Every Child Is Different with Dr. Joel "Gator" Warsh

 

Show Summary: "Having healthy, firm, loving boundaries around food is not punishing your child. It's teaching them a skill that will keep them healthy throughout their lives." 

 

In our fast-paced world, we have gotten used to eating instant or processed food or food that is easy to prepare. Most of the time, we order from fast-food restaurants. If we go to the grocery, we skip checking labels and shoot whatever we think is delicious inside our grocery carts. But are we aware of the content of these foods and their effects on mental health? Especially with children who are still developing their brains? 

 

For this episode, we have Dr. Joel "Gator" Warsh with us, who discuss mental development in children. He is an integrative and holistic pediatrician who also has a Master's Degree in Epidemiology and Community Health. He balances Western medicine and natural medicine in treating his patients. Listen as he unravels why mental health issues in children are doubling these past few years and what we can do to better care for our children. 

 

Tune in to this episode to learn how to better care for you and your children's mental health. Please share it with people you care about, too! 

 

FOR MORE UPDATES ABOUT THE GUTSY HEALTH PODCAST, PLEASE FOLLOW OUR INSTAGRAM PAGE AT @gutsyhealthpodcast

 

Exceptional Highlights:

 

  • Stress influences mental health.
  • We weren't programmed to be stressed out all day, every day. That changes your body, your hormones.
  • We have to go back to the kitchen and practice that skill. We have to learn and become friends with cooking again.

 

Show Highlights:

 

Would you say stress is a factor for behavioral issues? 

 

Dr. Gator 12:11

 

  • It's multifactorial. I call it the seeds of health. So stress, environment, toxins, exercise, diet, and sleep are all factors of behavioral issues. 

 

Is there some holistic regimen that you can put together with medication to address sensory disorders? What are their commonalities, and how are they different?

 

Dr. Gator 15:04

 

  • Every child is different, and every diagnosis is different. So there's not one thing that works for everyone. But there's one commonality across these which is inflammation - the leading cause and contributor to all of these,

 

Do you think some kids get misdiagnosed with disorders like ADHD and things like that? What if they just needed to clean up their diet?

 

Dr. Gator 33:11

 

  • For sure. ADHD is a label. There's no specific test where you have these lab numbers in there for you. 

 

Can we do detoxification for kids?

 

Dr. Gator 41:40

 

  • Whenever we're doing detoxification for kids, the place to start is with natural detoxification. So you first think about the three ways you get things out of your body- poop, pee and sweating. 




FOR MORE UPDATES ABOUT THE GUTSY HEALTH PODCAST, PLEASE FOLLOW OUR INSTAGRAM PAGE AT @gutsyhealthpodcast

 

Important Links:

 

Raising Healthy Eaters with Healthy Boundaries

 

Episode w/ Kiran Krishnan  

 

Episode w/ Dr. Uma Naidoo

 

Raising Amazing Podcast

 

Dr. Gator’s IG 

 

Integrative Pediatrics

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