Good afternoon you are watching the every choice counts podcast and I'm your host Dara Berger and for those of you who haven't tuned in before I am the author of the book how to prevent autism documentary filmmaker and health coach who specializes in helping families prevent autism. I'm the mother of two children, one of whom has autism and I am so excited about today's show. Our guest Pamela Wirth is a mother and author of the book hello health, which is the story of a mother's perseverance addressing her son's rare and difficult to diagnose autoimmune disorder.
According to the CDC approximately 4.5 million children in the United States have been diagnosed with a behavior problem. Another 4.4 million have been diagnosed with anxiety and 6.1 million with ADHD. A troubling number of these children may have underlying health concerns that go unnoticed are being prescribed medication for the symptoms. One government report demonstrated that 75% of children with ADHD were on medication. What if part or all of the answer to resolving a child’s behavior problems relied not upon treating the symptoms, but instead upon balancing their gut microbiome? As strange as it might sound, studies have shown that an imbalanced gut microbiome play a role in conditions such as autism, asthma and allergies, diabetes, and more.
Children tend to do as we do rather than do as we say and so it bodes well for them if you build solid foundations for your wellness. Things, in general, tend to have a domino effect, and this applies to the good stuff as well as the bad!
As parents, we always want to be on top when it comes to our children’s health and well-being. Pamela Wirth, the author of Hello, Health and President of Strategic Growth Advisory, is no exemption. That is why when her son’s health started to decline, she exhausted all efforts to find a cure. Her efforts have been rewarded and she’s generously pouring out her discoveries and realizations in this episode so we’ll learn how to deal better with our own. You’ll come to understand that finding the root cause of illnesses is extremely relevant as it leads you to the right path and the proper steps to healing.