Episode #331: Healthy Kids, Happy Kids: An Integrative Pediatrician’s Guide to Whole Child Resilience with Dr. Elisa Song

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Dr. Elisa Song, MD is a Stanford-, NYU-, UCSF-trained integrative pediatrician, pediatric functional medicine expert, and mom to 2 thriving children and today’s special guest.  On today’s episode, we talk about her NEW BOOK Healthy Kids Happy Kids: An Integrative Pediatrician’s Guide to Whole Child Resilience!

Dr. Song teaches us what Whole Child Resilience means and how gut health is a foundational tool for optimizing every child’s health. She shares the latest research on children’s gut microbiome and teaches us what to include in our children’s diet and what to avoid to establish this optimal foundation. 

We also discuss antibiotics used and how to restore a disrupted gut microbiome along with vagus nerve stimulation and how that among so many other tools can help support our littles.

If you are striving for optimal health for your child, you don’t want to miss this episode! 

*And don’t forget to grab a copy of Dr. Elisa’s new book. You will love it! 

Topics Discussed:

  • How to raise resilient kids
  • Latest research on children’s gut microbiome
  • Microbiome champions – the 3Fs you want to eat to feed the good bugs!
  • Microbiome mischief makers – 5 things you want to avoid!
  • How to restore a disrupted gut microbiome after antibiotics
  • Vagus nerve and whole gut resilience
  • Favorite gut-supportive recipes

Show Notes:

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This episode’s guest

Dr. Elisa Song, MD is a Stanford-, NYU-, UCSF-trained integrative pediatrician, pediatric functional medicine expert, and mom to 2 thriving children. She is the author of the Healthy Kids Happy Kids: An Integrative Pediatrician’s Guide to Whole Child Resilience, coming May 14, 2024. 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 empowered parents 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, mom-approved approach.