This blog is a way of sharing the information and resources that have helped me to recover my son Roo from an Autism Spectrum Disorder. What I have learned is to view our symptoms as the results of underlying biological cause, which can be identified and healed. I say "our symptoms" because I also have a neuro-immune disorder called Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

And, of course, I am not a doctor (although I have been known to impersonate one while doing imaginative play with my son)- this is just our story and information that has been helpful or interesting to us. I hope it is helpful and interesting to you!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

You Know You're a Biomed Family When.....

You know you're a biomed family when....

...Someone mentions a city, and your first thought is which specialist practices there who’d you’d really like to see. 

...Your kid is watching a Star Wars movie and asks if midiclorians are like mitochondria. 

...You get REALLY excited when you find a large pack of disposable shot glasses in the drug store, and realize that no one around you would understand why.

...Your kids use medical terms when playing Mad Libs.

...You have to add words to your computer’s dictionary every time you write something.

...When you pack a picnic or food for travel you keep it cold with lots of the little ice packs that come with supplement and medication orders.

...You cringe whenever someone heats sauerkraut because it kills the probiotics in it.

...You have a favorite type of oral syringe, encapsulating machine, weekly pill box, etc.

...You have a kitchen full of high end appliances (such as a dehydrator, juicer, Instant Pot, mixer, Vitamix, etc) while you and your family wears clothes from the clearance section or thrift stores.