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Podcast #3- The functional approach to kids health with the F.D.N. Master Reed Davis

reeddavispicCome join Reed and I as we discuss the functional diagnostic nutrition approach to helping kids recover from health issues.

Learn why Reed Davis, began practicing nutrition and “labs”  with symptomatic individuals as far back as 20 years.  He is a pioneer as a practitioner, paving the way for an emerging specialty in functional diagnostic nutrition that merges clinical nutrition and functional medicine.

Reed Davis founded F.D.N.,Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® and has trained over 2,000 practitioners on how to practice with nutrition and labs.

In this interview :

  • learn why in F.D.N. we don’t ‘guess’ about systems, we ‘test’.
  • learn why Reed believes that good health is a ‘birth right’ and
  • the difference between symptoms and the importance of systems
  • what we can do as practitioners and as a parents to ensure great health.

Please listen to this podcast as Reed Davis shoots it straight and follow Kids Health 101 on iTunes. 

Also please register for updates on future podcasts, blogs and webinars and you’ll receive a FREE EBOOK “10 Truths about Kids Health Parents aren’t told, but need to know”

Best,

Lynn

Teach them while they are young, before they risk a health crisis.

Kids Health 101 recently launched an interview with Middle School Exercise Science teacher, Todd Hensley.  In this interview he shares an understanding of the metabolic changes that kids go through in their pre-teen to teenage years.  He stresses that it’s the most crucial time for intervention; for them to understand nutrition and activity.  He feels that by teaching students ‘to take care of the one body they’ll ever own’ they may defy the odds.

http://kidshealth101.com/episode-2-health-education-is-as-important-as-math-reading/

Currently the odds are that 1 in 3 children face obesity and children as young as 8 years old are at risk of heart disease.  AND there’s strong evidence that the children of today may NOT outlive their parents.  

Please listen to the podcast while you are cooking, resting, exercising or just ‘hanging out’.  I’d love your feedback as well.

Listen to the interview here 

Please share and be well,

Lynn

 

Introducing…Kids Health 101

Join me at www.KidsHealth101.com

I’m finally doing it! I’m launching KidsHealth101 Podcast today.  It will feature practitioners that have been successful at helping children heal and recover.   

My mission is “to make child healing and recovery a household conversation”.  

Podcast #1 is “live” as of today and features Dr. Shanna Bissonette interviewing me on why I’m creating a Kids Health movement.     In future podcasts, you’ll hear less from me and much more from my brilliant, pioneer driving professionals that are truly helping kids recover.  

Please join me in this movement by adding your email at KidsHealth101.com  and check out my first podcast!

At Kids Health 101 we will be discussing child developmental needs, growth, nutritional supports and sickness recovery by finding the right tools to heal using a functional approach to health.  Again, my mission is to make childhood healing and recovery a household conversation.  Register at KidsHealth101.com to receive updates of our future presenters.  And spread the word. 

I’m so excited!

Lynn

Fun fats?

Good fats fuel the brain, providing stamina and endurance throughout the day.  I do my best to make sure that my children get their fats: butter, avocados, olive oil, flaxseed oil, coconut oil (as they tolerate) and even heavy whipping cream.   And if I can add FUN into any of this, my life becomes that much easier.

isi-whipped-cream-dispenser-700x601I just recently ordered the whip cream dispenser that has become a huge hit in the family.  Both kids (and their friends) this past weekend put whipped cream on strawberries, on a paleo pumpkin muffin, on GF pancakes and even on their fingers.  They were so happy to be whipping away (and I was so pleased to see them consuming fats).    I highly recommend the Whipped Cream Maker 1/2 Liter Canister Whipper (and be sure to purchase the replacement CO2 canisters).

 

 

Be well,

Lynn

Healthy School Lunches

Awhile back I posted on the Facebook page “School lunch ideas” that were gluten and dairy free.  Still it’s helpful to get more ideas that can look and taste delicious and meet their nutritional needs with minimally 2 veggies, 1 fat and 1 protein.  

This parent really stepped it up in presentation and in options.  

40 Days of Gluten Free Lunches

Be well,

Lynn

9 out of 10 kids loved this shake

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I recently hosted an after school enrichment class entitled “Yummy Healthy Shakes”.  My intentions were to teach kids in 3rd through 5th grades that food is consumed to not only taste good but to nourish the body.  I offered a digestive tract worksheet (I heard lots of “yuks”) and a breakdown of carbohydrates fats and proteins for them to consider when making their own shake.  We talked about sugar (I heard lots of disappointing sighs) and how it should be a special treat occasionally not occupy each of their meals.   The “Ughs” came when the half baby kale/salad joined the bananas, peanut butter, unsweetened cocoa and unsweetened almond milk in the blender.  BUT they all (yes even the 10th child who wouldn’t admit it) guzzled their shakes down.  A definite hit!

Here’s the recipe “Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Shake”:

1 whole banana

1 tblspoon organic peanut butter (straight peanuts, no sugar added)

2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1 cup of mixed greens

Enough unsweetened almond/coconut milk to cover 2/3rds of the ingredients in the blender.

Enjoy and be well,

Lynn

For parents only…

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If you have kids, you’ll love this research.

A recent 2014 study in The Journal of the Federation of American
Societies for Experimental Biology looked at whether having
teens drink a green smoothie to start their day could improve
their health, energy, and school performance.

High schools took part in this 3-month study and they were
instructed to have a daily smoothie which provided 2 cups of
veggies (very easy to do).

The results were the following:

* Waist circumference decreased by 3% on average

* HDL (good cholesterol) increased in 25% of students

* Energy improved in 27% of students

* 10% percent had better grades

* Afternoon lethargy dropped from 35% to 22%

Not bad at all if you ask me. Just by adding in ONE green
smoothie each day!

Here are a few great green smoothie starters:

Strawberries and Cream Smoothie
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup frozen mixed berries (the more berries you add, the more purple it looks)
1 banana
1 cup almond/coconut milk
1/4 cup fresh baby spinach

Pineapple Upside Down
2 cups fresh spinach
2 cups almond milk, unsweetened
1 cup pineapple
1 cup cherries, pitted*
1 banana

or create your own! Do you have a successful smoothie?

Let me know.

Be well,

Lynn

(adapted from Yuri Elkaim’s blog)

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