Ditch the Freeze Pops, High Fructose Corn Syrup is a Neurotoxin

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is in too many of our kids’ foods. I used to be one of those parents that liked to stock the freezer every summer with freeze pops. Now I run from freeze pops and Popsicles like the plague. They are loaded with high fructose corn syrup, which was found to contain a dangerous toxic metal in a 2009 study. (…)

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Conference for Tics, OCD, Depression Gives Natural Treatment Options

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Professionals, physicians, and families are all welcome to attend the conference on Natural Treatments for Tourette Syndrome, Tics, OCD, and Depression sponsored by the Association for Comprehensive NeuroTherapy (ACN). It will be held May 23-24 and folks who register by March 1 will receive a discount for early registry. (…)

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Jerk California by Jonathan Friesen is about a teen with Tourette Syndrome

Jerk California’s main character is a rural Minnesota boy named Sam Carrier, whom we meet in his senior year of high school. His tics have made him a social outcast by his peers and a source of pity by many adults. Surprisingly, his disability is not the focus of the story. Sam lives with an abusive step father and a mother that doesn’t know how to help him. Sam meets Naomi, a popular and very beautiful girl from a nearby school. (…)

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Brad Cohen’s Book about Tourette Syndrome: Also a Hallmark Movie

On the eve of Brad Cohen’s December 7, 2008 debut CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame original movie about his life with Tourette Syndrome, I decided to purchase his 2005 book entitled: Front of the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had to get a sneak peek into the wonderfully inspiring story. (…)

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Tic Disorder, Twitches, Motor Tics in Children: Use Natural Treatments

If you are like us, and have a child diagnosed with a chronic multifocal tic disorder (tics in different locations on the body), you could have also been told by your doctor that medication, while available, does not come without side effects. Your doctor may have said the best treatment is to ignore the tics and carry on with your life, business as usual. Doctors believe that in some cases they can fade over time. But you can help alleviate symptoms of a tic disorder by changing your diet and environment. (…)

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