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FUNCTIONAL NUTRITION and LEARNING FOR KIDS
a podcast for Education and Nutritional Support for kids with Disabilities.
Latest Podcast Episodes
Dr. Cilla Whatcott, a Homeopathic Practitioner, leads us through the principles behind homeopathy, and explains the concept of Homeoprophylaxis.
She describes the use of Homeopathy in preventing both infectious disease and in quelling chronic inflammatory conditions.
She also shares her favorite simple Homeopathic Remedies to always keep on hand.
A diagnosis of Down Syndrome or Trisomy 21 carries with itself the very unfair assumption of Intellectual Delay, a default assumption, often made without basis.
Join me on this podcast to see how inaccurate this assumption is for almost anyone with Down Syndrome, and what it means to give our kids a fair chance at education.
Dr Jared Seigler compares Functional Neurology to exploring different highways in the brain. If one road is closed, how do we open another road? How does this impact or support the Autistic Brain?
In a fascinating example of a child doing 3 seemingly unconnected processes at the same time, such as wearing blue glasses, walking backwards and clapping their hands to a metronome, Dr. Seigler demonstrates the effect of the Hebbian process in rewiring the brain!
It’s not what you think, yet you will find it hard to see changes without implementing these changes first.
Everyone is fascinated with going gluten free and dairy free, and these things can be very important for any gut dysfunction (whether occuring with autism or otherwise).
However, what comes before?This podcast gives you 5 non-negotiables, the changes that we must make first.
Have you heard of the Cell Danger Response as a theory to explain all comorbid symptoms associated with Autism?
There are a number of triggering factors associated with a higher incidence of Autism and comorbid conditions. These include genetics, mitochondrial disorders, alterations to the microbiome etc.
But in what is like the String Theory of Disease, Dr. Bob Naviaux proposed the Cell Danger Response (made famous by the excellent Suramin study) as a thread tying the different triggers into one integrating factor.
Dr. John Green makes the Cell Danger Response easy to understand and helps us look at practical methods to work with our children with Autism to reduce this alarm signaling in their bodies.
Brain Inflammation (sometimes called Autoimmune Encephalitis) can sometimes triggered by your own body in a misguided response to an infection.
Molly Brennand is both a parent and a Functional Nutrition practitioner. She has used an arsenal of Functional Medicine techniques to help her son who has dual diagnoses of Autism and PANS and PANDAS.
In this podcast, She talks about natural treatments for PANDAS using pillars of Functional Medicine that yielded the most return for her efforts.
What does a parent see? And What is the role of Functional Nutrition in addressing these symptoms of PANS or PANDAS diagnosis?
Are you exhausted at the end of the day?
Do you feel like you can never do anything fun with your students (or your child if you are homeschooling)?
Do you want to empower your student/child?
A flipped classroom may be what you are looking for.
Mandy Rice talks about the benefits of a flipped classroom in this podcast.
Are you dipping through the thousands of posts asking you to support the immune system, and unsure what that means in the era of COVID?
I dive into the challenge of explaining why the immune system needs nutritional and lifestyle support without doing any immunology!
You leave with 6 action items.
The founder of the remarkable Hirsch Academy, Shelley Carnes, talks about the radical shifts that were acheived in her school, when they simply started listening to Autistics.
Sonia Story, master movement therapist, talks about how patterned therapeutic rhythmic movement actively matures the cerebellum, and how integrating retained reflexes can mature the brain stem. If movement can actually cause physical changes in anatomical portions of the brain, what are we waiting for?