The Immune System

Immune System Boosters

Immune System Boosters

When there is a sickness making the rounds, it’s a good idea to take extra steps to boost your body’s capabilities with these immune system boosters, especially in the winter months. You’ll want to follow these suggestions regularly in normal conditions, but if...

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...

How to Reduce Inflammation

How to Reduce Inflammation

It's important to know how to reduce inflammation if your child has a neurodevelopmental disorder, mood disorder, autoimmune disorder or other chronic health condition. Inflammation is the body’s way of fighting against harmful pathogens and toxins and protecting...

How to Support the Immune System

How to Support the Immune System

A traditional solution to treating any kind of condition that affects the immune system is usually drug medications to attenuate symptoms instead of teaching a patient how to support the immune system. However, this approach is just a band-aid effect that usually is...

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...

Autoimmunity and Autism

Autoimmunity and Autism

Children with autism have autoimmunity, and, as a result, autism is an autoimmune disorder. This article discusses the link between autoimmunity and autism. What Is Autoimmunity? Autoimmunity is a unique immune response that is very common in our modern world today...

Immune System 101

Immune System 101

The immune system is the human body’s first line of defense that protects against viruses, bacteria, foreign invaders and organisms. When a person’s immune system is strong and healthy, it regulates normal growth and development and protects the person against...

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...

Soft Signs

Soft Signs

 If your child exhibits any of the soft signs below with persistence, they may have some of the underlying medical dysfunctions commonly seen with the "new childhood epidemics." Click on the symptom to learn more. One or two red cheeks after eating Red or hot ears...

Immune Dysregulation

Immune Dysregulation

The immune system is how the body defends itself from harmful substances in the environment. Although there are many environmental factors that contribute to chronic illness in children, one of the most important outcomes of all these environmental influences is...