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Nourish Your Tribe, by Nicole Magryta (Archived Book Review Pedcast)

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Nourish Your Tribe: Empowering Parents to Grow Strong, Smart, Successful Kids

Recently a fellow pediatrician, blogger, and North Carolinian sent me a book that his nutritionist wife wrote.  I thought, this is a good opportunity to write a book review post. I haven’t done one of these recently and I love to do this kind of post. (This book review will actually be my 26th in the series). The title of the book I will be reviewing is “Nourish Your Tribe” and it was written by Nicole Magryta MBA, RDN, an integrative nutritionist who practices in N.C. . Ms. Magryta has a lot to say in her book that you are going to want to hear about so take a few minutes and listen to my impression of her new book, “Nourish Your Tribe.” I hope I am able to peak your interest into getting yourself a copy.

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Is Eczema in Infancy the Spark that Ignites a Child’s Allergies? (Pedcast)

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You are just not paying attention if you haven’t noticed that more children today have eczema and allergies than in past generations. Allergy is one of the most common chronic health problems children today have. Interestingly, most children with allergies have eczema before their allergies develop. A coincidence or does this tell us something fundamental about what triggers allergy?  Stay tuned and my outstanding intern Sonya Williams and I are about to tell you the answer to this interesting and practical question.

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It’s Winter, Are Your Children Vitamin D Deficient? (Archived Pedcast)

 

Our great grandmothers knew that vitamin D deficiency was a big problem for her children, hence the daily fight over giving your grandfather his cod liver oil. Great Grandma didn’t know what vitamin D was or what was in cod liver oil, but she knew it kept her kids healthy. How did she figure all this out, long before the era of biochemistry? I don’t know. All I can figure is that she was truly a genius. But now this old fashion disease, vitamin D deficiency, and its many variants, are making a comeback. So in this pedcast, we are going to learn more about vitamin D and how you can avoid your children from becoming D-ficient in this important chemical of their bodies.

 

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Important Reasons to Avoid Feeding Your Children Processed Foods (Pedcast by Sonya Williams)

News flash- the state of nutrition among many American children is bad…very bad. Obesity and metabolic disease are now common in children, largely due to the consumption of an abundance of processed food. And by the way, being obese, having hypertension, or an elevated blood sugar during childhood imparts a good chance of that child having long-term health consequences as you are about to see in today’s pedcast so stay tuned!

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