BOOK REVIEW: WHAT’S EATING YOUR CHILD? THE HIDDEN CONNECTIONS BETWEEN FOOD AND CHILDHOOD AILMENTS

Whats Eating Your Child book coverKelly Dorfman’s classic book, “What’s Eating Your Child?” (now called “Cure Your Child with Food”) is a must-read for parents of children with any kind of digestive, neurological or behavioral issue. 

She teaches you, as a parent, to think as a “nutrition detective”, to figure out if there’s something in your child’s diet that is causing ear infections, tummy aches, rashes, constipation, acid reflux, insomnia or even picky eating.

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Ms. Dorfman not only gives us clues as to what might be causing these issues but offers suggestions for supplements that might help as well as tips for working with your pediatrician.

For example, in the a chapter about failure to thrive, which I’ve blogged about, she recommends testing your child for zinc deficiency, as it can be a cause for picky eating.

What most people don’t know is that food and diet also play a huge part in the symptoms of ADHD, autism, bipolar disorder, dyspaxia, autism or Sensory Processing Disorder.  In this book, Ms. Dorfman shows us how food sensitivities and nutritional deficiencies contribute tremendously to these symptoms.

I highly recommend this book to any parent who has a child with any of these issues!  It’s very well written and easy-to-follow with lots of practical advice.

 

WHAT WORKS FOR POISON IVY?

poison ivyI was outside gardening today, pulling out strings of poison ivy vines, and I thought about how I had a nasty rash of poison ivy a few years ago.

It was all over me, and it was spreading.  I was also going through a very stressful time dealing with my son’s worsening Sensory Processing Disorder, and I believe the stress was making it worse.  [Read more...]

HOW MY SON’S SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER CAUSED MY SEVERE HEALTH DECLINE

tired womanHaving a son with a developmental delay was very hard on me.  He didn’t walk until he was 20 months old.

This was extremely hard for me because he didn’t walk until 3 weeks before his little brother was born, and I was having to carry him everywhere.

I suppose the bright side is that he didn’t weigh a whole lot, given that he was also a failure-to-thrive baby.  [Read more...]

WHAT IS GUT DYSBIOSIS?

fungal myceliaGut dysbiosis — this topic is the motherlode.  It’s one of the two core (in my opinion) reasons for the explosion of chronic childhood illnesses we see today.

Gut Dysbiosis:  A Common Link Among the Epidemic of Children’s Chronic Illnesses

First, let’s discuss the numbers behind this epidemic:  How many kids did you know when you were growing up that had autism, ADHD, acid reflux, allergies, asthma, developmental delays and/or mental health issues?  [Read more...]

PEANUT ALLERGY

peanutsI remember when I was growing up in the 1970′s (ahem) that no one had allergies, let alone an allergy to peanuts.  Now, if you go to a school, you’ll see “nut-free classrooms” and “nut tables” in the cafeteria.

Visit the school nurse’s office these days, and you’ll see epi pens everywhere along with a binder full of names of children that may require them.

Peanut allergies are no laughing matter.  They can be deadly very quickly, causing sudden anaphylaxis upon exposure to even dust or oil from peanuts.

Peanutallergy.com reports that 1% of the American population has an allergy to peanuts, while 4% of children are allergic to peanuts.  This means that the incidence is rising in the pediatric population.

So what is a parent to do?  One thing is to learn the soft signs of a compromised immune system that Epidemic Answers lists.  Be on the lookout for projectile vomiting, cradle cap, colic, diaper rash, red ears after eating, chronic runny nose, chronic constipation, a distended “pot” belly and more in your baby or toddler.

 

SOFT SIGNS OF A COMPROMISED IMMUNE SYSTEM

Here’s the replay of my webinar, “Soft Signs of a Compromised Immune System”.

Pay attention to these soft signs as they are typically seen as precursors to autism, PDD-NOS, SPD, OCD, ADHD, asthma, allergies, eczema, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, IBS, Crohn’s, celiac or other autoimmune diseases.

Be sure to view the slides while listening to the audio.

 

MOLD CAUSES MANY HEALTH PROBLEMS

In the wake of hurricanes and floods, mold remediation will be at the top of the list of many people’s cleanup efforts.  Exposure to mold can cause significant health problems, both acute and long-term.

Vascular: blood vessel fragility, hemorrhage from tissues or lungs Digestive: diarrhea, vomiting, hemorrhage, liver damage, fibrosis and necrosis
Respiratory: trouble breathing, bleeding from lungs Neurological: tremors, loss of coordination, headaches, depression2, multiple sclerosis
Skin: rashes, burning, sloughing, photosensitivity Urinary: kidney toxicity
Reproductive: infertility, changes in reproductive cycles Immune: Immunosuppression

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SOURCE:  Dr. Joseph Mercola

WEBINAR | AUTISM, ADHD, ALLERGIES, ASTHMA, OCD, SPD and AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

What’s behind the epidemic of autism, ADHD, allergies, asthma, OCD, SPD and autoimmune diseases these days?  Listen to the replay of my webinar to find out, and you can view the presentation here.

 

HOW MY SON’S SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER LED TO MY SEVERE HEALTH DECLINE

Having a son with a developmental delay was very hard on me.  He didn’t walk until he was 20 months old.  This was extremely hard for me because he didn’t walk until 3 weeks before his little brother was born, and I was having to carry him everywhere.

I suppose the bright side is that he didn’t weigh a whole lot, given that he was also a failure-to-thrive baby.

His sensory processing disorder turned him into a barnacle.  I felt as if he were permanently physically attached to me.  It wasn’t so bad when he was younger, but after his brother was born, it was extremely difficult to deal with two small, crying children at the same time, who both wanted to be picked up and held at the same time.

And then when our nanny left to have her own baby when my older son had just turned 3, his sensory processing and anxiety went full tilt.  He was used to having someone always there immediately to meet his needs; now he had to share me with his baby brother. [Read more...]

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