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Restoring function in children with neuro-developmental disorder

The only thing better than having a naturopathic physician working with you and your child on improving behaviors associated with neuro-development disorders (autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder), is knowing that physician combats disorders on a personal level.

One in six children currently living in the United States, is classified as having a neurodevelopmental disorder. There is no Food and Drug Administration-approved medical treatment for the core symptoms of autism – social relatedness, repetitive thoughts and behaviors – and other related neurodevelopment issues and often, intellectual disability and other related neuro-development issues.

So, many parents turn to complementary and alternative medicine treatments for help in addition to conventional approaches.

Naturopathic medicine, as well as biomedical treatment, takes a functional look at issues, which means there is no cookie-cutter approach to the problem. Each child is unique.

If you are concerned about your child having neurodevelopmental disorders give us a call at 412-321-3231.


Recovering from Lyme disease

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted by an infected tick; it is not known to be contagious and spread from person to person. Cases have been reported in all 50 states with approximately 30,000 each year are confirmed according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

As of 2013, 95% of cases were from the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and Wisconsin.

While many are treated with antibiotics and recover from flu-like symptoms and swollen joints. Others may develop chronic, long-term autoimmune system issues, meningitis, and/or die from complications of the disease.

A holistic approach to fixing the body’s immune system and ridding it of infectious agents can cure almost any disease to which our sugar-laden diet and genetically modified foods leave us susceptible. The immune system is only healthy if the diet is healthy – foundation of raw, fresh, organic (when possible), whole foods and herbs. Add fresh garlic, turmeric, ginger, unrefined sea salt, healthy fats and lots of clean drinking water and you have a wide array of nutrients that rebuild the body’s immune system.

Supplements can be used to kill fungi and parasites and heal the intestinal wall. A high quality probiotic designed to get past stomach acid will help restore the balance of good bacteria in the body which feed off the harmful bacteria.

If you think you might be suffering from Lyme disease, give us a call at 412-321-3231.