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…

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…