GAPS Intro: How to Get the Whole Family Started

GAPS Intro: How to Get the Whole Family Started

GAPS Intro: How to Get the Whole Family Started

We interviewed Melanie Christner, a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, a Certified Healing Foods Specialist, and a Certified GAPS Practitioner, about the GAPS intro diet. Implementing a gut-healing diet is crucial for recovering your child from autism, ADHD, allergies, asthma, chronic ear infections, eczema and more. Gut-healing diets help to eliminate pathogens in your child’s gut, and doing this can lower inflammation, strengthen the immune system and increase nutrient availability. The Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) diet is a gut-healing diet that can help disorders stemming from or exacerbated by leaky gut and dysbiosis including: ADD/ADHD Autism Sensory Processing Disorder Addictions Depression Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Celiac disease Rheumatoid arthritis Type one diabetes Crohn’s disease Asthma Eczema Allergies Thyroid disorders Learn how to implement the first phase of the GAPS diet in this informational webinar. You can find Melanie’s handouts below that she mentioned in the webinar. GAPS Protocol Constipation Menu GAPS diet full food list GAPS diet intro steps How to talk…

The Hidden Link Between Vision and Learning

The Hidden Link Between Vision and Learning

The Hidden Link Between Vision and Learning

We interviewed Wendy Beth Rosen, author of The Hidden Link Between Vision and Learning: Why Millions of Learning-Disabled Children Are Misdiagnosed. The symptoms of many vision problems can mimic disorders such as dyslexia and ADHD. Vision-related learning problems affect 25% of school-age children, yet knowledge about these types of vision problems is scant. There is a difference between vision and eyesight, and there’s more to vision than 20/20. Wendy learned these facts when she found out that her own daughter fell below grade level in written expression. It turns out that she had a previously undiagnosed condition that caused her to see double, which made it difficult for her to track lines of print on a page. Please note that you will be asked to enter your email address at the 30-minute mark to finish viewing the video. About Wendy Beth Rosen Wendy Beth Rosen is a certified early childhood and elementary teacher and holds a dual degree in art….

ADHD and Homeopathy

ADHD and Homeopathy

ADHD and Homeopathy

In this webinar interview, Stephen Cowan MD took us through the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) framework to understand the link between ADHD and homeopathy. Within the TCM framework, there are five forces:  wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Dr. Cowan discussed five distinct subtypes of ADHD based on this framework: The Wood Child is an adventurous explorer who is always on the move but gets frustrated easily The Fire Child is outgoing, funny, and can be prone to mood swings and impulsive actions The Earth Child is cooperative, peacemaking, but can feel worried or indecisive when stressed The Metal Child is comforted by routine, and finds it difficult to shift attention from task to task The Water Child is an imaginative dreamer, yet struggles to keep track of time Each subtype is treated differently with homeopathy, herbs, diet and lifestyle activities that are detailed in his book, Fire Child, Water Child: How Understanding the Five Types of ADHD Can Help…

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…

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…

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,…

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…