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…

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…

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…

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…

Thyroid Health with Jill Grunewald, HNC

Thyroid Health with Jill Grunewald HNC

Thyroid Health with Jill Grunewald, HNC

  We interviewed Jill Grunewald, HNC, Integrative Nutrition and Hormone Coach, founder of Healthful Elements, and co-author of the best-selling Essential Thyroid Cookbook about thyroid health. The thyroid gland plays an outsized role in metabolism, immune issues and neurodevelopment; it is foundational to our overall health. In this webinar, Jill Grunewald discussed: The effect of stress on the thyroid How blood sugar and insulin regulate the thyroid The effect of endocrine disruptors on the thyroid How the thyroid affects the immune system Why women are more likely to suffer with thyroid issues Why thyroid issues are so under-diagnosed Why so many doctors fail to diagnose thyroid problems How nutrient levels contribute to thyroid health What foods are best to eat/avoid for those with thyroid problems Please note that you will be asked to enter your email address at the 30-minute mark to finish viewing the video. About Jill Grunewald HNC Jill Grunewald is an Integrative Nutrition and Hormone Coach, founder…

What Does Vitamin A Toxicity Look Like? with Garrett Smith NMD

What Does Vitamin A Toxicity Look Like? with Garrett Smith NMD

What Does Vitamin A Toxicity Look Like? with Garrett Smith NMD

  We interviewed licensed naturopathic medical doctor Garrett Smith, the founder of Nutrition Restored about vitamin A toxicity. Vitamin A is sometimes given to help reduce a person’s viral load. However, it is well-known that vitamin A toxicity can happen in humans and animals because at some point, the liver can no longer quickly absorb and store vitamin A, so the excess is then stored in fat. Because chronic vitamin A toxicity is a slow build up over years and decades until parts of the body are near saturated, it can be difficult to pinpoint when levels have built up to harmful amounts. The basic premise of Dr. Smith’s work is that many autoimmune diseases are caused by being in a chronic state of elevated storage levels of retinol, retinoic acid and possibly the carotenoid vitamin A precursor. This build up appears to be happening in lockstep with the introduction of use of the pesticide, RoundUp, which contains the toxic…

Our Children With Type 1 Diabetes: Causes, Solutions, and a New Prognosis

Our Children With Type 1 Diabetes: Causes, Solutions, and a New Prognosis

Our Children With Type 1 Diabetes: Causes, Solutions, and a New Prognosis

In this post, Carla Atherton, Director of the Healthy Family Formula, relates how she discovered that functional medicine has better answers for why her daughter developed type 1 diabetes. What Are We Missing in Conventional Care for Type 1 Diabetes? When I got the call from the doctor that fateful day, (February 2nd, 2012, to be exact), our lives changed forever. “Carla,” she said, “your daughter has diabetes.” I stood in my friend’s entrance with my silver flip phone in my hand while my three children bustled around me getting their boots and jackets on to go home. But we weren’t going home. We were going to the hospital. When we arrived in the hospital, we trusted the staff to tell us what to do, but it didn’t take long before I realized that our goals and theirs were much different, that they had no answers for us, only a “hush, darling, don’t ask too much,” in response to my…