Pediatric Diet / Nutrition Changes

Parents often assume their child is properly nourished. Pediatric nutrition does not follow a “one size fits” all philosophy. Just as each child is unique, the proper nutritional balance for each child is as well. Through the patient's history, exam and laboratory tests,

Dr. Amber Brooks, DC, MSN, CACCP, BCIP, RN is able to create highly individualized nutritional and supplemental advisement. Parents and caregivers must teach children nutritional intelligence from an early age. For example, giving children options for food but ensuring all choices are healthy, wholesome, and organic. This enables the child to participate by allowing choices that will empower them as he or she grows older to continue making healthy choices even when you are not around to control the options. The foods we eat should be healing in nature, and it is important to introduce this concept to your child at an early age. The appreciation for healthy foods may keep your child from suffering from digestive challenges, constipation/diarrhea, deficiencies in vitamins and minerals, failure to thrive, as well as becoming picky eaters.

 

Some parents are faced with the challenges of raising a special needs child. In many cases special needs children are nutritionally imbalanced, craving foods that feed the dysfunction in the gut leading to poor behaviors, stemming, inadequate sleep, and severe digestive challenges to name a few. Dr. Brooks, DC, MSN, CACCP, BCIP, RN enjoys addressing the nutritional components of illness and initiates the healing process through the use of proper nutrition, diet and supplementation.

 

There is an abundant amount of information a parent must have to address the nutritional deficiencies alone. Dr. Brooks, DC, MSN,  CACCP, BCIP, RN knows firsthand the challenges of making nutrition and diet changes and spends the necessary time to educate each parent on nutritional changes with provides them with the tools to make this transition as smooth as possible.

Videos   regarding Diet & Nutrition Changes

There are many facets of nutrition to be discussed, but the following are a few that Dr. Brooks, DC, MSN, CACCP, BCIP, RN addresses in each child:

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FOOD SENSITIVITY/SPECIFICS DIETS

Many children have problems with digestion, including food sensitivity—particularly to casein and gluten products. Dr. Amber Brooks, DC, MSN, CACCP,  BCIP, RN suggests dietary changes targeted specifically for the needs of your child.

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YEAST/BACTERIAL OVERGROWTH:

Children commonly suffer from yeast (Candida) and other bacteria overgrowth in their intestines. This could arise from the excessive use of antibiotics by both the children as well as their parents. Yeast interferes with the absorption of food leading to failure to thrive, poor behavior, picky eating, and severe cravings. Dr. Amber Brooks, DC, MSN, CACCP, BCIP, R does testing to identify the problem and utilizes proper natural approaches in conjunction with the recommendations of their primary doctor. Read more on yeast at ARI and www.candidafree.net

MINERALS AND VITAMINS

A large majority of children are deficient in minerals and vitamins such as sulphur, zinc, magnesium, iodine, potassium, vitamin C, and B vitamins. It is important to eat foods rich in these vitamins and minerals as well as organic foods as much as possible. These deficiencies are addressed with high potency vitamin/mineral supplements ordered by Dr. Amber Brooks, DC, MSN, CACCP, BCIP, R to achieve the adequate balance necessary for your child.

Common childhood issues/symptoms that may be linked to

biomedical/functional, dietary, and/or nutritional issues, may include:

  • ADHD or ADD

  • Aggression

  • Allergies/sinus problems

  • Autism

  • Asperger’s

  • Bedwetting

  • Behavior issues

  • Constipation/Diarrhea

  • Developmental delays

  • Digestive problems

  • Eczema

  • Emotional difficulties

  • Failure to thrive

  • Fatigue

  • Growing pains

  • Headaches

  • Learning difficulties

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

  • Picky Eater

  • Poor sleep

  • Recurrent ear infections

  • Seizures

  • Self-injurious behaviors

  • Sensory processing disorders

You may want to consult with your primary care provider and discuss these factors.

About

Dr. Amber Brooks, DC, MSN, CACCP, BCIP, RN is a pediatric expert bridging alternative and traditional medicine by providing individualized and comprehensive approaches to pediatric 

wellness. Her experience is unique, as she is Board Certified in Integrative Pediatrics, Board Certified as a Pediatric Chiropractor, a Family Nurse Practitioner and Craniosacral Therapist.

Dr. Brooks, DC, MS CACCP, BCIP, RN has been extremely successful in assisting her patients achieving optional health and wellness by using the best integrative methods to help support their growing bodies, She provides traditional and alternative medicine for maximal health. Dr. Brooks has developed specialized methods to answer today's biggest pediatric health problems including allergies, constipation, chronic ear infections, birth trauma, developmental delays, digestive problems, Autism, ADD/ADHD, MTHFR, nutritional, and behavioral problems.

Dr. Amber Brooks, DC, MSN, CACCP, BCIP, RN has extensive experience solving complex pediatric and unique perspective of diagnosing the problem rather than treating the systems has led to remarkable results worldwide. Parents praise her current, yet practical guidance to what a child is struggling with and tools to help the family improve their child's future health.

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