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…

Vision Therapy for Autism, ADHD, SPD and Learning Disabilities

Vision Therapy for Autism, ADHD, SPD and Learning Disabilities

Vision Therapy for Autism, ADHD, SPD and Learning Disabilities

We interviewed Lynn Hellerstein, a developmental and behavioral optometrist, about vision therapy for autism, ADHD, SPD and learning disabilities. It can also potentially be helpful for children with Lyme disease, PANS/PANDAS, apraxia/dyspraxia, neurological symptoms, behavioral disorders and developmental delays. Did you know that vision problems are a CAUSE of many autism symptoms, such as stimming and sideways glancing that vision therapy can correct? Vision is NOT the same as eyesight; it is how the brain processes incoming stimulus through the eyes. Listen in to find out why having your child examined by a developmental optometrist – which is NOT the same as an ophthalmologist or even a typical optometrist – is so important. Please note that you will be asked to enter your email address at the 30-minute mark to finish viewing the video. About Lynn F. Hellerstein OD FCOVD FAAO Dr. Hellerstein is a a developmental and behavioral optometrist who has inspired thousands of people to improve their vision…

PANS and PANDAS

PANS and PANDAS

PANS and PANDAS

We interviewed Lauren Stone about PANS and PANDAS, neurological disorders characterized by OCD, tics, regression and emotional lability that are caused by pathogenic infections in the brain. Consider that your child may have PANS or PANDAS if they have sudden onset of the following conditions: OCD Anxiety Depression Emotional lability Irritability Aggression Oppositional behavior Behavioral regression Developmental regression Deterioration in school performance Severely restricted food intake Sleep disturbances Tics Sensory or motor abnormalities In this webinar, Lauren Stone educated us about what causes PANS/PANDAS, what the difference between the two disorders is, and what parents can do to get help. You can find Lauren’s PANS and PANDAS presentation here. Please note that you will be asked to enter your email address at the 30-minute mark to finish viewing the video. About Lauren Lee Stone PhD MS HHP Lauren Lee Stone is a nutritionist and holistic health practitioner who uses BioEnergetic Medicine as a healing modality. Lauren came to BioEnergetic Medicine in…

Non-Pharmaceutical Treatment of Lyme Disease and Co-Infections

Non-Pharmaceutical Treatment of Lyme Disease and Co-Infections

Non-Pharmaceutical Treatment of Lyme Disease and Co-Infections

We interviewed Lee Cowden MD, internationally known Lyme specialist, about the non-pharmaceutical treatment of Lyme disease and co-infections. Consider that your child may have chronic Lyme disease if he or she has: Fatigue Headache Joint pain Muscle pain Sleep issues Cognitive problems Behavioral problems Neuropathy Depression Anxiety In this webinar, well known Lyme specialist Lee Cowden MD taught us about ways to treat Lyme disease and its co-infections without the use of antibiotics. Chronic Lyme disease can appear without the classic “bull’s-eye rash” or even a tick bite. It can even be passed from mother to child. Because Lyme disease affects the neurological system of the body, it can be common in children with: Autism ADD/ADHD Developmental delays Sensory Processing Disorder Learning disabilities Autoimmune disorders, especially Rheumatoid Arthritis Visual-processing issues Speech and language disorders Behavioral disorders Mood disorders PANS/PANDAS You can find Dr. Cowden’s presentation Non-Pharmaceutical Treatment of Lyme Disease and Co-infections here. Please note that you will be asked to…

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…

Syntonics for Visual Dysfunction

Syntonics for Visual Dysfunction

Syntonics for Visual Dysfunction

We interviewed Hans Lessmann, OD, FCOVD, FCSO about using syntonics for visual dysfunction. Syntonics, also known as optometric phototherapy, is a non-invasive form of light therapy. In conjunction with vision therapy, syntonics can help reverse visual dysfunctions such as: Strabismus (eye turn) “Lazy” eyes Convergence issues Divergence issues Focusing issues These symptoms are often seen in children with neurodevelopmental disorders such as: Autism ADHD Learning disabilities Sensory Processing Disorder Dyslexia Syntonics can also help those with: Emotional issues Behavioral issues PANS/PANDAS Lyme disease Traumatic Brain Injury Migraines Other neurological diseases and disorders Please note that you will be asked to enter your email address at the 30-minute mark to finish viewing the video. About Hans F. Lessmann OD FCOVD FCSO Hans F. Lessmann is the Executive Director of the Vision Development Institute. Dr. Lessmann is a Board Certified Fellow in both Vision and Light therapy by the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and the College of Syntonic Optometry. He…

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…