An Ennis woman, who is playing a key role in a new US group advocating radical treatments for chronic illnesses, has organised a biomedical seminar to help Irish parents.
A number of high profile guest speakers will provide information about new treatments, which apparently bring about improvements for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attentin Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) at the Auburn Lodge Hotel, Ennis on Sunday, from 9 am to 4 pm..
There is no known medically proven cures for conditions like ASD and ADHD.
Eileen Iorio, nee Jackson, who moved to America in 2004, became involved with Epidemic Answers (EA) having seen a trailer about the movie “Canary Kids” and her own first hand experience of witnessing how her son, Sean, who was on the ASD spectrum, benefit from these new treatments.
The former Ernst and Young accountant, who lived in Cork from the age of 10 until she went to Limerick to study Business Studies in the University of Limerick, is very keen to help Irish children with ASD and ADHD.
Through her work with Epidemic Answers, she has secured an impressive list of guest speakers who will present talks about the latest research in the way ASD is being treated.
They include ASD researcher, Paul Shattock; naturopath and nutritional therapist, Anne Darcy; chelation doctor, Dr Gabriel Stewart, nuitritional therapist Jean Muscroft and Ms Iorio.
Parents will be presented with a unique opportunity to interpret symptoms such as sleep problems, delayed speech, anxiety, recurring ear infections, allergies, stimming, poor eye contact, hyperactivity, failure to thrive, chronic constipation or diarrohea, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, underlying viruses, candida, OCD, heavy metal toxicity, tantrums and repetitive behaviours.
Ms Iorio is playing a key role in ground-breaking feature length documentary costing between $3 and $5 million, which aims to kickstart a major new “healing revolution” for children with special needs and chronic illnesses.
Not-for-profit organisation, EA has already raised over $200,000 in seed capital in the US for the documentary, which adopts a radically new approach for the treatment of children with very challenging conditions.
The film will document a devastating health trend among children in this country, outlining the key factors that have contributed to the epidemic of chronic illness and demonstrating that children can recover from conditions as varied as asthma and autism by stepping outside the conventional Western medical paradigm.
With the help of well respected mainstream medical doctors and integrative medical practitioners as part of the documentary, Ms Iorio insists that tracking the childrens’ progress following biomedical intervention, using medically based evidence, is the only way to achieve major change.
If the documentary can prove that children can be taken from chronic inflammatory bowel disease, chronic oxidated stress, chronic inbalance flora and dramatic improvement, she believes the medical profession will have to sit up and take notice.
Working with former healthcare consultant and teacher, Beth Lambert, Ms Iorio found this new “recovery theory” really empowering and became totally energised about different methods of healing.
They are part of a groundswell and awakening in US as people are demanding to know what is going on in their food supply and environment.
Everyone knows someone with ASD where the rate is at least one in 50 based on the diagnosis of children aged three to eight in 2012 with ASD.
Using Facebook, Ms Iorio has been helping Irish mothers who have children with ASD by advising them to remove possible problem foods such as wheat and dairy products on the basis of their child’s symptoms.
Entitled “Canary Kids”: A Film for our children”, 14 children will be selected to participate in free healing and recovery services for the 18 month project early next year.
Ms Lambert of EA has just finished a cinematic quality trailer and is completing the preparatory work for the documentary in California.
As a consultant, Ms Lambert worked with pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic and other health care companies to evaluate industry trends.
Children suffering from a wide variety of disabilities and conditions including asthma, allergies, ASD, ADHD and other conditions will be placed and strictly monitored by expert doctors on EA’s advisory board.
Information and tests will be collected from the children and then sent to laboratories where their progress will be tracked on a computer and on the film using cutting edge techniques in medical diagnostics.
For further information about the seminar and to register log on to epidemicanswers.org