July 21, 2011

I'm at the Health Food Store... now what?  [Behavior Balance DMG]
Recently a fellow mom blogger wrote about a trip to her local HFS when she had $80
in her pocket, but no idea where to begin.           
 {Thanks Neurotypical Mom!}

Just 2 1/2 years ago, I felt the same way and remember how intimidating the neatly
stacked bottles of supplements can be.  With so many options, each promising
miraculous cures, how can you know what's worth spending your hard earned

money on?  

This is the story of one that's good to start with and generally doesn't disappoint.

In the Beginning

Before my kitchen turned into a pharmacy, and actually before we even lived in this
house, Caroline was taking a multivitamin, probiotics, fish oil and that was it.  We
hadn't yet considered dietary interventions and were still trying to fix her extremely
picky eating.  

One day, during an especially traumatic meltdown, my Mom seized the opportune
moment to tell me that she read about "
something called DMG..." and that it could
help with both speech and behaviors associated with sensory processing disorders,
autism & ADHD.

Although skeptical and exhausted from juggling the demands of Caroline's therapies,
her LONG list of special needs and the decisions that come with building a house,
that night ... between picking out bathtubs and sinks ...  I researched the 'thing'
called DMG and learned:

"Many parents have reported that within a few days of starting DMG with their
autistic child, the child’s behavior improved noticeably, better eye contact was seen,
frustration tolerance increased, the child’s speech improved, or more interest in
speaking was observed."
decided it couldn't hurt and was a heck of a lot easier than the gluten free diet I had
heard about in passing and wondered how anyone could possibly handle.

I was desperately longing for all of those things!  Although it seemed too good to be
true, I ordered
behavior balance from vitacost and at $16, it was both the cheapest
and best purchase I made that night.

Our Observations

After just one day, I too, noticed more tolerance, better language, easier transitions,
and increased awareness of the world around her which included better eye contact
and more engagement with people.  We could finally enter stores at the mall without
her screaming.  It was the start of a whole new life for us!

It wasn't a stand-alone miracle cure of course, but it was a big step in the right
direction.  And I've come to learn that after you take enough steps, one day you
notice you're closer to the end of the path than the beginning -- and in fact, you can
no longer see where you started from. On that day, you rejoice and realize you can
do it!

Whether it's an empty lot you need to fill or a child with special needs you need to
recover,  intimidation over the first step is unavoidable.  But if you get started, focus
on one step at a time and persevere, you will succeed and one day you'll be
advising a friend how to spend her $80 at the HFS.

So to anyone beginning their biomedical  journey -- there's a "
getting started" page
at this site and if you're looking for initial supplements and "balanced behavior," I
highly recommend DMG.


Features of Behavior Balance-DMG™ (Liquid or Capsules):

•Supports behavior and socialization skills
•Supports coping with stress
•Supports mental clarity
•Supports immune system functioning


•Dimethylglycine (DMG) is a precursor to many amino acids and neurotransmitters
support brain and nerve function. It is a powerful antioxidant and energizer whose
are attributed to it's conversion to glycine.

•Betaine (trimethylglycine) supports circulation and the normalization of amino acid
metabolism. Betaine is a precursor to DMG.

•Vitamin B6 supports all aspects of nerve health.

•Folic acid supports the metabolism of the amino acids used by the brain.

•Vitamin B12 promotes healthy sleep patterns, and supports production of the
neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which assists in memory and learning.

•Magnesium promotes restful sleep, balances calcium intake, and encourages
normal stress

•Zinc encourages normal appetite, balances copper levels and promotes healthy
click the liquid or capsules
above to be taken the
corresponding page at
DMG and Autism
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The beginning of the journey - 2009
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