Call it “wheat free” instead of “gluten free”

I and several other people I know have experienced health benefits when we went “gluten free”. My eldest daughter had a significant reduction in her autistic behaviors  when we took her off gluten. A gluten-free and/or casein free diet has been shown to help kids with autism, according to studies done in Europe and in… Read more Call it “wheat free” instead of “gluten free”

Cognitive Dissonance versus Cognitive Flexibility

As someone with Asperger’s syndrome, I am frequently baffled when facts are contested by denial ( “I don’t believe that” instead of “I want to see if the methodology is flawed”) rather than potentially countering facts and even more confused when facts are greeted with an angry response. Why do facts, things that are theoretically… Read more Cognitive Dissonance versus Cognitive Flexibility

Phyllis Schlafly Has the Answer to Campus Rapes

Phyllis Schlafly was the spearhead for killing the Equal Rights Amendment back in the 70s and remains a very outspoken anti-feminist still today. She has thoughtfully proffered her solution to stopping rapes at colleges and universities: women ought not be trying to get masculine educations. If women would stay home in their natural place and… Read more Phyllis Schlafly Has the Answer to Campus Rapes

Isabella of France And Edward II: Reality Is Far More Interesting Than Myth

Today is Epiphany, AKA Three King’s Day, AKA Twelfth Night. In the Tudor era this was an important night of feasting, merry-making, and often gift giving. My gift for you all is the gift of accurate historical knowledge, per your request. Thus, here is a truth-telling guest post by Kathryn Warner, author of Edward II:… Read more Isabella of France And Edward II: Reality Is Far More Interesting Than Myth

A Gut Feeling

The idea that what you eat can affect your mental health and emotional responses has been widely accepted among parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder for years. Many of us have made modifications of our children’s diets (and sometimes our diets) accordingly. Some of the things ASD parents have restricted include gluten, GMO foods,… Read more A Gut Feeling