Did you read last week's blog on toxins? If so...
Raise your hand if you think about your child's tic symptoms and if toxins impact them.
Did you know that everything is a chemical; water is made of chemicals, the air is made of chemicals, and yes, even you are made of chemicals. However, we're not talking about ALL chemicals, but rather chemicals or biotoxins that cause or contribute to adverse health effects.
When it comes to disease prevention, reducing tic symptoms, and improving behavior, most people know they need to eat healthy foods and exercise. In addition, you know you should drink lots of water and get plenty of sleep.
But what about environmental toxins?
Environmental toxins lurk all around us and in products we use every day. If these exposures overwhelm our detoxification systems, they can drive disease.
According to the National Institutes of Health, only 5-10% of cancers are attributed to genetics. The remaining 90-95% is...
Could your home, school, or the products you use every day be making your child sick?
More than 85,000 chemicals are known to be circulating in everyday products in the US alone—in cosmetics, clothing, furniture, electronics, cleaning products, construction materials, and more. Many of these chemicals have not been tested for safety.
These chemicals have potential health effects that range from irritating the lungs to interacting with the immune system or disrupting hormones. Exposures of environmental chemicals can be drivers of many chronic health concerns:
Sensory Processing Issues
This is not to say that environmental exposures are ALWAYS to blame for these issues. Chronic illness is complex.
When we work with families, our approach is to consider all possibilities....
Ok, parents, this one's for you.
I talk to moms (and dads) daily who are advocating for their children, fighting tooth and nail to get to the bottom of the issues their kids face, and they are prepared to do whatever it takes to help.
I also talk to moms (and dads) who are calling us because THEY themselves are experiencing symptoms, whether they be tics, fatigue, weakness, bowel upset or irregularity, heartburn, eczema, acne, flushing, and the list continues. There is a demographic of adults who are living in chronic pain, fatigue, and suffering, but they are just trudging through each day, living nap to nap, pill to pill, “sucking it up” and taking care of everyone around them.
These parents are neglecting themselves.
Ask a mom or dad to cut off their arm for their kid- no hesitation (figuratively- we go the extra mile for our kids, right?). Ask a mom or dad to invest in THEMSELF so that THEY can live a symptom-free and energy-filled life,...
A “Magic Pill”- To Be or Not To Be?
Let’s play a game. I’ll name an ailment, you think of the “magic pill” that takes care of it. Headache. Heartburn, Diarrhea, Dry Eyes, Allergies, Motion Sickness, Backache, Upset Stomach, Nausea, Sore Throat.
Did you think: Tylenol, Tums/Nexium, Imodium, Visine, Benadryl, Dramamine, Ibuprofen, Pepto Bismol, Zofran, Halls. I bet you have at least 7/10 of these medicines in your home stash “just in case.” We are taught and programmed that each ailment has a “magic pill”. Just wait 15-20 minutes and your symptoms disappear, right?
Have you ever considered what is actually happening in your body when you take a “magic pill” on a regular basis for chronic concerns?
Here’s a question for you: If every time you tried to speak, an imaginary hand covered your mouth and muffled what you were trying to say, would you be able to speak clearly? Would you perhaps then start to wave...
Very often we have potential clients ask us questions about our process.
Here are a few of our FAQs and the answers that you crave!
1. Should I book an Initial Consult Call? Is this the right option for our family?
We can shed some light on who our ideal and most successful clients are!
If you are scared, frustrated, overwhelmed, and at the end of your rope with your/ your child’s symptoms; If you have tried everything (chiropractor, homeopathy, OT, CBIT, therapy, dentists) and nothing has worked; If you are bordering desperate, cry yourself to sleep, google until your eyes are blurry, and/or feel like your family is in chaos due to what you/ your child is going through- WE ARE FOR YOU! If any of these things describe your life and your feelings, then our price point is WORTH IT AND MORE for you and your family! In fact, with all that we offer and the results that we get- it will seem like a total steal!
If you are beginning your journey with your/ your...
Sometimes after functional lab testing is done, your kiddo comes back with food sensitivities. Usually, we recommend those particular foods be eliminated for a short period of time. Reintroduction of those foods happens a little later in the program after your child’s symptoms have begun to stabilize. Removing foods that have been a normal part of your child’s diet can be daunting, and depending on your child’s age and personality, you could face some pushback.
Here is how we can help! Below are 5 SIMPLE STEPS that ease the food sensitivity transition. Eliminate friction with your family when making necessary diet changes by following our advice.
1. Explain the situation, but don’t harp on it! It is important that kids have buy-in when it comes to their own health. Present this new plan in a positive light and model open-mindedness for your kids. Having a family meeting or a one on one chat with your child about upcoming changes helps everyone feel more...
Have you ever picked up an item in the grocery store to read the label and thought, “what is this stuff?” Have you blindly tossed sweets and treats into your cart not reading the label because you’d rather enjoy them in blissful ignorance? Have you noticed that after your child eats certain foods their tics, behavior, hyperactivity, anxiety, depression, OCD, or rage start increasing or spiraling out of control, sometimes for days at a time?
It’s not a coincidence! The ingredients in our foods have physical and neurological effects on our children. Foods are not what they were in the 1950s. GMO, chemically treated, bleached, nutrition stripped, lab-created, high fructose corn syrup pumped, trans fat, and color-filled foods are the centers of the American diet, and our health as a whole is suffering because of it. For kiddos with Tourette Syndrome, Tic Disorders, PANS/PANDAS, their systems go into overdrive when exposed to certain foods and additives. Two...
What is Long Haul COVID?
The CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC) defines long haul COVID symptoms, also known as PASC (post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2), as new, returning, or ongoing health problems appearing four or more weeks after being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. The most common symptoms include fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, neurological issues, endothelial dysfunction, headache, loss of taste and smell, GI issues, and muscle pain.
Why is long-haulers syndrome so common and long-lasting?
Some people who had COVID-19 suffer from multiorgan effects or autoimmune conditions over a longer time, with symptoms lasting weeks or months after COVID-19 illness. This can affect many, if not all, body systems.
Professor Gail Matthews co-leads ADAPT and is Head of Infectious Diseases at St Vincent’s Hospital and Program Head of Vaccine and Therapeutic Research at the Kirby Institute. She says when someone has a virus, the immune system gets switched on to...
Do you feel like finding solutions to your child’s symptoms is like searching for buried treasure? If only you had a map to follow for exact directions! The fastest way to get a data-driven and detailed plan to reduce the symptoms your child is experiencing is by booking a DISCOVERY CALL with us.
Are tics affecting your child? Are unwanted behaviors making you feel helpless? Are your child’s ADHD or poor sleep habits exhausting you day after day? Are the challenges you are facing negatively impacting the relationships in your life? These are common reports from parents in your shoes.
A CDC study found that 1 out of every 333 is diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome and it is estimated that many more go undiagnosed. 1 in 2 children will be diagnosed with a chronic illness.
The only way out is through, and to get through: You need a map. A Roadmap to Recovery as we call it here at Regenerating Health. So many parents call us and their main question is, “What...
When you are the parent of a child with tics, sometimes your nerves are just plain shot. Sometimes the noise, the movement, the repetition, the rituals, all just get to be too much. Sometimes people you love have different ideas of how your child’s tics should be approached or dealt with, and relationships you cherish start to feel lonely and out of alignment. Even if you have the best support network around you, you’re the one in the trenches with your child, and the only way out is through.
You may have heard every piece of advice, read every article, listened to every podcast, tried every therapy, medication, or diet. Some of us wish we could have done all of these things and we just don’t have the time or energy, so we end up feeling guilty for not doing enough. Sometimes it feels like it’s all we can do to keep our heads above water.
It’s normal to need support going through this day in and day out. Mommin’ ain’t easy! At the...