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Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders (PANS & PANDAS): A Holistic Approach with Dr. Adame

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When it comes to pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders such as PANS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Syndrome) and PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections), families often find themselves at a loss. The journey can be confusing, overwhelming, and filled with misconceptions. However, in the latest episode of our podcast, we're joined by Dr. Adame, from Culver Pediatrics, who shines a light on these conditions with a refreshing and holistic approach. Her "Veggies Over Pills" philosophy is more than a catchy slogan; it's a call to embrace a more natural, nutrition-focused pathway to health.

Dr. Adame emphasizes the importance of early detection and management by primary care physicians, highlighting that they are on the front lines in recognizing the onset of PANS and PANDAS in children. Through personal stories and professional experiences, she demonstrates the critical role that a comprehensive, integrative medical approach plays in treating these conditions. She advocates for combining conventional medical therapies with nutritional and lifestyle strategies to support the brain and immune system, offering hope and practical advice to affected families.

Our enlightening conversation delves into the immune system's missteps that lead to neuropsychiatric symptoms in children. Dr. Adame's insights help reshape our perception of these disorders, underscoring the need for a greater understanding and support system for families navigating this challenging terrain. The episode also highlights the significance of parental intuition and the value of being proactive participants in their children's well-being.

In a particularly impactful segment, Dr. Adame guides listeners through integrative treatment options, igniting a sense of wellness and recovery. From dietary interventions to innovative therapies, she lays out a blueprint for restoring balance to both the brain and body. This includes addressing nutritional deficiencies, reducing inflammation, and incorporating supplements like magnesium, vegan omega-3s, and vitamin D into the treatment plan.

Furthermore, Dr. Adame addresses the dietary challenges faced by children with restrictive eating habits due to PANS and PANDAS. She emphasizes the importance of personalized guidance and patience in making dietary changes, acknowledging the unique needs of each child and family.

Tune into this insightful podcast episode to embark on a transformative journey towards a deeper understanding of PANS and PANDAS and to discover practical, integrative strategies for managing these complex conditions. Dr. Adame's expertise and compassionate guidance provide a beacon of hope for families and a model for holistic pediatric care.

Have an amazing week!

Dr. Hokehe Eko.

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