Sensory Processing Disorder – Almost Autism
Because I had learned how to research an issue, I discovered that the roots of my sons’ and my illnesses – and of most children’s and adults’ chronic illnesses began with immunity issues and inflammation.
~ Maria Rickert Hong
Maria, Autism, And Sensory Processing Disorder – SPD
To understand it more completely first one must accept the fact that Sensory Processing Disorder identifies a complexity of issues, with many connections to a variety of biological conditions. The good news is that most contributory factors can be identified with more aggressive measures and laboratory understandings. Listen up as Maria outlines essential, easily understood basics here at CBJ/072.
Maria is a former Wall Street sell-side equity research analyst who is now a Certified Holistic Health Counselor. She is the author of the bestselling book, Almost Autism: Recovering Children from Sensory Processing Disorder, A Reference for Parents and Practitioners.
She is also a Board Member, Media Director and blogger for Epidemic Answers, a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose goal is to help parents recover their children from these and other chronic illnesses.
As a health coach, she helps parents make diet and lifestyle changes to recover their children from symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder [SPD], almost autism, autism, PDD-NOS, and ADHD. She has recovered her two boys from SPD, asthma, and acid reflux. Street wisdom, excellent research, and deep, personal experience encourage a more detailed view of comprehensive prevention and management for these commonplace disorders.
Maria’s Personal Biomedical Experience
I recovered my sons’ health with dietary changes, therapies and a biomedical approach without using pharmaceuticals.
My sons had Sensory Processing Disorder (I call it “almost autism”), asthma, allergies, and acid reflux – and I had shingles (twice!), severe fatigue, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, bronchitis, irritability and insomnia. [Ed. Note: Estrogen dominance insights coming soon.]
Because I had learned how to research an issue while working on Wall Street, I discovered that the roots of my sons’ illnesses are:
- Toxicity from heavy metals, endocrine disruptors, and other toxins
- Gut dysbiosis
- Immune dysregulation
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Hormonal imbalances, especially adrenal and thyroid hormones
- Chronic inflammation
Maria Reports Here At CBJ/072
- I wasn’t originally a health coach [1:20]
- My older son had many health problems [1:50]
- When he tested us for heavy metals we were off the charts [4:38]
- So did you actually get IgG testing? [9:33]
- There are three types of kids with Sensory Processing Disorder [11:33]
- A great book by Dr. Kenneth Bock details these issues [15:24]
- You really must go to the molecular level of measurement [17:33]
- A lot of doctors are looking more carefully at these matters [21:33]
- The next step, that impasse to working with parents [29:38]
- The structure of my work with parents [32:33]
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Maria’s Book Drawing – Applications For Sensory Processing Disorder
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Her Book And References on Sensory Processing Disorder
- Almost Autism – Global Amazon Link
- Body Burden: The Pollution in Newborns
A benchmark investigation of industrial chemicals, pollutants, and pesticides in umbilical cord blood: “Of the 287 chemicals we detected in umbilical cord blood, we know that 180 cause cancer in humans or animals, 217 are toxic to the brain and nervous system, and 208 cause birth defects or abnormal development in animal tests. The dangers of pre- or post-natal exposure to this complex mixture of carcinogens, developmental toxins and neurotoxins have never been studied.”
- Landrigan, Philip J., et al, A Research Strategy to Discover the Environmental Causes of Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Environ Health Perspect. Jul 2012; 120(7): a258–a260
- Palkovicova L, et al, Maternal amalgam dental fillings as the source of mercury exposure in developing fetus and newborn, J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2008 May;18(3):326-31.
- Bock, Kenneth & Stauth, Cameron – Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies: 2008 – Global Amazon Link
In closing, thanks so much for joining us here again. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below.
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If you have any questions, drop a comment on any posting here at CBJ and I’ll get back to you. This discerning show of world-class experts is here for you, your families, and your clients – to tighten the dialogue for more precise answers.
Special thanks to Maria for joining me this week. Until next time…
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073 Elaine Taylor-Klaus, CPCC, PCC, – is the mother of 3 complex children, a certified co-active coach, public speaker and writer, and the co-Founder of ImpactADHD®. She provides training, coaching, and support for parents at all stages of managing Complex kids. A graduate of Wesleyan University, CT, and the CORO Fellows program, ImpactADHD.com fulfills Elaine’s lifelong mission to make a difference in the world in the lives of women and their families. Complex children require more careful review on many essential levels. Elaine is outstanding at breaking down her substantial mission into bite sized pieces.
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