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…

Brain Under Attack Authors' Discussion

Brain Under Attack Authors’ Discussion

Brain Under Attack Authors' Discussion

We hosted a panel discussion with the authors of Brain Under Attack: A Resource for Parents and Caregivers of Children with PANS, PANDAS, and Autoimmune Encephalitis, about PANS, PANDAS and Autoimmune Encephalitis. PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome) is a newer diagnosis that your child’s pediatrician or psychiatrist may not be aware of. It is a disorder that is loosely defined as a sudden onset of acute anxiety and mood variability accompanied by OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and/or tics. PANS includes not only PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections), but also diagnoses such as Lyme disease, OCD and ODD. Another way to think of PANS, as well as any neurodevelopmental disorder such as autism, ADD/ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder and even learning disabilities, is that these disorders may fall under the larger umbrella of Autoimmune Encephalitis (AE), which is a swelling of the brain. In this timely webinar, you’ll learn the answers to these questions: What are PANS, PANDAS and Autoimmune Encephalitis? What…

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…

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…

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…

Undiagnosed Lyme Disease

Undiagnosed Lyme Disease

Undiagnosed Lyme Disease

Nika Hamblin relates her personal story of dealing with undiagnosed Lyme disease in this post. Many years ago, my husband and I were living in southern Germany. I became very ill with what doctors thought was a severe strain of flu. Mentally and physically, I haven’t been the same since because of these symptoms: Memory loss Mental fogginess Weight gain Intolerance to alcohol Weakness Joint achiness Complete inability to exercise Doctors kept telling me “if you’d just lose some weight….” Nobody wanted to listen to the fact that I gained a lot of weight BECAUSE I was sick. Five years later, my internist sent me to Johns Hopkins. Diagnoses: chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and Neurally Mediated Hypotension (NMH); I later discovered that some patients diagnosed with CFS in actuality have Lyme disease.  Both Sons Have Multiple Diagnoses While still sick, I gave birth to my first son, Spencer, who was born five weeks prematurely for no known reason. When it…