I'm Deborah Morgan and this is the story of my journey to find health and healing for my son. He is the inspiration for this website, and everything I do in my work with parents looking to improve their child's health naturally.
My 2-year old son and I sat together in our family doctors office, he was quietly flipping through a book and I was tapping my toe impatiently waiting for our turn. I was there to have some small skin changes check out and was totally unprepared for the bomb that was about to drop on our lives. When the doctor finally hurried in she told me my son had an autoimmune condition. I remember feeling really scared and confused. When she went on to tell me there were no great treatment options and we would just need to learn to live with it I was dumbfounded. I could not believe that there was absolutely nothing that could be done for my son’s 2 year old body to help it find its natural balance again! It did not seem right to me.
I left with my happily oblivious little man in tow and went home to digest this information with my husband. Then I started feeling angry and I felt like I will be damned if I am just going to lay down and do nothing. I accepted that my son had a health condition, but I did not accept for one minute that there was not some way we could improve his health and chances at a happy, healthy life. I knew I had to look deeper. If in the end I could not find answers, then at least I could be at peace knowing I had tried everything I could to help him. So began my journey deep into the world of holistic health, functional medicine and nutrition.
After what seemed like endless hours of research, a mind bogglingly vast amount of conflicting information and some down right shady scammers promising quick and easy cures, we were still no further ahead. We had made some changes to our diet by eliminating gluten and dairy but we weren't fully committed and were not seeing any results. Finally life stepped in, and through happenstance my meditation instructor introduced me to a functional medicine doctor. We scrapped together the funds and hopefully attended our first appointment at his clinic.
The first thing he told us was to change our diet and put our son on a strict dietary protocol for gut healing. He ordered some tests to have a peek under the hood and see what was going on but really drove home that dietary changes would be key. Then off I went to figure this diet thing out on my own! That is another day etched in my memory! I was so overwhelmed by the changes I would have to make for this protocol that I sat in my car after the appointment and cried!
I had no idea where to begin, how to make it work for us, how we were going to live some semblance of a normal life, how we would travel or go to parties…so much swimming around in my head that I honestly just wanted to ditch the entire idea! But I knew that I couldn’t do that. If this could help I had to try. Once I pulled myself together enough to drive, on the trip home I made a decision. I was going to research and find out how this diet worked before I went any further. Once I started reading about how diet in general affects health and I started to understand about the gut, its connection to overall health and how food could be a powerful tool for making dramatic improvements in health. I was sold!
This was something non-invasive with no side effects that could potentially make all the difference to my son’s life…how could I not give it a go? We had nothing to lose (but a bit of time figuring it out) and everything to gain.
We dove in with both feet and within a few months were noticing dramatic changes in my son’s health! I was hooked and went back to school to train in Holistic Nutrition and become a GAPS certified practitioner because I knew I had to share this power with other parents so they could make a difference for their own kids.
Years later when mould exposure and some undiagnosed infections caused Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Syndrome also called PANS or PANDAS, gut healing and nutrition would once again become the foundation of restoring my son's health. It was an intense and scary time that required a medical approach as well as the nutritional foundation. The two things can go hand in hand and compliment each other when needed.
From this story I hope you can see that I really, really mean it when I say I know how you feel in your search to help your kids. I know what it is like to search for answers, search for solutions, any little bit of hope that you can help your child and not just have to live with this. I also know what it is like to feel overwhelmed by the information out there and figuring out how to make the necessary changes and still live life. That is the whole reason I have created Kids Health Revolution.
This is a place to feel empowered and to find trustworthy information that is based not only on cutting edge nutrition, gut healing and functional medicine science, but on personal experience. It is about not having to feel alone and overwhelmed and finding the support, community and tools that you need to take action without having to make it your full time job. (and hopefully saving you a few tears and moments of crying in your car!) The resources and programs you will find here are not only about what you need to do but also how to do it and stay sane!
If you have child with any chronic health condition including but not limited to:
I hope that you will dig in here and find the hope and information you are searching for. It really is possible for us to make huge improvements in our children’s health. We have an immense power in our own hands to influence their future health and happiness. Don’t ever underestimate it.
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I am not a medical doctor. I am a Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant, Certified GAPS Practitioner and Professional Counsellor. My experience and personal research to help my son has taught me a lot about autoimmune and chronic illness from the holistic and functional medicine approach and I want to share that information with you. This information is just that. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or otherwise replace medical advice.