" 1 of 110 children are being DX with Autism in the USA "

" 1 of 110 children are being DX with Autism in the USA "

Friday, December 10, 2010

Padres con niños excepcionales !!

Haga click en la foto para que pueda ver el folleto !!!

Click on the foto so you can see the flyer !!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Justice for Joey****Apage for a 7 year old child who has been emotionally injured

JUSTICE FOR JOEY - A PAGE FOR A 7 YR. OLD CHILD EMOTIONALLY INJURED PER COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH REPORTS from BEING RESTRAINED IN SCHOOL...by an unlicensed, untrained, non psychologist, not even a teacher staff member who complains of a sprained ankle while JOEY REMAINS IN PATIENT with ACUTE STRESS DISORDER reliving the nightmare of having this unsupervised individual put his hands upon him and physically restrain him in what is described in State Complaints as a PRONE RESTRAINT...... IN CALIFORNIA!!JOEY NEEDS JUSTICE - HE NEEDS LEGAL REPRESENTATION IN MULTIPLE JURISDICTIONS INCLUDING:1. Civil Court - Personal Injury he has obtained that may be life long and has caused this mental ward hospitalization.2. Federal Court - violations of his Civil Rights as a Disabled American and other federal violations of law that have led to injury.IF YOU CAN HELP, PLEASE CONTACT US.

Kern County, CaliforniaBakersfield, CA, 93306

Justice for Joey is a page set up for the 'company' of all that have kids in special education in America or other countries. Joey is 7 yrs. old and Autistic, he is also Bi Polar/mania and is now showing marked signs of "Acute Stress Distorder" after being restrained in his school by an untrained counselor protecting his candy shack aka his office. The child wanted candy, the employee held him against his will in a chair for an unspecified amount of time and then reportedly threw him to the floor.Joey Needs Justice. Now Joey has had such a bad reliving of the restraint his psych is so poor he must be in patient and is away from the home, possibly for quite some time. JOEY NEEDS JUSTICE.........The School district has hired an ex Administrative Law Judge to fight our Advocate who works for Starbucks 'and a smile'! The actions of this school district against Joey have caused him to be TAKEN FROM THE HOME DUE TO ACUTE STRESS DISORDER LEADING TO MULTIPLE Psychotic breakdowns. Hopefully, Joey will come out of this last one - As reported by the County Mental Health Joey relives the restraint in these episodes and acts as if he's being restrained when he's not, then yells in fear and frenzy, thinking even his closest family members are even out to harm him. Later, he will forget all about what he's done or said.JOEY NEEDS JUSTICE- He needs a STRONG WILLED CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY To STEP UP and help out this 7 yr. old boy who has been the subject of so many frivolous filings by the district it's head spinning!! ANY GOOD ATTORNEY SHOULD EASILY SEE THE PERSONAL INJURY LIABILITY DUE TO THE COUNTY'S OWN WRITTEN STATEMENT VERIFYING ALL OF THIS, THE DISTRICT'S ADMITTING TO DOING SO IN WRITING IN VIOLATION OF CCR TITLE 5 EMERGENCY BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS, AND MOST OF ALL THE FACT THAT HE'S BEEN INJURED AND HIS CIVIL RIGHTS HAVE BEEN VIOLATED. I'm sure somebody knows somebody else and this is a case that should line the pocket of a well intentioned attorney vs. the kind of attorneys school districts hire.JOEY NEEDS JUSTICE!!! He's been placed into county mental health care - inpatient ALL DUE TO RESTRAINT.

Justice for Joey is a page set up for the 'company' of all that have kids in special education in America or other countries. Joey is 7 yrs. old and Autistic, he is also Bi Polar/mania and is now showing marked signs of "Acute Stress Distorder" after being restrained in his school by an untrained counselor protecting his candy shack aka his office. The child wanted candy, the employee held him against his will in a chair for an unspecified amount of time and then reportedly threw him to the


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

AUTISMO en Costa Rica

Fundacion AUTISMO Feliz

Me da mucho gusta mirara espacios de organizaciones en otros paises Latinoamericanos quienes estan tratando de no solo sacar adelante sus hijos con dificultad especial pero quieren traer consiencia del AUTISMO.

Aca les presento la pagina de Fundacion Autismo Feliz;

¿Quiénes somos?
Somos un grupo de madres que tenemos niños con Trastornos Generalizados en el Desarrollo que, a raíz de vivir diferentes experiencias y situaciones a través de nuestros propios testimonios de vida, decidimos unirnos y formar la Fundación Autismo Feliz como herramienta que le permita a las familias con niños especiales contar con capacitación, charlas e información sobre cómo mejorar la calidad de vida de estos niños.

Fundadora: Presidenta: Hazel Torres
Secretaria: Fedra Castro
Tesorera: María Elena Chavarría
Vocal 1: Laura Ramírez
Vocal 2: Keylin Aguilar

Crear conciencia social y empatía de las personas con problema de Trastorno Generalizado del Desarrollo.

Crear recursos socioeconómicos, legales y de salud en pro de una mejor calidad de vida para la población de niños, adolescentes y adultos que padecen un Trastorno Generalizado en el Desarrollo.

Desarrollar actividades y eventos especiales sin fines de lucro, con el fin de recaudar fondos para dar apoyo a la población con Trastornos Generalizados del Desarrollo (Autismo, Asperger, Espectro Autismo, etc).Ofrecer a esta población servicios profesionales, asesorías, capacitaciones, producción de material informativo, para el abordaje de situaciones específicas que se les presente (medicamentos, tratamientos médicos, materiales escolares, talleres, uniformes, zapatos ortopédicos, etc).Recibir donaciones nacionales e internacionales por parte de entidades públicas o privadas que nos permitan realizar nuestras actividades educativas, benéficas, artísticas o literarias y todas aquellas que signifiquen bienestar social.Desarrollar actividades con apoyo de entidades públicas o privadas para lograr reincorporar al sistema laboral a los familiares que se han visto en la necesidad de dejar sus trabajos por cuidar un familiar que presenta Trastorno Generalizado en el Desarrollo. ( PDD-NOS)

Quieres saber mas de ellos?


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

What in the world are we feeding our kids and eating ourselveves!!!!


One of the things that I have learned from the AUTISM experience is that literally what you eat and what you feed your kids makes a huge difference. In a persons mood, behavior and over all health. Starting with Overweight children we move to Neurological disorders, those being. PDD-NOS (in other words AUTISM), Aspergers, Mental retardation, OCD, Anxiety, Depression etc.

Studies Link childhood obesity to sleep problems, Lower quality of life (can’t do what normal kids their age do) Complications during surgery. Mood swings more health problems in the future then peers their own age. Not to mention low self steam. They are more likely to be picked in the school then other children.

What the CDC saying about our overweight children:
Since the 1980s, the number of overweight children (ages 6–19) has more than tripled in the United States. Today, 18 percent of elementary school children are overweight. Two major factors are contributing to this rise in overweight children:
• On average, children in the United States spend almost six hours a day with electronic media: TV, computer, and video games.
• Only 29 percent of children in the United States attend physical education classes daily; down from 42 percent in 1991.
In an effort to address these troubling statistics, CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) promotes the use of a Coordinated School Health Program Model (CSHP) to aid schools and communities in preventing and reducing chronic diseases in school children. CSHP includes eight interactive components that enable schools and communities to create their own coordinated school health programs
Going on to Neurological disorders: We are dealing with every 20 min. a child is diagnosed with PDD (Autism) in our country. The mental health services have increased significantly since 2008. Now 1 in 110 is being diagnosed with some form of Autism.
Diagnosis of ADHD increased an average of 3% per year from 1997 to 2006. [Read article ]
Boys (9.5%) are more likely than girls (5.9%) to have been diagnosed with ADHD. [Read article ]

There is one thing that I have learned in my way to healing my kids with Autism/Aspergers/anxiety that is that whatever they put in their mouth is important. Dr. Jean Lake described to me the way the brain works on this matter.
She said.” Whenever you put in your mouth a piece of candy, food or any food for that matter, the first reaction is in the neurons inside your brain then moving into your stomach then to making the digestion, Depending on how much and what you put in your mouth that is the reaction you will have for a few hours or the reaction your body will have in a few days weeks or months”.
This really stuck into my mind and I tell people about this all the time I talk about autism.

I know we have the food pyramid that our FDA dept. has provided us with , But every individual is different and that pyramid isn’t one size fits all. Just like our vaccines aren’t one size fits all but then that is another subject. Because of the miracle of blood testing now days we can find out what is best for our kids and for us. This test is called an IGG food sensitivity test not to be confused with the IGA food allergy test.
Any more information about this test can be found here

Now it is obvious that whatever is artificial color or flavor .too much of it is not healthy.
Some of you might say “I eat chicken therefore I’m healthier” Think again.
Because the poultry industry sees these birds as meat- and egg-producing machines, the animals are not treated as the sentient individuals they are.
Almost all of the birds we raise for meat have been bred selectively for unnaturally rapid growth, which is further exacerbated by routine antibiotic-use for growth-promotion.
Growing so large so quickly causes immense animal welfare problems, including increased rates of leg, heart and lung disorders. And virtually all of the egg-laying hens in our national flock are confined in cages too small for them even to spread their wings.
We do not need to be a veterinarian to help farm animals.
Each one of us can make a difference every time we sit down to eat.
By reducing our consumption of meat, eggs and dairy products, we can help make the world a more humane place.

My goal with this article is to bring awareness of what we are consuming every day . As a person who believes in the word of God “The Bible” I urge you to make a change for “Our body is His Temple”
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (New International Version)
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.
Gloria Rodriguez

Monday, September 6, 2010

Thankful to the Lord for all the blessings

Been away for just a little bit . Had so many things going on for a while , M y life is always full of many many things to do . This year has been full of many many things . This year is almost over and all I can say is where did the time go?. I feel 100% blessed and thankful to the Lord since my kids and myself got to travel to mexico my oldest child celebrated her 15th birthday . We are all healthy my children are no longer in the CFGF diet . My children are now fuctioning great and receiving the services they need . The Lord is wonderful and both my husband and I have received many blessings this year 2010.

Deshey and I

Deshey and Grandma Lupe

Me and the best suegra in the world My husbands mother Maria Guadalupe

Most of my familia in mexico

My husbands first princess Deshey

Monday, March 8, 2010

AUTISM Awareness 2010

April 2, 2010 is Autism Awareness day worldwide
. April is Autism awareness month in the USA. According to the CDC (Center for desease control)the USA is now reporting 1out of 100 children are being diagnosed with some form of AUITISM.

Every year my family and close friends walk because we want the world to know how important it is to bring possitive awareness to this need in our country .AUTISM doesnt discriminate EVERY Race is affected

27 Jan 1010 ZabFm 106.6 Karachi interviewed Autism Awareness Activist Qazi Fazli Azeem in relation to his work with Autism Awareness in South Asia (Pakistan, Bangladesh, India). This is part 1 of 3.

Proud AUTISTIC man Brings awareness to Autism for the Pakistan community

Asperger/Autistic Savant Qazi Fazli Azeem of Karachi, Pakistan (www.fazliazeem.com) interviewed on ARY Digital TV, 19th June 2007. Talked about personal experience with Aspergers Syndrome and Autistic Spectrum Disorders in Pakistan, symptoms, awareness, vaccines and mercury poisoning from pesticides, and answered live calls for parents of Autistic children from Pakistan, UAE and Dubai.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Noone well involved in the education of their child with AUTISM ignores the exsistance of Dr. Temple Grandin Scientist and AUTISTIC. This coming month of Feb. HBO will air her documentary . I encourage you all to see it. We must not forget that www.cdc.org has now announced that in 2009 1 out of 100 children are neing diagnosed with a form of AUTISM in the US. Lets not continue to ignore it in afew years AUTISm isnt going to be considered the un-normal.


Temple Grandin -

Reinventing Autism, a 90-minute documentary, will tell the captivating story of Temple's life, and her journey overcoming autism and living life to it's fullest. This preview offers a glimpse of the project -- which has been a labor of love for Temple and the production team -- who are committed to increasing awareness of autism and helping families emerge from a grim diagnosis to create a full and meaningful life for their children. For more information, visit www.templegrandindoc.com

Friday, January 22, 2010

By Carla K. Johnson The Associated Press


Two new government studies indicate about 1 in 100 American children have autism disorders — higher than a previous U.S. estimate of 1 in 150.
Greater awareness, broader definitions and spotting autism in younger children may explain some of the increase, federal health officials said.
“The concern here is that buried in these numbers is a true increase,” said Dr. Thomas Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health. “We’re going to have to think very hard about what we’re going to do for the 1 in 100.”
Figuring out how many children have autism is extremely difficult because diagnosis is based on a child’s behaviour, said Dr. Susan E. Levy of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics subcommittee on autism.

“With diabetes you can get a blood test,” said Levy. “As of yet, there’s no consistent biologic marker we can use to make the diagnosis of autism.”
The new estimate would mean about 673,000 American children have autism. Previous estimates put the number at about 560,000
One of the studies stems from the 2007 National Survey of Children’s Health. The results were released Monday, and published in October’s Pediatrics.
In that study, based on telephone surveys, parents reported about 1 in 91 children, ages 3 to 17, had autism, including milder forms such as Asperger’s syndrome.
The other government estimate has not been formally released yet. But because of the new published findings, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention decided to announce Friday during an embargoed press briefing that their preliminary findings also show about 1 in 100 children have the disorders.
The CDC uses an in-depth method for its estimate, said CDC researcher Catherine Rice. An agency network reviews the education and health records of 8-year-old children in selected cities and determines whether the children meet the diagnosis. Autism experts generally consider this method more rigorous than a telephone survey.

President Barack Obama has made autism a priority for research, Insel said. Federal stimulus money has been earmarked for autism, and a 2006 law pumped millions of dollars of new federal money into autism research, screening and treatment.
The published findings, which include state-level data, will help the government plan new services, said Michael Kogan, a researcher with the federal Health Resources and Services Administration, who led the new study, which lists authors from several government agencies, including CDC.
The findings are based on the results of a national telephone survey of more than 78,000 parents of children ages 3 to 17. The survey dealt with many health issues and included two questions on autism.
Parents were asked whether they had ever been told by a doctor or other health care provider that their child had autism, Asperger’s syndrome, pervasive developmental disorder or some other autism spectrum disorder.
If the parent said yes, they were asked if their child currently has autism or an autism spectrum disorder. “Yes” to both questions was counted as a child with an autism disorder.
The survey questions were flawed, said autism researcher Irva Hertz-Picciotto of the University of California, Davis. A broad definition, read to some parents who asked for clarification, didn’t include “repetitive behaviours,” Hertz-Picciotto said. And parents weren’t asked about a professional diagnosis in the second question.
Children with autism can have trouble communicating and interacting socially. They may have poor eye contact and engage in repetitive behaviour such as rocking or hand-flapping.
“The wording and definition invited much broader interpretation,” Hertz-Picciotto said, and researchers didn’t check what parents said against medical records.
In another finding, nearly 40 per cent of the children ever diagnosed with autism disorders didn’t currently have autism, the parents reported. That rate is much higher than ever found by autism recovery researchers. Outside experts said they doubt it reflects a true rate of recoveries. Autism could have been suspected and later ruled out for some of the children, the authors wrote.
One of the new study’s authors was supported in part by a grant from the advocacy group Autism Speaks. The others work for federal agencies.
“Autism is a highly prevalent disorder,” said Geraldine Dawson, chief science officer of Autism Speaks. “We’re looking at a major public health challenge.”
Source: http://www.edmontonsun.com/news/world/2009/10/04/11296256.html
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AUTISM Reality

AUTISM Reality

critically acclaimed documentary film about autism by an autistic film director.
'autism reality' is a moving interview-based piece that shows a new and refreshing side of the issue. thank you Dr. Temple Grandin!don't press play unless you have 10 minutes to spare (you'll want to watch the whole thing)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Always Resolve everything now

The Key to Lasting Relationships

A message from the Lord to all of us via James Macdonald from walkintheword.com , I will never forget the first time his preaching made a difference in my life , It was a few days after the diagnosis of my son david and what the Lord sent to me via this Pastor really and truly made me change at that very moment the way I saw my sons Diagnosis . I listen to his preachings every single day a nd I truly feel I have been blessed by the messages . I deal with people everyday and it is difficult to deal with people that you might not agree with . It is even more difficult when you cant seem to see eye to eye with a family member . This pastor focuses on the family and this is one of the things I love about his sermons. Following are just quotes of a specific message called "ALWAYS RESOLVE EVERYTHING NOW" http://www.walkintheword.com/broadcast.aspx A very strong message to us . I thing a wonderful meaningful message as we start year 2010 . The Lord is comming soon and there is no more time then to make right choices for our life and our families life.
I hope you are as blessed from this message as I have been


"Avoid it. Ignore it. Sweep it under the carpet. Flip the page of the calendar and hope it’ll go away. But it won’t. Personal conflict between family members, coworkers, neighbors, even brothers and sisters in the body of Christ robs us of peace, distorts our perspective, and destroys our relationship with God.

Hear this: God is all about resolving relational conflict. In fact, His Word details specific ways you can begin to resolve conflicts in your relationships...today! Download His truth into your life from these three messages and get started resolving conflict...NOW!""God doesn’t just want to save you, He wants to change you." much of the pain in life flows from relational conflic doesnt it?. There has been so many poor things modeled for us . Maybe our parents dont resolve things , They might just stick it under the carpet or try to flip some pages onthe calendar and think it will go away or deny it or avoid it .Now hear this! God is all about His children RESOLVING relational conflict because we are sinful people we cant avoid it .
In everyones life comes relational conflict James chapter 4 says :

"What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires that battle within you? 2You want something but don't get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God. 3When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures."

The problem lies in us in our own pride my selfishness my insistence on being right about everything. Yet (if we let Him) God will build in me a humility and a graciousness and a loving nature. We arent surpriced that Jesus had so much to say about relationships Mathew 5:2121"You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, 'Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.' 22But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, 'Raca,' is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, 'You fool!' will be in danger of the fire of hell.

23"Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.
25"Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still with him on the way, or he may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison. 26I tell you the truth, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny"


Lets build a clear foundation of what God wants us to do when we are in relational conflict. Lets beggin with this : Always resolve everything , I have an Idea of how hard this is . But there is a good reason for doing so based on the teachings of Christ . God takes it seriously, Dont we wanna take seriously what the Lord takes seriously? God takes relational conflict very seriously. Listen if you allow your life to be a life of hatred God help us all.I know we all have been in very difficul places in your life. But if we hate someone and we dont make things right you dispise that person that condition of heart is not consistant with the heart of a person who has been born again by the spirit of God .

On a personal note I hope that you all can take the time to listen to the message and we can all make a good change in our life for this year 2010.Sometimes people need time. And so that is respected . But never take too long I have learned that months days and weeks is too long fo the Lord. Make things right in the name of Jesus it will be the best thing in your heart.

Embracing hope by Faith

Why are you in despair my soul?

And why have you become disturbed with in me ?,
Hope in God for I have yet praise Him.

The help of my conscience and my guide.

Be strong and let your heart take courage all of you who hope in the Lord.

A horse is not falls hope for victory nor does it deliver anyone why it’s great strength.

Behold the eyes of the Lord is on those who fear Him on those who hope for His loving kindness. For I hope in you oh Lord that you will answer Lord my God,

And now Lord for what do I wait ?.

My hope is in you.

I need not search for the Lord for He is seeking me and

my hope is in Him finding me where ever I’m .

My mind is filled with feelings of fear ,

But my hope in God overcomes those obstacles and keeps me waiting in confidence that the Lord will be faithful.

My hope is no longer in the empty attitude with no future,

Gods word details God’s plan for blessing my life.

For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord.

Plans for wholeness and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Hope flows into my life today as I exercise my faith not in what I feel or see but in what Gods word says about my future I’m a servant of the Lord.

Let it be to me according to your word.


PICA Disorder

PICA disorder

My child Alanis is dealing with PICA Disorder. Many children that have sensory related issues /Autism deal with this disorder as well. Some are more severe then others. Alanis is considered to e in the early intervention part of PICA . I wanted to write about this because I have been asking for your prayers for my child and well I wanted to bring awareness of PICA . We received this diagnosis last year for alanis but she was inthe very low end of the PICA spectrum , At this time she is considered to be in the more severre end because of the things she has now eatena nd she needs medical intervention. As you know my child also has an anxiety disorder that doesn't help the PICA but with the many prayers and faith in the Lord and last but not least the help of the professionals she will make it .

A behaviorist specialist in PICA will be here in the home and in school so I appreciate evrything and everyone who is now going to help her.
I will keep you all posted
What is PICA :

Many young kids put nonfood items in their mouths at one time or another. They're naturally curious about their environment and might, for instance, eat some dirt out of the sandbox.
Kids with pica, however, go beyond this innocent exploration of their surroundings. As many as 25% to 30% of kids (and 20% of those seen in mental health clinics)
have the eating disorder pica, which is characterized by persistent and compulsive cravings (lasting 1 month or longer) to eat nonfood items.
About PicaThe word pica comes from the Latin word for magpie,
a bird known for its large and indiscriminate appetite.

Pica is most common in people with developmental disabilities, including autism and mental retardation, and in children between the ages of 2 and 3. Although kids younger than 18 to 24 months can try to eat nonfood items, it isn't necessarily considered abnormal at that age.
Pica is also a behavior that may surface in children who've had a brain injury affecting their development. It can also be a problem for some pregnant women,
as well as people with epilepsy.

People with pica frequently crave and consume nonfood items such as:
•dirt•clay•paint chips•plaster•chalk•cornstarch•laundry starch•baking soda•coffee grounds•cigarette ashes•burnt match heads•cigarette butts•feces•ice•glue•hair•buttons•paper•sand•toothpaste•soapAlthough consumption of some items may be harmless, pica is considered to be a serious eating disorder that can sometimes result in serious health problems such as lead poisoning and iron-deficiency anemia.

Signs of PicaLook for these warning signs that your child may have pica:
•repetitive consumption of nonfood items, despite efforts to restrict it, for a period of at least 1 month or longer•the behavior is considered inappropriate for your child's age or developmental stage (older than 18 to 24 months)•the behavior is not part of a cultural, ethnic, or religious practiceWhy Do Some People Eat Nonfood Items?The specific causes of pica are unknown, but certain conditions and situations can increase a person's risk for pica:

•nutritional deficiencies, such as iron or zinc, that may trigger specific cravings (however, the nonfood items craved usually don't supply the minerals lacking in the person's body)•dieting — people who diet may attempt to ease hunger by eating nonfood substances to get a feeling of fullness•malnutrition, especially in underdeveloped countries, where people with pica most commonly eat soil or clay•cultural factors — in families, religions, or groups in which eating nonfood substances is a learned practice•developmental problems, such as mental retardation, autism, other developmental disabilities, or brain abnormalities•mental health conditions, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and schizophrenia•pregnancy, but it's been suggested that pica during pregnancy occurs more frequently in women who exhibited similar practices during their childhood or before pregnancy or who have a history of pica in their familyTheories about what causes pica abound. One is that a nutritional deficiency, such as iron deficiency, can trigger specific cravings. Evidence supports that at least some pica cases are a response to dietary deficiency — nutritional deficiencies often are associated with pica and their correction often improves symptoms. Some pregnant women, for example, will stop eating nonfood items after being treated for iron deficiency anemia,
a common condition among pregnant women with pica.

However, not everyone responds when a nutritional deficiency is corrected, which may be a consequence of pica rather than the cause, and some people with pica don't have a documented nutritional deficiency.