BACK 2 SCHOOL like a SUPERHERO

By Dr. Lexi Lain, N.D. | August 17, 2017

Wonder Woman for Mental Health

Wonder woman wears utility earrings, unbreakable bracelets, and even has a magic tiara! Each of these items gives her a special power. Consider wearing the following to tackle anxiety or depression.

  1. Copper is very grounding
  2. Essential oil necklace
    1. Try Rosemary, Lemon, or Sandlewood for focus
    2. Lavendar, Sage, Cedarwood for anxiety
    3. Bergamont, Frankincense, Jasamine, and lemon for depression
  3. Crystals for focus and concentration: Flourite and Honey Calcite
  4. Rubber soled shoes are also grounding
  5. Wear a cross or a symbol that gives your child strength.

Bat Man's Memory for Focus

Batman is known for his photographic memory! Well, we may not have a purely photographic memory but we can do the following to improve our focus and concentrations:

Every day starts with a good healthy breakfast that includes protein. Here are some suggestions:

  1. Goat Milk Yogurt with 1 tablespoon chia seeds, 1 tablespoon of flax seeds, with blueberries
  2. Gluten Free pancake, using a banana as an egg substitute, with walnuts and Dark Robust Maple Syrup
  3. Pea or Rice protein shake
  4. Fresh fruit dipped in nuts and seeds with a piece of GF toast. *Try cutting the toast into characters.
  5. A good 'B' Complex. The brain loves vitamin B6 to balance those neurotransmitters

Wolverine-Like Immune system

Going back to school means getting exposure to more germs. Also, fall and winter are just around the corner; a time of year for allergies, colds, and that villain, "The Flu". Below are reminders to keeping the immune system strong:

  1. Berry Well Immune by Vital Nutrients is Dr. Lexi's favorite. 1 scoop a day for prevention and "when something's going around." 1 scoop 3x/day for when your child is sick and 1 scoop a day to everyone else in the family.
  2. Keep your gut flora strong with a good probiotic.
  3. Vitamin D. School is in and sun exposure goes down so now is the time to start that up again.
  4. A good night's sleep always boosts the immune system.