ARE THE BIRTHRIGHT OF EVERY CHILD!
Yet, between losing our digestion, our food wisdom, our bacterial partners, we have lost the inner intelligence of the human body and forgotten the inner intelligence of the human mind.
You maybe here because your child has been diagnosed with Autism, ADHD, or because (s)he suffers from eczema or allergies, or your lives are consumed by behavioral problems.
Like you, I am the parent of a tween with multiple diagnoses and complications including Down Syndrome, Autism and suspected Cerebral Palsy. And I can assure you that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
To start your journey on your child’s health goals: (OR READ ON…)
Will my child talk? Will her rashes clear? How can I get him to focus? what about the aggression?
I know there may be even more questions. Will he go to college? How do I have a conversation with her? Will she every stop itching?
Every one of these questions is GUT WRENCHING! Perhaps you have lived with this anxiety for years. And trust me, there is nothing harder.
But trust me, there is not just hope, there is concrete and real possibility of healing. It is the new reality!
And the very cool thing is this: ALL OF THESE CONCERNS ARE ROOTED IN THE GUT. IN YOUR CHILD’S DIGESTIVE ABILITY, IN HER MICROBES AND IN HIS IMMUNE SYSTEM (WHICH BY THE WAY IS DEPENDENT ON THE GUT).
By the way, Hi! I am Vaishnavi (Vaish) Sarathy (Ph.D.) and I am a Functional Nutrition Practitioner/Educator. My tween age son has many many diagnoses including Down Syndrome, Autism, Mitochondrial Dysfunction, the list goes on…
Over the course of our journey in optimizing the quality of his life, there were only THREE FACTORS that made any difference at all. And what a difference they made!!
- Fixing his digestion and gut health
- Finding a means to communicate – FULLY
- Giving him a respectful life with an age-appropriate education.
I am probably going to say this multiple times…. but my non-speaking (considered-to-be-severely-intellectually-impaired) son writes poetry, learns pre-algebra, and gives me sage advice (all at the ripe old age of 11).
WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL NUTRITION?
All chronic conditions (such as Asthma, Autism, Eczema, even Alzheimer’s etc.) are now thought to be inflammatory in nature. And inflammation is modulated by the immune system, which in turn dances closely with the digestive system. And both the immune system and digestion are controlled tightly by (and affect) the microbiome.
Functional Nutrition looks closely at every system of the body that could impact inflammation, and understands and uses the deep role of food and lifestyle (epigenetics) in this dance to heal the entire body.
WHAT functional NUTRITION
CAN DO FOR YOU:
THIS IS WHAT FUNCTIONAL NUTRITION
CAN DO FOR YOU
bring FOCUS AND ATTENTION
key to fixing chronic pain and inflammation
improve mood and behavior
MY Belief system
i believe that all behavior is communication and it starts in the gut
“You are not just what you eat, but what your body can do with what you eat” – Andrea Nakayama
food is wisdom and has infinite power to heal
Genes load the gun but environment (and lifestyle and food) pull the trigger.
ALL CHRONIC DISEASE IS ROOTED IN INFLAMMATION. INFLAMMATION IS ROOTED IN (AND CAUSES) A DISRUPTED MICROBIOME AND POOR GUT HEALTH
I believe that every child has an innate intelligence that is intact regardless of outer labels and disease.