Allergies Autism ADHD Obesity

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Does your child suffer from Allergies, Autism, ADHA or Obesity?


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ADHD, AUTISM, ALLERGIES and OBESITY Managing the Emerging E pidemics of Childhood

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In a study spearheaded by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) in collaboration with Commonwealth, researchers at two major laboratories found an average of 200 industrial chemicals and pollutants in umbilical cord blood. Tests, after the cord was cut, revealed a total of 287 chemicals and harboured pesticides, consumer product ingredients, and wastes from burning coal, gasoline, and garbage.

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A developing child's chemical exposures are greater pound-for-pound than those of adults. An immature, porous blood-brain barrier allows greater chemical exposures to the developing brain. Children have lower levels of some chemical-binding proteins, allowing more of a chemical to reach "target organs." A baby's organs and systems are rapidly developing, and thus are often more vulnerable to damage from chemical exposure. Systems that detoxify and excrete industrial chemicals are not fully developed. The longer future life span of a child compared to an adult allows more time for adverse effects to arise.

This is certainly not a great start for any child. :

This is certainly not a great start for any child. You will find more information about “The Body Burden The Pollution in Newborn” At the end of the presentation

Chronic Childhood Conditions Are On The Rise:

Chronic Childhood Conditions Are On The Rise ADHD affects 1 in 10 children of school age A staggering 1 in 91 children are diagnosed with autism today, as opposed to only 1 in 10,000 just 20 years ago Almost 30% of children in Australia and New Zealand are now overweight or obese Allergies are becoming increasingly prevalent and life threatening

A Child is not Just A Small Adult :

A Child is not Just A Small Adult A child’s physiology is not the same as an adult’s and consequently they have different physiological needs and susceptibilities. In the first two years of life the brain is rapidly forming neuronal connections, the blood-brain barrier is still developing, the immune system is educating itself, and liver detoxification pathways are maturing and a child’s digestive lining is still somewhat “leaky” The onslaughts of environmental and dietary challenges, medications and an increasingly toxic environment on a child’s body leave them struggling to establish a balanced state of health.

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Glutathione and Metallothionein ( cysteine rich proteins), are important and help with the detoxification process of toxins through the liver and urine.

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Gut Flora affects the immune development. If the gut lining is “leaky” microorganisms are able to entre the blood stream

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This means young children are not fully capable of handling toxins effectively and may experience increased levels of systemic inflammation and oxidative stress in response to even minimal toxin exposure. There is a important inter-relationship between the gut (and related digestive organs such as the liver), brain and immune system, which is called the brain, gut, immune axis (GBI). What makes it dysfunction : Macronutrients Deficiency Dysbiosis (altered gut flora) Impaired detox capacity Poor diet Leaky gut Heavy metal exposure

The GBI Axis (Gut-Brain-Immune System):

The GBI Axis (Gut-Brain-Immune System)

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The gut Brain Axis represents the complex interaction and communication between the nervous system and the digestive system involving nutrients, hormones and neurons signals. This is a two - way communication channel through the enteric nervous system (ENS) or the “brain of the gut”. Those are a network of neurons within the gastrointestinal wall and connects directly with the central nervous system Altered digestive function and/or imbalanced microbial status can alter the integrity of the gut membrane allowing some unwanted particles to pass through the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB)

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder or ADHA :

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder or ADHA Attention- Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood disorder characterised by persistent and developmentally-inappropriate levels of overactivity, inattention and impulsivity and interferes with learning ability. This condition can persist into adulthood. The condition is diagnosed by observation. The criteria are 9 symptoms. To be diagnosed a child needs to have 6 out of 9 symptoms. There are 3 sub-types: Predominantly-hyperactive – impulsive Predominantly Inactive Combined hyperactive-impulsive and inattentive

The Brain:

The Brain Heavy metals like lead and mercury induce oxidative stress and lowers intercellular glutathione levels. Glutathione is needed for the removal of heavy metals. Heavy metals inhibit methylation within cells. Oxidative stress and lowered glutathione levels can impact brain function. Free radicals can attach to lipids in neuronal membranes and cellular proteins such as receptors and neurotransmitters. Imbalance of dopamine (DA) and norandrenaline (NA) Too little of DA and/or NA has been found to result in mental fatigue and boredom. Too much of DA and/or NA interferes with Prefrontal Cortex (PFC) resulting in poor executive function.

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DA (Dopamine), NA (noradrenalin) also called Catecholamine's, PFC (Prefrontal Cortex)

The Gut and Nutrition:

The Gut and Nutrition Foetal exposure to toxins and maternal nutritional deficiencies and stress can have affects to the newborn . Nutritional deficiency in childhood. Many nutrients are important , especially omega fatty acids, iron, magnesium, zinc and iodine. Watch out for preservatives, artificial flavouring and food colours in the diet. Reduce highly processed foods, sugar and saturated fats Detoxification and healing of the digestive tract, liver detox and support. Leaky gut is often indicated. A probiotic for healthy gut flora is important A wellness diet with balanced carbohydrate and proteins

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WELLNESS PYRAMID This is a general Wellness pyramid everybody from child to adult will benefit from. For a child you might just increase the outdoor activities. Special nutritional supplements will be discussed at the end of the presentation

The Immune System:

The Immune System Often dairy and gluten products are indicated in allergic reactions. A bio-compatible hair test can ascertain the individual child’s requirements. More information about this test at the end of this presentation Correct diet, nutritional supplements, and establishing healthy gut flora will reduce inflammation and strengthen the immune system. There are many supplements helping with the Brain-Gut- Immune axis and specific needs for your child.

ADHD Core Treatment:

ADHD Core Treatment Children’s Lipid Complex for Brain Support – Supply fat soluble nutrients for brain structure and function Children’s Gut, Liver and detoxification support –Reduce toxicity and heavy metal accumulation Children’s Cognition and Learning Support - Scientific & Traditional Support for Learning and Healthy Cognition Children’s Multivitamins and minerals – Provides essential nutrients Children’s Stress and Anxiety Relief – If presenting with hyperactivity, anxiety and/or insomnia Bio-compatible Hair Allergy Testing More information at the end of this presentation


Autism Autism, or more correctly Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), are a series of neurodevlopmental disorders characterised by repetitive behaviours, social withdrawal and communication dificits. Cognitive ability can range from mental retardation to high functioning adaults with an above-average IQ .

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A diagnosis of ASD does not include any quantitative and objective biological tests but evidence indicates that there are a numerous biochemical abnormalities in these children, including increased oxidative stress, decreased methylation capacity, mitochondrial dysfunction, heavy metal accumulation, intestinal dysbiosis, inflammatory bowel disease, immune dysregulation and cerebral hypofusion.

The GBI Axis Again:

The GBI Axis Again Traditionally ASD has been viewed as a neurological condition. Researchers have identified ongoing neuroinflammation ‘A Brain on Fire” as an issue in ASD. Several drivers have been identified, especially aluminium, mercury, Candida toxins and immunisation. However, the gut, immune system and allergies are involved in this complex disorder and my even play a causative role. Antibiotic treatments kills the good gut bacteria and Candida can flourish. Candida can be indicated in many conditions not just in Autism

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In both conditions ASD and ADHD the Gut – Brain – Immune (GBI) needs to be addressed

Gender Bias in ASD :

It has been speculated that excessive testosterone in utero may influence the development of ASD. A number of studies showed that some children with ASD show a shorter index finger than their ring finger (which is known to be an indicator of in utero exposure to high testosterone levels). Others speculate that a disturbed sex hormone balance during infancy and early childhood influence the level of nutrients and toxins to the brain, which may affect the development of ASD. Gender Bias in ASD

ASD Core Treatment :

ASD Core Treatment Children’s Cognition and Learning Support – Supports methylation cycle and promote healthy brain function Children’s Gut, Liver and Detoxification Support– Reduce toxicity and heavy metal accumulation Children's Lipid Complex for brain Support – Supply fat soluble nutrients for brain function and reduces microglia (cells of the central nervous system) inflammation Children’s Multivitamin and Mineral – Provides essential nutrients Bio-compatible Hair Test

Non-Pharmaceutical Therapies for Children with ASD:

Non-Pharmaceutical Therapies for Children with ASD Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Music Therapy Vision Therapy Acupuncture

Childhood Allergies and Infections:

Childhood Allergies and Infections Allergies are more widespread these days than ever before and are a serious consideration in both ASD and ADH Allergies are a group effort and involve: Epithelial Barrier Breakdown – Gut, Skin, Lungs, Reproductive Genetic Effect – Parental history and Polymorphisms (a variation in DNA) Environmental Effect – Excess Hygiene, Chemical Exposure, Infection Antibiotic treatment encourages Candida and this can cause leaky gut, letting antigen enter the general circulation. All the above lead to Allergic Inflammation

Membranes Affected :

Membranes Affected Leaky Gut in Food allergies Leaky Skin drives Eczemas Leaky Lungs in Asthma

The Important Step… Control Allergies :

The Important Step… Control Allergies It does not matter what else you do, possible allergies need to be addressed to reduce inflammation and symptoms The elimination diet works to a certain extend, but it is difficult to keep up and is time consuming The bio-compatible hair test can tell you exactly which foods/products to use and which are not bio-compatible for your child.

Core Treatment for Infection:

Core Treatment for Infection Children’s Immune Support – Supports antimicrobial defence and provides symptomatic relief Children’s Dysbiosis – Promotes immune balance Children’s Multivitamin and Mineral – Provides essential nutrients Bio-compatible Hair Test

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Childhood Obesity Childhood obesity has dramatically increased over the last decade. Obesity has been associated with increase morbidity and mortality in adults and children. Obese children are at a higher risk of Cardiovascular disease Type 2 diabetes Metabolic Syndrome X Obstructive Apnea Orthopetic Problems Various other health problems

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Reilly, JJ, et al, Arch Dis Child.2003; 88(9): 748-752 Obesity Creates Numerous Consequences It is not always easy to teach kids to eat healthy. The earlier we start to teach them the better. Don’t let your child become a statistic

Low Calorie Versus Low Carbohydrate Diet:

Low Calorie Versus Low Carbohydrate Diet Low fat/calorie diets can be dangerous as growing children need more of the healthy fats for development Low fat/calorie diets are not satisfying and hunger will cause non-appliance to the program Low carbohydrate diet (ketogenic) is save even in very young children High protein/low glyceamic index as in the Ketogenic diet is satisfying and nutrient balanced Proteins are important for growing children and a healthy immune system

Medication Versus Nutritional Supplements:

Medication Versus Nutritional Supplements Do we want to keep putting more toxins in a young body, in the way of drugs and medication? The alternative is that we can give the body the help it needs to heal itself. Support the health of your child with a nutritional diet including healthy foods low in artificial flavour and colourings and preservatives. Nutritional supplements especially designed for children will help with a healthy immune system , gut integrity and general health. Check for possible food sensitivities and make sure the detoxification pathway is working correctly to chelete and eliminate possible heavy metals and other toxins from the body.

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WELLNESS PYRAMID This is a general Wellness pyramid everybody from child to adult will benefit from. For a child you might just increase the outdoor activities.

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Thank you for watching this PowerPoint presentation. I hope you have enjoyed it. The information was compiled from a Metagenic Seminar. Metagenic presents seminars for professionals around Australia several times a year. You can visit their website at You might also be interested in my websites: Alternative Supplements: Bio-compatible Hair Testing: Health e books: Organic Plant Minerals: My Clinic Website: My Blog: Please contact me if you have any question: Barbara Bourke On the next slide you will find some additional information


For the special on the Bio-compatible Allergy Hair Test: copy this URL as it is a hidden page you can only access if you have this link. Home page: To find out more about the mentioned plus additional supplements For toxins found in umbilical courts of newborns htpt:// You can download my free e book “How to be Allergy Free” Wellness diet info: wellness-diet.pdf Wellness Kids Review: kids review.pdf An interesting article about yeast problems and bacterial by-products To find out more about the Shake it Program for Kids :

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The content of the PowerPoint Presentation are Copyright © 2011 Barbara Bourke. All rights reserved. Please contact me for any questions Disclaimer The aim of this presentation is to provide information on using methods for health improvement. We cannot accept any legal responsibility for any problem arising from experimenting with these methods. For any serious disease, or if you are unsure about a particular course of action, seek the help of a competent health professional. Every effort has been made to provide accurate and helpful information. No warranties are made where information within this presentation has been written by other authors. If you choose to rely on the information supplied it is at your own risk.

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