Cultivating Resilience for Reversing Chronic Health Conditions

Cultivating Resilience for Reversing Chronic Health Conditions

Cultivating Resilience for Reversing Chronic Health Conditions

We interviewed Josie Nelson, founder of Integrative Health Strategies, program director of the Documenting Hope Project, and co-developer of the CHIRP™ study, about cultivating resilience for reversing chronic health conditions. Whether you’ve “been there, done that” with approaches to your child’s health condition or are just getting started, you won’t want to miss our conversation with Josie Nelson. We talked about: Removing obstacles to the healing process (and adding supports) What to do when expensive integrative care is out of reach Why we often overlook the fundamentals (and how to get back to them) Getting support from your child’s primary care provider (really) How to leverage other health practitioners (and when) Where to find the best clues (even when you’ve been there/done that) Taking a deeper dive into your child’s health history (and why that matters) Please note that you will be asked to enter your email address at the 30-minute mark to finish viewing the video. About Josie Nelson…

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and ADD/ADHD

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and ADD/ADHD

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and ADD/ADHD

We interviewed Elizabeth Walker DMD, MSD to discuss the relationship of obstructive sleep apnea and ADD/ADHD. At least 70% of children who snore have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Many of these children are frequently diagnosed as having ADD or ADHD and are typically placed on medication when in fact their problems may be caused by sleep deprivation. Children with OSA may exhibit the following symptoms: Poor concentration Hyperactivity Speech delays Sleep disturbances Facial formation Chronic headaches Feeding issues Irritability As can be seen from the symptoms above, there is a lot of overlap between obstructive sleep apnea and ADD/ADHD. Orthodontics centered around breathing, also known as “airway orthodontics”, addresses the root cause for children who snore or have apnea and can prevent it in children who don’t. In addition, airway orthodontics can improve symptoms of ADD or ADHD and thus proclude the need for pharmaceutical intervention. Please note that you will be asked to enter your email address at the 30-minute…

Quantum Reflex Integration

Quantum Reflex Integration

Quantum Reflex Integration

We interviewed Bonnie Brandes about Quantum Reflex Integration (QRI), which can re-pattern both primitive and lifelong reflexes for the development of efficient neurological processing. Primitive reflexes play an important role in the development of the neurological system in all aspects of cognition, behavior and movement. For children with neurodevelopmental disorders, a group of unintegrated or undeveloped reflexes, otherwise known as retained reflexes, can not only affect learning, behavior and function but also play a large part in: Autism ADHD Sensory Processing Disorder Learning disabilities Dyslexia PANS/PANDAS Cerebral palsy Developmental delays QRI is the first program to use cold laser therapy and acu-reflex points to address primitive reflex integration of retained reflexes. Watch this webinar replay to learn more how primitive reflex integration can help with improved symptoms in behavior, movement and cognition. Please note that you will be asked to enter your email address at the 30-minute mark to finish viewing the video. About Bonnie Brandes Bonnie L. Brandes, MEd…

Essential Oils for Autism and ADHD

Essential Oils for Autism and ADHD

Essential Oils for Autism and ADHD

We interviewed Elena Brower about essential oils for autism and ADHD. Essential oils can be a gentle yet powerful tool in your child’s recovery from autism, ADHD or Sensory Processing Disorder. Many of these children have issues such as: Anxiety Attention problems Meltdowns Inflammation Sleep problems Digestive problems Detoxification problems Elena discussed how essential oils can reduce symptoms of these issues. In addition, she addressed how chemical compounds in some essential oils can help regulate the body’s endocannabinoid system. Some of her recommendations from this webinar include: Lemongrass oil in the “loo” Peppermint oil or wild orange oil around breakfast time DiGestZen for soothing the digestive system Morning blend: rosemary oil with grapefruit oil and peppermint oil Rosemary oil and wild orange oil PTSD InTune for focus Past Tense (wintergreen oil and spearmint oil) for tension in the head & jaw Vetiver, serenity, lavender and spikenard oils for sleeping Adults dilute at a 1:3 ratio Kids dilute at a 1:10…

MTHFR and Other SNPs That Can Affect Health

MTHFR and Other SNPs That Can Affect Health

MTHFR and Other SNPs That Can Affect Health

We interviewed Kendra Becker-Mussante (the “genetic genius”) about MTHFR and other SNPs (genetic mutations) that can affect health. With the mapping of the human genome in recent years, a lot of research has gone into understanding how some genetic differences called SNPs (Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms) play a role in the etiology of disease and chronic health conditions. Dr. Kendra Becker-Mussante joined us to educate us about some of the more commonly known mutations that can affect kids with autism, ADHD, SPD, autoimmune disorders, allergies and asthma. Some of the SNPs we discussed are: MTHFR CBS SUOX COMT GAD65 Dr. Becker discussed how “genetics loads the gun, but environment pulls the trigger“, meaning that just because you or your child has one or more of these mutations does not necessarily mean that a disease or chronic health condition will occur. Instead, Dr. Becker revealed how diet and lifestyle interventions can affect the expression of these genes and improve health outcomes. Please…

ALF Orthodontics with James Bronson DDS PC

ALF Orthodontics with James Bronson DDS PC

ALF Orthodontics with James Bronson DDS PC

We interviewed James Bronson, DDS, PC about ALF orthodontics (ALF stands for advanced light force), which can help with symptoms of ADD and ADHD by resolving airway issues. ALF orthodontics can help with: Poor concentration Hyperactivity Speech delays Sleep disturbances Facial formation Chronic headaches Feeding issues Irritability It encourages proper tongue position and function by stimulating it to the top of the mouth, augments cranial motion, is airway focused, and it subtly creates the natural space required for ALL the teeth and helps to reorient the cranial bones and muscles prior to leveling and aligning the teeth. The ALF wire and the omega loops in the design encourage the tongue to actively participate in creating the space and shaping of the palate. In essence, the ALF encourages the muscles, bones, and teeth in the cranial complex to reach their more complete genetic potential. Traditional orthodontics and Invisalign level and align the teeth with little regard for the underlying causes of why the…

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) with Tania Dempsey MD

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) with Tania Dempsey MD

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) with Tania Dempsey MD

We interviewed Tania Dempsey MD about Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS). In this webinar, Dr. Dempsey answered the following questions: What is Mast Cell Activation Syndrome? What are its symptoms? What are common triggers of MCAS? What is the link between MCAS and infections such as Lyme disease, Bartonella, PANS and PANDAS? How having MCAS means that children with eczema, allergies and asthma are more likely to develop autism, ADHD and SPD? Please note that you will be asked to enter your email address at the 30-minute mark to finish viewing the video. About Tania Dempsey MD Tania Dempsey, MD, ABIHM is a board-certified internist and diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. She received her MD degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and her BS degree from Cornell University. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at New York University. In 2011, she founded Armonk Integrative Medicine (AIM) which has become a destination practice in…

Parenting Through Your Child's Healing Process

Parenting Through Your Child’s Healing Process

Parenting Through Your Child's Healing Process

  We interviewed Christine Koehler PhD, Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, about parenting through your child’s healing process. Children with neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder and learning disabilities often have more complex social and emotional needs than their neurotypical counterparts. It is a challenge in and of itself to parent these children, but when the additional challenge of recovering the health of these children is added in, it can make a parent feel like she needs to be SuperMom. In this month’s webinar, Christine Koehler PhD discussed: How parenting really has become more challenging How children really have become more complex How we have less consensus between parents, educators, and pediatric professionals How to create balance and build resilience as you navigate through your child’s healing process Please note that you will be asked to enter your email address at the 30-minute mark to finish viewing the video. About Christine Koehler PhD, LPC-S…

Mold and Mycotoxin Illness with Jodie Dashore PhD OTD MSc

Mold and Mycotoxin Illness with Jodie Dashore

Mold and Mycotoxin Illness with Jodie Dashore PhD OTD MSc

  We interviewed Jodie Dashore PhD, OTD, MSc about mold and mycotoxin illness. Mycotoxins are toxic chemicals produced by fungi such as mold that can cause disease and even death. Many practitioners report that addressing mold and mycotoxin illness can significantly help if a client has hit a plateau in symptom relief. Patients who address the possibility of mold and mycotoxin illness often report that treating it was the single biggest factor in reversal of symptoms. Mold and mycotoxin illness can play a significant role in the etiology of: Autism ADD/ADHD Sensory Processing Disorder Allergies Asthma Autoimmune disorders Lyme disease PANS/PANDAS Common symptoms are: Fatigue Respiratory problems Problems with memory, concentration and focus Joint and muscle pain Headaches Nose bleeds Unexplained digestive problems Unusual pains Frequent urination Night sweats Tingling Numbness Please note that you will be asked to enter your email address at the 30-minute mark to finish viewing the video. About Jodie Dashore PhD, OTD, MSc Dr. Jodie A. Dashore…

Neurodevelopmental Movement for Optimal Sensory Processing

Neurodevelopmental Movement for Optimal Sensory Processing

Neurodevelopmental Movement for Optimal Sensory Processing

We interviewed Sonia Story about neurodevelopmental movement for optimal sensory processing. When most people think of movements to help the brain, they may automatically think of cross-pattern or crawling movements. However, there are a large number of foundational brain-based movements from infancy that come before crawling that many children are missing. This missing neurodevelopmental movement — the innate, automatic movement that babies do in the womb and early infancy — can cause gaps in sensory processing. Because movement drives the growth of our brain and nervous system, children who lack this movement can suffer from an underdeveloped, immature neuro-sensory-motor system. Most children with neurodevelopmental disorders are more likely to be missing neurodevelopmental movement. Neurodevelopmental disorders include: Autism ADHD Sensory Processing Disorder Learning disabilities such as dyslexia Completion of neurodevelopmental movement can lead to: More brain maturity Better posture More strength Better focus Better impulse control Better emotional regulation Better sensory processing More calm Greater ability to communicate Easier learning Better…