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From 6:30-7:15 on Mondays unless otherwise indicated
October 1st: Immune Essentials
October 15th: ADD/ADHD, Concentration, Memory, Studying etc.
October 29th: Women’s Health, Menopause, PMS, Foggy Brain, Hot-Flashes etc.
November 12th: Digestive Dysfunction, Acid Reflux, Bloating etc.
November 26th: Men’s Health, Prostate etc.
December 10th: Cholesterol – Myths & Truths
December 17th: Anxiety & Depression
January 7th: Skin Health – Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne, Rashes
Nutrition & The Body
A school lunch box can potentially make up to 30-50% of our child’s daily food intake.
Effects of poor nutrition, especially with children, go beyond weight gain. A child who eats too much fat, sugar, sodium or processed food and too few vitamins and minerals is likely to develop a higher risk over time for several chronic health problems.
Proper nutrition is also tied to better academic performance, so kids who eat unhealthy lunches are more likely to score worse on tests and have a harder time with schoolwork. Lower IQ scores, memory difficulties, fine motor and language skills into early adulthood and beyond are all associated with lack of essential vitamins and nutrients.
A homemade lunch will keep your kids away from junk food temptations & ensure easy-access to healthier options that they will learn to love.
Better for their body & your budget
When you pack a lunch, you control the ingredients and choose items based on your budget and preference. In some cases, packing a lunch is not only healthier, but less expensive. For approximately the same cost as five days of school lunch purchases, you can buy enough ingredients to pack a healthy lunch each day, with the added peace of mind that your child has a wholesome and nutritious meal to eat.
80-90% of the immune system is located in the GUT
The body’s microbiome is made up of trillions of good bacteria that digest food, produce vitamins and protect the body from germs and disease. But when kids consume too much sugar, it can alter the balance between good and bad bacteria and weaken their immune systems.
One of the most common effects sugar can have on children are cold-like symptoms: chronic runny noses, excessive mucus, cough, allergies and symptoms of sinus infections. Eliminating sugars can drastically help improve these common symptoms.
Children who are “picky eaters” are most likely loading up on too much sugar, causing stomachaches and poor appetites. Crowd out high sugar foods with healthier options and soon their bodies will crave the real nutrients they need.
Approximately 80% of packaged foods contain added artificial sweeteners.
Foods to AVOID
- Packaged fruit juice & sugary drinks
- Flavored milk & excessive dairy
- High sugar granola bars & processed snack packs
- High fructose corn syrup
- Packaged dried fruit & desserts
- Heavy pasta sauces & dressings
Foods to CHOOSE
- Fresh fruits & veggies
- Lean proteins
- Healthy fats
- Whole grains & carbs
- Low glycemic options
SWAP THIS FOR THAT!
Instead of flavored yogurt
Try plain Greek yogurt with fresh fruit mixed in (you could also add local honey for a sweeter taste & natural immune booster).
Instead of canned fruit
Try chopping up the fresh stuff; a cup of fresh peaches has 13g of sugar, and 1 cup of canned peaches has 33g of sugar.
Instead of sweetened salad dressings & sandwich spreads
Try making your own balsamic vinaigrette or light ranch, choosing mustard, homemade guacamole or hummus vs mayonnaise.
Instead of sodas, juices & dairy
Try adding fruits & veggies like berries, lemon, ginger & cucumber to water for extra flavor.
Instead of lunchables or highly processed meats
Try getting your meat straight from the deli or pack some leftover proteins from dinner the night before.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurologic disorder in which there are significant problems of attention, hyperactivity, or impulsive behavior that are not appropriate for a person’s age. Despite being a very commonly studied and diagnosed disorder in children, adolescents, as well as in adults, in the majority of cases, the cause is unknown.
Many parents, caregivers and children report symptoms during the first few years of elementary school and in some cases at an earlier age. Children or Adults exhibiting these traits of lack of attention, difficulty in focusing, an excessive amount of energy or activity could be showing signs of ADHD.
Neuro Cranial Integration (NCI) is a specific technique that aligns the cranial bones, brain and nervous system from the inside out and from the top down. This gentle yet powerful realignment removes tension from the central and the peripheral nervous systems, releasing cranial, fascial and muscle tissue fixations, returning proper cerebrospinal fluid flow to the spine and brain and improving the function of the entire body. When pressure is taken off the brain, the nervous system can do its job more efficiently allowing the body and the brain to function at a higher level. People with ADD, ADHD, Anxiety and those on the Autism Spectrum have benefited from treatment.
Please contact Dr. Lisa Gordon today to discuss your symptoms and to make a plan as to how to help improve your life. She can be reached at 410-717-6610 or firstname.lastname@example.org.