The following is a guide to a healing blueprint for some of the key steps along the journey of healing your child from a chronic disorder.
Take Away the Bad Stuff and Add Back in the Good Stuff
Your child will likely take much longer to heal if they eat a poor diet and have poor lifestyle habits.
Learn more about how diet and lifestyle can make make the needle really move in improving your child’s health below.
We’ve all heard about living “healthy”.
We are inundated by media messages about lowering obesity, getting exercise, and eating a “healthy” diet.
But what does all of this mean?
Often times, we underestimate the impact that lifestyle choices can have on our health.
Learn more about the little (and big) things you can do on your own to support your child’s health.
What does it mean to eat “clean”?
Why should a clean and nourishing diet be the cornerstone of any healing blueprint?
Learn more about nutrition, digestion, and the role food plays in our health and vitality.
Rebalance the Imbalances
Once you’ve established a good foundation for healing through diet and lifestyle modifications, it is important to try to identify and address any existing imbalances in the body.
Learn more about other common imbalances below.
The Immune System
If your child has any of the symptoms so common to the “new childhood epidemics,” then it may be time to look at the immune system.
Modern living takes a toll on our kids’ immune function.
Learn more about the immune system here.
The gastrointestinal system is often described as the “seat of health.”
What happens in the gut impacts everything from immune function to brain function.
Learn more about the critical role of the gut in health and what you can do to support a healthy gastrointestinal system.
Allergies and Sensitivities
It seems as if allergies and sensitivities are just part of living in the modern industrial world.
They are your body’s alarm system, alerting you to the fact that something in the environment is harming your body, or your body is ill-equipped to handle certain environmental stressors.
In other words, the total load of environmental stressors on the body is too great.
Learn more about allergies and sensitivities here.
Labs and Biochemistry
There are many tools available today to help us identify underlying imbalances in the body’s physiology.
Learn more about imbalances commonly seen in our children and how to test for them here.
Methylation and Detoxification
Methylation is a very important biochemical process involved in many functions in the body.
If you aren’t methylating properly it can lead to a whole host of health problems.
Methylation can impact gene expression, detoxification, energy production, and more.
Learn more about why methylation and detoxification matters for your child.
It is important to understand that some of the chemicals in your body routinely become imbalanced just by living in the modern world.
What are some of these key chemicals and how can we ensure they are at healthy levels?
Learn more about hormones here.
Mind, Body and Spirit
A human being is much more than a physical body made up of cells, tissues, and organs.
We are complex, dynamic living systems that integrate the physical and observable world with that which is unseen but vital to life and consciousness.
There are many ancient traditions and modern therapies that speak to the integration of mind, body, and spirit.
This integration is often thought to be the heart of health and well-being.
Learn more about how mind, body and spirit interventions can help your child here.
There are many techniques used to enhance function.
These techniques won’t be as effective if the underlying imbalances have not been addressed first (see the above sections).
For example, a child with an imbalance in glutamate and GABA won’t experience the full benefit from therapies to improve focus until this imbalance has been addressed.
Sensory and Structure
Many children with learning disorders or neurobehavioral and neurodevelopmental disorders can benefit from therapies aimed at improving the integration of the brain and central nervous system with the body.
Learn more about some of the best sensory and structure therapies that can help support this important brain-body communication.
Taking that first step on the healing journey can feel overwhelming.
Let us help you get organized and ready to reclaim your family’s health with our healing checklists.
Making diet changes? Consult our helpful diet checklist first.
The truth is that mainstream conventional medical institutions have little to offer children with chronic illnesses in terms of actionable protocols for recovery or cure.
Learn more about integrative, alternative, natural, or complementary medicine and therapies here.
Implementing our household checklist can remove unnecessary additional stressors from your child’s total toxic load, allowing him or her to heal more quickly.
Take a look at our household checklist here.
Our lifestyle checklist is designed to lower your family’s stress level and create a healing home environment.
Kids today are often missing key nutrients.
Check our supplement checklist to see which ones might be missing for your child.
Consult your healthcare practitioner for specific information about your child’s needs.
Take It One Step at a Time
Overwhelmed? We know, we’ve been through it. The key is to take it one step at a time.
Learn more about how to do that here.
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Talk to one of our certified health coaches who specialize in working with families who have children with autism, ADHD, allergies, asthma and other chronic conditions.
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