The Epidemic

The Epidemic

The Epidemic

The epidemic means that least 54% of U.S. children have a diagnosed chronic health condition such as an autoimmune disorder, neurodevelopmental disorder or mood/behavioral disorder. Why? Why does 1 in 12 children have an anaphylactic food allergy? Why do almost 10% of kids have ADHD? Why does at least 1 in 8 children have asthma? Why does 1 in 36 children have autism? It wasn’t like this when we were kids ourselves. School nurses’ offices weren’t lined with epi-pens and inhalers. We didn’t know anyone who had autism; now, almost everyone knows of at least one kid with it. What changed? We’re here to help you find the answers to these and similar questions. Root Causes When our own children were younger, we often wondered if other children had as many diagnoses and were on as many medications as ours were. We, too, wanted to know why our kids were so sick with conditions like acid reflux, failure to thrive,…

Soft Signs of a Compromised Immune System

Soft Signs of a Compromised Immune System

Soft Signs of a Compromised Immune System

We interviewed Beth Lambert and Patricia Lemer about soft signs of a compromised immune system, which are red flags of your child’s health. Soft signs are symptoms that affect the immune system. Typical soft signs are: One or two red cheeks after eating Chronic runny nose or cough Chronic mouth breathing Recurrent ear infections Chronic or recurrent sinus infections Cradle cap Dark circles or bags surrounding the eyes Colic, excessive crying or irritability in babies Chronic constipation or diarrhea Food sensitivities, intolerances and/or allergies These soft signs indicate that the immune system is dysfunctional, which can happen for many reasons such as birthing practices, antibiotics, diet and toxicity. Soft signs often precede more complicated diagnoses such as: Autism ADHD Allergies Asthma Autoimmune disorders Developmental delays Dyspraxia and apraxia Failure to thrive Emotional, behavioral and mood symptoms Learning disabilities PANS/PANDAS Sensory Processing Disorder Speech and language issues Because these symptoms many times precede these diagnoses, it indicates that even neurodevelopmental disorders…

Nourishing Hope for Autism, ADHD, Asperger’s and Allergies

Nourishing Hope for Autism, ADHD, Asperger’s and Allergies

Nourishing Hope for Autism, ADHD, Asperger’s and Allergies

We interviewed Julie Matthews CNC about nourishing hope for autism, ADHD, Asperger’s and allergies with dietary changes to improve health, learning and behavior. Implementing a gut-healing diet, correcting nutritional deficiencies and eliminating food sensitivities are the foundation of recovering your child or yourself from a chronic health condition. If implemented correctly, such a diet can significantly improve the results of your child’s therapies. Julie believes that there is no one-size-fits-all dietary program for children with autism or other chronic health conditions; she calls this bioindividual nutrition. Each child is unique with individual biochemical needs and requires a unique bio-individual nutrition approach. In this webinar, we discussed healing diets such as: Elimination diet Gluten-free casein-free diet Specific carbohydrate diet (SCD) Gut And Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) diet Paleo diet Low oxalate diet Body Ecology Diet Failsafe diet Feingold diet Low-glutamate diet Please note that you will be asked to enter your email address at the 30-minute mark to finish viewing the video….

The Importance of Preconception and Prenatal Care

The Importance of Preconception and Prenatal Care

The Importance of Preconception and Prenatal Care

We interviewed registered dietitian Vicki Kobliner about the importance of preconception and prenatal care in the age of chronic childhood diseases. Because Vicki works with many children with autism, ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders, her passion is educating potential mothers about preparing their bodies for conception so that their children don’t end up as another statistic in the growing epidemic of chidren’s chronic diseases and disorders. Over 54% of American children have some form of chronic illness, whether it’s autism, ADHD, allergies, asthma, autoimmune disorders, mood disorders, diabetes or obesity. When that many kids are sick, it’s time to take a look at helping potential mothers understand that their toxicity, gut dysbiosis, nutritional deficiencies and stress responses can get passed onto their children. Please note that you will be asked to enter your email address at the 30-minute mark to finish viewing the video. About Vicki Kobliner MS RDN Vicki Kobliner is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist with over 20 years of…

What’s Causing the Peanut Allergy Epidemic?

What’s Causing the Peanut Allergy Epidemic?

What’s Causing the Peanut Allergy Epidemic?

  We interviewed Heather Fraser, author of The Peanut Allergy Epidemic, about what’s causing the peanut allergy epidemic and what can be done about it. Peanut anaphylaxis, the severe and life-threatening allergy to peanuts, is something that every parent dreads for their child. Heather became intimately involved with the peanut-allergy epidemic after her child had an anaphylactic reaction to peanut butter. Heather examined the clues and potential causes of this epidemic which she told us about in this interview. We talked about: Why the peanut allergy epidemic only seems to be found in Western cultures Why there was a sharp rise in this epidemic around 1990 What is the cause of this epidemic, and do pharmaceuticals play a role What can be done about peanut allergies Please note that you will be asked to enter your email address at the 30-minute mark to finish viewing the video. About Heather Fraser In 1995, Heather’s one-year-old son Woody reacted violently with anaphylaxis…

Environmental Medicine for Healing Children

Environmental Medicine for Healing Children

Environmental Medicine for Healing Children

We interviewed John Green MD about environmental medicine for healing children from chronic disorders such as autism and ADHD. Dr. Green has evaluated and treated more than 3,000 children with autism spectrum disorders from all over the world. In his work with autistic children, he looks at: Diet and nutrition Toxic load factors Allergies and sensitivities Hormones Psychological influences such as stress Find out the role that these factors play in your child’s autism or other chronic health disorder and what you can do about them by listening to this webinar. Please note that you will be asked to enter your email address at the 30-minute mark to finish viewing the video. About John Green MD During the early years of his practice, Dr. Green trained in holistic medicine and environmental medicine, becoming a charter member of the American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA) and obtaining board certification in environmental medicine. Since the beginning of his practice in 1975, he has…

RoundUp, GMOs, Autism, ADHD and Other Autoimmune Conditions

RoundUp, GMOs, Autism, ADHD and Other Autoimmune Conditions

RoundUp, GMOs, Autism, ADHD and Other Autoimmune Conditions

We interviewed Stephanie Seneff PhD, a senior research scientist at MIT, about RoundUp, GMOs, autism, ADHD and other autoimmune conditions. Dr. Seneff is well known for her published, peer-reviewed research articles about the dangers of GMOs and the pesticide that is sprayed on them, RoundUp (glyphosate). Sometimes, it’s not necessarily the food that’s making our children sick, it’s what’s been done to it. Dr. Seneff’s research reviews how GMOs and RoundUp cause pathology in the body that can lead to: Neurodevelopmental damage Gut dysbiosis Inflammation Enzyme suppression Toxicity Nutritional deficiencies Her research indicates that sulfate deficiency throughout the body caused by toxic environmental chemicals is behind most modern diseases and conditions. Join us as Dr. Seneff explained how these factors contribute to conditions as seemingly diverse as autism, allergies, celiac, Alzheimer’s and cancer. Please note that you will be asked to enter your email address at the 30-minute mark to finish viewing the video. About Stephanie Seneff PhD Stephanie Seneff…

Help for a Picky Eater

Help for a Picky Eater

Help for a Picky Eater

Please join us in our interview with Kelly Dorfman, one of the world’s foremost nutrition detectives, about help for a picky eater. Children with the following conditions are often picky eaters: Autism ADHD Allergies Asthma Learning disabilities Developmental delays Sensory Processing Disorder PANS/PANDAS Mood and behavioral disorders Lyme disease Failure to thrive Autoimmune disorders Dyspraxia/apraxia Speech and language issues Picky eaters are the kids that will only eat “white” foods:  cheese pizza, chicken nuggets, crackers, chips, yogurt and the like. It’s hard to get these kids to eat vegetables or whole foods. In our experience, MANY kids these days are picky eaters. In this webinar, Kelly Dorfman comes to the rescue of parents of picky eaters, giving us helpful ideas and hints. As she pointed out in the webinar, many of these children are zinc deficient. Please note that you will be asked to enter your email address at the 30-minute mark to finish viewing the video. About Kelly Dorfman…

GAPS Intro: How to Get the Whole Family Started

GAPS Intro: How to Get the Whole Family Started

GAPS Intro: How to Get the Whole Family Started

We interviewed Melanie Christner, a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, a Certified Healing Foods Specialist, and a Certified GAPS Practitioner, about the GAPS intro diet. Implementing a gut-healing diet is crucial for recovering your child from autism, ADHD, allergies, asthma, chronic ear infections, eczema and more. Gut-healing diets help to eliminate pathogens in your child’s gut, and doing this can lower inflammation, strengthen the immune system and increase nutrient availability. The Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) diet is a gut-healing diet that can help disorders stemming from or exacerbated by leaky gut and dysbiosis including: ADD/ADHD Autism Sensory Processing Disorder Addictions Depression Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Celiac disease Rheumatoid arthritis Type one diabetes Crohn’s disease Asthma Eczema Allergies Thyroid disorders Learn how to implement the first phase of the GAPS diet in this informational webinar. You can find Melanie’s handouts below that she mentioned in the webinar. GAPS Protocol Constipation Menu GAPS diet full food list GAPS diet intro steps How to talk…

Three Myths About Healing Diets

Three Myths About Healing Diets

Three Myths About Healing Diets

We interviewed Jess Sherman, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, about three myths about healing diets and how to focus on what really matters. You may have heard that changing your child’s diet can help them calm down, focus, learn better, sleep better and feel better. Maybe you’ve tried gluten-free or GAPS or Paleo, or maybe you’ve been scared away from this approach or aren’t sure if it’s worth it. In this webinar, holistic nutritionist and author Jess Sherman cleared the confusion and explained why food is such a powerful tool and how to avoid getting confused by contradictory information. Jess explained away the three most common misconceptions that discourage families from exploring food as a tool. She also helped us understand how to leverage four nutritional concepts to help kids self-regulate better. This webinar will be helpful to you if you are a parent or practitioner new to the idea of using food as a therapeutic tool or if you’ve been at…