Ok, everyone knows how to fill in the blank, right?
Move it or LOSE it…
But lose what? I remember as a kid, my parents used to use this line when I was sitting in front of my Xbox playing hours of NCAA Football dynasty mode. I always had a vision of my feet just shriveling up and falling off if I didn’t get up.
Now, that’s a quick pro-tip of how to get your kids off screens! But we all know scare tactics rarely work!
But seriously, what if you really did lose a powerful tool by not moving enough. Truth is, this is partially true. Your Brain is 100% fueled through your body's movement when the body is moving smoothly and efficiently.
Remember sitting through that zoom meeting, computer work, or long car ride? The first thing (after your leg falls asleep) that happens is that you start to feel distracted, get brain fog and you start to get physically tired out. Tired out without doing...
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The subject line of this blog contains the 3 main "jobs" a healthy baby is designed to do - eat, sleep, and poop !
Honestly, sticking with the "keep it simple" theme of the previous email in this "Raising Healthy Kids, Naturally" series... if your baby does those three things well, or did during their infant stage... they're on the right path to good health.
But as simple and cute as it sounds to rattle those off, there is quite a bit of intricate development and function that a baby needs to learn quite quickly to get up to speed on all those things all at once.
What's really quite cool is that each of those 3 jobs is controlled by one primary system in the body, and also 'connects' to one main area and nerve. Yep, we're talking about the Central Nervous System and brain stem area once...
It's a big decision to choose what "path" you want to take with the health of your child, so choosing the best doctor and health care team to guide that path is absolutely crucial. (PS: You'll want to keep reading to hear all about some awesome giveaways!!)
... and let you know a little secret that most people and parents don't know about health these days.
Health is actually super simple.
We really can break it down to these main 'Core 4' elements:
As we continue the series we'll now break down simple, practical, easy-to-implement steps for each of those Core 4 elements and also explain the science and reasoning behind each one!
Next up - nerding out with neurology...
For a long time, it was accepted that really the only thing that determined the health of our kids was their genetics. The Gene Theory basically stated that humans are “coded” for either health or various forms of illness and disease… and that there isn’t much you can do about it.
Thankfully , once that theory was actually researched and studied, it proved to not be true. We learned that our environment and lifestyle have a lot more to do with the health outcomes of our children than their genetic code, through a concept called epigenetics.
As parents, having an understanding of how this works can honestly be both exciting and scary! It’s exciting because it means that traditional medicine was way off base and for the most part, our children’s health is not just left to random chance and good or back luck. But it’s also a bit scary because it truly means we have more control and say in...
Hi PWC Family!
Some of you may have already caught what’s going on with our Facebook posts the last 24 hours, but we wanted to make sure everyone is in the know about this amazing kiddo Levi who’s healing journey has led him to PWC this week!
Levi and his twin sister, Lainey, suffered a drowning accident on November 28th of last year. His incredible family has been on a healing journey ever since. Lainey has made a full and miraculous recovery, but Levi still is struggling through a “neurostorm” challenges… which is led him to PWC, which is our specialty as many of you know.
There is so much to this incredible story, and since PWC is such a supportive, empowering, and strong community… we’d love for you to catch up, keep track, and most importantly add Levi to your prayers !
One other reason we wanted to get this message out to you via our email, blog, text, and social media is to let...
In this wildly helpful video blog, Dr. Tony maps out 5 Steps to take for your child (or for yourself) to help get better sleep !
Sleep is something Dr. Tony himself struggled with massively for the first 20 years of his life, and he shares that story here and how Step #5 was the key to him finally getting that figured out and back on track so that his focus , concentration , and regulation could get back in order as well!
Please share with someone who you know needs this video blog and help with their sleep !
This Back to School Transitions topic is something we normally talk about and support our community with in August to September time frame, but as we all know too well… the last year has been anything but normal.
And with most of our kids recently making their way back to at least some form of in-person learning (YAY!!!), we wanted to launch a ‘Series’ of helpful emails, blogs, posts, and videos over the next few weeks to help your family have as smooth of transition back to school as possible !
This first post will really lay out 3 Steps to Smoothing Back to School Transitions overall, and then each subsequent one over the next week or two will dive deeper into each of those 5 Steps!
𝙎𝙩𝙚𝙥 𝙊𝙣𝙚 - 𝘾𝙖𝙡𝙢 𝙔𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙛
Our kids feed off our energy and emotions like nothing else. If you think their friends and teachers are influential in their life, try being you! ;)
As parents we’ve seen an absolute “surge” of stress from the...