Pregnancy, Candida and Autism

Dear Donna, Is there a link between autism and fungal infections in a mother during pregnancy? Donna’s response: Understanding fungal infections may be the key to unlocking the mystery of autism. When a woman has a systemic fungal infection (candidiasis) she can...

How to boost serotonin, Part 2

Dear Donna, What role does serotonin play in our bodies, and what are some natural ways to increase this neurotransmitter? Thanks! Donna’s response: In part 1 of this 2-part response, I highlighted the importance of serotonin, “the happiness...

How to boost serotonin, Part 1

Dear Donna, What role does serotonin play in our bodies, and what are some natural ways to increase this neurotransmitter? Thanks! Donna’s response: What do health issues like depression, autism, Alzheimer’s, eating disorders, chronic fatigue and other...

Diet for autism

Dear Donna, What do you know about autism and diet—is there anything besides a gluten- and casein-free diet that parents can do for their autistic children? Donna’s response: Over the last few years groups like Defeat Autism Now (DAN), started by doctors whose...

Tax deductions for diet?

Dear Donna, Do you know if it’s possible to deduct food costs on my tax return for the Body Ecology Diet and other lifestyle expenses aimed at treating health conditions? Donna’s response: A whole host of medical and dental expenses are tax deductible,...