This is a comprehensive list of everything we currently use or have used that I feel have made an impact. I'm going to do my best to categorize them according to how we use them, like pain management or detoxing. Please note that I may receive a small percentage of the sale at no additional cost to you.
Liver (I like to cook with liver but if you don't, find a liver and/or body organs pill)
Vitamin C w/ Polyphenols
Kid's Daily Chewable
Kid's Daily Liquid
Daily Organic Vitamin + Minerals
Heavy Metal Detox Spray
Cilantro (juice the herb fresh)
Pain and Inflammation:
Copaiba Oil (use topically)
Pro Resolving Mediators
Organic CBD Oil
Vitamin C Tincture
Vitamin D3 Tincture
Germ Fighter Oil
Lypo-spheric Vitamin C
Spike Protein Shedding
Children's Chewable Motrin (reduces inflammation dramatically but please note the risks that come with motrin)
High Protein, Low Sugar Diet
Organic Chamomile Tea
Good Night Lotion
Magnesium Bath Flakes
Nighty Night Oil
Pink Eye, Cuts, burns and Ear Infections:
For pink eye, we soak a cotton ball and apply using one of my headbands to hold it there like a pirate
Active Skin Repair (replaces neosporin)
Ear Relief Oil
We are a few months into the homeschool year and while we have been doing schoolwork all throughout the summer, we amped things up this fall. Here's what we're doing, loving and hasn't worked out for us. For reference, Beck is 7.5, Tanner is 4 and Tucker is 1.
For an easy break down:
We don't do any formal schooling on the weekend, but we will do hikes or play tourist around the hills.
This summer, we brought on our nanny. I was chatting with my grandma and asked her what she did with all of her kids (including my dad) when she went shopping. Shopping trips were taking me forever and with baby, it was hard to get the amount of stops I needed to make in one outing. She laughed and said she didn't bring them... she dropped the kids off at my great grandmother's place. In fact, my dad chimed in and said he only really remembers one special shopping trip and it was to the suit store looking at fancy outfits in a store downtown Yankton. After that conversation, I decided to hire a nanny. We don't have family here that live in town (my in-laws both live about an hour away) and they both still work. My husband has a really unreliable work schedule, so a nanny was the best option. It's honestly been great and I don't feel so burned out by the end of the week.
We decided to hire a private teacher and she started this fall. We have her for four hours each week and while I wanted three days a week (two hours each session), we couldn't make it work between her schedule and ours. I do see the value of education outside of the home. From speech and occupational therapy to now having a private educator, for us, it's beneficial to have them learn and take instruction from someone else other than me. If you can afford it, I highly recommend it. Plus, with the rise in homeschooling numbers across the nation, I believe private educators running their own business is going to be the future for those wanting to make education their career choice.
The curriculums we are doing:
Good and Beautiful for Math and Handwriting
Berean Builders for Science
KiwiCo Box for Geography and pre-k learning (Koala) for Tanner
All About Reading for Language Arts found on Timberdoodle
You can find this information and additional information on www.autism.org
I get asked all the time, "What did you do to heal your son?" and let me be very clear: there isn't a simple, one-size-fits-all plan that everyone can follow. However, I'm going to share steps we took and that I personally feel would be beneficial for anyone trying to holistically solve behavioral issues as well as auto-immune issues. We've been at this for a little over six years now, so I do feel like I'm able to give a pretty solid opinion. With that said, this isn't medical advice and always discuss protocols, supplements and testing with your provider. Lastly, the journey of healing is never ending and to find out why, please visit my "Is Autism a Genetic Disorder" post.