Why We Must Document Hope

A Call to Action by Beth Lambert, Josie Nelson and Martha Herbert PhD, MD Currently, a majority of our children are chronically ill, an exponential increase over previous generations. This epidemic of childhood illness is taking place as we head into an unprecedented crisis of planetary health. Our relationship to the environment has a direct and immediate impact on our health, yet modern healthcare seems to all but ignore this inconvenient truth. Our children, our “canaries in the coalmine,” are telling us that something must be done, today. We can stop the escalating epidemics of chronic childhood illness and redefine…

Hope For Healing in the 21st Century: Grassroots in Action

By Beth Lambert, Executive Producer, The Documenting Hope Project At Documenting Hope, we love our volunteers! A number of months ago, I was contacted by an energetic and enthusiastic integrative health coach in Illinois. She had come across the Documenting Hope Project and wanted to get involved and help support the work. Meet Tamara Ortegel. Tamara is a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and a mother of three children, two of whom have battled Crohn’s disease. Once Tamara learned about our mission and the work we intend to complete, she got right to work herself. Tamara has been…

What IS the Documenting Hope Project?

Rye Hamlethub wrote a compelling piece about the Documenting Hope Project: “We’ve seen the car magnets throughout town with the bright yellow canary, and many of us have heard of Documenting Hope. But what exactly is it?” Hey, we think it’s great that so many people have seen our magnets around Rye, NY enough to spark an article about us!  Even better, “many of us have heard of Documenting Hope”! That means we’re starting to reach the tipping point of letting parents know about recovery from autism, ADHD, asthma and more at least in our local area. Here’s one way…

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A Unique Approach to Healing

The Documenting Hope Project Grassroots Initiative Tackles New Childhood Epidemics by Beth Lambert One of the greatest paradoxes of our times is that the most affluent, resourced and medically advanced societies in the world also have the highest rates of chronic childhood illness. Obesity and diabetes, autism and neurodevelopmental delays, and digestive and allergic diseases were rare just a generation ago. Today those illnesses are impacting our children in epidemic numbers, and the social, economic and human costs are staggering. Our children are the “canaries in the coal mine” of national health. For their sakes, we must take action now….

Canary Necklaces

Designed by SOHO GEM, 14 karat white or yellow gold canary bird necklace with 0.06 cts of micro pave diamonds. Each piece is a limited edition of only 150 hand made necklaces.  $1,600.00 50% of your purchase of the Canary Kids Necklace will be donated to our Documenting Hope Project. These necklaces can be purchased at: www.sohogem.com/canary-kids

Documenting Hope Project Accomplishments and Plans

Many of you have been following the work of the Documenting Hope Project.  We would like to provide you with an update on some of the most exciting events of 2013 as well as some of our plans for 2014. The Documenting Hope Project The Documenting Hope Project is a compassionate, urgently needed, innovative, and comprehensive response to the epidemic of childhood chronic illness. We know anecdotally that children have recovered from many chronic conditions including those (like autism) once believed to be permanent or intractable. We would like to take this experience out of the realm of anecdote  and into the…

Curious How Our “Evening of Inspiration” Went?

It was fabulous!  The Harmonie Club is a beautiful venue, and it was a fantastic setting for our “Evening of Inspiration”, which benefited the making of our Canary Kids Film Project, in which we will be taking 7 children with a known diagnosis of autism, ADHD, allergies and asthma and providing free healing and recovery services while we film them for 18 months. You can check out pictures of the event here and here. We honored Ken Cook of the Environmental Working Group, Deirdre Imus and Harvard pediatric neurologist Dr. Martha Herbert, author of “The Autism Revolution”, for their work…

Beth Lambert on Imus in the Morning!

It all started with Epidemic Answers honoring Dierdre Imus for her work in protecting children’s health at our “Evening of Inspiration” benefit for the Documenting Hope Project on September 27, 2013. Deirdre brought her husband, Don, and their son, Wyatt. Don had given us a shout out on his show “Imus in the Morning” before the event, but he seemed to be a little not-too-interested in attending yet another charity event. Apparently, that all changed when he attended the event and saw Beth Lambert, our Executive Director, speak about our Documenting Hope Project, in which we’ll be documenting the potential…

Ken Cook Accepts His Canary Award

On September 27, 2013, we honored Ken Cook of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) with a Canary Award at our recent “Evening of Inspiration” benefit for the Documenting Hope Project for his work in protecting the health of children. EWG published a landmark study in 2005 called, “Body Burden:  The Pollution in Newborns“, which showed an average of over 200 different toxic chemicals in the cord bloods of newborns, meaning these toxins could have only come from the mother.  Unfortunately, many people, including most pediatricians are not aware of this study, even this many years later. If you haven’t checked…

Children’s Health Champion Deirdre Imus to Receive Award at New York Charity Event

WEST SIMSBURY, Conn., Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Deirdre Imus, President and Founder of the Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, and Co-Founder/Co-Director of the Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer, is being honored for her work to protect children’s health at an upcoming charity event in New York City.   Mrs. Imus will be receiving a “Canary Award,” an honor bestowed upon children’s environmental health advocates and champions.  Mrs. Imus is to be honored at An Evening of Inspiration, Friday September 27th  at the Harmonie Club in New York City.  The event is being held…