“All disease begins in the gut” – Hippocrates
Does your child self-limit his or her diet, eating fewer foods all the time? Does your child have sensitivities to texture or smell that affect food intake? Does your child prefer foods that make him or her happy in the short term but the rest of the family miserable in the long term? Do you worry that your child is lacking important nutrients? Are you tired of having your hard work and money end up on the floor?
The health and functioning of our digestive tract directly impacts cognitive, immune and mental health.
The primary functions of a healthy digestive tract are:
- Digestion of food.
- Absorption, manufacture and distribution of nutrients throughout the body, including the brain.
- Prevention of toxins and pathogens from entering the body, including the brain.
A healthy, nourished brain works better. What we eat, drink, digest and absorb provides the raw materials for the ever-developing brain. Poor quality raw materials not only impact brain performance and function but also impair digestive health and throw the microbial population of the gut out of balance, contributing to higher levels of toxicity, which further impacts brain health and creates a vicious cycle.
Many people understand the value of nutrition but are just not sure how or where to start. We are prepared to meet you where you and your child are at, with a view towards improving your child’s digestive health and nutritional status and decreasing his/her level of toxicity so that the brain gets what it needs for optimal function.