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Below are a collection of resources for EDS, hypermobility spectrum disorders, Autism, nutrition, lifestyle and many many more essential articles for advocating for your health care needs.
Hope and Empathy
By Rachel Lee
While primarily addressing those on the hypermobility spectrum, of which Autism is frequently present, any patient with chronic illness can benefit from this wholistic approach to long term stability.
Accompaniment to “Helping Ourselves.” Expanded Out line and Baby-Steps.
Designed for EDS and patients with POTS, MCAS/MCAD, IBS and others who need a step up in managing inflammation naturally. Low histamine diets are used medically for histamine intolerance, mastocytosis, and autoimmune communities with patient reported benefits in inflammation control, reduction in pain and symptoms, and more efficiency in their necessary Rx’s. *
Developed by the Swiss Interest Group Histamine Intolerance, this is a comprehensive guide to histamine levels in common foods including spices and additives.
An essential introduction to fascia for all, including Ehlers-Danlos syndromes and other connective tissue disorders. Also includes a guide to finding a good physical therapist.
A guide to beginning your journey to fascial health at-home, this accompaniment to Dancing for Joy is both for your benefit and for the benefit of your physiotherapists and physicians. While a patient with connective tissue complications may be more in need, these principles for health and movement are beneficial for ALL.
*Patients with vascular EDS, vascular complications in Classical or other EDS types, and patients with organ complications are strongly advised to consult their physicians prior to taking any supplements or making diet changes. We do NOT advocate this as a weight loss program.
General Ehlers-Danlos and Hypermobility Spectrum information
Attwood & Garnett Events – a global resource from two of the world’s leading experts and educators on Autism Spectrum Disorder. Their blogs and educational resources, paid and free, provide phenomenal insight into the minds, hearts, and souls of Autistic individuals. Highly recommended by Spectrumites.
Hypermobilty Spectrum Disorders in Autism
The Relationship Between Autism and hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes/Hypermobile Spectrum Disorders
Specialty Articles & Videos
The Latest Research
The Serotonin Theory of Depression: a systematic umbrella review of the evidence, by Molecular Psychiatry 2022
“The main areas of serotonin research provide no consistent evidence of there being an association between serotonin and depression, and no support for the hypothesis that depression is caused by lowered serotonin activity or concentrations.”
Disclaimer: The information contained on this site and the supporting attachments provided by Rachel Lee Patient Advocacy Consulting are for educational purposes only. Although we have performed extensive research regarding medical conditions, treatments, diagnoses, protocols and medical research, the staff of Rachel Lee Patient Advocacy Consulting are not licensed members of the North Carolina Medical Board or any clinical affiliates including but not limited to the NC Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, the NC board of Licensed Professional Counselors, or the NC board of Dietetics/Nutrition. Information provided by members of Rachel Lee Patient Advocacy Consulting should not be considered a substitute for the advice of a licensed medical doctor, counselor, therapist or other licensed clinical practitioner in handling your medical affairs.