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Allergies, ADHD, Autism, Learning Delay, Chronic Illness
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Would you ask a child with a broken leg to run faster? Asking a child with ADHD, learning delay, Autism or even allergies to sit still or study harder is equivalent if there is an underlying medical condition.
Find out how Integrative Healthcare that includes biomedicine, allied therapies and neuro-development treats the whole person and helps a child reach their full potential and prevent disease. The key is an individualised approach by a trained practitioner and case management by well-informed carers.
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Medical research indicates that a range of illnesses are linked by overlapping nutritional, metabolic, digestive and immune issues. Addressing underlying causes can improve health, behaviour and concentration while reducing the need for medications and the risk of disease. Selecting and sequencing appropriate treatments is essential for best outcomes and saves time and money.
Allergies and nutritional deficiencies are often misdiagnosed as ADHD or behavioural disorders. Chronic infections often reoccur until germs are accurately identified and treated. Toxicity often drives both allergies and infections. The metabolic-immunologic-neurologic-digestive systems are all closely linked and require an integrative approach to achieve optimal mental and physical health.
Integrative care can help treat a wide range of symptoms that include;
ADHD, allergies, Asthma, Autism, anxiety, bedwetting, behavioural issues, chronic infections, depression, digestive disorder, dyslexia, dyspraxia, eczema, food sensitivities, motor coordination, reflux, sleeplessness.
9am - 9:30am
Local parents will detail their recovery stories with focus on symptoms, assessment and effective treatments you can find locally.
The Metabolic System
9:30am - 10:20am
Dr Elizabeth Mumper (DVD)
The metabolism is a complex set of chemical reactions that occur in living organisms in order to create energy to maintain life. Understanding genetic polymorphisms, nutritional deficiencies, mitochondrial dysfunction, impaired detoxification, oxidative stress, chronic inflammation, cerebral hypoxia and impaired energy production is central to effective treatment of Autism and related neuro-biological disorders including allergies and ADHD.
Dr. Mumper is Medical Director of Defeat Autism Now! She is also President and CEO of The Rimland Center in Lynchburg, Virginia. She graduated magna cum laude from Bridgewater College and attended the Medical College of Virginia, did residency training at the University of Massachusetts and University of Virginia, and was invited to serve as Chief Resident of Pediatrics at UVA
10:20am - 11:15am
Many children with learning delay, ADHD and Autism have overlapping conditions of allergies, dyspraxia, dyslexia, eczema and a range of auto-immune issues. A variety of medical and neuro conditions can cause learning and behavioural problems including allergies, food sensitivities, nutritional deficiencies, toxicity, infections, digestive dysfunction, auditory, visual &/or sensory processing disorders and more.
Learn how Biomedical intervention that includes diet, nutrition, digestive health and detoxification, can support cellular health and in so doing improve and restore proper functioning of many body systems. The key is in addressing the core causes in the particular individual.
Dr Frank R Golik
MBBS (Hons QLD) FRACGP MACNEM, graduated from University of Queensland with 2nd class Hons in 1975; 2 years junior RMO at Royal Brisbane Hospital; 1 year as senior RMO at Atherton Hospital, Nth Qld. He commenced in solo Private Family Practice in Clayfield, Brisbane in 1979. He later formed a multi disciplinary clinic in Clayfield some 10 years ago. Dr Golik gained his fellowship in the RACGP in 1982; and is a member and occasional lecturer of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. His special areas of interest and passion are autism, ASD, ADHD, Musculoskeletal medicine; Dietary and lifestyle therapy; Thyroid conditions; Chelation therapy; and the Metabolic Syndrome. Biomesotherapy forms a significant part of the therapeutic approach of his clinic. He has attended the Bill Walsh Outreach / Training since 2005 and has attended the MINDD / D.A.N conferences since 2005.
11:45am - 12:45am
Julie Matthews (DVD)
Many childhood disorders including ADHD, allergies, asthma, and autism stem from similar underlying causes such as nutrient deficiencies, digestive disturbances, inflammation, immune system imbalances and poor detoxification. In this session, you will learn how the health of the body and mind are interconnected, how poor digestion and gut imbalances affect the brain, and the importance of nutrition to the healing of these systems. We will dispel many myths of mainstream nutrition, such as â€œfat is badâ€-lowfat is good, â€œthe dietâ€ doesnâ€™t work and additives are no big deal. We will identify foods that heal the gut, feed the brain, support the immune system and help to detoxify. Most importantly, we will cover how to help children (even picky eaters) enjoy these foods!
Julie Matthews is a leading US autism nutrition expert and Defeat Autism Now! lecturer. Julie specialises in biomedical diet and supplementation intervention, as well as healthy pregnancy. Her book, Nourishing Hope, and her work are based in scientific research and an understanding of the biochemistry of neurobilogical disorders and the role of nutrition to restore health
B. Hlth. Sc. Nutrition and Dietetics (QUT), RN (Qld), Cert. Integrative Med (UQ)
Jeanie is a qualified dietitian and nutritionist with an extensive private practice across south east Queensland. Jeanie first trained as a nurse in Ireland where she was gold medalist in her final year. Her areas of special interest are food allergy, and behavioural disorders in children. She is recognised as a specialist in the dietary management of behavioural disorders including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder.
The Holistic Approach
2:15pm - 2:45pm
Individuals with Mindd illness experience a range of symptoms that are often characterised by the same underlying issue of inflammation and oxidative stress. The body can be stressed in many different ways including food and environmental toxins, allergens, muscular-skeletal and emotional issues.
By addressing the 6 key factors to overall health (structural alignment, nutrition, emotions, allergies, toxicity and electromagnetic radiation) you can work towards optimal mental and physical health.
Chiropractor, Bsc., M.Chiro
Luke Hennessy has been a chiropractor for over 15 years.
Luke set up his first chiropractic practice in Forrestfield, Western Australia in 1997. Here he became well known for his success in applying the multi faceted techniques of chiropractic with families and in particular children and women. Luke soon went onto start another practice in the hills of Perth in Kalamunda. After 12 years in Perth Luke and his family moved to the Gold Coast where he now owns and operates Southport Chiropractic Clinic and very recently his brand new chiropractic practice namely Family Health Professionals, Helensvale.
Neuro & Behavioural Therapies for Cognitive Development & Performance
2:45pm - 3:25pm
Dr. Marilyn Dyson or local specialist
Neuro-developmental disorders can affect a childâ€™s perception of the world by altering their ability to hear, see, taste, touch, do and experience. Neuro therapies are critical to developing neural pathways and are best implemented once biomedicine has addressed biochemical imbalances that impact on neurotransmitters and cognitive function.
Properly selecting and sequencing treatments for SPD and other disorders (ADHD, Autism, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia) can greatly improve behaviour, literacy and overall performance. This lecture will give you an overview of primitive reflexes, auditory & visual processing, sensory integration and motor development.
B Ed (Special Needs) N.D Special Needs Education Teacher and Naturopath
Victoria has furthered her knowledge with specialised training in neuro-developmental and multi-sensory techniques, the Listening Program and Learning Connections. As a Special Needs Teacher who has overcome ADD, Victoria understands what it is like to have learning difficulties. She focuses on how each child learns best using multi-sensory techniques, neuro-developmental exercise therapy, sound therapy, special diet education, classroom strategies and homework/home-learning methods. Victoria is a Special Needs Teacher at Biggera Waters School and local practitioner at Gold Coast Holistic Health.
Behavioural Therapies, Emotional Intelligence & Self-Esteem
3:25pm - 3:45pm
Anca Ramsden or local specialist
Children with neuro-biological disorders are often challenged in relating to others socially and emotionally. In the case of ASD, behavioural intervention is essential to help develop social and communication skills. A range of behavioural interventions (ABA, RDI, Sonrise, Bridges) can be even more effective once biomedicine has addressed biochemical imbalances.
In the case of children with mood & digestive disorders, learning delay, allergies and all neuro-biological illness, the children often do not have full access to one of the primary responses to stress; to feel comforted by another, such as a parent, sibling, friend, or mentor. Many behaviours are expressions of this anxiety and when the anxiety is lowered behaviour can improve. Parents, teachers and carers can learn how to stimulate emotional intelligence through a range of exercises and games.
Simon J Zuscak
B.Psych (1st Class Honours). M.Clin. Psych. MAPS. MCCP.
Simon Zuscak is a Director of Impact Health Pty Ltd. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Psychology with 1st class honours and a Post-Graduate Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Simon has written two theses; One on Prenatal Exposure to Testosterone and Adult Performance on Tasks involving Visual Spatial Processing: A Correlational Study, and a second thesis on Cognitive Correlates of Alcohol Consumption. Simon is a current full member of The Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and the Clinical College of Psychologists (MCCP).
2:15pm - 5pm
Neurobiological disorders are at epidemic levels and trained health professionals are in demand. Best treatment outcomes lie in a team of well-trained practitioners who understand how to take histories, read symptoms, run tests and effectively treat the gut (permeability, dysbiosis, inflammation, biofilms) and metabolism (genetic polymorphisms, nutritional deficiencies, mitochondrial dysfunction, impaired detoxification, oxidative stress, chronic inflammation, cerebral hypoxia and impaired energy production).
Dr Richard Stuckey
Dr Richard Stuckey has been in General Practice for 39 years and was introduced to biomedical treatment protocols in 2004.
His initial work in this field was with adult illnesses such as schizophrenia, depression and anxiety.
Most patients showed significant clinical improvement when documented underlying nutritional deficiencies were identified and corrected.
This presentation will focus on those with Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
It will concentrate on biochemical identification of nutritional deficiencies, treatment strategies to correct these, case histories showing the clinical improvement when these imbalances are corrected, research data from assorted authors and a 1 year survey of 140 of his own patients.
The emphasis of the talk is that this approach is a piece of the Autism puzzle and that best results are likely to be obtained by the combination of nutritional correction with assorted early intervention strategies.
$85 per person, $75 Early Bird
$140 per couple, $125 Early Bird
These prices serve to cover costs. If you wish to attend but are unable to afford it, please email us as we have some scholarships available. If you can appeal to a local organization (Rotary, Lyons) to fund your ticket, this greatly helps our efforts.
Practitioner Training (Biomedical)
$165 per professional, $150 Early Bird
Practitioners will receive a certificate of training, be posted on the Mindd website, invited to join the Mindd_Practitioners Yahoo Group and be eligible for continuing education points;
• NHAA CPE 12 points
• ATMS CE - 10 points
• RACGP QA & CPD points. Category 2
• CAA CPD hours; A:-1, B:-5.25, C:-2
If you wish to apply to be a seminar, please contact mindd or (02) 9337 3600. All partners are reviewed and approved for quality and suitability.
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