Our vision is to restore health and vibrancy to current and future generations.


Epidemic Answers is dedicated to reestablishing vibrant health in our children and ourselves through education, empowerment and prevention. Epidemic Answers inspires change by:

  • Illuminating the relationship between such prevalent childhood conditions as asthma, allergies, ADHD and autism to the underlying environmental stressors that negatively impact behavior, development and emotional wellbeing.
  • Connecting families to healing and prevention resources.
  • Empowering parents to partner with their healthcare professionals to optimize their family’s health.
  • Bringing awareness to the next generation of parents about the relationship between their environments and their future children’s health.

What We Do

Epidemic Answers offers a starting point for parents looking to understand why their children are chronically ill and what can be done to recover them.

We provide parent-oriented educational resources and networking tools that empower individuals to confidently embrace the healing journey for themselves and their families.


Epidemic Answers was started by Beth Lambert and Michelle Tortora, two mothers of children with chronic illnesses.

Beth Lambert

beth lambert headshot2Beth had two young children with significant food allergies, gut dysbiosis and immune dysregulation that resulted in inflammatory bowel disease and a variety of chronic symptoms.

Through a variety of healing modalities (including diet, supplements, energy medicine, homeopathy, and others) Beth’s children have recovered from their chronic illnesses.

Beth is a former healthcare consultant and teacher and the author of A Compromised Generation:  The Epidemic of Chronic Illness in America’s Children.

Michelle Tortora

Michelle TortoraBefore becoming a full-time mom, Michelle was an associate in marketing operations for JPMorgan Chase.

When Michelle’s son was diagnosed at 18 months old with autism spectrum disorder, she began a journey of discovery into the root causes of his condition.

Using a combination of healing diets, supplements, developmental and occupational therapies, her son is now recovered.

Michelle also has a neurotypical daughter who suffered from food allergies, inflammation and chronic ear infections.

Armed with the knowledge that her son’s autism symptoms stemmed from systemic imbalances including gut dysbiosis and immune dysregulation, Michelle was able to apply similar healing protocols to her daughter with great results.

Read the story of Michelle’s children here.

Epidemic Answers is a 501 (c)( 3) non-profit organization.

Our mailing address is P.O. Box 191
West Simsbury, CT 06092