How to Prevent Autism with Dara Berger

I interviewed Dara Berger about her book, “How to Prevent Autism”. You can sign up for the replay below:

In “How to Prevent Autism”, Dara Berger shares her personal journey with autism.

She describes everything that went wrong with her son that led to an autism diagnosis and everything she did differently to prevent her daughter from suffering the same fate. How to Prevent Autism

Based on the best practices for preventing autism in children, each professional offers perspectives grounded in their own research and their patients’ improvements.

What’s Covered in the Book:

  • Factors that have led to the growing epidemic of autism
  • Interviews with eight well-known autism experts–including doctors, nutritionists, nurses, and scientists.
  • The importance of mothers’ cleaning out their bodies preconception
  • Common genetic mutations that may put children at risk
  • The crucial role of nutrition in prevention

All parents agree that every choice counts when it comes to the health of their children. As Dara Berger makes clear in this personal, informative, and authoritative book, the stakes could not be higher when it comes to autism.

 

Dara Berger is the author of “How to Prevent Autism”.

She is also a documentary filmmaker who is currently working on a film about how to prevent chronic illness in children.

Dara served as a Board Member and Co-Chair of the Programming Committee for the National Autism Association New York Metro Chapter for six years.

She began her career as a news reporter/producer for a local nightly news program, and subsequently founded her own documentary film production company, Say It Out Loud Productions, Inc. to produce films on meaningful issues.

She has recently completed the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s health coach certificate program, which she hopes to use to help other families prevent chronic illness and autism in their children.

Dara is on the advisory committee of Epidemic Answers’ Documenting Hope Project.

PANS PANDAS with Lauren Stone

I interviewed Lauren Stone about PANS and PANDAS.

You can sign up for the webinar replay here:

PANS is Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome, and it is associated with a variety of different infections and toxic environmental exposures.

PANDAS is Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections.

Children with PANDAS typically have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and/or tic disorders, and their symptoms worsen following strep.

PANS PANDAS with Lauren StoneConsider that your child may have PANS or PANDAS if they have sudden onset of the following conditions:

  • OCD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional lability
  • Irritability
  • Aggression
  • Oppositional behavior
  • Behavioral regression
  • Developmental regression
  • Deterioration in school performance
  • Severely restricted food intake
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Tics
  • Sensory or motor abnormalities

In this webinar, Lauren Stone will educate us about what causes PANS/PANDAS, what the difference between the two disorders is, and what parents can do to get help.

 

LAUREN LEE STONE, PHD, MS, HHP is a nutritionist, homotoxicologist and holistic health practitioner who uses BioEnergetic Medicine as a healing modality.  

Lauren came to BioEnergetic Medicine in the search to heal her own children, and chose to make it her career after experiencing its success first hand.

In addition to a BA from Yale University and a PhD from Cornell University, Lauren has a Masters in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport.

She also holds an advanced certificate in BioSET, Quantum Reflex Analysis, and is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner.

Lauren is a Board Member of Epidemic Answers.

Healing Birth Trauma Through Rebirthing Breathwork

Many children with autism, ADHD and SPD had birth trauma and birth complications.

Your child’s birth and any complications during birth can still have an impact on his or her life today. (The same applies to you, mom!)

I interviewed Eilis McNulty Philpott about this empowering process. You can sign up below for the replay:

Rebirthing is a simple breathing technique that can transform your mind, body and spirit as well as how you perceive yourself, others and the world in general.

The results are often profound as the process works directly at the core of issues whether conscious or unconscious.

Healing Birth Trauma Through Rebirthing BreathworkRebirthing brings expanded awareness on all levels: physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual.

When we consciously breathe with this awareness, we make it possible to resolve, integrate and heal previously unresolved issues within ourselves.

This frees up energy, bringing greater aliveness and joy and allowing us to move towards fulfillment of our potential as human beings.

It also creates space in your life for joy, love, health, prosperity and functional relationships.

 

Eilis McNulty Philpott is the owner of Soul Healing Journey, LLC and has been a healing practitioner for 20+ years.

She is a certified Rebirther having completed Rebirthing and Advanced Rebirthing training.

She is a Reiki Master in Usui/Raku-kei Reiki and Angelic Reiki and is also certified as a teacher for the Heaven on Earth Project.

She teaches 13th Octave LaHoChi, The Heaven Project – Creating Heaven on Earth, Angel Light Healing, Chakra Balancing and other healing techniques.

Naturopathic Medicine for Autism, ADHD, SPD and LD

I interviewed Marvin Schweitzer, ND about naturopathic medicine for autism, ADHD, SPD and LD.

Sign up below for the webinar replay to learn more about this exciting form of medicine.

Naturopaths strive to deal with underlying causes and are clinically trained in a variety of natural therapies, including:

  • Nutrition
  • Homeopathy
  • Acupuncture
  • Physical therapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Exercise
  • Counseling
  • Botanical medicine

Individualized treatment is prescribed after careful analysis of the patient’s history, including nutrition, stress, environment and psychological factors.

Naturopathic Medicine for Autism, ADHD, SPD and LDPhysical examinations and laboratory tests are performed not only to diagnose illness, but also to determine the health of the organ systems.

Through improved lifestyle education coupled with nourishing balancing, cleansing and repairing of the body, a naturopath can unleash the healing power of nature in the body.

Naturopathic medicine can and has been used to recover children from symptoms of:

  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Learning disabilities

Dr. Schweitzer earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences.

This was followed by post-graduate research at McGill University, Montreal, in the fields of immunology and endocrine pathophysiology.

He received his doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (ND), after a 4-year program from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, Oregon.

Dr. Schweitzer is versed in clinical research, scientific medicine, German biological medicine, and energy medicine.

He also worked in the lab that pioneered prostaglandin research and developed a nutraceutical that is used throughout the world to this day:  Evening Primrose Oil.

Thermograms for Breast Health

Please join me in learning about how thermograms can help protect the health of your breasts.

I interviewed Rachel Mazzarelli, a certified clinical thermographer about using thermograms for breast health.

You can sign up for the replay here:

We talked about:

  • How thermograms differ from mammograms
  • Why thermograms can detect cancerous conditions in the breast up to 8 years before a mammogram
  • Why you haven’t heard about thermograms
  • What the procedure of getting a thermogram is like
  • The science behind thermography

Thermograms for Breast Health

 

Rachel holds a masters degree in clinical nutrition, is a certified Kripalu yoga teacher and recently became a certified clinical thermographer.

Prior to opening her own nutrition practice, she worked in the fitness and wellness industry for over 10 years.

Rachel incorporates holistic living and utilizes both eastern and western modalities in both her professional and personal life.

The Hidden Link Between Food Sensitivities and Learning Disabilities

Please join me in learning about the hidden link between food sensitivities and learning disabilities. You can sign up for the replay below:

I interviewed Stephen Cowan MD, who told us how food allergies and sensitivities can be a “learning disability”.

He offered a unique perspective within the framework of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

The Hidden Link Between Food Sensitivities and Learning DisabilitiesFood is information. If our bodies don’t understand this “information”, then the food just sits there.

The “triple warmer” is fired up to create heat to process this information, and this creates inflammation.

The over-processed, overstimulating fast foods we eat in our fast-paced world are contributing to learning disabilities in our children.

Hidden food sensitivities can cause symptoms such as:

  • Inability to pay attention
  • Distractability
  • Behavioral problems
  • Irritability
  • Aggression
  • Fatigue

Traditional Chinese Medicine recognizes that each food has its own thermo-energetic properties that can be used to treat health problems.

In treating children, the Chinese medicine classics emphasize that diet should always be considered the first line of therapeutics before prescribing medications.

Stephen Cowan MD is a board-certified pediatrician with 25 years of clinical experience working with children.

He has a subspecialty in Developmental Pediatrics and has developed a unique holistic approach to evaluating and treating children struggling with chronic physical, emotional and cognitive disorders. 

Dr. Cowan is the author of “Fire Child, Water Child: How Understanding The Five Types of ADHD Can Help You Improve Your Child’s Self-Esteem and Attention”.

Sensory Processing Disorder Recovery

Please join me in learning about Sensory Processing Disorder recovery.

My boys recovered from Sensory Processing Disorder, and it’s possible that your child can, too.

Sensory Processing Disorder RecoveryIf you’re a parent whose child has been diagnosed with:

  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Learning disabilities

This webinar is for you.

Sign up for this webinar replay below:

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Why you need to know about SPD even if your child has autism, PDD-NOS, ADHD or learning disabilities
  • What is Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Typical comorbid conditions
  • How to prioritize therapies for your child
  • How food sensitivities and allergies affect behavior
  • How the elimination diet can improve focus, attention, sleep, digestive issues and behavior

 

Honey Yogurt Frosting

Honey Yogurt Frosting

Serves 16
Prep time 10 minutes
Allergy DAIRY
Dietary EGG-FREE, GAPS/SCD, GLUTEN-FREE, VEGETARIAN
Meal type DESSERTS
Misc CHILD FRIENDLY

Ingredients

  • 2 cups homemade yogurt (drained; measurement is of drained yogurt)
  • 1/2 cup raw, local honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

Step 1
Combine ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat until fluffy.
Step 2
Spread on cooled cake.

Try this GAPS/SCD-legal honey yogurt frosting for a healthier cake! It’s tangy, delicious and extremely easy to make. Your family will love it!

Vegan Coconut Milk Frosting

Vegan Coconut Milk Frosting

Serves 16
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Allergy TREE NUTS
Dietary EGG-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE, VEGAN, VEGETARIAN
Meal type DESSERTS
Misc CHILD FRIENDLY

Ingredients

  • 14oz homemade coconut milk (see recipe)
  • 2 teaspoons agar powder
  • 2 pinches sea salt
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons cashew butter

Directions

Step 1
Combine the coconut milk and agar in a small saucepan. Allow to sit for 10 minutes. Place on stove over medium-high heat, whisk continuously until agar is completely dissolved, about 15 minutes. You may have to lower the heat if mixture gets too "bloopy" (big bubbles). Once dissolved, whisk in salt, maple syrup, vanilla and shredded coconut and season to taste. Place in freezer for 20 minutes. Once firm, break into pieces and process with cashew butter until smooth. Refrigerate until needed.

Now you can make a healthier cake with this vegan coconut milk frosting! It’s dairy-free and uses maple syrup as a sweetener.

NeuroModulation Technique for Allergies and Autism

I interviewed Luminara Serdar about the NeuroModulation Technique for allergies and autism. You can sign up for the replay here:

Symptoms of pain, inflammation, allergy, autoimmune disease, fatigue and depression are just signals the mind-body needs attention and help.

NMT (Neuromodulation Technique) helps the body recognize and correct, at the most basic level, the origins of these symptoms.

NeuroModulation Technique for Autism and AllergiesNMT resets the nervous system to interpret these signals accurately, thereby reducing or eliminating symptoms, often times immediately.

Because NMT works by shifting the information and energy fields which bring about physical disease, it can be used for just about anything.

NMT can be helpful for people with:

  • Autism
  • Allergies
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Psychological issues
  • Mood disorders
  • Emotional issues
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Toxicity

Luminara Serdar studied genetics and cell biology at Purdue University and later worked as a molecular biologist at the University of Chicago and then at the NutraSweet Company.

After receiving her MBA, she developed and marketed products for molecular biologists to use in research experiments.

For several years, she was involved with the world-wide effort of sequencing of the Human Genome, became marketing director of a biotechnology company, and then consulted in the industry.

In 1994 she began exploring energetic medicine quite by accident after having a near-anaphylactic allergic reaction to pistachios that landed her in the emergency room.

She overcame her allergy with NAET (Namboodripod’s Allergy Elimination Technique), an energetic modality, and overcame the allergy.

She later discovered that NMT worked better, faster, and more directly than NAET and became an NMT practitioner.

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