NAET for ADHD and Autism

NAET for ADHD and Autism

NAET for ADHD and Autism

by Devi S. Nambudripad, DC, LAc, RN, PhD Alexander has dark circles under his eyes and a constant “cold.” After finishing off macaroni and cheese, he throws a temper tantrum when asked to hang up his jacket. He wants ice cream; his mother promises it after he finishes his homework. He throws his book at her. His doctor has diagnosed attention deficit disorder.  Is that the problem, or is he allergic to milk products? Treatment for Allergies Conventional western medicine diagnoses allergies with skin tests and blood analysis. Treatment by desensitization, using injections of allergenic substances over extended periods of time, is effective in some cases. Drugs such as antihistamines and steroids can alleviate symptoms. The only sure and completely effective option is total avoidance of the substance. Abstinence, of course, does not correct the underlying problem. Furthermore, with substances such as grass, milk, and wheat, abstinence can be difficult to impossible. Years ago, I resolved to find a cure…

Jack: Recovery from Peanut Allergies

Peanut anaphylaxis, the severe and life-threatening allergy to peanuts is something that every parent dreads for their child. A child who experiences an anaphylactic reaction to a particular food may experience swelling, difficulty breathing, hives, sweating, heart rate changes, diarrhea, or other severe symptoms. In some cases, exposure to even the smallest airborne particle of peanut can cause a child’s throat to swell, their blood pressure to drop and they can lose consciousness.  If appropriate rescue measures are not taken shortly after exposure to the allergen, an anaphylactic reaction can be deadly. Jack:  Severe Allergy to Peanuts Jack is one of those unfortunate kids who developed a severe allergy to peanuts.   When Jack was 19 months old, he had his first taste of peanut butter and quickly ended up in the hospital. Upon ingesting a small amount of peanut butter on a cracker, Jack’s face swelled, he broke out in large hives, and his eyes swelled shut.  Jack was…

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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…

BioSET for Allergy Elimination

An Interview with Lauren Stone, PhD, MS, HHP, Homotoxicologist, BioSET practitioner, and holistic health practitioner Lauren has a B.A. from Yale University, a Ph.D. from Cornell University, and a Masters in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport.   She also holds an advanced certificate in BioSET, Quantum Reflex Analysis, and is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner.  She owns CornerStone Integrative Care, a foundational healing practice specializing in autism and auto immune dysfunction located in Wilton, CT.  How did you first become involved with BioSET treatment? I started out in academia and was finishing up my Ph.D. when my children were born. Once my children were born, they ran into a lot of health issues and my career path started to take some turns. My 2 year old had persistent projectile vomiting and my older son had chronic loose stools.  It was difficult finding treatment for my kids.  When we sought medical advice, all we were told was that this…

Alternative Treatment for Allergies

by Ayelet Connell-Giammatteo, P.T., I.M.T.,C. Recently, I visited with my son’s new preschool teacher.  One of the first questions that she asked me was if my son had any allergies.  I was pleasantly surprised. Honestly, my biggest fear in having my son begin school was that his food sensitivities would not be accommodated. When I mentioned that he had gluten sensitivity and peanut sensitivity, she exclaimed, “That’s great! We have plenty of gluten-free snacks in the classroom and the school is a peanut-free zone!” In fact, she mentioned that the only snacks that they provide to the children in the classroom are those that can be eaten by everyone. Now, I know that not every classroom is as allergy-friendly as this one.  But it leads us to consider a future of more possibilities. Allergies are becoming so commonplace today.  It is a rare family that does not have a child and/or parent with allergies. There are many signs and symptoms…

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…

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Avery: Recovery from Sensory Processing Disorder, OCD, Eczema, Allergies

Sick little girl

My oldest daughter, Avery* began to show signs of gut dysbiosis shortly after birth. About a week after she was born, Avery developed oral thrush (overgrowth of Candida in the mouth, a sign of gut dysbiosis) that was treated with Nystatin. This appeared to resolve the problem. However, at about 7 weeks old colic set in; she would scream, writhe, and couldn’t be consoled for hours and hours each day. This colic lasted until she was 4 months old.  This is when I began to notice Avery’s constipation. Her stools were hard and difficult to pass–a sign that something was not right in her gastrointestinal system.  Many times while trying to have a bowel movement should would cry or scream in pain.  This chronic constipation lasted well into her third year. Through the thrush, colic, and constipation, our pediatricians assured us Avery was “fine,” “normal,” and that I myself was “too anxious” about my daughter’s health. Once Avery stopped nursing at…

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Approaches to Healing

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While we would love to list organizations and healing approaches that are backed by leading medical institutions such as the Mayo Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic, or Mt. Sinai, the truth is that few of the mainstream conventional medical institutions have much to offer children with chronic illnesses in terms of actionable protocols for recovery or cure. While a tremendous amount of research is ongoing at these prestigious institutions (and we hope to see answers soon!), families dealing with chronic illnesses do not have time to wait. Thus, parents and some pioneering physicians and medical researchers have found that in order to heal children they have had to step outside the boundaries of convention. Remarkably, parents, physicians and researchers who have dared to step outside of convention have healed and recovered children from illnesses that were once thought to be lifelong or incurable.   One very important caveat is necessary here: Depending on the severity of illness, the path to recovery…