Consider PANS/PANDAS

Consider PANS/PANDAS

Consider PANS/PANDAS By: Gabriella True, President, New England PANS PANDAS Association Imagine your happy, healthy child who likes to go to school, plays with toys, runs off to play with friends, joins a sports team, participates in many activities suddenly won’t do any of it.  Out of

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Recovery Is Possible

Recovery Is Possible

Recovery Is Possible By Maria Rickert Hong If your child has any of the following conditions, you need to know that recovery is possible:    Autism  Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)  ADD/ADHD  Asthma  Allergies  Autoimmune disorders  Anxiety  OCD  Mood/behavioral disorders  Diabetes    I have recovered my own two sons

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SMART Therapy

SMART Therapy

SMART Therapy By: Jolene Burch What if you were told that many of the symptoms your child experiences (i.e anxiety, withdrawal, aggression/defiance, picky eating, or inattention/distractibility), can be significantly reduced with appropriate therapy programming?     SMART therapy, developed by a pediatric occupational therapist Jolene Burch, consists of an individualized treatment plan

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About Little Britches Therapy

About Little Britches Therapy

About Little Britches Therapy By: Alice Daly Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies  Little Britches, based at 2 different locations in Litchfield County, provides equine assisted activities and therapies to individuals with disabilities.  Our riding and driving instructors are certified by our parent organization Professional Association for Therapeutic Horseman (PATH) founded in 1969 to

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Can You Dig It?

Can You Dig It?

“Can You Dig It?”  Written by Jennifer Hotchkiss, (M.Ed, CCT, Holistic Educator, Mentor)  Founder & Executive Director of Living Learning: Holistic Education (LLHE)    The Ins and The Outs of Holistic Education    Wondering what Holistic Education is and how it is different from other forms of education? Well,

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Healing through Relaxing

Healing through Relaxing

Healing through Relaxing By: Kelly Grich LMT, HHC Are you struggling to get your child to cooperate? Does your child experience anxiety? have frequent tantrums?…..react extra sensitively?………experience difficulty falling asleep? Does your child get overwhelmed by crowds?….. have frequent headaches, stomachaches, constipation….have poor self esteem……act like a perfectionist…appear to be

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The 4 Keys to Defeating ADHD

The 4 Keys to Defeating ADHD

The 4 Keys to Defeating ADHD By: Katherine Layman, ND Do you know what most of the kids that I treat who have been medicated for ADHD have in common? Their parents have been told that they need to take this medication (Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta, Strattera, etc) for the rest

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Constipation in Children

Constipation in Children

Constipation in Children By: UB Clinics Sources:Brown J. Nutrition Through the Lifecycle.Cengage: Stamford, CT; 2014. Constipation in Children. National Institute of Diabetes and KidneyDisease. September 2013. Natural Approach to Gastroenterology. 2nd Edition.Yarnell. 2011 UB Clinic’s CHHF Directory Page link The UB Clinics are home to the teaching clinics for

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Our Children Are Our Future: Teach Them To Be Healthy

Our Children Are Our Future: Teach Them To Be Healthy

Our Children Are Our Future: Teach Them To Be Healthy  By: Cindy Wechsler: Integrative Pediatric Nurse Practitioner   As a healthcare provider for three decades, I am extremely sad to witness the adverse effects the general environment has had on our health and the health of our children. I am

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Healing the New Childhood Epidemics

Healing the New Childhood Epidemics

Healing the New Childhood Epidemics By: Beth Lambert Are you a Parent and/or Health Coach interested in healing ADHD, autism, asthma, allergies, sensory disorders, and more? Or a parent who is determined for your child to shed his/her diagnosis? Then this online course offered by Epidemic Answers is for you!   The

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Parents Guide to Using Herbs Safely with Children

Parents Guide to Using Herbs Safely with Children

Parents Guide to Using Herbs Safely with Children  By Alison Birks, MS, AHG,CNS  Learn to recognize some common useful weeds (dandelion, plantain, chickweed, etc.) Focus on those that have many uses and are easily obtainable. Make sure you harvest wild plants only from areas which have not been sprayed with

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Raising a Wonder Kid

Raising a Wonder Kid

Raising a Wonder Kid By: Colleen Brunetti, M.Ed., C.H.C. When my son was first diagnosed with food intolerances, we had to learn not only how to feed him right, but to help him navigate the world with food restrictions. In addition to finding ways to help him

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The Lyme Connection

The Lyme Connection

The Lyme Connection  By: Rebecca Stadnicki   How Lyme Disease brought me to health coaching  About 12 years ago I began experiencing severe fatigue, low energy, depression, and digestive issues among others. At the time I was raising three young daughters, working odd shifts at a hospital and not

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The Eyes Have It

The Eyes Have It

The Eyes Have It By Randy Schulman, M.S, O.D., F.C.O.V.D It has been said that the eyes are the portal to the soul. That may be but they reveal so much more. The field of integrative optometry opens up a much broader view of the eyes and our vision. An integrative

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Music as Therapy

Music as Therapy

Music as Therapy By Kelsy Gati Connecticut Music Therapy Services was established in 2005 by music therapist, Jennifer Sokira. She set out to nurture creative possibilities in people. To accomplish this, she traveled to the homes, schools, and facilities of her clients. Sharing top notch treatment in a

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DBT Teen Group and Parent Workshops

DBT Teen Group and Parent Workshops

DBT Teen Group and Parent Workshops By Lianna Tsangarides, LCSW Does your teenager struggles with intense emotions? Do these big feelings interfere with leading the life they want to live? If so, there’s a good change you’ve hear of Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), two different

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