The Gut

Organic Acid Test

Organic Acid Test

The medical histories of distractible children often include frequent use of antibiotics or steroids, digestive disturbances and/or food sensitivities. Any one of these can impair immune functioning and pre-dispose children to the overgrowth of small amounts of...

Neurotransmitter Imbalances

Neurotransmitter Imbalances

Neurotransmitter imbalances are common in mood and behavior disorders such as: Bipolar disorder Depression Anxiety Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Pyrrole disorder Eating disorders Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) ADHD/ADD Schizophrenia Oppositional Defiant...

Elimination Diet

Elimination Diet

Why Implement an Elimination Diet? An elimination diet is one of the cornerstones of improving your child's health, mood and behavior. Children with chronic health conditions typically have undetected food sensitivities and intolerances, known as IgA and IgG...

The Microbiome

The Microbiome

The scientific literature claims that the human microbiome should be considered an organ or possibly a superorganism. It wasn’t until the 1990s that it was even discovered and now believed to have an overwhelming impact on human health. The term ‘microbiome’ is...

Healing the Gut

Healing the Gut

Healing the gut begins with Hippocrates' concept of “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates, the Greek physician in 400 BC, also stated: “All diseases begin in the gut”. The concept has definitely been around for a while, so food is the first...

Gut-Brain-Immune Axis

Gut-Brain-Immune Axis

Abnormal neurological functioning of children with neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, ADHD, learning disabilities and Sensory Processing Disorder now takes on a whole new meaning in light of recent research on the gut-brain-immune axis, which includes...

Food Sensitivities and Intolerances

Food Sensitivities and Intolerances

Many children today experience food sensitivities and intolerances that are known to have adverse effects on their mood and behaviors. Unfortunately, when parents see unwanted behaviors, depression or mood swings in their children, their pediatrician may want to...

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal Disorders

What Are Gastrointestinal Disorders? Living with gastrointestinal disorders is very painful and distressful for children and heartbreaking for parents, especially when a child has limited language to express how they feel. One thing is certain: the faces of children...

Leaky Gut

Leaky Gut

Many children with developmental delays, allergies, asthma, autoimmune conditions or other chronic illnesses have what is known colloquially as a "leaky gut," or intestinal hyperpermeability. What Is Leaky Gut? The lining of the digestive system is a selective screen....

Constipation and Diarrhea

Constipation and Diarrhea

What Is Constipation? Constipation is one of the most pressing concerns of parents today with all children no matter what the diagnosis or condition. Chronic diarrhea can often be the flip side to chronic constipation because the bowels may be so impacted that only...