Jake's Journey with Apraxia

And the Friends We Met Along the Way

I’ve been on a rant lately about sugar. Maybe I can chalk it up to having a bad case of PMS this month. Or maybe it’s as simple as hearing Maroon 5’s song “Sugar” a few hundred times too many. Perhaps I’ve spent too much time with young boys in the tee-ball dugout. Boys who …

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Most of us have stumbled across the go-to supplements that are supposed to help conditions like apraxia. We have heard the hype from other parents about how their child’s speech dramatically improved after one week of Nordic Naturals Fish Oil, or NutriiVeda, or SPEAK. We have heard a handful of professionals state positives about their …

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1. Flag Cupcakes – Free of gluten, dairy, eggs, and nuts. Made with King Arthur gluten free flour. Egg substitute: applesauce + baking powder. Dairy substitute: rice milk and Earth Balance soy and dairy free butter. Icing: rice milk + Earth Balance + confectioner’s sugar. Although not used here, a great all-natural food coloring is …

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Here are a few supplements that either didn’t work out, I found a better source, or Jake simply didn’t need anymore. In my opinion, they were all good, high-quality products. First, epsom salt baths … A doctor recommended Aaron Industries Epsom Salts to me. Jake’s eczema finally cleared up and at the beginning of the …

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Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for a free product. A small amount of coconut oil …

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This month I have documented Jake’s journey with an integrative medical doctor. As I said last time, this is a three-part process and one component to the program is adding supplements to his daily routine. These are the supplements that Jake is currently on … 1. Probiotic – FloraBoost is an excellent probiotic that Jake …

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Before writing this post, I sat down and went through our 26 page NutrEval report that we received in August of 2012. I hadn’t looked at it since that first week when we received the news that Jake had a long list of nutritional deficiencies. Even though most of the results were bad, I remember …

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We started our diet/supplement program at the beginning of September and it has been a roller coaster. In the first couple of weeks Jake was irritable, unfocused, and his energy level was off the charts.  And I won’t lie; he was a little annoyed that he couldn’t have many of his favorite foods anymore and …

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When Jake was nine months old, I gave him a bite of eggs and he broke out in hives. Even as a quiet, ultra-chilled out baby, my gut told me something was off with his system. He was always breaking out in welts, eczema had covered his body since he was three months old, and …

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