"Do your best and be a little better then you are."
Pres. Gordon B. Hinkley

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Mels kids

Today I watched my friends Melanie's kids. It was a lot of fun and John loved every minute of it. I decided to make this a post since I was sick of just seeing my post with no pictures. Joseph missed out on the fun he was still at school.I decided to have a picnic in the family room. Mel made her kids lunch so I had to make John the same. He was in heaven feeling like a big boy with the other kids. One thing I learned if you turn a movie on for them they aren't interested in eating. I'm a total sucker though and will do whatever they ask me to do. So pretty much we ate popcorn and watched Madagascar.
Little miss Haley is so stickin cute. She talks so much which makes my chin drop every time. I guess that is normal but man every time I hear a little kid talk I think it's such a miracle. She is only two and talks like a pro in the sweetest little voice. Seriously, she would get away with murder with me with her sweet voice.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Never to Late.

I found this story as I was reading the ARI (Autism Research Institute) newsletter and it really touched me. These parents never gave up on their battle to get their son better. I loved the determination of them. If you know someone that a has a child with autism pass this story along to them and tell them to never give up hope. I pray everyday that I won't.

Parent Letters: It's Never Too Late for an Older Child By Melinda Alleyne
Our son's story is typical of so many.

Joshua developed normally until his vaccinations at 18 months
old, when he rapidly spiraled out of control. Within three days,
our son was lost to us. Our once sweet and loving boy was
replaced by a child who no longer wanted us to touch him - who
now screeched, banged his head, giggled for hours, and wouldn't sleep longer than two hours, ever. Sadly, Joshua no longer liked his favorite toys, preferring now to sit and rock, or run wildly around in circles. His sweet disposition was replaced with violent seizures.

For months we muddled through life looking for answers on our
own. We tried everything we knew to try and recover our son,
praying that as he got well, he would get better--but little help
was available back in 1994. At best I got sympathetic looks from doctors that mostly said it all: "Give it up lady, no help is out there for your child. You just have to learn how to accept it. He was BORN autistic - you just never saw the signs - it's just
coincidence - etc."

I never gave up hope.

Thankfully ARI existed and I got the privilege of talking with
and being encouraged by Dr. Rimland in those early days before he started Defeat Autism Now! At Dr. Rimland's suggestions, we tried a gluten-free, casein-free diet. We tried melatonin, vitamin B6 and magnesium, DMG, TMG and music therapy--the list could go on and on. We tried ABA, PECS, T.E.A.C.H. and good ole "discipline" to no avail.

We took Joshua to countless "specialists" across the nation, and
yet his seizures were relentless and his behavior was hideous. We spent thousands of dollars. He was evaluated at Keesler Air Force Base (home of the second-largest medical facility in the Air Force), at Emory Center for Autism, at the Judevine Center for Autism, at Philadelphia Children's Center for studies in
Landau-Kleffner Syndrome, etc., etc. We even tried taking our son to see Defeat Autism Now! physicians in their early formative years. Anyone remember IV Secretin for $700.00 a whack? Yes we did that too--twice a month for an entire year.
Joshua painstakingly improved through the years, but we were
constantly reminded that most of his improvements were minor, and our financial debt was great. He was grossly behind in all skills and was increasingly self-abusive, intolerably aggressive, and he remained without any functional language. He was still severely affected by autism.

At 14, we took Joshua to yet another doctor, just hoping he could help him to stop cutting himself. He was so severely lost in self-abuse that it wasn't uncommon for him to have gaping
pus-filled sores all over his skin. We decided to revisit the
Defeat Autism Now! concept of biomedical healing. We had tried this in its early years, eventually becoming discouraged with it as well because it didn't seem to be helping. But we were now desperate.

And this time, we got the miracle we had been praying for.
Day by day Joshua is returning to us. He now has functional
language (around 300 or more words). Just this past year he has learned to make his bed, clean his room, do household chores, ride his bike, skip, jump rope, do puzzles, and play games. Two weeks ago he played with the neighborhood children for the first time ever, while I watched and cried. He is learning to enjoy pastime activities that just a year ago would have gotten us hit had we even suggested he try them. Daily, he is becoming more a part of our family. He is learning to write, and his academic skills have soared these past few months. Joshua is making his own choices about things he wants to do and how he wants his room to look, for the first time ever.

Just as stunning are the things that Joshua is no longer doing.
He no longer makes spit pictures over all our windows in the
house. The walls of his room are no longer painted with his poop during the night. He no longer just lies around wanting to do nothing all day except rip up every book in the house. He no
longer fixates on certain movies, or on us all having to wear
shoes. All of his sleep and eating issues are now resolved. He no longer is self-abusive or aggressive. He is off all psychiatric
medicines and is being weaned from his seizure meds. He no longer self-stims constantly, and the hysterical giggling is gone. He is no longer severely affected by autism.

Every day is simply a new miracle. Our son is now mildly to
moderately affected by autism. And more healing comes with each and every day. I am just glad we never quit believing healing could and would someday happen. In my humble opinion, it is never too late.

Melinda runs on on-line support group for military families. She
can be contacted at livinfaith@yahoo.com.

Monday, April 28, 2008

I'm not going private I just want to be added to every one's that is. I know that it's kind of presumptuous that I think you would actually want me to view your blog but hey I just that I would ask. I hate finding someone that I know and then finding out they are private.

Saturday, April 26, 2008


For all you people that went private, add me to your list!! So if you are looking at mine I want to look at yours!!! nauvoochick@hotmail.com

Friday, April 25, 2008


You guys have got to check out this blog. It's truly amazing. It has herbal remedies for everything! I seriously want to cry I'm so happy. Place it in your blog list and check it all the time it will be worth it. Not to mention it was created by one of my favorite people in the WHOLE world. Jill Ostler Record. I had to through in her maiden name since she will always be Ostler to me. She was a mission comp of mine and I just absolutely adore her. She was actually the only sister I trained on the mission but I always say she trained me. She taught me so much about being truly Christ like. She is such a example to me and I love her. When she got home she studied herbs and aroma therapy. She's amazing and she just had her first little girl this year. Everyone check it out, its totally worth your time!

Thank You!

I just wanted to post a quick thank you to all
those that helped me out with my class survey.
We learned a lot of interesting things that were
pertinent in developing our business plan and I
believe that we had the largest response and in
the shortest amount of time. Thanks again,
I really appreciate your willingness to help.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

1 cup water
1 cup distilled white vinegar
1 Tbsp. baking soda
20 drops of grapefruit seed extract Combine all ingredients in a large container. Then, transfer to a spray bottle with a pump. Spray mixture on produce, and rinse thoroughly after 5 to 10 minutes.

Go Green!

I hope everyone was able to see the Oprah show today. It has some really helpful things that we all can all do to keep us and our children safe from all the toxins that are out there and also help our Earth. I really feel that Heavenly Father depends on us Mothers to protect our children and also our own bodies from harm. And out of respect to God I feel like we should all do our part in respecting the Earth that he created.
I loved this segment with Julia Robert and Sophie Uliano's and totally want to go buy her book, Gorgeously Green. She talked a lot about buying organic to help reduce the toxins and pesticides in our food. I think the best way to do that is to start our own garden. My Dad just started one and I can't wait to be able to partake. This way we know exactly what we are putting in our food. Also to be aware of the things we put on our bodies some of them are full of chemicals. One hint they said if you can't pronounce it, it's probably not a good idea to use. They also talked about a great way to prevent waste and help out your own garden. Go to Oprah.com and read all about it. They also had a great concoction for cleaning our food which I can't wait to try out.

Sophie Uliano's Veggie Cleaner Spray
1 cup water
1 cup distilled white vinegar
1 Tbsp. baking soda
20 drops of grapefruit seed extract Combine all ingredients in a large container. Then, transfer to a spray bottle with a pump. Spray mixture on produce, and rinse thoroughly after 5 to 10 minutes.

I loved Sandie's bit too. I loved the all organic cleaning spray . I'm so going to do that. I've been buying Method but this sounds better and way cheaper.

Recipe for a great streak-free windows..

-3 tablespoons of vinegar

-1/3 of a teaspoon of pure liquid vegetable soap

-2 cups of water

Mix it up in a spray bottle and as Sandra would say it cleans your windows like crazy!

Does any one know of a good water bottle that isn't made out of plastic?

And most importantly if anything needs to get GREEN its the vaccines. Jim Carry is heading the rally in DC on June 4 to demand that they clean up the vaccines. I feel like this should be highest on the list of first priorities in the Green movement. Go to your legislature and demand that we clean up our vaccines. We need to make sure what we are injecting into our precious little ones are safe and not full of all the junk they put in them. I know I need to get a life but I can't help it. Go GREEN!!!

John's 1st B-day

My baby is already 1! I really can't believe how fast this year has gone and how much JOY he has brought to our family. How thankful I am that John joined our family when he did. We are absolutely in love with this little guy. We started off his BIRTHDAY waiting for his daddy to get home from his track meet. We then went to Chili's to celebrate.
After filling our tummies we headed to Wal-Mart to find the perfect present. Is is just me or by the second child do you totally slack with the first birthday.
Then some father and son time. John adores his daddy and vise versa.
Look at those eyes! He was pretty excited to get started.
Tyring to get a pic with Big Brother JoJo. I even think Joseph is quite found of his little brother now too.
He got a push car buggy and loved it.

Here is a website to go and see what vaccines still have thimerosal/ mercury. http://www.fda.gov/cber/vaccine/thimerosal.htm#t3

*Also the only way to know for sure they are thimersoal free from your Doctor's office is to read the insert box, vial yourself.

*Make sure to be %100 positive before getting the shots.

A correction. Hep B can be spread by Blood. Example: Sharing needles, Blood transfusions, and sex. Still I don't feel that our newborns are at risk for this, unless the Mom's are positive.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Please everyone read this article by Donald Miller, MD you can find it at http://www.generationrescue.org/pdf/user_friendly.pdf

Here is the a safer vaccination schedule I received from Stephanie Cave, MD the author of What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Children's Vaccinations. I don't personally like this schedule I think they start to soon, but for those you are anxious to get your kids vaccinated this is a safer one.

Vaccine Schedule
- Birth- Hep B (ONLY if mom is positive. This vaccine is very unnecessary unless your child is going to be sexually active at birth )
-4 months - Hib, IPV
-5 months--DTaP
-6 months--Hib, IPV
-7 months--DTap
-8 months--Hib
-9 months--DTaP
-15 months--Measles
-17 months--Hib, IPV
-18 months-- DTap
-27 months- Rubella
-24 moths Pneumovax
-30 Months-- Mumps
-4-5 years Varicella (chicken pox) This one is really unnecessary too, and always check the child to see if he/she is already immune to it.
-4-5 years Hep B series, again this is for sexual active people

Here is the schedule that I like... This recommendation was written by Donald Miller, MD who is cardiac surgeon and Professor of Surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle and one of the members of the Doctors for disasters preparedness. Here is the link to the article that he wrote I hope everyone will read. It is well worth your time. http://www.generationrescue.org/pdf/user_friendly.pdf

1. No vaccinations until a child is 2 years old
2. No vaccines that contain thimersol(mercury)
3.No live virus vaccines (except for small pox if it should reoccur)
4. These vaccines, to be given one at a time, every 6 months beginning at age 2

Did you Know....
* we give the same amount of a vaccine to a newborn that we would give to a full size adult. One size fits all is ridiculous. Why do we have to give different amounts of medicine for different ages but when it comes to vaccines it doesn't matter??????

*The Flu vaccines still have a full dose of mercury in it. I find it interesting that Doctors encourage us to get the flu vaccine while we are pregnant but discourage us to eat fish while pregnant to prevent us getting any mercury. Does that make sense???
* Children who delay vaccinations by 2 months cut their risk of asthma by ½ according to (Kozyrskyj, University of Manitoba)

* What are in the vaccines???(Mercury, Aluminum, viruses, bacteria, formaldehyde, MSG, HCL, Antibiotics, Human, Cow, Chicken, Guinea Pig, Monkey tissue/serum, Yeast, and Egg)

* The current schedule requires 36 vaccines by the time a child is 6 and the majority are given to the children by the age of 15 months compared to 1983 when children received 10 vaccines in the same time period.

*7 Vaccines injected into a 13lb two month old infant is equivalent to 70 doses in a 130 lb adult.

*50 years ago when immunization schedule contained only 4 vaccines, autism was virtually unknown

* Type 1 diabetes went from 1 in 7,100 children in the 1950's to now 1 in 480

* The CDC has not done any long term studies to see if vaccine schedule is safe

* US government has paid out more then $11.5 billion in vaccine injury compensation


Hannah Poling Case: Government Concedes that Vaccines causes her autism. Here is a link to a article about the case. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-kirby/government-concedes-vacci_b_88323.html By the way Hannah's father is a Doctor and graduated from John Hopkins medical school.

Here are some tips I found on taca.orgs website. (talk about curing autism)

1. Do not vaccinate newborns. When you are ready to vaccinate – check into a slower vaccination schedule that may work for your family, address your concerns, and achieve public health policy slowly.
2. Avoid re-immunization with a vaccine after a previous bad reaction.
3. NEVER vaccinate ill children or children recovering from an infection.
4. Space vaccines - do not give multiple vaccines in 1 day.(THAT INCLUDES single vaccine doses that have multiple viruses! Split them up!)
5. Use single-dose vials from which to draw up the vaccines as opposed to multiple-dose vials which provide less uniform dosage.
6. Use inactivated polio. (the shot, not the drops)
7. Give RDA (Recommended Daily Allowances) of Vitamin C before and after vaccines
8. Give a natural form of Vitamin A ( cod liver oil ) to keep RDA's at level at all times for the age.
9. Separate the MMR into 3 doses: start with measles at 12-15 months, then mumps at 18-21 months, rubella at 24-27 months.
10. Do not give live virus vaccines to immunodeficient children.
11. Do not give vaccines if allergic to any of these components:i. Yeast - Hep B ii. Eggs - MMR iii. Neonycian - MMR or Varicella
12. Hold off on the Varicella until 10-12 years and if the child is shown not immunity to Chicken pox.
13. Check vaccine titers before giving boosters (Most people are immune after one dose. We continue to get multiple doses that MAY NOT BE NEEDED. Have them check antibody levels via titres blood test.)
These recommendations are based on great books for all parents/grandparents:
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Children's Vaccinationsby Stephanie Cave, MD (paperback, September 2001)
The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child (Sears Parenting Library), by Robert Sears, (paperback, 2007)
Evidence of Harm by David Kirby
• Additional reading on this important topic can be located at the Autism Research Institute:

* Another great web site with the latest research papers can be found at www.generationrescue.org

OK, guys I'm done. I know I went on and on and probably bored a lot of you. But I beg you to research and study and do what YOU feel is right for your child. If your Doctor does not agree and threatens to kick you out if you do not go by their schedule it's time to find a new Doctor. Don't let them bully you. You are in control to what happens to your child, they do not have the intuition that us Mothers have which I believe is stronger then anything in this world. I feel if we always went by what we felt was right & listened to our inner voice/ Spirit we would be right on. Listen to that voice and don't let me or anyone else persuade you otherwise.

Monday, April 7, 2008


I wanted to write a quick post to have you all keep Kathy and her family in your prayers. We all know the power of prayer and know it works. Kathy was diagnosed with breast cancer a couple of months ago, but the cancer was aggressive and has spread to other parts of her body. If anyone needs our prayers it's Kathy and her family. I love Kathy so much, she is my second Mom. She has always been there for me and I can't imagine a life without her in it. Please remember her in your prayers.

Defeat Autism Now Conference!

This weekend I attended DEFEAT AUTISM NOW conference in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Can I just say that for anyone that has an autistic child this should be a mandatory conference, I would even go as far as saying parents with a typical child would benefit greatly from this conference. It was amazing. I learned so much about the importance of diet, I learned about toxins in the environment (which is frankly just plain scary), I learned about the dangers in Vaccines and how to implement a safer schedule, supplementation, how ABA is so important for a child with autism, and was able to talk to so many other parents who like I was forced into this world of autism. The whole time I was there I would just think about the millions of other mothers who weren't hearing this. I wanted to call everyone I knew and scream from the roof top that there is something we can be doing, there is hope, and children have gotten better. I'm so grateful to my parents for funding my trip and of course Todd for taking care of the kiddos while I was gone. It was amazing, and I would recommend it to anyone with a child with autism.Yes, I got to visit with Jenny. She only said the "F" word twice in our conversation. So, she has a potty mouth but I love her anyways. She is on a mission to inform the world about autism and the risks that are out there. LOVE her! ( Also, don't you love her hair. I totally want that haircut)
Yup, she signed my book. It was a really long day so sorry about the ugliness. I would leave the hotel at 8:00 am and not get back until 10:00pm. The days were long but I didn't want to miss a thing.
All the great info I have to read up on. LOVE IT!

FYI: I hope everyone was able to watch Larry King Live the other night. It was awesome. Please look into implementing a safer vaccination schedule, this is something that needs to be done. I could go on and on about the affects of so many vaccines at such a young age but I'll spare you. If you would like to know more e-mail me and I'll send some info. Don't be fooled when they say vaccines are safe. Let me leave you with what they put in them:
*Mercury & Aluminum
*Viruses, Bacteria
*Human, cow, chicken, guinea pig, monkey, tissue/serum
*Yeast and egg

Does this sound safe to you??? I am a believer in vaccines and I do think we need them. But lets demand better and a safer schedules. Get you child vaccinated by the age of two is ridiculous and DANGEROUS. Have you ever looked at the list of vaccines we give our kids ? The list goes on and on. Ten years ago we gave 10 shots by the age of 5. Sounds safer to me. Common sense people!!!!
Just one more thing. Sorry. The FDA recorded that 0.1 MCG/KG/Day is safe level of organic mercury. The DTap, Hib, Hep. B total 62.5 mcg this exceeds all "safe" levels combined for a 5 kg infant. Pretty scary stuff.

Saturday, April 5, 2008


I am finally graduating in MAY!
But of course I made my
last semester the hardest.
I need all the help I can get for my business class

by people filling out a quick 3 minute survey
about their exercising preferences and habits.
I spend way too much time on this class,
so if you can help me by doing the survey,
I might actually graduate in May.

Just follow the link below or cut and paste it into your browser.
Tell EVERYONE you know to do it too because the more the better!


I very much appreciate any help I can get. THANKS!