Ms. Laake is a Licensed Nutritionist specializing for 40 years in complex medical nutrition issues affecting children and adults. An honors graduate from Temple University, she received her Master of Science in nutrition from the University of Maryland. She has served as a health issues Legislative Assistant and received four Gubernatorial appointments to two health care regulatory boards. Dana is an autism educator, hosts a healthy living radio show, and is co-author of The Kid-Friendly ADHD & Autism Cookbook – The Ultimate Guide to the Gluten-free Casein-free Diet.
Upcoming Webinar: 09/09/2020, 1 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US) Tune in to learn about research exploring the role enteric neurotransmitters, specifically serotonin and oxytocin, play in enteric nervous system (ENS) development
10/2/2019 - A study from the University of Missouri adds to evidence that behavior problems in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) can be an indication of gastrointestinal (GI) distress. Bradley Ferguson
Many studies have reported abnormal gut microbiota in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), suggesting a link between gut microbiome and autism-like behaviors. Modifying the gut microbiome is
Listen to playback of live Q&A on the link between mood and nutrition. Playback of the lecture "Mood and ASD: Nutritional Strategies" (Feb 2019), referred to in this Q&A, is
Tune in to learn about nutritional strategies for addressing anxiety and depression in ASD. Free certificates of participation are available upon successful completion of a brief knowledge quiz HERE Handouts
Free certificates of participation are available upon successful completion of a brief knowledge quiz at: https://www.classmarker.com/online-test/login/ Learn about evidence-based nutritional support for ASD patients as well as comorbid diagnoses including Pediatric Acute-onset