48. My Mom with Autism - What I Learned Growing Up with Dr. Jeni Weis

By Brigitte Shipman

Mother's. Guide Dr. Jeni Weis

In this week's episode, I interview Dr. Jeni Weis about her experience of growing up with her mother and brother both on the autism spectrum.

Dr. Jeni holds her doctorate degree in Traditional Naturopathy, and she is board certified through the American Alternative Medical Association. Her practice focuses on Autoimmune Disease, Thyroid Disorders, and finding the Root Cause of her patient's symptoms. She operates a virtual telehealth practice, seeing patients from all over the world.

Dr. Jeni recalls her childhood where she thought her mother was very different and strange compared to her friends' moms until she was about 11.

Dr. Jeni tells us how she and her mom traded roles of teacher and student and at times, it was a source of incredible frustration for Dr. Jeni. But as an adult, she is so grateful for her experiences, patience she developed, cooking skills, and for the loving, supportive mother she had, and realizes she had a wonderful and blessed childhood.

She also talks about overcoming serious health challenges through diet and lifestyle changes, which made her decide to become a doctor in Traditional Naturopathy.

She is currently in the process of creating a virtual holistic wellness center called "Eat, Move, Think" where top experts in the field of natural medicine are able to offer their knowledge and expertise in the areas of nutrition, movement, and mindset.

Finally, she reminds us of the importance of diet for our kids with autism and tells us to keep a food journal so as to avoid foods that are inflammatory for them.

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