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Toxicity: Another Cause for the Epidemic of Autism, ADHD, Allergies, Asthma, Autoimmune and More

  1. 1. Toxicity: Another Cause for the Epidemic of Autism, ADHD, Allergies, Asthma, Autoimmune and More Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing www.MariaRickertHong.com© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012.
  2. 2. Disclaimer This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Information provided is for informational purposes and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or other medical professional. You should not use the information or products contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication. Information and statements regarding recommended supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  3. 3. Outline   Introduction   Diseases/Disorders Associated with Toxicity   Statistics   Environmental Toxins   Heavy Metals   Endocrine Disruptors   Carcinogens   EMFs   Other Toxins Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  4. 4. Outline   Epigenetics   First Step   Next Step   Resources   Questions? Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  5. 5. 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© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  6. 6. Diseases/Disorders Associated with Toxicity   Autism   PDD-NOS   ADHD   Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)   Learning disabilities   Developmental delays   Speech delays   Apraxia   Dyspraxia   Hypotonia Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  7. 7. Diseases/Disorders Associated with Toxicity   Alzheimer’s   Parkinson’s   ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease)   OCD   Schizophrenia   Bipolar disorder   Mood disorders   Depression   Anxiety   Tourette’s Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  8. 8. Diseases/Disorders Associated with Toxicity   Cardiovascular disease   Diabetes   Cancer   Hormonal problems   Uterine fibroids   Ovarian cysts   Fibrocystic breasts   Thyroid disease   Adrenal fatigue Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  9. 9. Diseases/Disorders Associated with Toxicity   Fibromyalgia   Lupus   Scleroderma   Multiple sclerosis   Rheumatoid arthritis   Chron’s disease   Celiac disease   Lyme disease   Other autoimmune diseases   Arthritis Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  10. 10. Diseases/Disorders Associated with Toxicity   Allergies   Asthma   Eczema   Ear infections   Sinus infections   Irritable Bowel Disorder   Colitis   Leaky gut   Alcoholism Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  11. 11. Diseases/Disorders Associated with Toxicity   Insomnia   Anemia   Acid reflux (GERD)   Candidiasis   Colic   Mitochondrial disorder/disease   Multiple chemical sensitivity   Osteoporosis   Pancreatic insufficiency Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  12. 12. 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© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  13. 13. 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© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  14. 14. Statistics The increasing numbers are NOT due to changes in diagnosis Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  15. 15. How many people did you know growing up that had Statistics 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© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  16. 16. Environmental Toxins   Dysregulate the immune system   Cause autoimmunity   Are toxic to our good bacteria   Are toxic to human cells   Cause cell death or tumor growth   Cause mitochondrial dysfunction   Damage bodily systems   Neurological   Endocrine   Immune   Digestive Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  17. 17. Environmental Toxins   Our babies are being born “pre-polluted”   A mother passes her toxic load on to her children   Toxins cross the placenta, leading to damage in the fetus   Toxicload compounds with every generation   Bio-accumulation   See EWG’s “Body Burden Report – The Pollution in Newborns” Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  18. 18. Heavy Metals   Mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic, etc.   Potent neurotoxins   Cause neurological damage, especially to a developing child   Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD, states unequivocally that autism has one cause: mercury poisoning   Cause mitochondrial dysfunction Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  19. 19. Heavy Metals   Cause immune dysregulation   Lead to infection from yeast, bacteria and parasites   Cause a breakdown in methylation (the ability to detoxify)   Increase sensitivity to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  20. 20. Heavy Metals   Facts:   75% of the population has mercury   Women with higher levels of mercury exposure are more than twice as likely to have autoimmune disorders   The symptoms for mercury poisoning are the same as those for autism, PDD-NOS and Sensory Processing Disorder Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  21. 21. Heavy Metals   Sources:   Dental amalgams (silver fillings)   50% mercury   Costume jewelry   Cadmium, lead, chromium and nickel   Vaccines   Mercury in flu shots   Aluminum in other shots   Plastics   Lead, cadmium Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  22. 22. Heavy Metals   Sources:   Food   Arsenic   Used as a pesticide   Found in non-organic chickens, rice   High-fructose corn syrup   Mercury   Canned albacore tuna   Mercury   Cosmetics   Lead in bright red lipstick   Mercury in mascara Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  23. 23. Heavy Metals   Sources:   Garden hoses   Lead, antimony   Drinking water   Arsenic in well water   Lead in city water   Coal ash from coal-fired power plants leaches into groundwater   Cigarette smoke   Cadmium Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  24. 24. Heavy Metals   Sources:   Air pollution   Vehicle exhaust   Coal-fired power plants   Clothing   Lead in faux-leather purses   Multivitamins   Lead Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  25. 25. Endocrine Disruptors   Disrupt hormones, which control:   Neurodevelopment   Learning   Behavior   Motor development   Sexual development   Thyroid   Immune system   Temperature   Low-dose effects of endocrine disruptors may disappear at higher doses, giving the illusion of safety. Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  26. 26. Endocrine Disruptors   Pesticides   Cause neurological damage   Disrupt endocrine system   Found in:   Non-organic foods, meat and dairy   Lawn and garden sprays   Bug killers   Anti-bacterial soaps and products   Triclosan Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  27. 27. Endocrine Disruptors   Pesticides   Linked to:   Autism   ADHD   Asthma and other respiratory problems   Immune-system problems   Endocrine-system problems   Infertility   Reproductive-system problems   Uterine fibroids   Ovarian cysts   Reproductive-organ cancers   Lower IQ   Parkinson’s disease Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  28. 28. Endocrine Disruptors   Triclosan   A pesticide   Found in:   Soaps   Lotions   Household products (“antibacterial”)   Pens and pencils   Notebooks   Toothpaste   Face wash   Lipstick Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  29. 29. Endocrine Disruptors   Triclosan   Linked to:   Hormone disruption   Allergies   Thyroidproblems   Heart problems   Muscle problems and weakness Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  30. 30. Endocrine Disruptors   Tetra-Pak plastics   Soy   PFOA   Found in:   Teflon and other non-stick coatings   Pots and pans   Microwavable popcorn bags   Linked to:   Cancer   High cholesterol   Thyroid disease   Reduced fertility Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  31. 31. Endocrine Disruptors   BPA, BPS and other bisphenols   BPS may be more harmful than BPA   Found in:   Liners of canned foods and drinks   Cash-register receipts   Dental fillings and sealants   Non-LDPE plastics Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  32. 32. Endocrine Disruptors   BPA, BPS and other bisphenols   Linked to:   Brain cancer   Breast cancer   Infertility and reproductive-organ disease   Precocious puberty   ADHD, aggression, behavior and emotional problems   Obesity Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  33. 33. Endocrine Disruptors   Parabens   Estrogen mimickers   Found in:   Drugs   Foods   Cosmetics   Personal-care products   Linked to:   Breast cancer   Childhood diseases Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  34. 34. Endocrine Disruptors   Phthalates   Gives products the “rubber ducky” feel   Found in:   Soaps   Lotions   Plastics and plastic food packaging   Toys   Gardening gloves, knee pads, hoses   Padded play-mat floors   Linked to:   Type 2 diabetes   Miscarriages Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  35. 35. Endocrine Disruptors   Fluoride   Extremelyreactive   Highly damaging to thyroid   Displaces iodine   Found in:   Drinking water   Toothpaste   Mouthwash   Any food or animal grown using fluoridated water   SSRIs Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  36. 36. Endocrine Disruptors   Fluoride   Linked to:   Thyroid disease   Breast cancer   Prostate cancer   Ovarian cysts   Uterine fibroids   PMS   Neurodevelopmental disorders   Lower IQ   Osteoporosis Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  37. 37. Endocrine Disruptors   Chlorine   Found in:   Swimming-pool water   Drinking and bathing water   Any plant or animal eaten as food grown with chlorinated water   Organochlorine pesticides   Dichlorobenzene   Dioxin   Splenda   Linked to:   Asthma   Eczema   IBS Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  38. 38. Endocrine Disruptors   Bromine   Found in:   Bromine pesticides   Brominated flour used as a dough conditioner for commercially prepared baked goods   Polybrominated flame retardants (PBDE)   Children’s sleepwear   Fabric furniture and mattresses   Electrical and computer-cable coverings   Mountain Dew   Linked to:   Autism   ADHD Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  39. 39. Endocrine Disruptors   Others   Found in:   Perfume   Air fresheners   Dryer sheets   Cleaners   Vinyl   Sunscreens   Nail polish   Nail polish remover   Moth balls   Toilet deodorizers Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  40. 40. Carcinogens   Found in:   Air pollution from fossil fuels (coal, gas, oil)   Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)   Benzene, toluene, xylene, etc.   Soy products and baby formula   Oils extracted with hexane   Nail polish   Formaldehyde and toluene   Vaccines   Formaldehyde Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  41. 41. Carcinogens   Found in:   Fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy, groundwater   Perchlorate (rocket fuel)   Even organic varieties   Groundwater   PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls)   Toilet deodorizers, mothballs and air fresheners   1,4-dichlorobenzene   Keratin hair treatments   Formaldehyde Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  42. 42. Carcinogens   Found in:   Chicken nuggets   Butane (lighter fluid)   Cake mix, salad dressings and low-fat ice creams   Antifreeze   Spot cleaners, degreasers and groundwater   Trichloroethylene (TCE)   Dry-cleaning solvents   Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene or "perc”) Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  43. 43. EMFs   Electromagnetic sensitivity is a new form of environmental allergy   Heavy-metal toxicity raises risk   Linked to:   Sleep disturbances   Stress   Stabbing headaches   Brain fog   Tinnitus   Extreme fatigue   115% increased risk of brain tumors Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  44. 44. Other Toxins   Found in:   Household cleaners/chemicals   Ingredients are not listed   Supermarket meats   Injected with carbon monoxide or “meat glue”   Factory-farm chicken   Caffeine, Tylenol, Benadryl and antibiotics   Preserved foods   Tocopherol (one of 8 parts of synthetic vitamin E) Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  45. 45. Other Toxins   Found in:   Nail polish and remover   Acetone   Tap water   Disinfectants   Combine to form disinfection byproducts (DBP)   Spray tans   Dihydroxyacetone Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  46. 46. Epigenetics   Genetics load the gun; environment pulls the trigger   Toxic exposures now have the ability to affect future generations   At least 3 generations later, if not more   Diet and lifestyle have an enormous impact on your health   Good news: Diet and lifestyle changes can improve your health tremendously! Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  47. 47. Epigenetics Environmental factors Predispositions (genetic or other) Disease or Disorders Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  48. 48. First Step •  Pay attention to your or your child’s symptoms •  Be an advocate for yourself or your child •  Find a knowledgeable and supportive (not pharma-driven) healthcare provider •  Talk to other parents and patients Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  49. 49. First Step   Implement a gut-healing diet   Eliminate soda, sugars and simple carbohydrates   Take a multi-strain probiotic   Support the immune system with supplements, antifungal herbs and nutrients   Eat meals with quality protein and vegetables Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  50. 50. Next Step   Recover Your Health Program   Adrenal Fatigue and Thyroid Disease   Reducing Inflammation with 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© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  51. 51. 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© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  52. 52. 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© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  53. 53. 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© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  54. 54. 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© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  55. 55. Resources   Epidemic Answers   www.EpidemicAnswers.org   Developmental Delay Resources   www.devdelay.org   Mount Sinai Children’s Environmental Health Center   www.mountsinai.org/patient-care/service- areas/children/areas-of-care/childrens- environmental-health-center   Environmental Working Group   www.ewg.org Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Nutritional Healing© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com
  56. 56. 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© Maria Rickert Hong, 2012. www.MariaRickertHong.com

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