Curing Cerebral Palsy: why its not just a matter of retraining the neuronal network.

In the past five years since we have been doing connective tissue targeting therapies on Emma, she was finally able to progress. I want to jump for joy every time I look at her because I can just see how far she has come. Today she is attending a school for kids with CP and … Continue reading Curing Cerebral Palsy: why its not just a matter of retraining the neuronal network.

A new chapter: Choosing the best therapy for my CP child – right now

I started writing this blog because I wanted to encourage and inform parents who were living through a similar situation to ours. When I was pregnant with Emma in 2009, I would – like all expectant mothers – talk to my baby. This was a difficult time in our family’s life. There was financial stress … Continue reading A new chapter: Choosing the best therapy for my CP child – right now

Tubefeeding, nutrition and real food mealtimes

Many  kids with grade 4 and 5 CP have feeding tubes.  I am always amazed at how connective tissue targeting therapies can help these children on their journey to eating by themselves. However, not all children are able to make this step. While this can be disappointing to parents, I always feel that these therapies … Continue reading Tubefeeding, nutrition and real food mealtimes

Feeding older children with CP. Avoid Dairy? Avoid Wheat? Food intolerance tests?

Everyone seems to be an expert on nutrition these days, and some of these experts are particularly wacky. When I moved from "I'll give Emma anything as long as she eats something" to "what can I feed her that can help her heal?" I learned a huge amount. It's taken me several years, though. I … Continue reading Feeding older children with CP. Avoid Dairy? Avoid Wheat? Food intolerance tests?

Feeding brain injured infants. Getting off to a good start and a letter to my younger self.

As my regular readers will know, I want to share as much of the information I've learned as possible so you can benefit from my research. So in this post about feeding a baby with a brain injury, I want to start by highlighting why I think it is so important to address inflammation within … Continue reading Feeding brain injured infants. Getting off to a good start and a letter to my younger self.