Curious about what a holistic pediatrician has to say about the connection between gut health, mental health, and bone health in children?
Wondering how you can help your kids and grandkids build strong bones while they’re young and prevent osteoporosis for the future?
Then this episode is for you!
I sat down with integrative pediatrician and pediatric functional medicine expert Dr. Elisa Song, MD, and we explore the practical ways you can help your kids and grandkids thrive now and long into the future.
0:00 – Episode start
4:30 – How did you get into the field of integrative pediatrics?
8:11 – What are the first steps in reducing the risks of developing osteoporosis later in life?
16:05 – What are some creative ways that parents can help their kids eat well?
23:13 – What are some of the food additives that kids should avoid?
31:12 – What are the best strategies to support optimal gut health in kids?
33:50 – How do you support a child’s gut and bone health if they end up needing medications mentioned previously (antibiotics, steroids or antacids)?
38:10 – How do you know when antibiotics are necessary for your child?
43:21 – What is the connection between gut health and mental health concerns in kids?
49:40 – What are the best ways to connect with Dr. Song?
You can find Dr. Elisa Song’s resources below!
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About Dr. Elisa Song, MD:
Dr. Elisa Song, MD is an integrative pediatrician, pediatric functional medicine expert, and mom to 2 thriving children. In her integrative pediatric practice, Whole Family Wellness (www.wholefamilywellness.org), she’s helped 1000s of kids get to the root causes of their health concerns and helped their parents understand how to help their children thrive – body, mind, and spirit – by integrating conventional pediatrics with functional medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and essential oils. Dr. Song created Healthy Kids Happy Kids (www.healthykidshappykids.com) as an online holistic pediatric resource to help practitioners and parents bridge the gap between conventional and integrative pediatrics with an evidence-based, pediatrician-backed approach.
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The information shared above is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide medical or nutrition therapy advice; it does not diagnose, treat or cure any disease, condition; it is not to be used as a replacement or substitute for medical advice provided by physicians and trained medical professionals. If you are under the care of a healthcare professional or are currently using prescription medications, you should discuss any dietary and lifestyle changes or potential dietary supplements use with your doctor. You should not discontinue any prescription medications without first consulting your doctor.
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