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…

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…

Vagus Nerve Healing

Vagus Nerve Healing

Vagus Nerve Healing

We interviewed Stanley Rosenberg about vagus nerve healing. The vagus nerve, also known as cranial nerve ten (denoted by the Roman numeral X), is the longest nerve in the body, running from the brain stem through the eyes, heart, lungs, and digestive tract. Inhibition of the vagus nerve is known as “fight or flight”, a state in which the sympathetic nervous system is activated. Because the vagus nerve connects so many different organs and symptoms, its inhibition can lead to commonly known symptoms of anxiety and/or fear such as: Pupil dilation Increased heart rate Shallow breathing Digestion inhibition Secretion of stress hormones such as epinephrine and norepinephrine Increased blood glucose Cranial-nerve dysfunction, including cranial nerve X (the vagus nerve), can contribute to the symptoms of individuals with: Autism ADD/ADHD Sensory Processing Disorder Developmental delays Learning disabilities Speech delays Anxiety Depression Trauma Migraines Asthma Poor digestion Irritability Difficulty sleeping Poor social engagement Withdrawal Stanley discussed how nervous system dysfunction can lead…

Cranial Neurosequencing Technique

Cranial Neurosequencing Technique

Cranial Neurosequencing Technique

We interviewed Lois Laynee about the cranial neurosequencing technique that she created. Every dysfunction starts with an interruption or alteration within cranial-nerve connections, which can lead to retained reflexes in a child. These retained reflexes mean that movement sequences that are programmed into a baby’s development in utero and during the first year or so of life are not inhibited; thus, they are retained. Children with retained reflexes are more likely to have developmental delays in gross-motor skills and fine-motor skills, which can lead to a host of other problems later on such as neurodevelopmental disorders, speech delays, social delays, emotional delays and problems with academic performance. Cranial-nerve dysfunction can contribute to the symptoms of individuals with: Autism ADD/ADHD Sensory Processing Disorder Developmental delays Learning disabilities Speech delays Anxiety Depression Trauma Migraines Asthma Poor digestion Irritability Difficulty sleeping Poor social engagement Withdrawal Lois discussed how gentle movement patterns of development that are part of the cranial neurosequencing technique can activate…

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…

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Autism, Anxiety and Depression

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Autism, Anxiety and Depression

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Autism, Anxiety and Depression

We interviewed Robert Silvetz MD about transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for symptoms of autism, anxiety, depression and other chronic conditions. Transcranial magnetic stimulation is a noninvasive treatment method that can normalize neural activity. It has been successfully used for at least two decades to improve symptoms of: Autism Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Poor executive functioning Poor language skills Compulsive behaviors Anxiety Depression Substance abuse “Chemo brain” Dementia Insomnia Schizophrenia Diminished emotional awareness Other psychiatric and neurological disorders In this webinar, Dr. Silvetz answered the following questions about TMS: What is transcranial magnetic stimulation? Are there any studies supporting its use? How long has it been in use? Is it similar to neurofeedback? Please note that you will be asked to enter your email address at the 30-minute mark to finish viewing the video. About Robert Silvetz MD Dr. Silvetz’s interest in Individualized Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is a natural outgrowth of his long interest and accomplished career…