Laura Lagano, a integrative clinical nutritionist, proud mom of 3, and co-founder of the Holistic Cannabis Academy discovered herself in a position familiar to many of us – her child, Isabella, faced numerous challenges including seizures, learning disabilities, ADHD, praxis challenges, and gut issues.
Following Isabella’s first seizure, which was 10 minutes long and her next which was 50 minutes (typically seizures are less than 1 minute), Laura did what most parents do. She put her daughter’s care in the hands of the conventional medical world. After all, the family had easy access to New York City medical experts.
What transpired was less – a lot less – than optimal.
Isabella’s seizures did stop, but not without severe behavioral, digestive, and other side effects. Guess what happened next? The good doctor recommended an anti-anxiety medication and when that med caused another side effect, a third pharmaceutical was added. Laura’s little girl was taking a cocktail of meds that created more health issues and made her into a zombie.
After a few months, Laura recovered from the shock of having a child with multiple health challenges and realized that she was part of Isabella’s healing. First, on the list of healing was, of course, food and nutrition. Check: Isabella’s seizures were resolved! Next up, a myriad to so-called alternative modalities including homeopathy, Reiki, craniosacral, integrative listening therapy, acupuncture, and more. Many of Isabella’s health issues were resolved, but her development stagnated at a plateau.