About Me

  Hi, I’m Jill. I’m a mom–a tired, frazzled, and very disorganized mom.  I live in the San Francisco Bay area. I have 3 beautiful, intense boys, who are 17, 11, and 8.  And I have professional, third-party verification that they are a wild handful.  I have also defied the odds. With the help and guidance of some very smart, very brave doctors, I have recovered my oldest son from autism.  Let me repeat that.  I have recovered my son from autism.  It wasn’t quick, it wasn’t easy, and it certainly wasn’t cheap, but we did it.

The blog is a record, to the best of my failing, sleep-deprived memory, of how we did it and how we have managed halt issues moving forward–including little things like epilepsy, ADHD, chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia, panic attacks, etc.  The diet, the supplements, the bleeding edge treatments…  And once I’m done with that I’ll add my .02 on current trends and how some of this same alternative approach may help other brain-based and learning disorders…and burned out autism mamas.  This site is free and it will remain so.  I feel very strongly that we parents bear such a heavy financial burden–including footing the bill for research being pursued by some MAPS doctors–that every now and then the Universe will toss you a gimme.  This is a gimme 🙂

I’ve been in these trenches for more than 13 years.  I am co-moderator of the Autism-Biomed-BayArea Yahoo group and co-chaired a boomed parents support for several years through Parents Helping Parents in the South Bay.  I’m currently a member of Team TMR, the fundraising arm of the Thinking Moms’ Revolution.  We raise money to fund unrestricted treatment grants for parents of kids with developmental disabilities, particularly autism, PDD, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, and others.  I also write for the blog under the name Zorro.

I’m also currently enrolled in a BioIndividual Nutrition course and plan to emerge from the program as a certified nutritional consultant.

This site does not offer medical advice.  I am not a medical professional.  I’m a mom with strong opinions who has spent a lot of time and a lot of money educating myself on alternative treatments and the art and science behind them.  It is up to you to use it as a starting point in your own education.  I’ll provide as many links to articles and other websites, lists of books, and other resources to help you on your way.

Welcome to Recovery Road.  The more of us travel this way, the smoother the road becomes.

8 Responses to About Me

  1. Saba says:

    hi mom
    I have a 8 year old with autism and I am doing DAN for 2 years now. please if u have time will you share with me some info like ur doctors name etc. please help

  2. Dana Gourley says:

    Jill–I enjoyed reading through your website, filled with Mom Wisdom….I guess that is what you mean by “a touch of woo!” in your slogan. Dana

  3. samcohn says:

    Hi Jill

    Loved reading the site.

    Would you email me? I have a question for you.


  4. Seb says:

    Very helpful info.

    Question: What dentist is treating your boys with ALF?


  5. Pamela McDougle says:

    Thank you so much for all this information. Do you have any update about the product. restore & using with children/adults who are mold & fungus challenged? I saw some people posted a concern. Seems like even 1/8 teaspoon makes my gut & liver a bit stressed.
    Thank you.

  6. Jill: This is wonderful. Have any moms heard of muscle testing? I do this before I start a new product. If you believe that the body knows what it needs to take care of itself–that allowed to guide us it can show us what is good for us (and how much), then any product can be checked for each individual.

    I am not a medical professional but I have been doing this for years with every type of supplement before I allow it into my body. I can also check the dosage this way. If this is too ‘woo-woo’ for your group, you’ll know what to do about that. My body is signaling that Restore will be good for it.

    Muscle testing has taken all the guess work out of whether a product is good for my body.


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