The question I hear the most often from parents is, “Why does my child struggle with hyperactivity, overstimulation and impulsivity?” Parents are often looking for the “why” and for the “fix”. There are answers and fix’s but there is not one answer and not one fix. This is a loaded question that doesn’t have a… Continue reading Complex Commonalities of hyperactive, overstimulated and impulsive children
There are many natural ways to help strengthen a child’s immune system that doesn’t involve putting neurotoxins, stimulants, inflammatory elements, heavy metals or carcinogens into the body. Nourishing the immune system is more effective than suppressing the immune system when you want your child to fight off colds and flus. Strengthening the immune system is… Continue reading Nourishing the “Brain” with “Cold and Flu” remedies that are natural, safe and non-toxic for children
Gut health and digestion should always be considered when a child is getting mental health care or when caregivers are actively trying to reduce symptomology. The gut is now referred to as the “second brain” in the functional and integrative medical community. Gut health is extremely important when it comes to mental health care for… Continue reading “Leaky gut” and why it relates to your child’s emotions and behaviors
Our food system needs a critical review when considering mental health treatments for children. Parents need to be aware of the dangers hidden inside the foods our children are consuming. The toxic chemical called glyphosate effects our children’s immune system, digestive system and neurological system. This dangerous toxic chemical is used in genetically modified foods… Continue reading “Glyphosate” and how it effects the mental health of our children.
Toxins in our environment have a very large impact on the mental health of our children. Toxins create biomedical changes and effect the healthy functioning of a small child’s body. Its critical to understand toxin overload and the toxic storms causing the burden on our children. Dr. Mark Hyman M.D. has coined the phrase, “toxic… Continue reading Toxin overload and the relationship to childhood mental health epidemics
Pharmaceutical medications are not a nourishing or healing approach for children with mental health symptoms. Medications are greatly overused to treat mental health symptoms of small children. Putting a small, young, still developing child on medications for mental health has become customary practice. There are numerous issues with putting a young child on a pharmaceutical… Continue reading Pharmaceutical medications are not “nourishing or healing” children with mental health symptoms.
A mental health diagnosis for a child is not a “root cause”. A mental health professional will provide a diagnosis of “symptoms” based on what information is presented from the parents, by the child, by school staff, by a family doctor and what they observe. Children with neurological issues and delays are most likely going… Continue reading A mental health “diagnosis” doesn’t really explain the “root cause” of symptoms.