GABA and Glutamate: What Works for Anxiety? with Trudy Scott

GABA and Glutamate: What Works for Anxiety? with Trudy Scott

GABA and Glutamate: What Works for Anxiety? with Trudy Scott

Please join us in our interview of Trudy Scott, author of The Antianxiety Food Solution and the host of The Anxiety Summit, about GABA and glutamate and what works for anxiety on Wednesday, October 28th at 8:00pm Eastern. You can register for the webinar here: GABA and glutamate are neurotransmitters and amino acids that can affect the body’s ability to deal with stress and anxiety. GABA is a calming neurotransmitter, while glutamate is excitatory. Both are needed for optimal function of the brain, but in this day and age, it is easy to have an excess of glutamate due to: Stress Infections that cross the blood-brain barrier (PANS/PANDAS) Pyroluria, a condition in which vitamin B6 and zinc are overly excreted An excess of free glutamates in the diet Toxic heavy metals such as: Aluminum Mercury Lead Tin Glyphosate and other pesticides Electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) Low blood sugar Brain inflammation stemming from any of the above factors or other factors An excess…

Functional Nutrition for Anxiety with Andrea Nakayama

Functional Nutrition for Anxiety with Andrea Nakayama

Functional Nutrition for Anxiety with Andrea Nakayama

We interviewed Andrea Nakayama of the Functional Nutrition Alliance about the use of functional nutrition for anxiety. JAMA Pediatrics estimated in February 2019 that 7.7 million U.S. children (16.5%) have at least one mental health disorder. Anxiety is a large component of most mental health disorders. Although mainstream medicine may be quick to either say “it’s all in your head” or to prescribe an anti-depressant or anti-anxiety medication (which can be very dangerous to children), the truth about anxiety can be a far deeper issue. By looking at results of specialized testing for root causes of a disorder – known as functional medicine – a clearer picture may arrive as to the origins of anxiety. Research scientists are discovering that inflammation and nutritional deficiencies are key contributors to anxiety. Common nutritional deficiencies in a person with anxiety are: Magnesium Omega-3 fatty acids Vitamin D Lithium orotate (a naturally occurring mineral, not the pharmaceutical prescription) Vitamin C and other anti-oxidants B…

More Than a Diagnosis: TBI, Cerebral Palsy and Dyslexia

More Than a Diagnosis: TBI, Cerebral Palsy and Dyslexia

More Than a Diagnosis: TBI, Cerebral Palsy and Dyslexia

We interviewed Emily Abbott and Jessica Burdg of the Who Is Carter Foundation and The Brain Possible project about the new book, More Than a Diagnosis. Instead of focusing on what your child can’t do, have you ever wondered what they could do? Emily and Jessica have connected with dozens of families who put blinders on to the noise of gloom and doom, of negative predictions or assumptions, of their children’s diagnoses such as: Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) such as concussions Cerebral palsy Autism Cystic fibrosis Dyslexia Spina bifida Down syndrome Epilepsy Rare genetic conditions PANS/PANDAS Through their work, they have discovered stories of hope of children with these conditions. Many of these parents looked outside the box of their children’s diagnoses and tried a variety of therapies that are typically not recommended by traditional, western-medicine doctors. However, by doing so, they have become empowered and informed by looking into non-traditional therapies such as: Orton-Gillingham multisensory phonics technique for children…

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…

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 Water

The Importance of Water

The Importance of Water

We interviewed Jennifer Boyd PA of Boyd Wellness, also known as “The Green Diva”, about the importance of water for our health. About 70-75% of your body is water. Water is essential to our life and health, yet many people are chronically dehydrated. In addition, the quality of our water has deteriorated over many decades. Water is something that we take for granted, yet it’s so important to our health!  In this webinar, Jennifer told us how water, or lack of it, affects our health.  She also revealed how most water these days is of poor, even toxic, quality and how to correct that. Listen in to find out why we shouldn’t dismiss it or take it for granted. Please note that you will be asked to enter your email address at the 30-minute mark to finish viewing the video. About Jennifer Boyd PA Jennifer Boyd is a licensed Physician Assistant certified in New York State and Connecticut and a…

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…

What’s Causing the Peanut Allergy Epidemic?

What’s Causing the Peanut Allergy Epidemic?

What’s Causing the Peanut Allergy Epidemic?

  We interviewed Heather Fraser, author of The Peanut Allergy Epidemic, about what’s causing the peanut allergy epidemic and what can be done about it. Peanut anaphylaxis, the severe and life-threatening allergy to peanuts, is something that every parent dreads for their child. Heather became intimately involved with the peanut-allergy epidemic after her child had an anaphylactic reaction to peanut butter. Heather examined the clues and potential causes of this epidemic which she told us about in this interview. We talked about: Why the peanut allergy epidemic only seems to be found in Western cultures Why there was a sharp rise in this epidemic around 1990 What is the cause of this epidemic, and do pharmaceuticals play a role What can be done about peanut allergies Please note that you will be asked to enter your email address at the 30-minute mark to finish viewing the video. About Heather Fraser In 1995, Heather’s one-year-old son Woody reacted violently with anaphylaxis…