Could your "Difficult" Child be Misdiagnosed?

 

In this video, Dr. Zendi Moldenhauer and Lori DiBartolo discuss Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS/PANDAS) - the symptoms, treatment options, and how you can help raise awareness of this serious condition.

Rages, Oppositional Defiance, Worsening School Performance, High Anxiety, OCD Behaviors, Irritability, Aggression, ADHD behaviors, Food Aversions, Sensory Issues, Mood Swings, Urinary Accidents, Verbal or Motor Tics, Sleep Disturbances, and the list goes on...

These are just some of the symptoms that can be associated with Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS/PANDAS) – one of the most misdiagnosed conditions seriously impacting our children and their families.

It is estimated that a child will see more than 5 doctors before being properly diagnosed and that as many as 1 on 200 kids have this condition.

PANS/PANDAS is a condition where the immune system attacks the brain, causing inflammation and myriad symptoms mistaken for psychological...

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Rewire Your Brain with qEEG & Neurofeedback

 

Neurofeedback is a drug-free approach to treating Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Migraines, Insomnia, Memory & Cognitive Function and even Autism. Your brain is not hard-wired, it is not limited or fixed in its abilities to heal — you are in the driver’s seat. Join Amber Ratcliffe and Lori DiBartolo as they discuss how Neurofeedback Therapy can help you achieve life changing results.

A qEEG (Quantitative Electroencephalogram) is a diagnostic tool that measures electrical activity in the form of brain wave patterns. It is sometimes referred to as “brain mapping.”

It shows the cortical electrical activity in the brain. The brainmaps shows if the activity is too high or too low in particular areas, and it can reveal how your brain cells are communicating with each other. It may be helpful in many ways, including:

  • Identifying cognitive and psychiatric problems
  • Showing how your brain wave patterns can be improved
  • Predicting medication response, such as how you...
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Staying Sane & Building Relationships at Home During COVID

Arbor Health co-founders, Dr. Zendi Moldenhauer and Amber Ratcliffe discuss things you can do to get clear on priorities, set expectations, and build relationships at home during COVID.

 
 

Today we are going to share a little age old wisdom on how to stay sane by getting clear on priorities, setting and communicating expectations & boundaries, being a bucket filler, and building your relationships even during quarantine.

These are challenging times with everyone home trying to work, home school, routines turned upside down - this is HARD. Please be kind to yourself and others - we are all struggling with this.

We have some advice to share, but we are the first to admit that we are not perfect and often stray from these principles as real-life gets in the way. What we can say for sure is when we return to them, life gets better for everyone in our houses.  

The Jar of Life - Prioritize what is Important to You

  • Remember, the big rocks have to go in...
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How to Finally Get Some Rejuvenating Sleep!

Watch Arbor Health co-founders, Dr. Zendi Moldenhauer and Amber Ratcliffe discuss simple things you can do at home to get some quality sleep without medications.

 
 

Why sleep is important & why you need to make it a priority

  • Rest restores your body and heals your brain – more than 700 genes are activated while you sleep
  • Your brain actually allows more lymph around it while you are sleeping to heal it

Circadian Rhythm - Cortisol - Melatonin

  • Cortisol and melatonin have an inverse relationship – cortisol should be high in morning and low at night
  • Rest restorative sleep window is 9am-9pm
  • Low progesterone makes them sleepless and irritable, stress steals progesterone

Good sleep actually starts first thing in the morning

  • Regular get up time
  • Have a ritual – make your bed, get dressed – leave your bedroom
  • Chronotherapy – get natural light
  • Exercise

During the day

  • Eat regularly to keep blood sugar stable, eat protein with a digestive...
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Decrease Stress & Anxiety from the Inside Out

Watch (sideways  - oops) Arbor Health co-founders, Dr. Zendi Moldenhauer and Amber Ratcliffe discuss simple things you can do at home to decrease stress & anxiety from the inside out.

 
 

Key takeaways from the video:

Things that drive higher stress and anxiety

  • Watching and listening to the news
  • Negative social media. Fear and anxiety are contagious (so are peace and love).
  • Self-isolation
  • Mindset
  • Lack of exercise
  • Lack of sleep

The body under stress

  • The mind-body connection: Your thoughts drive biochemical responses in the body and have tremendous power over our bodies. Negative thoughts are toxic to us, and thoughts of calm and gratitude have been shown to be healing.
  • Stress activates the parasympathetic nervous system
  • Impacts adrenal glands and hormones
  • Impacts gut and digestion, which impacts nutrient absorption and neurotransmitter production
  • Suppresses immune system

Things we can do to nourish and support our body

  • Adrenal support – L-Theanine,...
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