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Feingold Diet

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The Feingold diet can improve physical reactions and behavioral changes that happen after your child eats certain foods. Your child’s behavior and learning ability may be impaired by certain chemicals such as artificial colors, artificial flavors and preservatives in their daily diet. Food controls mood and behaviors and affects cognitive ability. Our gastrointestinal tract (gut) is the direct link to the brain. The gut is often called the “second brain” because most neurotransmitters that affect mood are made there. Sometimes parents of children with autism have their children on a gluten- and casein-free diet or the GAPS diet, but for many it is only after they add the Feingold Diet that they see some significant improvements. Parents of children with ADHD, learning disabilities or dyslexia may not realize how powerful the Feingold diet may be for their children. The Feingold diet may be the key to eradicating behaviors and improving cognitive functioning without relying on pharmaceutical medications. History of the…

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,…

Your Natural Medicine Cabinet

Your Natural Medicine Cabinet

Your Natural Medicine Cabinet

We interviewed nurse and homeopath Burke Lennihan about her book, Your Natural Medicine Cabinet about home-based solutions for non-acute health issues. In this webinar presentation, Burke covered in an easy-to-understand way how to use: Supplements Superfoods Medicinal herbs Homeopathy Cell salts Bach flower remedies Healthy eating and lifestyle She discussed home remedies for issues such as: Acid reflux Flu Insomnia Earaches Constipation Emotional first aid Please note that you will be asked to enter your email address at the 30-minute mark to finish viewing the video. About Burke Lennihan RN CCH Begabati Burke Lennihan is a Harvard grad and author of three books on holistic health care, writing under her middle name Burke. She has written the following books: Your Natural Medicine Cabinet: A Practical Guide to Drug-Free Remedies for Everyday Complaints A Healer In Every Home: Dogs & Cats: Top Tips for Healthy Animal Care from a Pioneering Holistic Vet and a Holistic Animal Shelter Director Cough Cures: The…

Nourishing Hope for Autism, ADHD, Asperger’s and Allergies

Nourishing Hope for Autism, ADHD, Asperger’s and Allergies

Nourishing Hope for Autism, ADHD, Asperger’s and Allergies

We interviewed Julie Matthews CNC about nourishing hope for autism, ADHD, Asperger’s and allergies with dietary changes to improve health, learning and behavior. Implementing a gut-healing diet, correcting nutritional deficiencies and eliminating food sensitivities are the foundation of recovering your child or yourself from a chronic health condition. If implemented correctly, such a diet can significantly improve the results of your child’s therapies. Julie believes that there is no one-size-fits-all dietary program for children with autism or other chronic health conditions; she calls this bioindividual nutrition. Each child is unique with individual biochemical needs and requires a unique bio-individual nutrition approach. In this webinar, we discussed healing diets such as: Elimination diet Gluten-free casein-free diet Specific carbohydrate diet (SCD) Gut And Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) diet Paleo diet Low oxalate diet Body Ecology Diet Failsafe diet Feingold diet Low-glutamate diet Please note that you will be asked to enter your email address at the 30-minute mark to finish viewing the video….

Mitochondrial Dysfunction with Suzanne Goh MD

Mitochondrial Dysfunction with Suzanne Goh MD

Mitochondrial Dysfunction with Suzanne Goh MD

We interviewed Suzanne Goh MD about mitochondrial dysfunction, which is common in children with seizures and neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism. The best way to think of mitochondrial dysfunction is like thinking about economics:  supply and demand. People with mitochondrial dysfunctions can’t supply enough energy to meet their bodies’ demands. Seemingly typical things to most people can cause an energy drain in those with mitochondrial dysfunction. Breakthroughs in neurological research have shown the essential role of mitochondria to healthy brain function and development. Key nutrients to target mitochondrial function can have a positive impact on language, communication, and social ability – from infancy to adulthood. Watch this webinar to find out more about this subject that might be more common than is currently suspected. Please note that you will be asked to enter your email address at the 30-minute mark to finish viewing the video. About Suzanne Goh MD Dr. Suzanne Goh is a board-certified pediatric behavioral neurologist, a neuroscience…

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…

Outsmarting Autism

Outsmarting Autism

Outsmarting Autism

We interviewed Patty Lemer about her book Outsmarting Autism, which we at Epidemic Answers call “the Bible of autism recovery” because Patty covers everything in the book. This book is the soup-to-nuts guide to everything you need to know about recovering your child from autism. Patty has been working with children and adults with autism for over 40 years, and she knows a thing or two about recovery. In this webinar, she discussed the total load theory, of which stress is the crux. Stress comes under six major categories: biological, environmental, behavioral, educational, physical, and emotional. Taken together, these stresses become what is known as the “body burden”. Removing these individual stressors allows a child’s body to heal from autism. Patty also talked about steps to outsmart autism: Step 1: Take away the bad stuff, and add back the good stuff Step 2: Correct foundational issues Step 3: Address sensory problems Step 4: Focus on communicating, interacting, and learning Step…

Recovering Children from Sensory Processing Disorder

Recovering Children from Sensory Processing Disorder

Recovering Children from Sensory Processing Disorder

We interviewed our own Maria Rickert Hong, author of Almost Autism, about recovering children from Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). Sensory Processing Disorder isn’t a true diagnosis, yet, because it is not a standalone diagnosis in the DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition). However, most children with autism have it, and many children with ADD/ADHD, PANS/PANDAS and Lyme disease also have it. It can also be a standalone disorder, meaning that a child is over- or under-sensitive to lights, sounds, motions, tastes, smells and more. The good news is that children CAN recover from it. In this webinar, Maria discussed: What led her to the world of “almost autism” What some of the key behavioral symptoms that a child with SPD has If there are any physical symptoms that are warning signs that precede symptoms of SPD When she realized that nutrition and sensory processing were related What some common practices that our medical advisors recommend that…

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…

Holistic Dentistry

Holistic Dentistry

Holistic Dentistry

We interviewed Robert Johnson DMD about holistic dentistry, which is based on the belief that the mouth is an integral part of the entire body, and its health is supported by non-toxic, bio-compatible materials. As such, these dentists do not use mercury or other toxic dental materials such as fluoride and BPA, which are endocrine disruptors. Holistic and/or biological dentists typically also believe that chronic health conditions may have an origin in the mouth. For example, if metal fillings are in the mouth, they can affect the flow of energy associated with that tooth to its corresponding organ or part of the body on an energy meridian. The association between dental issues and energy meridians can be seen on the National Health Integrated Associates’ meridian tooth chart. Unfortunately, western medicine doesn’t see the connection between, say, gingivitis and heart disease. Find out how chronic and degenerative disease can be caused by toxic fillings, jawbone infection, the bite or airway problems….