Why are our kids so Tox-sick? with guest: Beth Lambert




Pj interviews her friend, author, & children’s health advocate, Beth Lambert.

Beth Lambert, MA is the Founder and Executive Director of Epidemic Answers, a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to reestablishing vibrant health in our children and ourselves through education, empowerment and prevention. Beth is also the author of A Compromised Generation: The Epidemic of Chronic Illness in America’s Children (Sentient, 2010) and co-author of Brain Under Attack (Answers Publications, 2018). Beth is currently also the Executive Director of Epidemic Answer's Documenting Hope Project, a collaborative science and media initiative poised to end the new childhood epidemics.


PJ & Beth discuss the silent epidemic of our children’s health, which statistically presents as the biggest crisis of our modern times. Listen as Beth reveals staggering numbers about our nations kids. She shares no matter what different diagnostic category you look at, whether it’s asthma, ADHD, Autism, eczema or allergies, they are all on the same trajectory, which is up!

This information should make you question: why?

Why isn’t this being shared more? Why is this so under-reported and un-recognized? Why is this happening? Why now? Why aren’t we doing something about it? We wondered the same thing and it was a huge reason Pj wanted Beth on the show!

Listen as both Pj & Beth share their viewpoints regarding our cultures habitual exercises to distrust our own maternal & healthy instincts, how we normalize symptoms & sickness, and how we need to be more open to understanding the impact of our environment and everyday convenient practices.

Beth goes into intricate detail and explains what is “the total load theory” and how this is relevant to your families health.

Both ladies go hard on issues we are facing, & neither hold back with their opinions of the current system, capitalism, our toxic culture and the one size fits all medicalized model that is in no way helping statistics change. With so much at stake, this episode is not only for all parents but for all who wish to do more for our children, the future and our world.

Beth’s describes her biggest work to date: the Documenting Hope Project, which we believe ranks up there with the most important scientific work that is being done to date.


  • How chronic illness in children is on the rise.

  • Current statistics of childhood illnesses.

  • The normalization of feeling unwell & how most physicians aren’t raising the flag.

  • Parental instincts: feeling dis-empowered & waking up to your intuition.

  • The illusion of modern health practices & “one size fits all”.

  • A climate that thrives on our fears.

  • Signs of parents awakening.

  • Modern medicine & its relation to innovation. Is our convenience somewhat to blame?

  • Genes aren’t your destiny.

  • Changing your lifestyle.

  • Root causes & physiological symptoms.

  • Getting caught up in diagnosis’s.

  • The total load theory.

  • Culture of toxicity & capitalism in health.

  • Feeling overwhelmed with all of this, what can we do?

  • The Documenting Hope Project.

  • The Chirp Study & The FLIGHT Study.



Links for more information about the Documenting Hope Project, the Chirp Study, the FLIGHT Study

Visit Epidemic Answers here: https://epidemicanswers.org/


Epidemic Answers on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/epidemicanswers/?ref=br_rs

Documenting Hope on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DocumentingHope/

Epidemic Answers on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/documentinghope/ @documentinghope


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MORE ABOUT: Beth Lambert, MA


Beth Lambert

is a former healthcare consultant and teacher. As a consultant, she worked with pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic and other health care companies to evaluate industry trends.

In 2009, Beth founded Epidemic Answers and currently serves as Executive Director. Beth attended Oxford University and graduated from Williams College and holds a Masters Degree in American Studies from Fairfield University. She is a member of Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Honor Society. Beth is also the mother of three young children.

More about Documenting Hope

The epidemic of chronic illness in children has reached a critical tipping point and there is an urgent need for practical solutions that can be applied immediately. Some startling statistics: More Than Half of American Children Have a Diagnosed Chronic Illness.


Rates of autism have risen over the last few decades from 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 50 children. Autism costs the U.S. $268 billion per year and is projected to reach $1 trillion by 2025.

One in 3 American children are either overweight or obese; Obesity-related medical costs account for $190 billion or 21% of medical spending in the United States; childhood obesity carries a price tag of $14 billion a year in direct medical costs.

It is estimated that at least 10% of American children have ADD/ADHD (one-in-five boys) and 17% are labeled as “learning disabled.” ADHD is estimated to cost the US upwards of $100 billion per year.

The costs of these epidemics are related to symptom suppression and management, not cure or disease reversal. The current health care model, while technologically sophisticated and scientifically rich, is not equipped to deal with the tsunami of complex chronic illnesses that will accompany the next generation of children. Reversing and preventing chronic illness in our children is a human, societal and economic imperative. The current medical model cannot meet this challenge and must be rethought, reengineered and revalidated.

Our children, the ‘canaries in the coal mine’ of national health, are imploring us to take action now. The Documenting Hope Project accepts this challenge by offering an innovative and scalable solution to meet this health crisis.

Why should we document hope?

The Documenting Hope Project was born of one simple gutsy observation:

In spite of what most parents are told, many of these children can get better.

We have the tools. And by demonstrating how they get better and how to protect their health we have the opportunity to create a better, safer, healthier and more sustainable future . . . for all of us.

Enroll in the CHIRP Study

The CHIRP™ Study was designed to more fully understand and address the chronic conditions affecting our children in epidemic numbers. And the best news is this: YOU can participate in our studies and YOU can be part of a growing body of parents and concerned practitioners who are passionate about ending this health epidemic. By sharing YOUR experience, you can help us answer some of the most pressing questions about chronic illness in kids today.

The CHIRP™ Study involves a comprehensive online survey to be completed by the parents, caregivers or guardians of children ages 1-15. The survey is administered online in a secure, HIPAA-compliant environment.

Before you are able to participate you will need to fill out two pre-screening questionnaires to determine your eligibility.  Once you fill out the form below, you will receive links to these questionnaires via email.

All participants who complete the CHIRP™ survey will receive a comprehensive personalized health report at no cost.


What types of children are you looking for?

All Types!

We are looking to gather information about children from all over the country and all walks of life. We are surveying the families of healthy children, those with chronic health conditions and everyone in between.

Healing is possible

These kids are proving it. Read their amazing stories of recovery here.