A staggering number of children are being diagnosed with a psychiatric illness each year. Children may struggle with a variety of serious psychiatric disturbances that stem from a condition called PANDAS or PANS. According to Dr. Elisa Song M.D., 1 in 200 kids has PANS or PANDAS. This number is probably a low estimation because… Continue reading The PANS and PANDAS epidemic effecting our children
Your child’s gut (the intestinal tract) needs to be healthy for a healthy body and brain connection. Your child’s brain will not be healthy or functioning properly if they have an unhealthy gut. The immune system and gut functioning should be addressed if your child has a mental health disorder or chronic lime disease (that… Continue reading Improving gut health and lowering inflammation are critical steps for improving your child’s mental health
Wheat, which contains gluten, is harmful for a child’s body in a variety of ways. The production of wheat has changed dramatically over the years with the introduction of chemical farming and GMO’s. Our grandparents and ancestors ate a type of wheat called Spelt that had lesser amounts of gluten and harmful chemicals. Our grandparents… Continue reading A “Gluten free” diet is non-negotiable for children who have a neurological, behavioral or learning disorder diagnosis.
The question I hear the most often from parents is, “Why does my child struggle with hyperactivity, overstimulation and impulsivity?” Parents are often looking for the “why” and for the “fix”. There are answers and fix’s but there is not one answer and not one fix. This is a loaded question that doesn’t have a… Continue reading Complex Commonalities of hyperactive, overstimulated and impulsive children
There are many natural ways to help strengthen a child’s immune system that doesn’t involve putting neurotoxins, stimulants, inflammatory elements, heavy metals or carcinogens into the body. Nourishing the immune system is more effective than suppressing the immune system when you want your child to fight off colds and flus. Strengthening the immune system is… Continue reading Nourishing the “Brain” with “Cold and Flu” remedies that are natural, safe and non-toxic for children
Gut health and digestion should always be considered when a child is getting mental health care or when caregivers are actively trying to reduce symptomology. The gut is now referred to as the “second brain” in the functional and integrative medical community. Gut health is extremely important when it comes to mental health care for… Continue reading “Leaky gut” and why it relates to your child’s emotions and behaviors
Our food system needs a critical review when considering mental health treatments for children. Parents need to be aware of the dangers hidden inside the foods our children are consuming. The toxic chemical called glyphosate effects our children’s immune system, digestive system and neurological system. This dangerous toxic chemical is used in genetically modified foods… Continue reading “Glyphosate” and how it effects the mental health of our children.