Optimum nutrition is fundamental for the development of a child’s full potential and there are studies that link chronic undernutrition and micronutrient deficiency to cognitive deficits.
According to the American Academy of Paediatrics it is estimated at least 1 in 100 US school children has PANS, with that number climbing every day. Many of these children are misdiagnosed, or are just simply missed all together.
Flavonoids such as quercetin and essential nutrients including vitamin A are often overlooked when supporting children’s immune health.
As a Paediatrician, Dr Elisa Song is keenly aware of the pain caused by autism, ASD and associated neuro-behavioural disorders. In today's podcast, Dr Song explores the controversies, the major issues, and gives some answers for practitioners wanting to offer better care for their patients with neuro-cognitive issues.
Despite the consumption of sufficient (and at times excessive) calories, are kids actually being starved of the micronutrients needed for optimal health and wellbeing?
Initial research findings indicate that DNA methylation patterns in children can be altered based on the amount of physical contact received from caregivers during infancy, with effects still evident at four and a half years of age.
Abdominal pain is one of the most common diagnoses in hospitalised children and the leading symptom in child and adolescent GIT diseases. It is also a common symptom of SIBO.
Part 2 of the discussion with Integrative Paediatrician, Dr Elisa Song into the topic of PANS and PANDAS in kids.