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208. Whole Family Wellness: Helping Our Kids Thrive with Dr. Elisa Song #WellnessWednesdays
Episode 20819th October 2022 • Be Well by Kelly Leveque • Kelly Leveque
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Dr. Elisa Song is an integrative pediatrician, pediatric functional medicine expert, and a mama. In her integrative pediatric practice, Whole Family Wellness, she's helped thousands of kids get to the root cause of their health concerns, and she's helped their parents understand how to help their children thrive – mind, body, and spirit – by integrating conventional pediatrics with functional medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and essential oils.

Grab your notepad for this one, as we cover all the science, and the just-as-important implementation, of personalized medicine and how important it is to take a custom integrated approach to wellness. Talking through a few examples, including the always-pesky ear infection, Dr. Song describes how a reliance on antibiotics is selling us short.

We also do a nearly three-year update on COVID (and long-COVID), the vaccines, what was promised, and what now seems like the more likely reality of it all – that making an informed decision as a family is everyone’s best option.

There is so much more information out there than even a couple of years ago. It’s so important that we find as many sources of evidence-backed data as we can – and we’re glad to bring you one of those sources today. Huge thanks to Dr. Elisa Song for taking the time with our community.

You will learn about...
  • Traditional pediatric vs. functional pediatric practices
  • The future is personalized medicine
  • A potential decline in life expectancy (research)
  • Modern definition of integrative medicine
  • Knowing when antibiotics are necessary
  • What is evidence-based medicine?
  • How to support the gut microbiome if antibiotics are needed
  • Sourcing supplements and ingredients 
  • Dr. Song’s perspective on the gut microbiome
  • Poop! Understanding stool 
  • Specific probiotic product recommendation list
  • Avoiding pathologic yeast infections
  • The impact of gut health on your immune system
  • Dr. Song’s perspective on COVID and vaccines
  • Downstream issues with lack of immune system training 
  • It’s ok for our kids to get a sniffle
  • Good and bad foods for gut microbiome
  • Avoiding microbiome mischief makers 
  • Being a savvy label reader – and teaching our kids
  • Preparing them to make good choices  
  • Testing for autoimmune disease in kids
  • Potential negative reactions to COVID infection vs. vaccine
  • Genomics and nutrigenomics 
  • Other lifestyle methods to reduce the risk of COVID
  • Moving from fear to confidence and a thriving mindset 
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