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[Used to be called Functional Nutrition and Learning for Kids]

A podcast that explores Learning and Brain Health from the inside out in children with disabilities such as Autism and Down Syndrome.

Follow to learn how to optimize your child's learning by finding:

-Learning Strategies
-Communication that works
-Nutrition specific to Brain Health
-Gut Health, and more

Non Linear Learning Dr. Vaish Sarathy

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[Used to be called Functional Nutrition and Learning for Kids]

A podcast that explores Learning and Brain Health from the inside out in children with disabilities such as Autism and Down Syndrome.

Follow to learn how to optimize your child's learning by finding:

-Learning Strategies
-Communication that works
-Nutrition specific to Brain Health
-Gut Health, and more

    143 Parenting an Autistic Child - When you struggle

    143 Parenting an Autistic Child - When you struggle

    SKY BREATH LINK
    In this episode, Vaish answers a question from a mom of a 6-year-old Autistic boy with ADHD who is experiencing some parenting struggles.
     
    We discusses why parenting parenting a child with a disability becomes challenging - and discuss 7 ways to move from swimming upstream to downstream.
     
    Send Vaish questions to be answered in future podcasts here.
     
    To get a jump start on your child's regulation (from a gut health perspective), check out my Gut Health Toolkit.
    03:02 Swimming Against the Current 04:26 The 7 point checklist 07:15 Understanding the Reasons Behind Behavior 08:10 Effective Communication with the Child 10:30 Prioritizing Self-Care for Parents
     

    • 11 min
    142 Unlocking the Vagus Nerve for Cognitive and Health Benefits

    142 Unlocking the Vagus Nerve for Cognitive and Health Benefits

    "There is no level of inflammation, physical or mental or central nervous system inflammation, that is not damaging."
    Vaish and JP Errico discuss the role of the vagus nerve in reducing inflammation (esp. neuroinflammation), cognition and supporting brain health in Episode 142.
    Obviously stress and inflammation are critical in cognitive and overall health, but what is largely unknown is the role of the vagus nerve in modulating inflammation!
    Vagus Nerve Stimulation can be achieved through various methods, including non-invasive devices like TruVaga (which JP helped found). 
    JP shares a personal experience of using vagus nerve stimulation to alleviate eczema and migraines in his child, leading to significant cognitive improvements.
     
    JP Errico's Book: The Vagus-Immune Connection
     
    TruVaga - the stimulator mentioned by JP

    • 47 min
    141 What my son eats in a day: An Anti-Inflammatory Meal Recap

    141 What my son eats in a day: An Anti-Inflammatory Meal Recap

    https://www.functionalnutritionforkids.com/dosa   -For those of you interested in Dosas!
    The 2nd most common question I get asked is this: What is an Anti-Inflammatory Diet, and how do you feed your son?
    So I thought I would lead you on a day's plan of a vegetarian anti-inflammatory meals. 
    We will talk about breakfast, a pre-breakfast (!!), lunch and dinner! And blood sugar balancing, nutrient density, gut health and more!

    • 9 min
    140 The Impact of Vision on Learning and Behavior in Children with Disabilities

    140 The Impact of Vision on Learning and Behavior in Children with Disabilities

    "If your child is having difficulty moving their body, they ARE going to have difficulty in moving their eyes."
    Dr. Susan Daniel, neuro-developmental optometrist talk about vision and its role in learning and regulation for Autistic students and learners with Down Syndrome
    Vision difficulties can impact a child's regulation and behavior, leading to frustration and anxiety. 
    Dr. Daniel explains the various components of vision, including visual gathering skills, eye teaming, and visual processing. 
    Tune in to learn: 
    Why specialized vision exams are crucial for children with autism, Down syndrome, and other disabilities
    How vision difficulties can impact a child's regulation and behavior, leading to frustration and anxiety
    The components of Vision
    What you can do right now to support your child’s learning
    00:00 The Impact of Vision on Regulation and Behavior
    06:09 The Relationship Between Body Movement and Eye Movement
    16:23 The Gap in Vision Evaluations for Children with Disabilities
    34:46 The Importance of Access to Complex Information
    45:21 Passion for Helping Children and Adults with Vision Impairments
    Links mentioned in the podcast:
    Find a developmental optometrist here:
    - www.covd.org
    - www.noravisionrehab.org
    The reading app Dr. Daniel mentioned: www.bookshare.org
    You can reach Dr. Daniel at susan.danieloptometry@gmail.com

    • 39 min
    139 Two Steps to increase Motivation and Learning in your child

    139 Two Steps to increase Motivation and Learning in your child

    In this week's Wednesday Wind-Up, we explore the connection between motivation, feedback, choice and learning, for children with disabilities - whether Down Syndrome, Autism or a generic "learning disability".
    In less than 7 minutes, you will learn exactly what 2 things you can do rightaway to build learning and motivation in your child. 
    00:00 The Science of Motivation and Learning
    03:12 Optimizing Learning for Children with Disabilities
    04:59 The Power of Choice and Communication in Learning
     
    If you are interested in learning about NON LINEAR LEARNING - check out this free guide to learn 5 strategies to turn ON your child's learning switch.
     
    Non Linear Learning

    • 6 min
    138 Cracking the Code on Eczema in Kids with Andra McHugh

    138 Cracking the Code on Eczema in Kids with Andra McHugh

    Dr. Vaish Sarathy interviews Andra McHugh, the host of the Eczema Kids podcast and founder of the Eczema Kids brand. Andra shares her personal journey of dealing with her children's severe eczema and her quest to find natural solutions. 
    In the face of extremely conflicting dietary advice, Andra cracked the code using functional nutrition and ayurveda. 
    "There's so much that you can do within your home environment to help bring down their histamine levels and make your environment a little less triggering." - Andra McHugh Tune in to learn about:
    Overcoming Eczema Without Steroids Nutritional Strategies and Topical Treatments for Children's Eczema Integrating Ayurveda and Functional Medicine in Eczema Treatment Managing Eczema Through Diet You can find Andra at:
    Eczema Kids website
    Eczema Kids podcast
    You can download Vaish's Gut Health Toolkit here.

    • 26 min

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