On the Horizon – 02/08/2011

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Welcome to “On the Horizon”

Issue 135:  Treatment of Yeast Overgrowth

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In This Issue

Very Useful Resources

A Note from Nicole: Home Sweet Home

Idea of the Week:  Indoor Snowball Fight

Feature Article: Treatment of Yeast Overgrowth

The Horizons Team Recommends:  Parent Success Cards

Allergen-Free Recipe of the Week: Wild Rice Fruit Salad

Upcoming Events:
Horizons Events, Teleseminars & Workshops

A Note From Nicole
Nicole Beurkens

Hi Everyone,

It feels good to finally be home after traveling for a couple of weeks.  I am not sorry I missed the massive snowstorm that hit Michigan while I was away.  Our clinic’s business manager, Heather, and I were attending meetings in warm sunny LA while everyone here was getting buried in over two feet of snow.  I think we had the better end of that deal!  Seems like there is all kinds of crazy weather happening around the world these days.  At least it gives the weather reporters something interesting to talk about.

The featured article this week continues Erin’s series on nutrition, and follows up last week’s article about treating candida/yeast problems.  If you are thinking about options for treating this problem that plagues so many of us, then definitely keep reading.

One last thing – we’re gearing up for an exciting announcement this coming week.  I’ll keep you in suspense, so stay tuned!

Make it a wonderful week!

Looking to the horizon,

Idea of the Week

Indoor Snowball Fight

Snowball Fight

Have each person crumble up a piece of paper so it looks like a snowball. Divide a room in half and set a time limit. When time begins start throwing the snowballs on the other side of the room. When time is up see how many snowballs you have on your side of the room.

Feature Article

Treatment of Yeast Overgrowth

By: Erin Roon, MA CCC-SLP

A previous article spoke about the damaging effects on our overall health and functioning caused by yeast overgrowth.  This article will focus on the treatment of yeast overgrowth.  In general, treatment of yeast overgrowth can include medication, supplements, special diets, or a combination of these.  If you suspect yeast overgrowth, it is important to begin a course of treatment as soon as possible.

In review, the most common symptoms of yeast overgrowth include:

  • Gas
  • Disteded stomach
  • Constipation or Diarrhea
  • Hyperactivity
  • Yeast infections (vaginal, nail fungus, athlete’s foot, or thrush)
  • Itchiness in warm moist areas such as elbows, knees, or genitals
  • Fogginess, difficulty concentrating, poor memory
  • Irritability or restlessness
  • Inappropriate laughter
  • Seeming drunk
  • Craving for sugar and fruits
  • Continual nasal congestion or runny nose

Read more …

The Horizons Team Recommends
Parent Success Cards

Parent Success Cards

For CORE Approach Program families, these cards provide reminders of the main principles of CORE Approach such as the importance of experience sharing, guiding, slowing down, staying focused on the marathon, finding small moments for remediation, and much more. You will find them an invaluable source of inspiration and guidance as you focus on remediation.

Set of 50 heavyweight full-color cards in a sturdy box with lid – $24.95

Purchase the set or view more samples here

NEW! Allergen-Free Recipe of the Week

Wild Rice Fruit Salad

Whether you have just started a special diet with your child or you have been following one for years, it can be difficult to come up with what to serve. We decided to try to make that just a bit easier by providing you with a new allergen free recipe each week.

While it is impossible to meet every person’s unique food sensitivity needs, we hope you will find these recipes helpful and delicious. Please feel free to adapt the recipes to meet your needs and taste buds; we do it all the time.  Enjoy!

Wild Rice Fruit Salad
(no gluten, milk, soy, egg, or corn!)

From: page 190 of “The Kid-Friendly ADHD & Autism Cookbook.”
Written by Pamela J. Compart, M.D. and Dana Laake, R.D.H., M.S., L.D.N.


  • 2 cups (330 g) cooked wild rice, cooled
  • 1 cup (100 g) chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup (35 g) golden raisins
  • 1 cup (180 g) pineapple chunks, drained

Get the complete recipe…

Upcoming Events

Please join us!

  • Teleseminar
    Fitness and Movement for Individuals with Autism and Other Special Needs Teleseminar – Suzanne Gray from Right-Fit
    (Horizons Families Only)
    February 17th from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern
  • Simple Solutions Seminar
    “Can You Hear Me Now?: Three Strategies to Improve Your Communication with Your Child Immediately”
    (Open to Everyone)
    February 17th at Horizons from 7:00 – 8:30 PM
  • Horizons Mom’s Day

    (Horizons families only)

    February 19th from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

  • Rhythmic Movement Training Levels 3 and 4

    Hosted by Horizons

    See http://www.rhythmicmovement.com for details

    February 24th – 27th

  • Michigan Council for Exceptional Children annual convention in Grand Rapids

    Nicole and Erin will be presenting

    March 3rd & 4th

  • It’s Your Time Conference at GVSU in Grand Rapids

    Nicole and Erin will be presenting

    March 5th

  • Teleseminar
    Sleep Issues and Strategies with Nicole
    (Horizons Families Only)
    Thursday March 17th 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Simple Solutions Seminar
    “End the Mealtime Madness: Feeding Strategies for Picky Eaters”
    (Open to Everyone)
    March 17th at Horizons from 7:00 – 8:30 PM
  • Mom’s Group
    Friday March 18
  • Bounce Party
    Saturday March 26
  • MiAEYC (Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children) Early Childhood Conference in Grand Rapids
    Nicole will be presenting
    April 2nd
  • Autism Society of Wisconsin Annual Conference

    Nicole will be presenting

    April 14th – 16th

  • AutismOne Annual Conference in Chicago
    Nicole will be presenting
    May 25th – 29th
On the Horizon
is a weekly ezine for parents of children with developmental disabilities who want simple, effective strategies to reduce stress, support their child¹s development, and improve quality of life for the whole family.

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