[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. 

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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…

Maggie: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Because of my experiences with my older daughter who had sensory processing disorder, allergies and eczema, I caught my second daughter’s biomedical issues at a much earlier stage. My second daughter, Maggie, developed oral thrush within one week of birth.  She was given Nystatin and unfortunately, she was also exposed to antibiotics early on (these were given to me to prevent an infection from breastfeeding with thrush). It Began with Colic Maggie developed colic-like symptoms shortly after exposure to the antibiotics.  It was at this time that I began to do some research on the possible causes of colic. I learned that people in many other countries use probiotics to address colic and also to restore gastrointestinal balance after exposure to antibiotics. Against our pediatrician’s advice, we gave Maggie some infant-formulated probiotics in breastmilk and within a few days, the colic symptoms were completely gone.  After this, all seemed well with Maggie’s health.  There was no constipation or other signs…

Jacob:  Recovery from Aspergers

Jacob: Recovery from Aspergers

Jacob:  Recovery from Aspergers

Here’s the story of my oldest son’s recovery from Aspergers. Symptoms included: Chronic explosive diarrhea from age 18 months to 6 years Multiple food allergies and chemical sensitivities, that lasted until 6th grade Candida, yeast overgrowth Facial tics Night terrors Several violent tantrums per day from about 2 ½ to 3 years old. Took up about 3 hours of our day trying to calm him down. Difficulty transitioning Sensory Integration, or SI Literal interpretation of language ADHD/ODD/Depression The major healing elements: Strict diets I designed specifically for Jacob using muscle testing to watch for food sensitivities, and very few chemicals/preservatives/artificial ingredients of any kind. Limiting his exposure to environmental toxins. Homeopathy Chiropractic Emotional healing (NET, EFT, NLP) The right supplements The belief that your child can heal. 3rd grade was the official diagnosis. Broke my heart. Broke my heart a million more times, learning about SI, and finally understanding why he was so whiny, angry about sensory issues. Learning about…

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…

Allergies

Allergies–both food and environmental are perhaps the most ubiquitous symptom of this epidemic of chronic illness.  In fact, very few children these days show no signs of any allergies or allergic-type sensitivities.  There are many subtle signs of allergies that are oftenc missed by parents and pediatricians. If your child demonstrates any of the following signs or symptoms with frequency, it is likely that he or she has some sort of allergy or food/environmental sensitivity: One or two red cheeks and/or ears after eating Dark circles or bags surrounding the eyes/”droopy” eyes Patches of red, dry, scaly skin commonly referred to as eczema Frequent diaper rashes in babies Red ring around the anus Cradle cap or excessive scaling and dandruff on the scalp Chronic runny nose or cough Chronic diarrhea Alternating diarrhea and constipation Asthma Sensory disorders Nighttime bedwetting or frequent accidents in potty-trained children Excessive drooling in children too old to drool Babies who chronically spit up, vomit or…

Is My Child Affected?

Scan through the list below.  If your child exhibits any of the symptoms below with persistence, they may have underlying dysfunctions in their gastrointestinal and immune systems.  Click on the symptom to learn more. One or two red cheeks after eating Red or hot ears after eating Chronic runny nose or cough Chronic mouth breathing Recurrent ear infections Chronic or recurrent sinus infections Chronic or recurrent strep infections Periodic Fever Syndrome Patches of red, dry, scaly skin (eczema) on face, hands, elbows, knees or other parts of the skin Frequent diaper rashes in babies, especially red rings around the anus or redness of the vaginal area Cradle cap or excessive scaling and dandruff on the scalp Thinning hair or hairloss Cavities and excessive tartar, or bad breath despite proper dental hygiene Frequent day-time accidents in an already potty-trained child Nighttime bedwetting well into the grade school years Nocturia, frequent waking to go to the bathroom Dark circles or bags surrounding…

Symptoms in Babies

Do you have an infant who exhibits any of the following signs or symptoms: Blood in stool Reflux, vomiting or an intolerance to breastmilk or formula Chronic diarrhea Chronic constipation Eczema or other persistent rashes Red rings/rashes around the anus Colic, excessive irritability If your infant shows one or many of these signs or symptoms, he or she may be sending you “red flag” warning signs that they are affected by this epidemic. Often times these symptoms can be alleviated or ameliorated by identifying  and removing food allergens or intolerances in the mother’s diet (if breastfeeding) or in formula or baby food. Many breastfeeding mothers find that they can reduce or eliminate the above symptoms by taking particular foods out of their own diet. The most common food allergens are: dairy, wheat, egg, and soy, but other foods known to cause problems include citrus, shellfish, nuts or any other food that is eaten on a regular basis. If your child…

Complete List of Symptoms

Below is a brief list of some of the irregular symptoms exhibited by many American children today.  It is a catalog compiled by vigilant parents who see these signs in their children and their children’s friends on a daily basis. Although they are common, they are not normal when exhibited chronically. Scan through the list.  Do your children, or children that you know, exhibit any of these symptoms with persistence? One or two red cheeks after eating Red or hot ears after eating Chronic runny nose or cough Chronic mouth breathing Problems with swallowing, habitual gagging or choking while eating Storing food in cheeks Recurrent ear infections Chronic or recurrent sinus infections Chronic or recurrent strep infections Periodic Fever Syndrome Patches of red, dry, scaly skin (eczema) on face, hands, elbows, knees or other parts of the skin Frequent diaper rashes in babies, especially red rings around the anus or redness of the vaginal area Cradle cap or excessive scaling and…