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Why is there such an epidemic of chronic diseases in our children these days? Join me in this presentation as I explain the drivers behind the epidemic of autism, ADHD, allergies, asthma, SPD, OCD, ...

Why is there such an epidemic of chronic diseases in our children these days? Join me in this presentation as I explain the drivers behind the epidemic of autism, ADHD, allergies, asthma, SPD, OCD, autoimmune diseases and more.

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    • Autism, ADHD,Allergies,Asthma, SPD,OCD and MoreMaria Rickert HongNutritional Healingwww.MariaRickertHong.com
    • Outline  Introduction  Statistics  Immune Dysregulation  Gut Dysbiosis  Environmental Factors  Epigenetics  What Can I Do?  Upcoming Talks  Questions? Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing www.MariaRickertHong.com
    • Introduction  Who am I?   Certified Holistic Health Counselor trained at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition   Board member of Epidemic Answers  What is Epidemic Answers?   501(c)3 non-profit   Provide information to parents of children with autism, ADHD, allergies, asthma, OCD, SPD, autoimmune, etc.   Recovery is possible Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing www.MariaRickertHong.com
    • Statistics  The current generation of children is experiencing a health epidemic of historic proportions Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing www.MariaRickertHong.com
    • Statistics  1 in 88 children have autism (1 in 54 boys)   For children born in 2000; higher recently   More than 1% of pediatric population   NJ: 1 in 49 children (1 in 29 boys)   UT: 1 in 47 children (1 in 32 boys)  1 in 8 children have asthma (1 in 6 black children)  1 in 10 children have ADHD  1 in 80 children have celiac disease Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing www.MariaRickertHong.com
    • Statistics  1 in 5 children have allergic eczema  1 in 12 children under 4 have “true” food allergies   Many more have food sensitivities/reactions/ intolerances  1 in 30 children have pediatric depression  1 in 2-3 children have hay fever/ environmental allergies  54% of children have a chronic health condition when childhood obesity is included Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing www.MariaRickertHong.com
    • StatisticsThe increasing numbers are NOT due to changesin diagnosis Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing www.MariaRickertHong.com
    • How many children did you know growing up that hadStatistics these conditions?Other illnesses and disorders on the rise: Reflux (especially in babies) Eosinophilic Esophagitis Sensory Processing/Integration Disorder Behavioral/mood disorders (bipolar/ depression/anxiety) Thyroid conditions Diabetes Inflammatory bowel disease Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing www.MariaRickertHong.com
    • Statistics  Most (or all?) children with a chronic illness/disorder (ADHD, asthma, autism, celiac, etc.) or chronic symptoms (eczema, allergies, reflux) have immune dysregulation and/or gut dysbiosis Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing www.MariaRickertHong.com
    • Immune Dysregulation Normal Immune Function •  Attacks and eliminates disease causing germs (virus, bacteria, etc.) or diseased cells •  Prevents germs from harming cells •  Turns itself off when immune threat is past Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing www.MariaRickertHong.com
    • Immune Dysregulation Dysregulated Immune Function •  Attacks and creates inflammation in response to normally harmless/ innocuous particles such as food or dust (allergies) •  Attacks body’s own cells (autoimmunity) causing inflammation and damage to cells •  Inability to turn itself off •  Underactive immune activity; mounts insufficient immune response Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing www.MariaRickertHong.com
    • Gut Dysbiosis  An improperly functioning gastrointestinal (GI) system is often associated with gut dysbiosis, an imbalance of bad bacteria in the GI tract vs. good Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing www.MariaRickertHong.com
    • Gut Dysbiosis•  Why is the gut so important? is located in the gastrointestinal system enter our body through the GI tract •  Precursors to other neurotransmitters (e.g., dopamine) also produced here Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing www.MariaRickertHong.com
    • Immunedysregulationand gutdysbiosiscreate avicious cyclein the body. Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing www.MariaRickertHong.com
    • Why are immunedysregulation and gutdysbiosis so common in ourchildren? Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing www.MariaRickertHong.com
    • What is happening to ourchildren? Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing www.MariaRickertHong.com
    • Environmental FactorsOur children are experiencing a perfectstorm of environmental factors that areaffecting their physical and mental health Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing www.MariaRickertHong.com
    • Environmental Factors Environmental Toxins Cultural and PharmaceuticalLifestyle factors Use Excessive/Improper Diet/Nutrition Vaccinations Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing www.MariaRickertHong.com
    • Environmental Factors Pharmaceutical Use (going back several generations)•  Antibiotics •  Kill intestinal bacteria, good and bad•  PPIs (Reflux) •  Disturb pH in gut; pathogens thrive Gut•  Birth Control Dysbiosis •  Suppress immune system Pills & other and Steroid Meds Immune Dys- (asthma) regulation•  NSAIDs •  Cause intestinal (ibuprofen) permeability Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP•  Tylenol •  Depletes glutathione Nutritional Healing www.MariaRickertHong.com
    • Environmental Factors Environmental Toxins/Pollution•  Heavy metals •  Dysregulate the immune system (cause autoimmunity)•  PDBE •  Are toxic to our good bacteria•  Pesticides •  Are toxic to human cells (cause cell death or tumor•  Household growth) cleaners/ chemicals And our detoxifying capabilities in our•  Industrial GI are compromised all the while. . . . chemicals•  Electropollution Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing (EMFs) www.MariaRickertHong.com
    • Environmental Factors Diet and Nutrition The Standard American Diet•  High in sugar and •  Feeds bad germs simple carbs in gut•  Highly processed •  Nutrient poor Gut Dysbiosis•  High in meat, •  Acidic: breeds gut and dairy and grains pathogens Immune Dys-•  No/low cultured •  No way to replenish regulation foods probiotics•  Pesticides/additives/ Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP preservatives/GMOs •  Toxic to bodies Nutritional Healing www.MariaRickertHong.com
    • Environmental Factors Cultural and Lifestyle Factors•  C-section •  Not optimal for transfer of birth / good gut flora/immune formula development Gut feeding Dysbiosis•  Low outdoor •  Low vitamin D; no soil and time bacteria; indoor Immune pollution Dys-•  Sedentary •  Exercise needed for regulation optimal immune function•  Stress •  Stress kills good Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP bacteria! Nutritional Healing www.MariaRickertHong.com
    • Environmental Factors Immunization Practices•  Primary concern: •  Vaccinating children with gut dysbiosis (and thus compromised immune function) may cause immune dysregulation and/or adverse events•  Other concerns: •  T-cell skewing: Th1 vs. Th2 (autoimmunity, allergies) •  Toxins in vaccines (aluminum, formaldehyde, mercury in flu vaccines) •  Potential for autoimmunity (chicken eggs, monkey, bovine, human) Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing www.MariaRickertHong.com
    • Environmental Factors Environmental Factors Immunization Practices 7 43z + flu Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing www.MariaRickertHong.com
    • Environmental FactorsThe mother passes on gut dysbiosis and toxicity onto her unborn child•  See EWG’s “Body Burden Report – The Pollution in Newborns” Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing www.MariaRickertHong.com
    • Epigenetics Environmental factors Predispositions (genetic or other) Health and Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP wellness Nutritional Healing www.MariaRickertHong.com
    • What Can You Do?•  Get informed •  www.EpidemicAnswers.org (also on Facebook) •  www.healthychild.org •  www.devdelay.org •  www.MariaRickertHong.com Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing www.MariaRickertHong.com
    • What Can You Do?•  Pay attention to your child’s symptoms•  Be an advocate for your child•  Find a knowledgeable and supportive (not pharma-driven) healthcare provider•  Talk to other parents Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing www.MariaRickertHong.com
    • Next Step  Recover Your Health Program   Adrenal, Thyroid and Mitochondrial Issues   Getting an Oil Change | Cholesterol | Making Better Food Choices   Gut Dysbiosis | Supplementing to Boost Your Immune System   Detoxification:  Methylation, Sulfation and Alkalinization   Reducing/Eliminating Sugar | Implementing a Gut-Healing Diet   Bonus Session:  Eliminating Toxins from Your Household Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing www.MariaRickertHong.com
    • Next Step  Recover Your Health Program   Benefits   Less sickness   Clearer thinking   Better sleep; more sleep   Less pain   Less itching, redness, swelling   Less abdominal pain   Less allergies Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing www.MariaRickertHong.com
    • Next Step  Recover Your Health Program   Recommendations for types of food and supplements   Food selection criteria   How to cook your food   Where to get your healing foods and supplements   Recipes   Handouts Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing www.MariaRickertHong.com
    • Next Step  Recover Your Health Program   www.MariaRickertHong.com/recover  Bonus: first 10 people to sign up will get a free 45-minute health-coaching session with me Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing www.MariaRickertHong.com
    • Next Step  Recover Your Health Group Program   5-part teleseminar-series with a bonus session   Rolling enrollment   One 90-minute session per week with room for Q&A   Sessions begin first Thursday of each month at 1pm ET Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing www.MariaRickertHong.com
    • Any Questions?  www.MariaRickertHong.com  Facebook: Maria Rickert Hong Nutritional Healing  Twitter: mariarickert  LinkedIn: Maria Rickert Hong  Pinterest: Maria Rickert  Google+: Maria Rickert Hong Nutritional Healing Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing www.MariaRickertHong.com