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141 What my son eats in a day: An Anti-Inflammatory Meal Recap

141 What my son eats in a day: An Anti-Inflammatory Meal Recap

https://www.functionalnutritionforkids.com/dosa   -For those of you interested in Dosas!

The 2nd most common question I get asked is this: What is an Anti-Inflammatory Diet, and how do you feed your son?

So I thought I would lead you on a day’s plan of a vegetarian anti-inflammatory meals.

We will talk about breakfast, a pre-breakfast (!!), lunch and dinner! And blood sugar balancing, nutrient density, gut health and more!

 

 

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Disclaimer: The information in this Podcast is for educational purposes only. Vaishnavi Sarathy, Ph.D. is an educator, not a doctor, specifically not your child’s doctor. Please consult your physician before implementing any supplement or diet recommendations.

140 The Impact of Vision on Learning and Behavior in Children with Disabilities

140 The Impact of Vision on Learning and Behavior in Children with Disabilities

“If your child is having difficulty moving their body, they ARE going to have difficulty in moving their eyes.”

Dr. Susan Daniel, neuro-developmental optometrist talk about vision and its role in learning and regulation for Autistic students and learners with Down Syndrome

Vision difficulties can impact a child’s regulation and behavior, leading to frustration and anxiety.

Dr. Daniel explains the various components of vision, including visual gathering skills, eye teaming, and visual processing.

Tune in to learn:

  • Why specialized vision exams are crucial for children with autism, Down syndrome, and other disabilities

  • How vision difficulties can impact a child’s regulation and behavior, leading to frustration and anxiety

  • The components of Vision

  • What you can do right now to support your child’s learning

00:00 The Impact of Vision on Regulation and Behavior

06:09 The Relationship Between Body Movement and Eye Movement

16:23 The Gap in Vision Evaluations for Children with Disabilities

34:46 The Importance of Access to Complex Information

45:21 Passion for Helping Children and Adults with Vision Impairments

Links mentioned in the podcast:

Find a developmental optometrist here:

– www.covd.org

– www.noravisionrehab.org

The reading app Dr. Daniel mentioned: www.bookshare.org

You can reach Dr. Daniel at susan.danieloptometry@gmail.com

 

 

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Disclaimer: The information in this Podcast is for educational purposes only. Vaishnavi Sarathy, Ph.D. is an educator, not a doctor, specifically not your child’s doctor. Please consult your physician before implementing any supplement or diet recommendations.

139 Two Steps to increase Motivation and Learning in your child

139 Two Steps to increase Motivation and Learning in your child

In this week’s Wednesday Wind-Up, we explore the connection between motivation, feedback, choice and learning, for children with disabilities – whether Down Syndrome, Autism or a generic “learning disability”.

In less than 7 minutes, you will learn exactly what 2 things you can do rightaway to build learning and motivation in your child.

00:00 The Science of Motivation and Learning
03:12 Optimizing Learning for Children with Disabilities
04:59 The Power of Choice and Communication in Learning
If you are interested in learning about NON LINEAR LEARNING – check out this free guide to learn 5 strategies to turn ON your child’s learning switch.

 

 

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Disclaimer: The information in this Podcast is for educational purposes only. Vaishnavi Sarathy, Ph.D. is an educator, not a doctor, specifically not your child’s doctor. Please consult your physician before implementing any supplement or diet recommendations.

138 Cracking the Code on Eczema in Kids with Andra McHugh

138 Cracking the Code on Eczema in Kids with Andra McHugh

Dr. Vaish Sarathy interviews Andra McHugh, the host of the Eczema Kids podcast and founder of the Eczema Kids brand. Andra shares her personal journey of dealing with her children’s severe eczema and her quest to find natural solutions.

In the face of extremely conflicting dietary advice, Andra cracked the code using functional nutrition and ayurveda.

  • “There’s so much that you can do within your home environment to help bring down their histamine levels and make your environment a little less triggering.” – Andra McHugh

Tune in to learn about:

  • Overcoming Eczema Without Steroids
  • Nutritional Strategies and Topical Treatments for Children’s Eczema
  • Integrating Ayurveda and Functional Medicine in Eczema Treatment
  • Managing Eczema Through Diet

You can find Andra at:

You can download Vaish’s Gut Health Toolkit here.

 

 

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Disclaimer: The information in this Podcast is for educational purposes only. Vaishnavi Sarathy, Ph.D. is an educator, not a doctor, specifically not your child’s doctor. Please consult your physician before implementing any supplement or diet recommendations.

137 The Power of Polysaccharides for Brain Health with Dr. John Lewis

137 The Power of Polysaccharides for Brain Health with Dr. John Lewis

In this episode of Function and Nutrition and Learning for Kids, we dive into the profound impact of nutrition on human health with Dr. John Lewis, founder and president of Dr. Lewis Nutrition. With a prolific background boasting over 180 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Lewis shares his expertise on the role of polysaccharides in brain health and immune function, and his research’s implications for serious conditions such as Alzheimer’s, MS, HIV, and chronic diseases.

Join us as we explore the powerful impact of targeted nutritional intervention on brain health.

You can find Dr. Lewis at https://www.drlewisnutrition.com/

Be sure to check out Dr. Lewis’s new book The Complete Nutrition Guide to Cognitive Function

Speaking of Neuroplasticity SUpport, there is still time to tune in to Dr. Vaish Sarathy’s  FREE workshop:

BUILDING INTELLIGENCE – at www.functionalnutritionforkids.com/intelligenceworkshop

 

[00:00:00] Polysaccharides for brain health.

[00:06:38] Nutrition vs. Pharmacology.

[00:12:17] Polysaccharides and their benefits.

[00:24:14] Signs of inflammation.

[00:28:37] Big Pharma domination in research

[00:31:43] Polysaccharides for cognitive health.

[00:41:38] Aloe vera polysaccharides benefits.

[00:46:57] Daily Brain Care benefits.

 

 

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Disclaimer: The information in this Podcast is for educational purposes only. Vaishnavi Sarathy, Ph.D. is an educator, not a doctor, specifically not your child’s doctor. Please consult your physician before implementing any supplement or diet recommendations.

136 How and Why your child’s intelligence can change!

136 How and Why your child’s intelligence can change!

Intelligence is not a constant. The brain is constantly changing, adapting, and learning new skills. Most tests, including IQ tests, do not measure intelligence accurately. In this episode, Dr. Vaish Sarathy talks about the role of AI, Growth Mindset in what she calls Intellectual Malleability – the idea (which comes from Neuroplasticity) that intelligence can change for anyone regardless of label or diagnosis. You can sign up for her FREE workshop on building intelligence at the link below: https://www.functionalnutritionforkids.com/intelligenceworkshop In this workshop, Vaish talks about the 3-step method to building intelligence in your child with disability – be that Down Syndrome or Autism.

 

 

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Disclaimer: The information in this Podcast is for educational purposes only. Vaishnavi Sarathy, Ph.D. is an educator, not a doctor, specifically not your child’s doctor. Please consult your physician before implementing any supplement or diet recommendations.