Naturally Recovering Autism with Karen Thomas
On-The-Go Healthy Snack Tips [Episode 151]

On-The-Go Healthy Snack Tips [Episode 151]

June 16, 2022

Summer is here! As we begin taking trips, the reality of traveling with children with special needs can bring up some of their challenges. Food to eat on the go is another issue to navigate.

Here are some helpful tips for you to help make your travels more relaxing.

Eating out while traveling

Avoid MSG, aspartame, food dyes, bad fats, sugar, dairy, and gluten. Avoid fast food restaurants due to trans fats, preservatives, and artificial ingredients that disrupt the brain. Google “farm to table”, or “organic restaurants” to find healthier choices. If you find a healthier restaurant try chicken with no antibiotics or hormones and salads...

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Mitochondria Disease and Autism with Dr. Fran Kendall [Episode 150]

Mitochondria Disease and Autism with Dr. Fran Kendall [Episode 150]

June 2, 2022

Podcast Interview with Dr. Fran Kendall on Mitochondria Disease

Karen Thomas interviews Dr. Fran Kendall, M.D.

Dr. Kendall is a Harvard trained physician with a career of over 25 years specializing in metabolic, mitochondrial, and inherited (genetic) disorders. This interview focuses on mitochondrial disease, a lesser known, but common genetic disorder causing symptoms ranging from seizures, GI problems, fatigue, and Rett Syndrome. Dr. Kendall is an expert in this field. In this interview we discuss what you need to know about mitochondrial disease and what you can do about it...

Mitochondria give cells over 90% of their energy. Without proper energy cells cannot carry out their functions.

Mitochondrial Dysfunction vs Mitochondrial Disease

Mitochondrial dysfunction simply means that the mitochondria are not working correctly. Mitochondrial disease is the term used when the primary cause of mitochondrial dysfunction resides in the mitochondria. Mitochondrial disease is generally genetic. It can be inherited from either or both parents. A special type of mitochondrial disease is caused by mutations on the mitochondrial DNA, and is inherited only from the mother. When the primary cause of mitochondrial dysfunction resides outside the mitochondria, mitochondrial dysfunction is called “secondary” (to something else)...

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Autism and Protection From EMF Radiation With Focused Life Force Energy [Episode 149]

Autism and Protection From EMF Radiation With Focused Life Force Energy [Episode 149]

May 19, 2022

Electromagnetic Field Radiation (EMF’s) can sabotage the efforts of your child’s recovery program, unless you protect your child from them.

I have researched a product I wish to share with you to help harmonize the harmful effects of electromagnetic field radiation. I am excited for you to learn about this fascinating technology.

Focused Life Force Energy (FLFE) activates a positive energetic environment that supports the consciousness of your space and provides you with more energy to improve the quality of your life.

  • To expand our consciousness
  • To sleep and meditate more deeply
  • To boost our body’s natural healing ability
  • To increase focus, concentration, creativity
  • To energize our living/working space

Parents report improved ability for their child to do schoolwork and a greater sense of calm.

The EMF Mitigation Program in FLFE 

How it Works:

FLFE’s EMF Mitigation Program changes the way EMFs are influencing our lives.

The FLFE environment and the FLFE EMF Mitigation Program harmonizes and acts in other ways (including using the energetic signature of Shungite) to have EMFs be positive for us, actually supporting us to rise in consciousness...

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Mindful and Positive Parenting [Episode 148]

Mindful and Positive Parenting [Episode 148]

May 5, 2022

Mindful Parenting comes from conscious thought patterns. Often we are driven by our emotions and we react, rather than respond.

Please listen to this interview with Ana Vega, the founder of Happy Families and an international Parenting Expert, Coach, and Consultant.

After growing up with a mom living with severe schizophrenia, she became a Vice President in NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the largest mental health organization helping people affected by mental illness and their families. 

Then, while working as a journalist and an entrepreneur and becoming a mom, she developed a passion for parenting and helping other parents.

As a coach she uses the unique combination of Mindful and Positive Parenting to help make parenting easier and more enjoyable.”

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How One Mom’s Perseverance Brought Her Autistic Son Independence and Peace [Podcast # 147]

How One Mom’s Perseverance Brought Her Autistic Son Independence and Peace [Podcast # 147]

March 29, 2022

Nanti’s son was diagnosed with autism at twenty-eight months. For almost a decade, she searched for answers to help give him a future with more independence,  peacefulness, and a better way of life.

After trying various practitioners, one after the other, that did not give her any real help or hope for his future, she persevered to find the education, guidance, and support she needed and found it at Naturally Recovering Autism.

Today, due to her efforts, Nanti’s eleven year old son has greater independence, is now calm and happy, sleeps through the night, can speak, write, ride a bike, has friends, and the whole family has more peace. She says he is FINALLY on the road to recovery.

Nanti shares her inspiring story with you here. Please listen now…and please share this with friends in need!

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Drumming Stops Violence In Special Needs Children [Podcast Episode #146]

Drumming Stops Violence In Special Needs Children [Podcast Episode #146]

March 17, 2022

Children Increased Grade Point Average and Learned Social Skills

I would like to share this article on Pat Gesualdo. I had the privilege of interviewing him for my podcast. Please listen to this informative discussion with Pat.  

In the study done in SURREY, ENGLAND/MONTVILLE, N.J. (August 27, 2014) –Drumming can help children with autism spectrum disorders and O.D.D. to stop violent behavior, self-mutilation, and assist with developing cognitive functioning, social skill interaction, and grade point average, according to the research team at the Woodland Grange School in Surrey England, and the non-profit research organization Drums and Disabilities, (D.A.D.) in Montville, NJ.

For people with autism and cognitive disabilities, the synapses in the brain ineffectively communicate with each other. Playing repeated patterns of music can re-train these synapses, and can help these people re-establish the correct synapse pathways. The study was conducted by David Ciauro (EdS, MA,LAC), Pat Gesualdo, Senior Research Director for D.A.D. Christopher Topple, and Colin Jenkinson, Head Teacher for the Woodland Grange School.

Playing repeated patterns of music rhythms which the researchers called “Drum Therapy,” helped the study participants to re-train the synapses in the brain, and develop physical and cognitive functioning.

“The study participants in our school have stopped violent behavior, self mutilation, and have achieved a 100% attendance record, as a result of the Drum Therapy research,” says Head Teacher Colin Jenkinson. “Their parents and I are in total disbelief of their success.”

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Excitotoxicity In Children With Autism Exacerbated By Heavy Metal Toxins [Episode 145]

Excitotoxicity In Children With Autism Exacerbated By Heavy Metal Toxins [Episode 145]

March 3, 2022

What is Excitotoxicity?

Excitotoxins are toxins that will excite the neurons in your brain. They can also be referred to as neurotoxins because they damage and destroy the brain and spinal cord. What most people do not realize is that these toxins are in the foods they commonly eaten every day. The problem with these toxins is that they will excite brain cells to death. They literally die. This causes the brain to secrete glutamate and aspartate (excitotoxins), which cause negative behavioral changes. This can cause faulty wiring of the brain, especially during its developmental stage...

What is Glutamate?

Glutamate is an amino acid and a neurotransmitter for the brain. It helps stimulate brain cells, which help neurons to communicate. It all sounds good until it is too much of a good thing. When these neurons get over-excited, it can cause seizures and even kill brain cells...

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Karen Thomas Interviews Dr. Daniel Amen Regarding Autism [Episode 144]

Karen Thomas Interviews Dr. Daniel Amen Regarding Autism [Episode 144]

February 17, 2022

Dr. Daniel Amen is the New York Times best-selling author of several books including Healing ADD, and Change Your Brain Change Your Life. He is the leading expert on SPECT imaging brain scans which offer specific information about the functioning abilities of each particular part of the brain and each specific brain scan.

Listen to this informative interview as Karen interviews Dr. Daniel Amen and learn what natural solutions are available for your child.

As an Amen brain type coach, I am able to offer you a ten percent discount on consultations through the Amen clinic. Use this link and the referral code, “Karen Thomas,” to receive your 10% discount when you schedule an evaluation online or call (1-866-260-8227).

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At Home Allergy Reduction Kits For The Symptoms of Autism [Episode 143]

At Home Allergy Reduction Kits For The Symptoms of Autism [Episode 143]

February 3, 2022

Learn a simple way to help your child right from home. Allergic reactions in the body lead to the physical and behavioral symptoms such as anxiousness, anger, sleep issues, inability to focus, and more. 

It is still crucial to work with the underlying issues of autism such as toxic overload, pathogens and infections, but this at-home allergy kit may help alleviate the allergic responses the body is having to them as you are working with those core issues, allowing your child (and you) more peace. 

Please listen to this interview with Ynge Ljung as we discuss the solutions these at-home allergy kits can offer.

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Autism, Puberty and Behavior [Episode 142]

Autism, Puberty and Behavior [Episode 142]

January 20, 2022

The symptoms of autism can be difficult enough to work with. Puberty brings with it many additional challenges for both parents and their children. Beginning around the age of nine, the body triggers hormones to begin puberty. By the age of fourteen, a noticeable change in behavior is happening.

If your child has been going along peacefully, but suddenly becomes incredibly difficult to deal with, more aggressive, angry, moody, and loses all motivation, it is likely due to hormonal changes affecting his brain.

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