Kirkman® Supports Children With Special Needs Through Ultra Tested®

Dr. Bernard Rimland

When parents look for effective nutritional supplements for their special needs child – they come to Kirkman®.

Kirkman® is the leading manufacturer of nutritional supplements that are especially formulated for individuals with sensitivities.  Working with special needs children and parents has been Kirkman’s privilege since 1967 when it introduced Super Nu-Thera®, a multi-vitamin developed with the help of Dr. Bernard Rimland which, contains high vitamin B-6 and magnesium content.

Through the years, Kirkman® has continually improved its quality and product offerings and today it manufactures more than 300 products that are subject to the highest standard of purity testing in the world. This testing was trademarked “Ultra Tested®.” Kirkman® introduced its Ultra Tested® protocol because of the mounting evidence that environmental contaminants in our food, water and even our nutritional supplement supplies were seriously compromising children’s health.  No other nutritional supplement company in the world even comes close to this degree of purity testing.  Continue reading

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Breaking Down Stereotypes of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Nora Tarte

 

By Nora Tarte
Contributing Writer
Kirkman Group, Inc. 

Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh


We often hear about the “autism spectrum” and describe autism severity by where an individual “falls” on the spectrum.  However, this “spectrum” may not be defined the way most people think. According to Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, Ph.D., BCBA-D, founder and executive director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc., the “spectrum” is based on the level of support that the individual needs in social skill deficits and stereotyped behaviors.

“In past years, there was autistic disorder, Asperger’s syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified. Autistic disorder was the most severe and Asperger’s was associated with odd social behaviors [and/or] minimal language delay,” Dr. Granpeesheh said. 

This changed with the publication of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-Fourth Edition (DSM-IV), the diagnostic bible for clinicians, which replaced separate diagnostic labels by one umbrella term “Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Continue reading

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Researchers Say Vitamin D Deficiency May Have a Role in Causing Autism

 

By AnnElise Hatjakes, M.A.
Contributing Writer
Kirkman Group, Inc.

 
With the rate of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) on the rise, researchers are more devoted than ever to discovering the exact etiology of this disorder. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently revealed that 1 in 68 children currently has a diagnosis of ASD. That represents a 30 percent increase in incidence in the last two years alone. One doctor has determined that vitamin D deficiency may contribute to this increased prevalence of ASD. Continue reading

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Autism Spectrum Disorder: It’s Not Game Over, It’s Game On


By Hailee Vance, M.A.
Copywriter
Kirkman Group, Inc.   

 

TACA Founder Lisa Ackerman

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just released a study stating that 1 in 68 children in the U.S. has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  This means that, each year, more and more families are faced with the reality of raising a child diagnosed with ASD.  These families are left looking for answers to the many questions that arise with this diagnosis and are searching for support during the often confusing time following diagnosis.

Kirkman® has many customers who have children with special needs, and we understand the demand for information regarding this disorder.  With the help of Lisa Ackerman, founder of Talk About Curing Autism (TACA), we attempt to give more information to the families who are dealing with this for the first time. Continue reading

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Kirkman Family Environmental Health Newswatch April 2014

At Kirkman® we closely follow news about environmental toxins and their effects. We know you deserve the latest news, so we include this column of recent stories in each Kirkman Family Newsletter. Continue reading

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Fight Seasonal Allergies: Kirkman’s Top Probiotics are 25% Off


By Hailee Vance, M.A.
Copywriter
Kirkman Group, Inc.   

 

It’s the beginning of  spring and pollen is in the air! To help our customers fight off seasonal allergies Kirkman® is having a probiotics sale. We will be offering 25 percent off our top selling probiotics, Multi-Flora Spectrum (0485-060),Pro-Bio Gold™ 120 Count Capsules (0442-120), Saccharomyces boulardii (0240-060) and Super Pro-Bio™ 75 Billion (0345-060). The sale begins Friday, March 21 and ends Monday, March 24 at 11:59 pm PST. 
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Kirkman Family Environmental Health Newswatch March 2014

At Kirkman® we closely follow news about environmental toxins and their effects. We know you deserve the latest news, so we include this column of recent stories in each Kirkman Family Newsletter. 
Continue reading

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