Six Strategies for Preventing Anxiety and Adrenal Stress in Autism

This is a great article for those of us whose children are on the autism spectrum. Even if you don’t have a child on the spectrum, reading this article is important because as the diagnosis of ASD rises, chances increase that you will need the knowledge contained in this article.

Practitioner Select

Download the free brochure: “Autism And Adrenal Stress”Download Autism and Adrenal Stress Brochure

Autism and Adrenal Stress

An autism spectrum disorder (ASD) places the individual, the parents, and siblings under enormous adrenal stress.  Prolonged periods of stress can fatigue your adrenal glands, resulting in biochemical and cellular changes which can affect many body systems, including immune function, blood sugar balance, energy production, thyroid function and hormone balance. The main purpose of the adrenal glands is to respond to stress and is known as the “fight or flight” response. These glands react to every kind of stress whether physical, emotional, psychological, hormonal, thermal, or biochemical.   The function of every tissue, organ and gland in our body is affected by adrenal hormones.


The adrenals are two small glands, each weighing 3 to 5 grams, located above the kidneys, and are composed of two separate functional entities, each responsible for producing and releasing specific stress hormones. The outer…

View original post 1,422 more words

Autism Is Not Treatable

 “Everybody has a heart that can be touched by something.” ― Naoki Higashida The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism     Autism is not treatable. It is a lifelong, debilitating condition that one must live with. For life. It’s in the wiring, it’s the way they are born, it’s …

Anxiety and OCD in Autism Spectrum Disorders

If you love someone with autism who also has anxiety and/or OCD, this is a great lecture to watch by Dr. Suruchi Chandra, as found on the Autism Research Institute's website.  Dr. Chandra was one of the first doctors that we saw soon after my son's autism diagnosis, and she helped to start him on …

Rapid Prompt Method for Nonverbal Autism

“Not Speaking has no reflection on what is being thought on the inside, being a non-verbal person with Autism in my early years I've come to value words, they shouldn't be wasted nor abused they should be cherished used positively and productively.” ― Paul Isaacs, Living Through the Haze Last night, my husband and I …

%d bloggers like this: