The Hidden Link Between Food Sensitivities and Learning Disabilities

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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”.

Maria Rickert Hong is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor who specializes in recovery from symptoms of almost autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, autism and ADHD.

She has recovered her own sons from Sensory Processing Disorder, asthma and acid reflux, and is the author of “Almost Autism: Recovering Children from Sensory Processing Disorder, A Reference for Parents and Practitioners.”

She is also a board member, media director and blogger for Epidemic Answers, a non-profit whose goal is to let parents know recovery is possible from autism, ADHD, SPD, allergies, asthma, autoimmune, Lyme and more.

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