Welcome to Episode 141 of Autism Parenting Secrets.
Our guest this week is Dr. Elizabeth Mumper. She’s a board-certified pediatrician with decades of service supporting children on the spectrum and their families.
She is currently on the faculty of MAPS (Medical Academy for Pediatric Special Needs) and is certified by the Institute of Functional Medicine where she developed the first advanced clinical training in pediatrics for the organization.
She’s the former medical director at the Autism Research Institute and President, CEO, and medical director at the Rimland Center in Lynchburg VA.
This discussion focuses on a key insight that’s more relevant now than ever. Digestive Issues Are CLUES and focusing on gut health can make a huge difference.
The Secret This Week is…
The Gut-Brain Connection REALLY Matters
- Three Ways Gut-Issues Hold Our Kids Back (5:16)
- A Place Parents Get Hung Up (7:19)
- The Problem With Gluten and Dairy (8:29)
- An Easy Test To See Food’s Impact (13:39)
- A Diet That Might Be A Better Way To Start (16:03)
- The Key Mineral Your Picky Eater Is Missing (18:24)
- Why You May Need Two Pediatricians (25:54)
- The Negative Consequences of Antibiotic Overuse (27:09)
- How MAPS Doctors Are Different (32:51)
- Why Improving Sleep Matters So Much (36:06)
- Important Prevention Strategies (41:23)
About Our Guest:
Elizabeth Mumper, M.D., FAAP is President and CEO of The RIMLAND Center, established to mentor clinicians interested in children with neurodevelopmental problems. Her general pediatrics practice is Advocates for Children. Advocates for Families is devoted to the care of children with autism and other neurodevelopmental problems.
Dr. Mumper attended the Medical College of Virginia, did residency training at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Virginia, where she served as Chief Resident of Pediatrics at UVA.
Her clinical experience has included five years in pediatric practice, over a decade as Director of Pediatric Education in a Family Practice Residency Program, 16 years as clinical faculty at the University of Virginia, and five years as Medical Director of the Autism Research Institute. She is currently on the faculty of MAPS (Medical Academy for Pediatric Special Needs) and is certified by the Institute of Functional Medicine where she developed the first advanced clinical training in pediatrics for the organization.
She is currently doing research about vaccination status as it relates to the prevalence of chronic illness in children. She advocates integrative and functional medicine strategies to care for children with complex chronic illness.
References in The Episode:
- Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs https://www.medmaps.org/
- Can awareness of medical pathophysiology in autism lead to primary care autism prevention strategies?
- Take The Quiz: What’s YOUR Top Autism Parenting Blindspot?
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