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:
- Autoimmune disorders
- Developmental delays
- Dyspraxia and apraxia
- Failure to thrive
- Emotional, behavioral and mood symptoms
- Learning disabilities
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- Speech and language issues
Because these symptoms many times precede these diagnoses, it indicates that even neurodevelopmental disorders can be a result of immune dysfunction. Listen in as Beth and Patty discuss these soft signs and what to do about them.
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About Beth Lambert
She is the author of A Compromised Generation: The Epidemic of Chronic Illness in America’s Children. She is also a co-author of Epidemic Answers’ Brain Under Attack: A Resource for Parents and Caregivers of Children with PANS, PANDAS, and Autoimmune Encephalitis.
In 2009, Beth founded Epidemic Answers and currently serves as Executive Director. She is also the Executive Director of Epidemic Answers’ Documenting Hope Project, a multi-year research and media initiative to scientifically demonstrate that children can get better from chronic conditions including autism, ADHD, allergies, asthma, autoimmune disease and many more conditions currently believed to be lifelong.
Beth attended Oxford University and graduated from Williams College and holds a Masters Degree in American Studies from Fairfield University. She is a member of Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Honor Society. Beth is also the mother of three young children.
About Patricia S. Lemer LPC MEd
Patricia S. Lemer is a licensed professional counselor, holding a Masters of Education in counseling and learning disabilities from Boston College and a Masters in Business from Johns Hopkins University. She practiced as an educational diagnostician for over 40 years.
She was a co-founder and served as Executive Director of the international non-profit organization Developmental Delay Resources (DDR). After DDR merged with Epidemic Answers, she became Chairman of the Board.
She is the author of Outsmarting Autism, Updated and Expanded: Build Healthy Foundations for Communication, Socialization, and Behavior at All Ages. Lemer writes continually for her blog “After the Diagnosis, Then What?” about combining a biomedical approach to autism with sensory and movement-based therapies. She is the editor of EnVISIONing a Bright Future: Interventions that Work for Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
You can find out more about her work at her website www.patricialemer.com
This webinar is not a substitute for medical advice, treatment, diagnosis, or consultation with a medical professional. It is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be relied on to make determinations related to treatment of a medical condition. Epidemic Answers has not verified and does not guaranty the accuracy of the information provided in this webinar.
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