A Unique Approach to Healing

The Canary Kids Project:  Grassroots Initiative Tackles New Childhood Epidemics by Beth Lambert One of the greatest paradoxes of our times is that the most affluent, resourced and medically advanced societies in the world also have the highest rates of chronic childhood illness. Obesity and diabetes, autism and neurodevelopmental delays, and digestive and allergic diseases were rare just a generation ago. Today those illnesses are impacting our children in epidemic numbers, and the social, economic and human costs are staggering. Our children are the “canaries in the coal mine” of national health. For their sakes, we must take action now. “The Fierce Urgency of Now” Some startling statistics: Rates of autism have risen over the last few decades from 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 50 children. Autism costs the United States $126 billion per year. Asthma affects 1 in 8 children, and as many as 1 in 6 African American children. Asthma costs the United States $56 billion per…

Beth Lambert on Imus in the Morning1

Beth Lambert on “Imus in the Morning” Talking about Canary Kids!

Beth Lambert on Imus in the Morning1

It all started with Epidemic Answers honoring Dierdre Imus for her work in protecting children’s health at our “Evening of Inspiration” benefit for the Canary Kids Film Project on September 27, 2013. Deirdre brought her husband, Don, and their son, Wyatt.  Don had given us a shout out on his show “Imus in the Morning” before the event, but he seemed to be a little not-too-interested in attending yet another charity event. Apparently, that all changed when he attended the event and saw Beth Lambert, our Executive Director, speak about our Canary Kids Film Project, in which we’ll be documenting the potential recovery of 14 children with autism, ADHD, asthma, atopic dermatitis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, mood disorders and type 2 diabetes as they receive free healing and recovery services for 18 months. Don quickly invited Beth onto his show, and here’s the video clip of their conversation.  It’s a compelling 10-minute video that tells you in a nutshell WHY so…

Canary Kids Project in The Rye Record

Canary Kids Project in The Rye Record

Canary Kids Project in The Rye Record

The Rye Record of Rye, NY recently published an article about our non-profit and our efforts to raise money to get our Canary Kids Project made about recovering 14 children from autism, ADHD, asthma, atopic dermatitis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, mood disorders and type 2 diabetes. The article, entitled “Parents Campaign Promotes Awareness and Focuses on Finding Solutions to Childhood Health Epidemics”, showcases how we’ve experienced this disorders firsthand with our own children and highlights our the book of our Executive Director, Beth Lambert:  “A Compromised Generation:  The Epidemic of Chronic Illness in America’s Children.” Plus, it also lets people know about our upcoming benefit, An Evening with Friends, in which we’ll be raising funds for the Canary Kids film!  

Mia now

Mia: Recovery from Autism

Mia now

I am releasing this story here as a means to get this story out to as many people as possible.  I am a physical therapist for 14 years, a healthcare provider; I am a husband and a dad. I do not work in pediatric physical therapy.  That particular patient population is not my clientele, and I do not plan on specializing in pediatric physical therapy in the future. I have nothing to gain from this at all except for my colleagues in health care and the doctors who refer to me to think of me as a quack or a nut. That being said, I feel that it is my moral and ethical duty to share this story to you and anyone willing to take the time to read it.  It may help them or someone that they know. My wife’s sister’s son is autistic, I had an entire pediatric internship in pediatrics dealing with developmentally delayed children, some who…

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…

Rodger:  Asthma Recovery

Rodger: Recovery from Asthma

Rodger:  Asthma Recovery

Here’s my son Rodger’s story of recovery from asthma. Rodger was a fairly healthy and typical toddler until he began to show signs of environmental allergies and asthma around three years of age. While he did have eczema (a subtle sign of immune dysregulation) as a baby, there were no other signs that anything was amiss with Rodger as an infant or toddler. Because Rodger’s father, Rodger Sr. has known allergies to nuts, they kept highly allergenic foods out of Rodger’s diet to protect him from any possible harm. When Rodger entered preschool at three years old, Celia and Rodger Sr. knew they could not control their son’s exposure to allergens, so they felt an allergy test was in order.  Sure enough, Rodger tested positive on a serum IgE test to shellfish and nuts. Celia and Rodger closely monitored his exposure to these foods from that point on because they knew how dangerous these allergies could be. During September of…

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…

Healing Modalities

Approaches to Healing

Healing Modalities

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…