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Health Topics & Down Syndrome Weekly

“Pure, Clean Living: One Piece of the Puzzle”

Lisa:  My family and I have been searching for ways to live healthier, less toxic lives.  Thus our efforts to grow our own organic food (see previous posts about Sophie’s vegetable garden), cook from scratch, and exercise regularly.  I have also been researching levels of toxins in the average American household, and the results are scary. …

Health Topics & Down Syndrome

“Two Dates a Day Keep the Doctor Away”

  Lisa:  One hallmark “symptom” of Down Syndrome is low muscle tone. Hypotonia is manifest throughout the body in most people with Down Syndrome.  Arms and legs may be floppy, especially during the first few weeks after birth as physiological flexion dissipates. In the absence of feeding strategies aimed at tongue retraction, the tongue begins …