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  • 01:02

    Gastrointestinal Issues and Feeding Tubes in the CHD Community

    in Health

    According to Corience: An Independent European Platform on Congenital Heart Defects, " As many as 40–60% of children with congenital heart defects are undernourished. 


    Healthy babies double their weight in 6 months; however, children with congenital heart defects put on weight more slowly. Their growth is also affected by the heart defect.


    Why do children with congenital heart disease not grow as other children do? The answer is because the heart defect makes them need more energy. Their diagnosis might also complicate feeding for several different reasons. Heart failure makes them too tired to feed. Some of them might have trouble keeping down their feeds. Others seem to have difficulty in coordinating breathing and nursing.


    This episode will investiage what kinds of equipment might be needed to help a babe with a congenital heart defect if that baby cannot nurse or feed normally. Listen as one mother shares her experience with her baby -- who needed a feeding tube. We'll also talk with a clinical psychologist who specializes in early infancy and childhood as well as eating disorders and tube feeding. She works for the NoTube Limited Liability Corporation, which was founded to help children all over the world to overcome the severe condition of tube dependency. Discover how one mother and a company over six thousand miles apart helped one little boy wean successfully from his feeding tube without ever leaving home!

  • 01:13

    Autism, Seeing the World From a Different Angle

    in Family

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. With the May 2013 publication of the DSM-5 diagnostic manual, all autism disorders were merged into one umbrella diagnosis of ASD. Previously, they were recognized as distinct subtypes, including autistic disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger syndrome. 


    ASD can be associated with intellectual disability, difficulties in motor coordination and attention and physical health issues such as sleep and gastrointestinal disturbances. Some persons with ASD excel in visual skills, music, math and art.


    Autism appears to have its roots in very early brain development. However, the most obvious signs of autism and symptoms of autism tend to emerge between 2 and 3 years of age. Autism Speaks continues to fund research on effective methods for earlier diagnosis, as early intervention with proven behavioral therapies can improve outcomes. Increasing autism awareness is a key aspect of this work and one in which our families and volunteers play an invaluable role.


    Please Welcome our special guests who have taken the time out to tell their stories.

  • 00:31

    Oxalate, Autism and more

    in Health

    "Oxalate is an antinutrient that is present at higher levels in some plant foods like spinach, nuts, and chocolate, but it is also a mitochondrial toxin and neurotoxin, and impairs calcium and iron regulation, all biotin-dependent enzymes, and many other enzymes." — Susan Costen Owens


    Susan Costen Owens has lectured widely, both nationally and internationally. This graduate of Vanderbilt University with a masters degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas in Dallas has fifteen years of experience in autism research. She realized six years ago that the gut inflammation and leaky gut in autism and other developmental disorders would lead to increased absorption of oxalate from the diet with unknown consequences.


    Through her project at the Autism Research Institute, this diet has led to the loss of the autism diagnosis in some children and improvements in pain, cognition, growth, motor skills, gastrointestinal function, and social interaction in countless others. Her internet group, Trying Low Oxalates has grown to more than 3000 people, including those with celiac disease, cystic fibrosis, myotonic dystrophy, Rett syndrome, MHE, bariatric surgery, short bowel syndrome, chronic pain syndromes like fibromyalgia, vulvodynia and bone pain, chronic fatigue, autoimmune conditions, and many other conditions, taking the study of oxalate’s relationship to disease far beyond the familiar turf of kidney stone disease.

  • 00:45

    Colostrum the nature's Healing Miracle; and the Leaky Gut Syndrome

    in Health

    It’s a well-known fact that developed countries suffer from an epidemic of allergies and chronic conditions such as IBS, arthritis, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.  What is not so well known is that the majority of these illnesses – according to our guest today – are linked to poor gastrointestinal health, otherwise known as ‘leaky gut syndrome’.


    In this inteview we will speak with Douglas Wyatt, Founder and Medical Director for the Center for Nutritional Research and CEO of Sovereign Laboratories is here today to discuss Leaky Gut Syndrome and why it’s such an important health issue today.


    Meet top integrative, holistic and wellness-oriented physicians, authors and celebrities at the upcoming NAVEL wellness expo.


     

  • 01:56

    Holly Stephey & Ivan Esteves, Water is everything; Ending water fluoridation.

    in Entertainment

    Nothing directly affects our health, wellness and longevity more than the water we drink, cook and shower with.We're told it's healthy for us to swallow in a glass of water but then again toothpaste companies are forced to warn us to call a Poison Control Center if we swallow the equivalent dose in toothpaste. ? It's affecting everybody's health and well-being. Harvard School of Medicine links Fluoride to Reduced Children's IQ, Improper Brain Development and Cognitive Disorders. The Lancet Medical Journal classifies it as a Harmful Neurotoxin like Lead, Arsenic and Mercury. Studies link it to Thyroid, Kidney & Gastrointestinal Problems, Increased Bone Fractures, Pineal Gland Calcification, Accelerated Aging & numerous Degenerative Diseases. Please take to to check out http://www.fluorideprotection.org and the Indie Gogo page that you will want to suport! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-get-the-f-out-of-austin


      

  • 00:40

    Janet Levatin, M.D. Holistic Pediatrician, Homeopathic Physician~Embrace Health

    in Health

    Free yourself & Embrace a Healthier YOU!  Tenpenny Integrative Medical Center Middleburg Hts, Oh   440-239-3438 .  Dr. Levatin had a private practice in the Boston Massachusetts area for the past 25 yrs. Raised in South Bend, Indiana she is happy to be returning to the Midwest.  Dr. Levatin went to college at the University of Rochester, NY majoring in English & Psychology. She attended the George Washington Univ School of Medicine, graduating in 1982. & completing a pediatric internship & residency at the Univ of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey in 1986. Throughout her training Dr. Janet disagreed with much of what she observed in the conventional medical world. Due to her disappointment with the limits of conventional medicine, she began a quest to discover better ways of assisting patients with healing and health maintenance.


    After researching a variety of modalities, Dr. Levatin settled on Homeopathy as her primary treatment modality.  Her therapeutic regimens incorporate Herbs, Common-sense nutrition & a simple supplement regimen including vit D, iodine & trace minerals. She regularly makes referrals for chiropractic, craniosacral, allergy elimination & other modalities. Dr. Levatin treats adults and children.


    Dr. Janet welcomes your calls & emails   440-239-3438   www.TenpennyIMC.com


     

  • 00:31

    How can Selenium improvement keep you from developing Cancer?

    in Health

    Selenium is an essential mineral. Your body needs it to function. It protects your cells—and DNA—from free radical damage. But you may not be getting enough.


    Selenium levels in soil vary from region to region. Poor soil quality and gastrointestinal illnesses put you at risk for low selenium levels. The problem is there are no clear signs of deficiency. Your first symptom could be low immunity, high blood sugar… Or worse. Don’t wait until you know you need more to start paying attention. Tune in Wednesday March 4, 2015 for the rest of the story.

  • 01:31

    This is YOUR Night! Q&A with Dr Armine

    in Health

    In the last several weeks ee have interviewed numerous professionals like Susan Sneff, PhD on GMO and glyophosphates; Dr. Gaundry on APOE; and the Institute for Methylation and Bio Individualized Medicine taught a seminar covering epigenetics, methylation, gastrointestinal issues, immunology, neurotransmitters and neuropsychiatry, as well as  hormonal balancing.


    With all the goings-on, many people would like further information or the opportunity to ask questions. So, as I've done in the past, tonight will be your night.


    At 8 PM (eastern time) on February 9, 2015, the phones will be open and Dr. Jess Armine will attempt to answer all your questions on any subject that we have covered.


    I will try and have some friends standing by if I get stumped :-)


    So please join us for a pleasant evening of questions and answers and bring us your tough cases and tough questions


    Look forward to talking with you all


    Dr. Jess :-)

  • 00:49

    Health Psychologist, Laurie Keefer, discusses GI disorders' role in CPP

    in Health

    Laurie Keefer, PhD is a health psychologist and Associate Professor of Medicine in Gastroenterology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. She directs the Center for Psychosocial Research, Practice and Training in GI Disorders, which has sustained National Institute of Health funding in the area of psychological interventions for digestive diseases since 2008 and hosts a fully integrated behavioral and nutrition service.  Her Center has one of the few fully-integrated GI psychology program in the world and is involved in training a range of specialists in how to behaviorally manage patients with digestive health issues. Dr. Keefer will discuss the role of GI disorders when treating chronic pelvic pain.

  • 01:00

    Small Changes Big Shifts: Putting a Spark in your Life with John O'Leary

    in Health

    ON this episode of Small Changes Big Shifts with Dr. Michelle Robin, you’ll meet motivational speaker John O’Leary.  John O’Leary works with hundreds of organizations to transform today’s challenges into a foundation for incredible growth. He’s taught businesses key strategies to succeed in any environment. He empowers thousands of individuals around the world to lead fuller, more productive and inspired lives. Dr. Robin also introduces you to Connie Zack, co-owner and Chief Sales Officer of Sunlighten. Zack started the business in a basement in 1999. Her husband and co-founder Aaron Zack is the company’s CEO. Together, the Zacks have led Sunlighten to tremendous growth since those basement days.


    Before starting Sunlighten, Connie held positions at Procter & Gamble ranging from Alternative Marketing Manager, District Pharmaceutical Sales Manager and Gastrointestinal National Manager. They’ll discuss the healing characteristics of infrared saunas

  • 00:32

    Getting to the Bottom of Gastrointestinal Complaints

    in Health

    On this week’s show Joyce and Mike welcome Ricky Safer (CEO) and Joanne Grieme (Board Chair) from PSC Partners Seeking a Cure, a non-profit dedicated to finding a cure for Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis.  PSC is a chronic liver disease where the bile ducts become impaired, eventually leading to deterioration of the liver.  It is commonly associated with inflammatory bowel disease and ulcerative colitis.
    We will discuss the difficulties patients often encounter in getting an accurate diagnosis of this condition.  Until it is properly diagnosed, it is not possible to set out a reasonable treatment plan.
    People with PSC often need a liver transplant.  One young man has had three liver transplants and is doing well.  We talk about liver transplants.
    As with so many rare diseases, the patient becomes responsible for navigating the medical system, arbitrating among the advice of many specialists, and keeping track of appointments and records.  Ricky and Joanne share what they have learned about dealing with the complexity of gastrointestinal complaints.
    http://pscpartners.org