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About EstherAsplund

Freelance regulatory writer, runner, mother. "Life is not about what I produce, it is who I become." - Fr. Keller

Porpoising this month

Four children, training for an April marathon (it’s not looking promising), and writing an Integrated Summary of Effectiveness for a client…I’m purposely porpoising this month.  I hope to be up for a breath and a post in April…cheers! Advertisements

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Folic acid supplementation and ASD risk

Hot off the press folks: Published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), this paper is worth sharing as it suggests a link between maternal folic acid deficiency and risk for developing ASD: Surén P, Roth C, … Continue reading

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Cholesterol: When Less Is Not Better

If, like many Americans, you think that the lower your blood cholesterol, the healthier you would be… think again.  Cholesterol is important for a host of physiological functions in the body described briefly below: Helps build myelin, which is a … Continue reading

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More on Vitamin D…

Related to my post on Vitamin D and autism spectrum disorders, see Dr. Mark Hyman’s article: “Vitamin D – Why You are Probably NOT Getting Enough.”

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Vitamin D and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Is there a link?

Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin”, is considered a hormone by most experts. Following exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation, the skin produces significant quantities of Vitamin D in a relatively short period of time. However, Vitamin D production … Continue reading

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Welcome to my blog!

(Photo by Becky Brown; This site is dedicated to my son, John, and all the other individuals diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder who deserve better medical care.  Each and every day, I ask myself, “Am I doing everything … Continue reading

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