Soft Signs of a Compromised Immune System

Soft Signs of a Compromised Immune System

Soft Signs of a Compromised Immune System

We interviewed Beth Lambert and Patricia Lemer about soft signs of a compromised immune system, which are red flags of your child’s health. Soft signs are symptoms that affect the immune system. Typical soft signs are: One or two red cheeks after eating Chronic runny nose or cough Chronic mouth breathing Recurrent ear infections Chronic or recurrent sinus infections Cradle cap Dark circles or bags surrounding the eyes Colic, excessive crying or irritability in babies Chronic constipation or diarrhea Food sensitivities, intolerances and/or allergies These soft signs indicate that the immune system is dysfunctional, which can happen for many reasons such as birthing practices, antibiotics, diet and toxicity. Soft signs often precede more complicated diagnoses such as: Autism ADHD Allergies Asthma Autoimmune disorders Developmental delays Dyspraxia and apraxia Failure to thrive Emotional, behavioral and mood symptoms Learning disabilities PANS/PANDAS Sensory Processing Disorder Speech and language issues Because these symptoms many times precede these diagnoses, it indicates that even neurodevelopmental disorders…

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….

The Five Archetypes and Stress

The Five Archetypes and Stress

The Five Archetypes and Stress

We interviewed Carey Davidson, author of The Five Archetypes, about the five archetypes of Traditional Chinese Medicine as they relate to stress. In many schools of Chinese Medicine, the elements Fire, Earth, Metal Water, and Wood are the foundation of how nature grows and evolves. They are believed to help us understand everything from illness and healing to the fundamental processes of child development—and they continue to inform Chinese medicine practice today. According to Carey Davidson, each of the five elements can also be seen as a personality archetype—and inside all of us is a unique blend of these archetypes that serves as a window into living a more fulfilling life on every level. By knowing the personality traits associated with each type and using what Carey calls the Five Archetypes method, you can actually start to predict your behavioral patterns. Listen in as Carey Davidson explains how each of the Five Archetypes deals with stress and how it affects…

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…

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…

EMFs and Children's Health

EMFs and Children’s Health

EMFs and Children's Health

  We interviewed Theodora Scarato MSW the Executive Director of the Environmental Health Trust about EMFs and children’s health. Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) have been shown to cause changes in both the sympathetic nervous system as well as the parasympathetic nervous system. In addition, EMFs have been shown to open the blood-brain-barrier, allowing pathogenic infections to invade the brain, which can lead to PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome). If you or your child has any of the following symptoms, you’ll want to sign up for this webinar: Problems with focus and attention Memory problems Vision issues Inability to sleep well Constant headache Dizziness Tinnitus Chronic fatigue Unexplained heart palpitations Learn how EMFs from cordless house phones, fluorescent lights, cell phones, baby monitors, Wi-Fi systems, smart meters and large electric devices such as refrigerators can contribute to these symptoms. Please note that you will be asked to enter your email address at the 30-minute mark to finish viewing the video. About Theodora…

Sensory Integration Dysfunction and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

Sensory Integration Dysfunction and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

Sensory Integration Dysfunction and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

If any sense is inefficient, the integration process can be disrupted, and Sensory Integration Dysfunction (SID) – a term coined by A. Jean Ayres PhD – occurs.  However, because of the possibility of confusing it with the unrelated disorder Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), in the 1980s, those in the field informally began using the term DSI for dysfunction in sensory integration. Ayres Sensory Integration Ayres Sensory Integration® (ASI) is now trademarked, and includes the original theory, assessment, patterns of dysfunction, and intervention concepts, principles, and techniques articulated by Dr. Ayres and applied by therapists trained in this approach worldwide. Some of Dr. Ayres’ colleagues and students, headed by Susanne Smith Roley OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA and Zoe Mailloux, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA, founded a new organization called The Collaborative for Leadership in Ayres Sensory Integration (CLASI). CLASI provides continuing education opportunities for mastering, applying and advancing knowledge in ASI theory and practice, culminating in a certificate of certification.  CLASI is a…

Parasites Can Cause Seemingly Unrelated Symptoms

Parasites Can Cause Seemingly Unrelated Symptoms

Parasites Can Cause Seemingly Unrelated Symptoms

It took me years to understand how my seemingly unrelated symptoms of dental, digestive and respiratory issues as well as obesity were all due to parasites. Blood in the Stool It’s really frightening to have blood in the stool, especially with a family history of colon cancer. At first, I thought it was remnants of beets, and a colonoscopy showed no abnormalities, not even a tiny polyp. I eliminated wheat and dairy. No change. As my symptoms gradually worsened, I made an appointment with Pittsburgh’s “best” gastrointestinal specialist.  Gastrointestinal Symptoms The candy in the waiting room and the intake with not one query about diet should have been fair warning. “Dr. GI” requested a stool test. “I did one two weeks ago with a top lab; the results will be back soon,” I said, expecting him to be impressed. “Why’d you do that, honey?” he asked kindly. “We have a great lab down the street.” I explained that mine could…