Health Tips | Helping Kids Focus
Q: My children are going back to school in September. Is there anything that Naturopathic Medicine can do to help their performance at school?
A: Nutrition is fundamental to a sense of well-being, and to meet the growth, development and activity needs of children and youth. Poor eating patterns contribute to chronic health problems, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and unhealthy body images. With the extensive training in nutrition, naturopathic physicians can reinforce healthy eating practices, by providing nutrition education, and offer scientific testing for nutritional deficiencies. Recent research shows that nourishing food not only makes children healthier, it makes them emotionally more stable, and it improves school performance.