Soft Signs of a Compromised Immune System


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Pay attention to these soft signs as they are typically seen as precursors to autism, PDD-NOS, SPD, OCD, ADHD, asthma, allergies, eczema, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, IBS, Chron's, celiac or other autoimmune diseases.

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Soft Signs of a Compromised Immune System

  1. 1. Soft Signs of aCompromisedImmune SystemMaria Rickert HongNutritional
  2. 2. Soft Signs (Red Flags)  One or two red cheeks after eating  Red or hot ears after eating  Chronic runny nose or cough  Chronic mouth breathing  Problems with swallowing, habitual gagging or choking while eating  Storing food in cheeks  Recurrent ear infections (917) 553-6673
  3. 3. Soft Signs (Red Flags)  Chronic or recurrent sinus infections  Chronic or recurrent strep infections  Periodic Fever Syndrome  Patches of red, dry, scaly skin (eczema) on face, hands, elbows, knees or other parts of the skin  Frequent diaper rashes in babies, especially red rings around the anus or redness of the vaginal area (917) 553-6673
  4. 4. Soft Signs (Red Flags)  Cradle cap or excessive scaling and dandruff on the scalp  Thinning hair or hairloss in a child  Cavities and excessive tartar, or bad breath, despite proper dental hygiene  Frequent daytime accidents in an already potty-trained child  Nighttime bedwetting well into the grade school years (917) 553-6673
  5. 5. Soft Signs (Red Flags)  Nocturia: frequent waking to go the bathroom  Dark circles or bags surrounding the eyes  “Droopy” eyes  Excessive drooling in children too old to drool  Colic, excessive crying or irritability in babies  Frequent temper tantrums (multiple times a day) (917) 553-6673
  6. 6. Soft Signs (Red Flags)  Frequent crying, sadness, anger (multiple times a day)  Esophageal reflux  Babies who chronically “spit up” or regurgitate after eating  White coating on the tongue  Chronic thrush infections  Unusual fingernail or toenail formation (917) 553-6673
  7. 7. Soft Signs (Red Flags)  Frequent loose stools, diarrhea  Undigested food routinely found in stools  Blood in stool  Constipation, infrequent stooling (going only once every few days, or straining with a bowel movement  Excessive gas, flatulence (917) 553-6673
  8. 8. Soft Signs (Red Flags)  Chronically discolored stools: white, yellow or black  Floating stools or dry stools (“rabbit pellets”)  “Tummy aches”  Distended “pot belly”  Persistent toe-walking (always walking on tip- toes)  Delays in crawling, walking and/or talking  Significant speech impairments (917) 553-6673
  9. 9. Soft Signs (Red Flags)  Large motor delays: difficulties completing age-appropriate physical tasks (e.g., jumping or climbing)  Sideways glancing: looking out of the sides of the eyes instead of making direct eye contact  Sensory-seeking behaviors: always looking to “crash” into people, objects (917) 553-6673
  10. 10. Soft Signs (Red Flags)  Sensory-defensiveness:   Covering the ears from everyday sounds like vacuum cleaners or telephone rings   Shielding the eyes from bright lights   Sensitivity or revulsion to common smells   Avoidance of certain textures like sand, wetness, certain fabrics   Over-sensitivity or emotional reaction to tags in clothing, seams in socks, hairbrushing   Avoidance of kisses, hugs or other forms of affection (917) 553-6673
  11. 11. Soft Signs (Red Flags)  Pressure-seeking behavior:  trying to push the belly against objects, the floor, tables  Head banging  Tongue hanging out of the mouth  Failure to thrive, growth delays  Arm flapping  Low muscle tone, hypotonia  Extreme or abnormal fatigue; difficulty waking (917) 553-6673
  12. 12. Soft Signs (Red Flags)  Excessive sweating (night or daytime) or inability to regulate temperature  Excessive hyperactivity  Chronically swollen lymph nodes  Obsessive or compulsive type behaviors; constant hoarding of toys, possessions  Lining up toys or other repetitive behaviors  Persistent aggressive behavior (917) 553-6673
  13. 13. Soft Signs (Red Flags)  Persistent non-compliant or oppositional behavior  Tics (verbal or physical), including constant throat clearing, coughing or blinking  Recurrent urinary tract infections  Chronic vaginal infections  Chronic athletes foot, ring worm or other fungal skin infection (917) 553-6673
  14. 14. What Do These Soft SignsMean?  These red flags are often seen in children before they develop autism, ADHD, PDD-NOS, sensory processing disorder, OCD, allergies, asthma, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, anxiety or autoimmune disorders such as celiac, IBS, Chron’s, etc.  They are also often seen in adults before they develop autoimmune disorders such as celiac, IBS, colitis, Chron’s, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia and other autoimmune disorders (917) 553-6673
  15. 15. Most people with a chronicillness/disorder (autism, ADHD,asthma, allergies, celiac, etc.)or chronic symptoms (eczema,allergies, reflux, etc.) have gutdysbiosis and/or immunedysregulation. (917) 553-6673
  16. 16. Known Statistics  1 in 88 children have autism (1 in 54 boys)  1 in 8 children have asthma  1 in 10 children have ADHD  1 in 80 children have celiac disease  1 in 5 children have allergic eczema  1 in 12 children under 4 have “true” food allergies (many more have food sensitivities/reactions)  1 in 2-3 children have hay fever/ (917) 553-6673 environmental allergies
  17. 17. Other Illnesses Increasing  Reflux (especially in babies)  Eosinophilic Esophagitis  Sensory Processing/Integration Disorder  Behavioral/mood disorders (biopolar/ depression/anxiety)  Thyroid conditions  Diabetes  Inflammatory bowel disease (917) 553-6673
  18. 18. Other Illnesses Increasing  Just because your child does not have a diagnosis does not mean he’s not affected  Even “healthy children” are being affected (917) 553-6673
  19. 19. SYMPTOMS Something is•  Eczema•  Red cheeks after eating wrong with your or•  Chronic loose stools/ your child’s: diarrhea•  Chronic constipation IMMUNE SYSTEM Are•  Attention/behavior signs and/or Problems•  Recurrent infections (ear, that sinus, vaginal) GASTROINTESTINAL•  Abnormal sensory SYSTEM behaviors•  Reflux/colic/ stomachaches•  Etc. (917) 553-6673
  20. 20. Gut Dysbiosis  Often associated   Animbalance of with an improperly good/bad functioning GI probiotic bacteria system and yeast (917) 553-6673
  21. 21. Importance of the Gut  70-80% of the immune system is in the gut  90% of pathogens enter our body thru gut  95% of serotonin is made in the gut (917) 553-6673
  22. 22. Gut dysbiosisleads toimmunedysregulation,and, fromthere, a viciouscycle iscreated. (917) 553-6673
  23. 23. Immune Dysregulation   Attacks and creates inflammation in response to normally harmless / innocuous things   Attacks body’s own cells (autoimmunity) (917) 553-6673
  24. 24. Immune Dysregulation   Can’t turn itself off   Can’t mount sufficient immune response (underactive immune activity) (917) 553-6673
  25. 25. Causes of Gut Dysbiosis  Candida albicans (yeast)  Giardia lamblia (parasite)  Clostridium (bacteria)  Streptococcus (bacteria)  Klebsiella (bacteria)  Spirochaetaceae (917) 553-6673
  26. 26. Causes of Gut Dysbiosis  HHV (virus)  Epstein Barr (virus)  Varicella (virus)  Rubella (virus)  Overuse of antibiotics  Overuse of ibuprofen, Motrin, Naproxen  Use of oral hormones (the pill) (917) 553-6673
  27. 27. Causes of Gut Dysbiosis  GMO foods  Diet high in processed-foods  Feed-lot meats  Infections passed on by mom (vaginal birth)  Lack of probiotic bacteria (Caesarean birth)  Proton-pump inhibitors (Prevacid, etc.)  Stress (917) 553-6673
  28. 28. First Step  Boost function of adrenals and thyroid   Minerals are the food that our adrenals and thyroid need to function, and without them, we don’t handle stress well and get sick a lot.   Most Americans are very deficient in minerals like magnesium, zinc, iodine and selenium. (917) 553-6673
  29. 29. First Step  Eliminate endocrine disruptors that upset the function of our thyroid, which controls enzymatic and hormonal processes in our bodies.  Examples: phthalates, plasticizers, Triclosan, antibacterial soap, Teflon, flame retardants, brominated flour, pesticides, as well as fluoride and chlorine in our water supply. (917) 553-6673
  30. 30. Next Step  Recover Your Health Program   5-part teleseminar-series with a bonus session   One 90-minute session per week with room for Q&A   Sessions begin Thursday, August 30th at 1pm ET   Sessions run through Thursday, October 4th at 1pm ET (917) 553-6673
  31. 31. 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 (917) 553-6673
  32. 32. Next Step  Recover Your Health Program   Bonus: first 18 people to sign up will get a free 30-minute health-coaching session with me (917) 553-6673
  33. 33. Any Questions?  (917) 553-6673  Facebook: Maria Rickert Hong Nutritional Healing  Twitter: mariarickert  LinkedIn: Maria Rickert Hong  Google+: Maria Rickert Hong Nutritional Healing (917) 553-6673