Ichiban!!!

It starts with one.

Just one thing.

When the munchkin was young I spent an ample amount of time reading books on autism. At the time the information seemed vague and not applicable to our situation (the munchkin did not have Asperger’s nor was he “high functioning”). There were times I felt like I was spinning my wheels trying to figure my son out. One day, back in 2008, a coworker came in with a book by Temple Grandin called Thinking In Pictures: My Life With Autism. She told me that she thought this book might help me and that she and her husband had a non verbal autistic adult son living at home.

Recently, Robyn from autismfamilypower.com posted an interesting article that included a YouTube video where Dr. Grandin talks about different ways to work with people on the autism spectrum. The number one thing (ichiban!) I’ve take away from both the book and the article is “Keep trying different things!”

With that in mind I decided to revisit (trying an old thing a different way 😉), adding plant based foods to our daily diet. I personally believe that diet is the one small thing you can change but then later has a huge impact on overall health and well being. To get this thing started I decided we would consume one unprocessed fruit and one unprocessed vegetable everyday while still eating how we normally do. For this week munchkin chose broccoli 🥦 as his vegetable and watermelon 🍉 as his fruit.

Please comment down below:

What’s your favorite broccoli and/or watermelon dish?

Have you recently began “trying new things” that have really helped you and/or your munchkin?

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3 thoughts on “Ichiban!!!

  1. Hey, thanks for the shout out! I think that is a really great idea – in the past I had tried to eliminate gluten from the kids diet. There was a lot of information that suggested it may be contributing to difficult autism behaviors and if you could help clean the gut from the toxins, good things abound! It was hard, and the kids could tell right away something was off with their food. But this idea seems like something we could do! We may try this too!

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