I know there are only so many hours in a day, but the articles I've placed here will be very helpful to you in understanding the background of Integrative Orthodontics. Feel free to engage me in an email discussion on any of these topics.
Finding Conner Deegan: Many children with problems breathing are suffering needlessly. So are their families. Listen to one mother's story.
Valerie Deegan's Story: Hear Valerie in this compelling interview with Dr. Steven Park. She talks about how hard is was to raise a child with sleep breathing issues and how important airway orthodontics has been to her son and his life.
How Overbreathing affects our Health: Important if you have asthma or sleep-breathing problems like snoring or sleep apnea
ADHD and Sleep Deficit: a 2013 New York Times editorial. The link is in the breathing!
How Sugar is Killing our Children: Dr. Mark Hyman says we are victims of sugar and proposes that we fight back.
Pediatric Guidelines for Sleep Breathing Problems: Personally, I think taking out tonsils and adenoids should be the second line of defese against obstructive sleep apnea when they are swollen. The first line is SHRINKING them by eliminating the reasons they are so irritated. But if your child needs the airway cleared after all, use this article to let your pediatrician know how important breathing well at night really is. It's not just about repeated infections.
How Dr. Barry Lost Weight: Of course, this is not just about me. The types of foods we eat have changed the health of our society in general. Frankly, that's what's behind crooked teeth as well. This link has the outline I use and recommend, and plenty of expert opinion to go along with it. Don't think of it as a diet. It's the way we USED to eat all along.