Top 10 Nutrients to Support Your Child’s Brain & Behavior – Foods and Supplements to Support Attention, Anxiety, Mood, Learning, & Behavior
Does the word “fun” make you smile and reminisce of what brings you joy, or does it make you think “huh, what’s fun?” In this episode, Dr. Mike Rucker and I discuss how to have fun, even when life gets tough, and how doing fun things, even tiny ones, can make you a better human and parent, as well as having a more regulated mood. Mike shares his realistic approaches to evaluating your life activities using a simple, non judgmental tool called the PLAY model and how you can co-create fun with your kids and in your adult life.
This guide covers the most important foods and supplements you can use to support attention, anxiety, mood, learning, and behavior for your children (and you). You’ll learn why these nutrients are important, foods that contain them, symptoms that research shows may be connected, and get access to my favorite supplement options. Nutrient status makes a big difference for kids, so get the guide and put it to use now!
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My workshops dive deep into the specific issues parents and professionals face with kids who have neurodevelopmental and/or mental health conditions. Each one focuses on new ways of understanding what’s contributing to the symptoms and issues, and provides specific tools and strategies you can begin implementing immediately.
Topics include nutrition for better brain function and behavior, managing screen time, digging deeper to identify what’s causing or contributing to your child’s symptoms, supporting kids with autism and related disorders, integrative health strategies for educators and therapist, and more.
I’ve seen and tried so many things over the years, and am saving you time and money by putting my favorites all in one place. You can learn about my favorite protein-rich snacks, the books I use and recommend, the best places to shop for healthy convenience foods online, my tried-and-true toys and games for kids of all ages, and more. I add to this list as I have new favorite items, so check back regularly!
My clinic, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, specializes in evaluation, treatment, and consultation for children and young adults. We work with patients and families throughout the US and abroad. Depending on the services required, telehealth may be available. Virtual consultation is available for any parent regardless of location. My team of clinicians specializes in a variety of diagnoses, symptoms, and needs. Let us know what support you’re looking for, and we will be happy to help you directly or get you pointed in the right direction.