Learn what every parent should know about a gluten and casein-free diet with Dr. Thauna Abrin, ND, tonight from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 9, at Childcare Links, 6601 Owens Dr., Suite 100. This event is free. Parents will also learn how to implement GFCF diet for autism. Call 249-3908.
Defeat Autism Now, discussion led by Dr. Thauna Abrin on noninvasive treatments for ADD and autism, 7 p.m. today, 1105 Clio St., Maikiki; free. 386-2102.
Thauna Abrin, ND, worked as a medical and surgical assistant in the field of women’s health before receiving her ND degree from the National College of Natural Medicine (NDNM) in Portland, Oregon. There, she specialized in women’s health and pediatrics. At NCNM, Dr Abrin received advanced training in herbal medicine, homeopathy, and obstetrics, receiving her obstetrics certificate in 2002. Dr Abrin has developed a special interest in treating children with developmental and learning disabilities. She believes that naturopathic medicine and detoxification can both prevent and treat children on the autism spectrum, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, Asperger syndrome, pervasive developmental disorder, and autism. Dr Abrin is a Defeat Autism Now–trained physician, having received training from Jacqueline McCandless, MD, and Nancy Ohara, MD. Dr Abrin became involved in the autism community in Hawaii and led a parent support group, teaching about biomedical and naturopathic therapies for children on the autism spectrum. In 2006, Dr Abrin relocated from Hawaii to the San Francisco–Greater East Bay area, in northern California, where she specializes in women’s health and pediatrics.