by Dr. Amanda Childress, PharmD
The Basics of Children’s Health
Nutritionist for children?
As a mom, one of the things you always have attention on is your kid’s health and well-being. Fevers, congestion, runny nose, cough, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation are scary when they happen to be your children. But, they are a typical immune response at times. The body has miraculous healing abilities.
Another area where kids cause their parents stress is with school. ADD, ADHD, hyperactivity, poor focus, fatigue, and depression can make learning a struggle. Often Ritalin is recommended by medical doctors to address some of these symptoms.
Every day more children are diagnosed with Autistic or Asperger’s Syndrome or Spectrum Disorders. The symptoms of these can affect the entire family.
Weight problems, growing pains, puberty, and hormone changes bring additional challenges for teens.
How do these problems begin?
Many of these problems start in the gut; therefore the GI tract can be compromised at birth. Use of antibiotics, immunizations, formula feeding, and food sensitivities all compound the problem later.
Because so much of immunity originates in the intestines, better GI function prevents many illnesses. Many studies link the health of the brain to the health of the intestines.
Further, if the intestines are not functioning properly, many nutritional deficiencies can develop because the body will be unable to utilize the food eaten.
When should I see a Nutrition Response Testing Practitioner?
Children should be on a Nutritional Program from before the day they are born. Moms need to be healthy for the baby to be healthy.
How will The Nutritional Healing Center help me?
We can support the body as it grows and helps the immune system and nervous system every step of the way. Our child health in Ann Arbor services can make sure that children have adequate vitamins and minerals to keep their body functioning at its best. We can resolve digestive problems, skin rashes, and other common childhood conditions. Our nutritionist for children can recommend good food choices that will create healthy habits to last a lifetime.
We can help your child make healthy food choices, along with giving them the support their bodies need with the proper supplements. No guessing!
Fill out our online New Patient form to get him or her seen by one of our practitioners.