Growing Courageous Kids

(& Parents!)

The Secret Powers of Time (Wednesday Windows)

This 10 minute video talks about some salient points regarding our kids and how their time perspective impacts their learning.

It’s Wednesday, hump day, and I think a window into a bright mind is called for to get us over the mid-week slump. Thus, Wednesday Windows! Mostly this will be a video window, but not always. If you have something you would like to be shown on Wednesday Window, just let me know!

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4 Steps to Heal Your Broken Brain

1. Eat right for your brain

2. Tune-up your brain chemistry with supplements

3. Live the UltraMind lifestyle: Exercise, relax, sleep, and train your brain

4. Live clean and green

from Dr. Mark Hyman

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Is Your Kid Stressed Out?: Create a Fat Head!

I cannot tell you how many times parents have complained about their kids behavior and ADHD or whatever, yet didn’t make any connection between the kids’ diet of soda, dyes, processed food, sugar…with a lack of nutrition needed for the brain to work well.  We need to continue learning how to help kids’ brains and bodies help themselves.

Dr. Mark Hyman is the author of several books that I have read. I use his principles of  Ultrametabolim and his UltraPrevention books to get and stay healthy (when I don’t follow the basic ideas, I don’t feel so great…). Here is an excerpt from his latest article. You can see all of the blog if you want. I recommend it.

Nutrition Tip #1: Become a Fat Head

One of my patients, a 20-year-old woman who hated seafood and avoided it her whole life, suffered from depression, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder (ADD), obesity, muscle pain, and chronic fatigue. Her blood tests showed a severe deficiency of omega-3 fats and an overload of inflammatory omega-6 fats.

So we gave her an oil change, with high doses of fish oil (EPA and DHA). Soon, she recovered from her depression, brain fog, and ADD, her pain disappeared, and she lost 60 pounds! Read the rest of this entry »

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