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When picky eating is not a pathological condition, or severe sensory issues, or extreme gut inflammation, what can you do to help your child eat more diverse, complex, and flavorful foods. That’s what Julia Markova talks about in this podcast.
Myelination is an important neurological process that impacts almost everything I care about in my child: motor coordination, learning, focus, moods.
And there are some easy ways to impact Myelination: Practice, Nutrition, and one more key mindset. Yes, it is actually a mindset.
Elizabeth Vosseller is a speech therapist and founder of S2C (Spelling to Communicate). She talks to me this week about how motor issues can seem like cognitive disorders.
“What we observe often is the body. We can’t really observe intelligence directly.” Tune in to listen to how powerful using motor appropriately can be.
In part-2 of this stimulating conversation, Geralyn leads us through common misconceptions and wrong labels that get attached when a child lags behind neurodevelopmentally. We also chat about the role of diet in brain development.
Geralyn Spiesz, a path-breaking thinker, leader and mother who also has a son with Trisomy 21 shares her unique thoughts and findings on teaching a child with Down Syndrome in this paradigm shifting episode. Particularly how a simple shift from focus on output to focus on input and processing, can result in a potentially equal education for the child.
Let’s a take a brief look back at the 12 key learning points on our journey in Functional Nutrition and Learning. And so, the podcast gets gently renamed. So much more to learn …
Dr. LaRosa explains the detailed connection between the microbiome, disruptions (dysbiosis), and immune and brain function. It is quite impossible to optimize brain activity, whether focus or regulation, in the absence of a diverse and healthy gut microbiome. She talks of simple strategies that can help most people get on the path to a healthy gut, and how powerful these tiny changes can be.
Among the significant natural factors known to help symptoms of ADHD, micronutrient supplementation is a big one! Here’s a short dive into the many ways micronutrients can help you child, and when they may not work.
Andrea Livingston, expert holistic chef and recipe developer shares the simplicity with which she plans anti-inflammatory meals for kids. Tune in to hear the utter ease with which Andrea approaches meals. The world of Gluten, Dairy, and even Egg-Free cooking can be as simple as we let it be.
Listen to Portland based nutritionist Katharine Jeffcoat as she discusses the intricacies of dealing with picky eaters and talks about how she helps parents raise mindful and competent eaters.
How do taste and smell play into picky eating?
I am also so happy to hear Katharine talk about how letting a child skip a few meals till they are hungry just doesn’t work for all kids.