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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.

135 Somatic Eating (and Picky eating) in Kids with Stephanie Mara Fox

135 Somatic Eating (and Picky eating) in Kids with Stephanie Mara Fox

How can we help our kids cultivate a healthy relationship with food? If your child is struggling with picky eating, Stephanie Mara Fox talks to Dr Vaish Sarathy about the Art of Somatic Eating and how to navigate food restrictions in kids.

Especially in kids with disabilities (Autism, for example), it is important to understand that:

– The nervous system plays a crucial role in our experience with food, and regulation is key to creating a safe and regulated environment.

– Trauma can impact a person’s relationship with food, and it is important to approach food behavior with empathy and curiosity.

– Tools for regulation, such as body awareness and co-regulation, can be helpful in supporting children with picky eating.

CHAPTERS

01:14 Understanding Somatic Eating

07:24 The Nervous System and Food

08:03 Regulation and Children’s Experience with Food

15:43 The Impact of Trauma on Food Behavior

30:34 Tools for Regulation

35:05 Applying Regulation Techniques to Picky Eating

You can reach Stephanie at: 

Website: https://www.stephaniemara.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_stephaniemara/

Find Dr. Vaish Sarathy at

www.instagram.com/drvaishsarathy

And Download your free Gut Health Toolkit at www.functionalnutritionforkids.com/guthealth

 

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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.

134 Bilingualism and Cognition in Kids with Disabilities

134 Bilingualism and Cognition in Kids with Disabilities

Being multi-lingual and multi-communicative may be the way that our kids with Autim / Down Syndrome find richness of language and expression. What does mean? And what’s the latest research? Stick with me for this super-short focus episode about multimodal language and brain health!

In this episode, I talk about:

  • What the documented results are of being bilingual
  • How you can start right now with your child
  • What this means for communication

Enjoy!

Timeline:
00:56 Bilingualism and Cognitive Protection
03:12 Enhanced Memory, Attention, and Executive Function
04:11 Takeaway 1: Expose Kids to Multiple Languages
05:04 Takeaway 2: Communicate in Multiple Languages
06:00 Takeaway 3: Using Different Forms of Communication

 

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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.

133 Building Resilience and Advocacy in Parents with Dr. Maureen MIchele

133 Building Resilience and Advocacy in Parents with Dr. Maureen MIchele

Advocacy and Resilience are the cornerstones of parenting a child with disability. As a parent of an Autistic child or a child with Down Syndrome, how often do you find yourself navigating medical and school offices and being close to tears at the end of several meetings?

Dr. Maureen Michele guides us through the work of building resilience and understanding advocacy, and finding your strong inner Mother Bear!

Tune in to learn:

  • The 3 pillars of Advocacy
  • Dr. Maureen’s parent resilience toolkit that she uses herself
  • The single most powerful tool for building inner stability

You can find Dr. Maureen at

www.maureenmichelemd.com

instagram.com/maureenmichelemd

I am also offering my Anxiety Toolkit to you today – a 10 point checklist of things that work, when nothing seems to.

You can download it for free at www.functionalnutritionforkids.com/anxietytoolkit

 

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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.