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…

Qi Gong for Health

Qi Gong for Health

Qi Gong for Health

We interviewed Cynthia Graham, RN, BSN of Nurse NaturalPath about qi gong for health. Qi gong exercises can balance and harness qi (“chi”) or “life energy”. It is frequently described as meditation in motion because it entails breathing, meditation and slow movement. Qi gong can be helpful for those with the following symptoms or diagnoses: ADD ADHD Autism Sensory Processing Disorder Autoimmune disorders Pain Anxiety Chronic stress Coordination issues Balance disorders Sleep issues Autoimmune disorders Hypertension Stroke Traumatic brain injury In this webinar, Cynthia Graham discussed the five pillars of qi gong: Breathing Intention Movement Massage Herbal remedies She also discussed some of the relations between emotions and the five elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as organ meridians. You can find the 2017 NQA Autism workshop participant notes she referenced here. Please note that you will be asked to enter your email address at the 30-minute mark to finish viewing the video. About Cynthia Graham RN BSN Cynthia Graham is…

Simple, Low-Cost Healing Tips

Simple, Low-Cost Healing Tips

Simple, Low-Cost Healing Tips

Beth Lambert, the Executive Director of Epidemic Answers and its Documenting Hope Project, gave an informative presentation about simple, low-cost healing tips. How one “secret ingredient” is the most important healing tool (Do you have it?) About a bathing technique that is free and yields real health results About one of the cheapest natural healing tools that is free and available to everyone How you can help rebuild the microbiome and support the immune system for pennies a day How to play “nutrient detective” for your child How an inexpensive fashion accessory can actually help your child sleep better The importance of prioritizing therapies to save money, time and effort And more! Please note that you will be asked to enter your email address at the 30-minute mark to finish viewing the video. About Beth Lambert Beth Lambert is a former healthcare consultant and teacher. As a consultant, she worked with pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic and other health care companies…

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…

Outsmarting Autism: Expanded and Updated

Patricia Lemer’s Outsmarting Autism is a key component of Epidemic Answers’ health-coach training program because it teaches foundations of health, not only for children with autism, but also for children with allergies, autoimmune disorders, behavioral disorders and other neurodevelopmental disorders. With the expansion and update of the book, Outsmarting Autism, Updated and Expanded: Build Healthy Foundations for Communication, Socialization, and Behavior at All Ages, the book continues to be an important foundation for parents and professionals with questions about improving symptoms in children with autism. Outsmarting Autism is an encyclopedia infused with Lemer’s Total Load Theory. Each child has his or her own unique load of stressors to which he or she has been exposed, and each child has different triggers that cause these stressors to come into play and contribute to symptoms. The Five-Step Plan Lemer shows us how to prioritize healing modalities with her five-step plan: Take Away the Bad Stuff, and Add Back the Good Stuff Lemer’s…

The Autism Exchange

The Autism Exchange

The Autism Exchange

The Autism Exchange (AEX) is a fast, user-friendly website that takes frustration out of internet searches. Their mission is to connect autism parents with the information, products, and services they need to support their child to the fullest, without wasting valuable time searching the internet. Their slogan is “Sharing Info Saving Time”.  They provide the capability for everyone to share information, which in turn helps all parents save time. The AEX is designed to put autism-related information at your fingertips. Their unique custom software organizes, standardizes, and randomly displays all AEX information which makes it easy to search and saves you lots of time. They have well over a 1,000 data streams, with 2,000 more on the way.  In addition, they have very useful interactive tools. At the Autism Exchange, Users Can: Use the interactive tools to search common autism categories, directory lists, consumer corner products, and community library articles. Share information that you have with other parents through the…

Our Favorite Recovery Books

Our Favorite Recovery Books

Our Favorite Recovery Books

You can purchase items from Amazon Smile and designate us as your beneficiary – we’ll get 0.5% of all purchases.  We’d love to be your charity of choice!  If you feel inspired to give outright, you can make a tax-deductible donation here. To make it easy for you, we thought we’d share our favorite books about health and healing: “Is This Your Child:  Discovering and Treating Unrecognized Allergies in Children and Adults” by Doris Rapp, M.D. “Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders” by Kenneth Bock and Cameron Strauth “A Compromised Generation: The Epidemic of Chronic Illness in America’s Children” by Beth Lambert and Victoria Kobliner “Outsmarting Autism:  The Ultimate Guide to Management, Healing and Prevention” by Patricia S. Lemer “Almost Autism:  Recovering Children from Sensory Processing Disorder, A Reference for Parents and Practitioners” by Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP “Envisioning a Bright Future:  Interventions That Work for Children and Adults…

Toys for Children with Special Needs

by Cheri Riehle When choosing toys for children with special needs, keep in mind that specially designed or modified toys are not always necessary.  For all children, toys are only props used in play, and the process of play itself is valuable for development of physical, cognitive, social and emotional skills. Too many toys can be overwhelming to any child.  Think back to your childhood days, when cardboard boxes became doll furniture or tunnels for cars.  There are many wonderful toys on the market; let your child use his or her imagination and creativity to develop ways of expanding play. Consider purchasing toys that are open-ended and allow play to be taken in different directions.  Dolls, car sets and art supplies are good examples of open-ended toys. Organize your child’s play area.   Divide toys into boxes or bins and continually exchange bins, rather than keep all toys out at once. Toys that have been put away for a while, seem…