Our Children With Type 1 Diabetes: Causes, Solutions, and a New Prognosis

Our Children With Type 1 Diabetes: Causes, Solutions, and a New Prognosis

Our Children With Type 1 Diabetes: Causes, Solutions, and a New Prognosis

In this post, Carla Atherton, Director of the Healthy Family Formula, relates how she discovered that functional medicine has better answers for why her daughter developed type 1 diabetes. What We Are Missing in Conventional Care for Type 1 Diabetes? When I got the call from the doctor that fateful day, (February 2nd, 2012, to be exact), our lives changed forever. “Carla,” she said, “your daughter has diabetes.” I stood in my friend’s entrance with my silver flip phone in my hand while my three children bustled around me getting their boots and jackets on to go home. But we weren’t going home. We were going to the hospital. When we arrived in the hospital, we trusted the staff to tell us what to do, but it didn’t take long before I realized that our goals and theirs were much different, that they had no answers for us, only a “hush, darling, don’t ask too much,” in response to my…

Does Mitochondrial Dysfunction Finally Connect the Diverse Medical Symptoms We Now See in Children With Various Health Problems?

By Alyssa Davi, Parent Advocate What is mitochondrial disease and why may it be important to my child with developmental delay, low tone, GI problems, seizures, feeding problems, failure to gain weight, autism, diabetes or neuro-psychiatric symptoms? Research connecting mitochondrial disease and many diverse medical problems is increasing.  Dr. James Anderson, the Director of Program Coordination at the National Institute of Health (NIH) stated that the NIH currently funds more than half a billion dollars in mitochondrial research. Researchers are linking mitochondrial disease with everything from diabetes, autism, mood disorders, bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and even some cancers. Why would mitochondrial disease be involved in such a vast array of disorders?  The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation states, Mitochondrial diseases are not one disease, but a group of metabolic diseases.  These diseases result from failures of the mitochondria, specialized organelles present in almost every cell of the body Mitochondria are responsible for providing more than 90% of the energy needed…

Why Is the Autism Rate Now 1 in 68 Children?

Are you scared yet? If you’re thinking of having children, you should be VERY concerned that the autism rate has gone from: 1 in 10,000 children in 1980, to 1 in 150 children in 2002, to 1 in 88 children in 2012, to 1 in 68 children in 2014. That’s almost TWO PERCENT of the pediatric population! We’re not buying that this is due to better diagnosis. Ask any teacher who’s been around for over 20 years, and he or she will tell you that, yes, children today have a far greater number of health, developmental, learning and behavioral issues than children did 20 years ago. We believe this is a profound epidemic affecting today’s children. It’s Not Just an Autism Epidemic We know that there isn’t just an epidemic of autism. There are also epidemics of PDD-NOS, sensory processing disorder, ADHD, developmental delays, mitochondrial dysfunction, asthma, allergies, autoimmune diseases and neurological, behavioral, digestive disorders. When will you wake up…