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…

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…

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…

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…

Sick Buildings and Chronic Illness

Sick Buildings and Chronic Illness

Sick Buildings and Chronic Illness

We interviewed Alex Stadtner, President and Senior Consultant of Healthy Building Science, about sick buildings and chronic illness. A variety of factors make our indoor environment 2-5x more toxic than our outdoor environment. Given that many Americans spend as much as 90% of our lives indoors, it’s important to know how sick buildings contribute to chronic illnesses. Join us in this webinar as we learn how the following can negatively affect our health: Mold VOCs Dirty electricity EMFs Geopathic stress LEDs Cleaning products Smart meters Fluorescent lights Formaldehyde from plywood Flame-retardant furniture Asbestos Lead Mercury Microwave ovens PVC Radioactivity from granite and quartz Please note that you will be asked to enter your email address at the 30-minute mark to finish viewing the video. About Alex Stadtner BS MS Alex Stadtner started on the path of environmental work in college, where he attained a degree in Environmental Science & Environmental Policy. After college he worked for two years as a Sustainability…

What's Making Our Children Sick?

What’s Making Our Children Sick?

What's Making Our Children Sick?

We interviewed Michelle Perro MD, co-author of What’s Making Our Children Sick?: How Industrial Food Is Causing an Epidemic of Chronic Illness, and What Parents (and Doctors) Can Do About It. This book explores the links between genetically modified foods (GMOs), glyphosate, and gut health. What if toxicants in our foods are a major culprit, one that, if corrected, could lead to tangible results and increased health? In this webinar you will learn about: New medical insights about pathogenesis of chronic pediatric disorders Gut dysfunction The microbiome The politics of food science The link between higher-yield, cost-efficient foods and an explosion of childhood morbidity A toxic food supply Insight on the medical responses that are available, both to heal our kids and to reverse the compromised health of our food supply In the webinar, Dr. Perro provided interesting insight into how removing pesticides and genetically modified foods from the diet by eating organic foods has led to significant improvements in her patients’ health,…

Homeopathy for Healing

Homeopathy for Healing

Homeopathy for Healing

We interviewed Janine Burnham Ruth about homeopathy for healing. Understand, utilize and heal yourself, and your family, with homeopathy. In this webinar, you’ll learn: What homeopathy is, and is not How to discern if you should self-treat or hire a professional How to tell if the treatment of homeopathy, or ANY treatment you are using, is actually working to bring about true healing How to find which remedies work for what issues What is most important when choosing a specific homeopathic remedy How to dose When to switch to a new remedy When to stop taking remedies A brief discussion of other ways homeopathic remedies are used beside classical, and how remedies are made, will also be included in the webinar. This webinar can benefit those interested in: Learning about homeopathy Seeking natural and alternative solutions to concerns regarding well-being Understanding the difference between suppressing symptoms and true healing Self-empowerment for their and their family’s health Please note that you will…