Today’s guest is Dr. Sheila Kilbane, who is a board-certified pediatrician, trained in integrative medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil. I have known Sheila for years and she is absolutely incredible. And today, we’re talking about her seven-step process that she uses to significantly improve or completely resolve childhood issues such as colic, reflux, eczema, ear infections, asthma, allergies, digestive issues, etc.
I really love her approach as she uses conventional and integrative medicine to help identify and then reverse the root causes of children’s illnesses. We touch on why we’re seeing a rise in some of these problems, what the common roots are (that might surprise you), some gut health important tips, and trigger foods. We touch on many different topics in this really informative episode.
If you are a parent and have a child struggling with any of these chronic issues, there is a lot in this episode. She also has a new book out that goes even deeper into this topic and is an amazing resource.
Episode Highlights With Sheila Kilbane
- Why we are seeing such a rise in childhood illnesses right now
- The common roots of most childhood illnesses that might surprise you
- How the cumulative inflammation roadmap can help resolve eczema and other childhood illnesses
- The importance of gut health for resolving these issues
- Most common trigger foods that are most helpful to remove
- The supplements that can help with gut inflammation in kids and some common deficiencies that can lead to pickiness and eating issues
- One food that didn’t exist in our diets almost at all 100 years go that we now consume in large amounts, and how this is affecting us at a cellular level
- The 11 foods that cause 90% of issues: diary, soy, corn, wheat, nuts, soy, eggs, citrus and sesame, etc
- How histamine can create inflammation for some people
- Steps to reduce systemic inflammation
- The most common supplements Dr. Kilbane uses with kids to help correct deficiencies
- Magnesium is required for over 300 enzymatic reactions in the body and for proper digestion… and why most of us are deficient
- How zinc can help kids work through common issues
Resources We Mention
- Dr. Sheila Kilbane
- Healthy Kids, Happy Moms: 7 Steps to Heal and Prevent Common Childhood Illnesses
- The Untethered Soul
- The Surrender Experiment
- The Connected Parent
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