Tuesday, October 28, 2008

DAN Conference

All I can say is "WOW". My brain is so full right now, lol. I had an amazing time, heard some incredible speakers and have so much more info in my arsenal against ill health and Autism recovery. I am going to cover things I learned over the weekend slowly here on my blog, since there was so much info presented and I still want to go over the slides again before I delve into all of the topics. I just got home late last night so I will not cover anything today other than a small recap in pictures of what happened. I was brought to tears by some of the presentations. Many doctors who are on the cutting edge of the research also have children on the spectrum and not only do they see these challenges from a research/treatment standpoint but also from a very personal standpoint which is to be respected and admired since we too are doing much of the same, not in the lab but in our own homes each day.

Here I am with Julie Matthews, author of Nourishing Hope and Autism nutritionist. She is amazing and I loved her cooking class.

Here I am with my compass as I call him, Dr. Kurt Woeller, Matthew's angel.

Here is Dr. Woeller with Dawn, Matthew's kick-butt Speech Therapist. She is another angel in Matthew's life. She works at L.I.F.E.

Here is Dawn, me and Abby, another warrior mommy who's son also goes to L.I.F.E. and sees Dawn.

Here I am with Dawn, my DAN! date, lol.

Some topics I plan to cover shortly are:

Toxins in your environment, which to really worry about and how to make your home safer.

How to keep yourself grounded and relaxation tips from Dr. Andrew Levinson (and yes Abby, I totally agree - he's a HOTTIE!!). I loved his talk and plan to discuss some of the issues he brought up to help us keep our stress as low as possible and nuture ourselves at the same time as raising our children and caring for our families.

Other disorders that are indictive of the same types of auto-immune dysfunction as Autism

New treatments out there

New research in causation of Autism

Cooking tips and a further look at fermented foods

Check back often for updates on the above listed topics! I sure loved the conference and seeing friends and family but that equated to staying up WAY too late and still getting up early. I am so tired and very happy to be home with my family!

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