Posted on August 17, 2017
"My son doesn’t typically like going to school events. However, our school is having a carnival tonight and my son is looking forward to going. This is huge!" -Linda, mom to 15 year old
Teens experience many physical, mental, emotional, and social changes. Hormones are changing as puberty begins. They might be worried about these changes and how they are looked at by others. We know this isn’t just a ‘teen thing’. Long term air pollution exposure affects teens’ brain health, immune response, and negatively impacts healthy skin. There are simple and effective foods, drinks, and habits that support your teen in having clear skin and a calm stomach, being more social and in a great mood, as well as, sleeping well through the night. Here are 5 simple ways you can help your teen prepare for a healthier school year.
Shy or not, all teens have a desire to have friends. This breakfast naturally supports the brain/gut axis and the happy hormones serotonin and dopamine, which support socialization and cooperation while decreasing stomach aches.
Mixing organic oats and fruit or honey with yogurt containing live cultures of probiotics makes naturally occurring “prebiotics”. Consuming prebiotics for breakfast increases the beneficial bacteria in the gut when we eat other enzyme containing food throughout the day.
Mix these ingredients in a bowl:
A volatility of happiness, sadness and anger is normal for most teens and declines as teens age, but feelings of anxiety remained in one study1. Butting heads with parents, new friends, and first crushes create a variety of moods. However, it is not necessary to experience such volatile mood swings. By addressing liver function, this filter for toxins is able to do it’s job; moodiness disappears, skin issues clear up, frustration and anxiety decrease.
1- A 5-Year Longitudinal Study on Mood Variability Across Adolescence Using Daily Diaries
Foods that help the liver process toxins include cruciferous veggies and others that make natural glutathione: They are
87% of teens get less than the recommended 9 or 10 hrs of sleep a night. And in one study kids that slept less at night had more behavioral problems and mood disturbances during the day. It also impacted these kids ability to perform their best at math. So, how much sleep does your teen need?
Teenagers - 8.5 to 9.5 hours
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One in five children in the US today has some form of a learning issue, according to American Academy of Pediatrics. There is a direct correlation between this and environmental pollution. Many parents are making sure their teens are eating better by way of prebiotic breakfasts and delicious smoothies. The healthier teens eat and the more toxins they remove, the better their attention and focus in school with homework and other activities.
These ingredients work to clean the cells and give energy that is vital to brain function. They increase teens’ ability to concentrate and bring energy to the adrenal system which is the body’s natural stress responder.
Teens experiencing unexplained angry outbursts, high levels of annoyance and distraction will want to consider that unwanted organisms may be the cause. These critters create disturbances connected with neurotransmitters and soon, a person is just not “feeling like themselves”.
Did you know kids with unwanted organisms left untreated did worse in reading and math in school than kids who took “care of them”? It’s as simple as washing the hands correctly and seeing your health practitioner if you suspect they are present. Common symptoms include: itchy rectum, increased craving of sugar and carbohydrates, and unexplained anger.
Not quite. There are definitely more ways to help improve your teen’s health. These are just a few easy steps you can take to help your teen get on the right track to a healthier and happier school experience.
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