkin seeds. Black Strap Molasses. Dr. Bernard Jensen’s Black Cherry Juice Concentrate. (Jensen’s Grape or Apple Concentrate … Read More

Fun With Words: English is Easy
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by Gloria Lindsay The following was forwarded to us from Gloria Lindsay, long time NACD mom and supporter. The original author is unknown. For those of you who are feeling impatient about your child’s language development, this will make you stop and think about what a daunting task it really is to master our language! English is one of the … Read More

Addressing Auditory Processing NACD’s Way
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by Lori Riggs, M.A., CCC/SLP What is it? “Auditory processing” and “auditory processing disorder” are terms that are thrown around frequently these days. But what does auditory processing actually mean? Auditory processing can loosely be defined as how the brain interprets and uses the auditory signal that comes from the ear. An auditory processing disorder (APD; also referred to as CAPD—central … Read More

The Network
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by Robert J. Doman, Jr. Where does a child’s future lie? How can we determine the potential of a given child? These questions cannot be answered. As difficult as it will seem to a parent, particularly the parent of a child with a problem, the questions shouldn’t even be asked. If someone volunteers an answer, they should not be heard. … Read More

The Autistic Child
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by Robert J. Doman Jr. Children labeled as “autistic” have been enigmas since they were first identified. Fortunately, some questions surrounding these children are being answered. Many “autistic” children (children with sensory dysfunction) are now being helped, and some are achieving “normal” function. As a result of NACD’s work with “autistic” children, we have also gained a better understanding of … Read More

Down Syndrome
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by Robert J. Doman Jr. Down Syndrome is the most common and best known of the chromosomal anomalies. The condition was first described by Langdon Down in 1866. Previously, the children with this anomaly were labeled as Mongoloids. The term was applied to these children because of the somewhat oriental look produced by the epicanthal folds. The folds, which produce … Read More

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