Curious How the Canary Kids Film Project's "Evening of Inspiration" Went?

Curious How Our “Evening of Inspiration” Went?

Curious How the Canary Kids Film Project's "Evening of Inspiration" Went?

It was fabulous!  The Harmonie Club is a beautiful venue, and it was a fantastic setting for our “Evening of Inspiration”, which benefited the making of our Canary Kids Film Project, in which we will be taking 14 children with a known diagnosis of autism, ADHD, asthma, atopic dermatitis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, mood disorders and type 2 diabetes and providing free healing and recovery services to them while we film them for 18 months. You can check out pictures of the event here and here. We honored Ken Cook of the Environmental Working Group, Deirdre Imus and Harvard pediatric neurologist Dr. Martha Herbert, author of “The Autism Revolution”, for their work in protecting the health of children.  Dr. Herbert and Dr. Russell Jaffe will be heading up the film’s medical advisory board.  Ken Cook wasn’t able to attend in person, but he made this thoughtful thank-you video for us that we are proud to share. Many members of the film’s…

Ken Cook Accepts His Canary Award

Ken Cook Accepts His Canary Award

Ken Cook Accepts His Canary Award

On September 27, 2013, we honored Ken Cook of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) with a Canary Award at our recent “Evening of Inspiration” benefit for the Canary Kids Film Project for his work in protecting the health of children. EWG published a landmark study in 2005 called, “Body Burden:  The Pollution in Newborns“, which showed an average of over 200 different toxic chemicals in the cord bloods of newborns, meaning these toxins could have only come from the mother.  Unfortunately, many people, including most pediatricians are not aware of this study, even this many years later. If you haven’t checked out EWG’s website, you really should.  They’ll let you know which fruits and vegetables are safer to eat that aren’t organic (“The Clean 15″) and which should only be organic (“The Dirty Dozen”). EWG also publishes its SkinDeep Cosmetics Database, in which you can check the safety of just about kind of personal-care product, from toothpaste to soap to…

Recovery from Sensory Processing Disorder, Reflux, Asthma, Eczema

Recovery from Sensory Processing Disorder, Reflux, Asthma, Eczema

Recovery from Sensory Processing Disorder, Reflux, Asthma, Eczema

Maria Rickert Hong‘s Children: Recovered from Sensory Processing Disorder, Acid Reflux, Asthma and Eczema, and getting healthier everyday! Let me tell you about my sons’ recovery from sensory processing disorder, acid reflux, asthma and eczema. I used to wonder a long time ago if these issues were related to each other and to their developmental delays, anxiety, failure to thrive and mitochondrial dysfunction, and now I know that they are. All of these issues are related to gut dysbiosis (in their case, a system Candida infection) and toxicity.  They are both full of heavy metals (mercury, lead, arsenic, cadmium). My older son is at the 97th percentile for heavy-metal toxicity; my younger one at the 90th. They both got it from me when I was pregnant with them.  I didn’t find out until after my older son was over 4 years old that we were all full of heavy metals. My concerns about my sons’ problems were dismissed by all…