Catch the Replay of “Soft Signs of a Compromised Immune System”

We had a fantastic webinar about “Soft Signs of a Compromised Immune System”. Our speakers were Beth Lambert and Patty Lemer. Beth is the author of “A Compromised Generation: The Epidemic of Chronic Illness in America’s Children”, Executive Director of Epidemic Answers and the Canary Kids Film Project. Patty Lemer, Executive Director of Developmental Delay Resources, Board Member of Epidemic Answers, Advisory Board Member of the Canary Kids Film Project and editor of “Envisioning a Bright Future: Interventions That Work for Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders”. Beth and Patty agreed that if soft signs (red cheeks after eating, chronic ear infections, chronic constipation, colic, cradle cap, etc.) can be corrected with an integrative approach that roots out the source of dysfunction then more serious disorders such as autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, mood disorders, autoimmune diseases, asthma and more can be potentially prevented. You can listen to the replay of this highly informative webinar by signing up below…

[Webinar Replay] Soft Signs of a Compromised Immune System

We hosted our first-ever webinar, and this one’s about the signs to look for in your child:  chronic runny nose, chronic ear infections, dark circles under the eyes, chronic constipation / diarrhea and more. These conditions put your child at risk for developing autism, ADHD, SPD, LD, asthma and more. Sign up below to catch the replay.

What if we could find ANSWERS (and heal our children) . . . together?

By Beth Lambert (I originally wrote this article as an appeal to those who follow the Thinking Moms Revolution . . . but now post it as an appeal to all Thinking People who care about children and our future.)  I have an idea about how we can heal our children. It’s a great idea. No, it’s a fantastic idea. But it may take a little explaining and a little leap of faith. Please read to this end . . . this is really good. Are You Looking for Answers? If you are a Thinking Mom (or Dad), you have probably spent many hours and many dollars looking for answers for your children. Answers with regard to why and how your child’s health became compromised in the first place. 

This Should Be All Over the News Media!

by Beth Lambert The statistics are frightening enough on their own. 1 in 50 children has autism (and this number is growing!).  In some communities (e.g., Somali immigrants in Minnesota), the statistics are even higher. 1 in 8 children has asthma. 1 in 10 children has ADHD. 1 in 6 children has a learning disorder. 1 in 80 children has celiac disease (a hugely underdiagnosed condition) But what is even more frightening is that it seems like no one is even paying attention to the fact that millions of children in this country are sick.  Millions.  Some have diagnoses, some do not, but they are all affected. Why isn’t this all over the evening news?  How is it that the news media can follow Lindsey Lohan’s every misstep but seems to be missing one of the greatest health epidemics of our time? From time to time, you do hear about autism in the news media, but no one seems to…

Alexa and Sergio: Recovery from Lyme and Autism

I have a 7 year old daughter and a 5 year old son. Our healing journey really began when they were 3 and 1 years old. I now know that both of them had gut dysbiosis and dysregulated immune systems which presented in very different ways for each child. Learning  that they had gut dysbiosis and immune dysregulation was like finding the missing link. Learning about these conditions and how to overcome them was what really put us onto the path of healing. Oral Thrush Just the Beginning Soon after Alexa was born, she developed oral thrush and was treated with Nystatin.  This seemed to clear up the thrush, yet Alexa had €œfoamy€ diarrhea and painful gas constantly. Nursing became increasingly difficult as Alexa struggled to stay latched on as if she was choking on the milk. My pediatrician at the time instructed me to reduce my diet to chicken, rice and a couple of vegetables.  She also told me…

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Cole: Recovery from Allergies

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Food sensitivities or intolerances are often overlooked by many doctors because they are not considered to be €œtrue€ allergy (IgE-mediated).  This does not mean they are not clinically meaningful. Many people with food sensitivities do not even know that they have them, but they can suffer from serious health problems if these sensitivities are not addressed. Intolerance to Wheat and Dairy Cole, a 10-year-old boy into cooking and Tae Kwon Do, was one of these individuals.  Although he was never diagnosed with food allergies in the traditional sense, his health and early childhood were quite severely impacted by his body’s inability to tolerate wheat and dairy. Cole’s mother Katrina was not immediately aware that her son had food intolerances.  As a newborn, he had eczema on his body and she recalls that he was a pretty €œgassy€ baby, subtle signs that his body was not responding well to certain food antigens in breast milk or formula. Cole had other signs…

Ethan: Recovery from Asthma, Allergies, Sleep Apnea

Ethan appeared to be a very healthy baby at first.  Aside from a little baby acne and some toenails that looked a little misshapen, all seemed well with him. Adverse Vaccine Reaction When he was four months old he had a bad reaction to a DTaP vaccine and his doctors recommended that he no longer receive this vaccine. He developed chronic constipation, chronic sinus congestion, and snoring that was later diagnosed as sleep apnea. The pediatrician recommended that he go on Zyrtec daily but his mother felt more comfortable with giving him children’s Benadryl instead.  He lived on Benadryl for years and his symptoms did not improve. New symptoms developed.  His constipation got so severe, that he would only go once every 5 days or so, and his stools became smelly and loose when he did go. At age 5, he was diagnosed with asthma, allergies, and sleep apnea.  He began treatments with Pulmicort, prednisone, and albuterol. The pediatrician also…

Almost Autism:  The Key to Stopping the Autism Epidemic in Its Tracks

Almost Autism: The Key to Stopping the Autism Epidemic in Its Tracks

Almost Autism:  The Key to Stopping the Autism Epidemic in Its Tracks

Age of Autism ran a piece by our Executive Director, Beth Lambert, who wrote about why Epidemic Answers is making the documentary “Canary Kids” about filming the recovery of 14 kids from autism, ADHD, asthma, atopic dermatitis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, mood disorders and type 2 diabetes. In short, we’re making this film because the medium of film can be powerful and effective at educating viewers in a short amount of time. The key, as Beth writes, in having people understand that it’s not just kids with autism and their families who are affected. “The key to stopping the autism epidemic in its tracks lies in helping them to see that their mildly affected children are really ‘almost autism’. A child with GERD and projectile vomiting as an infant:  almost autism A child who can’t stand to have her hair brushed, skin touched, or clothes on:  almost autism A child with low muscle tone, apraxia and runny stools:  almost autism A…

Diet & Nutrition

Despite the long-standing impression that Americans are a well-nourished people, they are actually overfed but undernourished. While food has always been relatively plentiful in the United States (as compared to other nations), the American diet has never been truly nutritionally sound. Even when the country was predominately agricultural, Americans still ate what would be considered a “constipating” diet of mainly meats and starches. Despite this fact, Americans historically did not suffer from chronic illnesses like Americans do today. What has changed? Industrialization in the nineteenth century changed the way that Americans ate food. In the late nineteenth century, Americans (especially upper and middle class Americans) began to exchange home-preserved and home-grown foods for factory preserved and processed foods. Home-preserved foods were often fermented, pickled, brined, and salted, which are processes that use “good” bacteria (the kind necessary for good gastrointestinal health) to preserve food, where as factory processed foods eliminate all microbes through heat processing or other modalities. Furthermore, grain-refining…

Gastrointestinal Symptoms

Gastrointestinal symptoms are often the first sign that a child has underlying gut dysbiosis and/or immune dysregulation.  If your child shows any of the following symptoms with persistence, consider having him/her evaluated for gut dysbiosis: Frequent diaper rashes — may be a sign of a Candida (yeast) overgrowth Esophageal reflux–may reflect allergies, or may be associated with bacterial overgrowth (gut dysbiosis) in the gut White coating on the tongue, or chronic thrush infections may indicate a Candida (yeast) overgrowth in the gastrointestinal tract Frequent loose stools or diarrhea — may indicate gut dysbiosis, inflammation in the intestines Undigested food in stools– may indicate gut dysbiosis, lack of appropriate digestive enzymes Constipation/infrequent stooling — may reflect gut dysbiosis, allergies or other immune-related issues (or more complex issues pertaining to energy metabolism) Excessive gas, flatulence — often indicative of carbohydrate fermentation in the colon, a common result of gut dysbiosis Colic–often related to consuming food allergen (through breastmilk/formula) Floating stools or dry…