Hi, it’s that time again. It’s time for kids to go back to school. So on this podcast today, I am going to talk about seven of my trade secrets for having a healthy back to school experience to really set yourselves up for having a wonderful school year. So stay tuned. This is unconventional wellness radio and I am frank, your host and we will give you seven healthy tips to get you kicked off for a great school year. Talk to you soon. Hey everyone and welcome to unconventional wellness radio. This is a powerful and inspiring podcast, such a revolutionize and disrupt healthcare. It’s trying to put you in the driver’s seat and be the force of change necessary for the lifestyle you’ve always wanted. Hey everyone, happy Monday and welcome to a another Facebook live and podcast simulcast for this week of August the 12th I look down and take a look.
I have actually started to see in my Facebook feed that some of you folks are sending people back to school. And so with that being said, I figured that I would come on here and give you seven healthy back to school tips for you and your kiddos because quite honestly, I know that we all focus on our kids, but we also want to give you guys some tips for yourself as well, so that’s where we’re going to talk about on today’s broadcast is that we’re going to talk about seven how the tips that you can implement in order to be able to have a very successful back to school season. Okay. The first tip, let’s just jump right into it. Okay. Why? Actually, before we jump right into it, let me take one quick step is that if you are listening once again to this on Facebook live, I do have this podcast.
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So anyway, like I said, let’s dive in about this conversation and we’re going to have now a couple of episodes ago. Tip Number one is that we want to talk about gut health. Now I do have a, I do have a podcast. Uh, then I talk about gut health and I would offer to you is this, that overall health starts in the gut. Okay? We really are a product of what we eat, how we eat in order to really have this really great healthy atmosphere in our bodies in order to have a healthy atmosphere for everything else. So biggest thing that we need to do is we need to look at breakfast, okay. There is a lot of, you know, quick foods and things like that. But the problem is, is that anything that spikes blood sugars are going to be really great. They’re going to be okay for maybe the first period and then all of a sudden they crash, okay.
And so that is not something that we want to do. We want to have good whole grains, proteins, if you can get vegetables down. And that’s what we do is we get vegetables in and by use of a smoothie. Okay. And so we actually will get, uh, both prebiotic and probiotic, uh, you know, fibers, if you will, with the satchels that we use into those green smoothies that we add some fruit to make them taste really good. And so they end up getting that and their body can use that more so throughout the day. Because honestly, better performance has always been able to be shown by having a really good, good breakfast. Okay. And so that w that’s what we want to do. High end protein, good grains. If you’re going to give it to them, if you’re going to give them grains, give them whole grains, not a lot of sugar, and watch out for vegetables that are high in sugar as well.
Okay. So you know, have some, um, gut healthy types of things. So like if you’re going to give them fruit, you want to give them berries and bananas, those are really good. If you can get fermented foods and them, goodness gracious, that would be incredible if you could do that. So, but if you can get those types of things into them, it’s going to sustain their guts so much better to where they will have better focus, better attention. They won’t feel crashy. Uh, and, and they’ll just, overall, they can have a better performance overall in school. Okay. So, you know, really good snacks, really good lunches. If you don’t have the time to do that, do some research in your stores. Find those snacks and make sure that you practice good gut health. Okay, that’s super, super important. The next thing is we want to focus on tip number two.
Let’s focus on immunity. Okay. We really want to make sure that we swap out all of these cleaners that we believe that are good for us. But the problem is, is that they have these materials inside of them that are actually not really that great for our bodies. And so we want to make sure that we, um, limit those. Okay? We want to remove them, limit them and get rid of them. So natural things, there are hand sanitizers that are now based with essential oils. If you need something like that. Okay. Um, you want to watch out for triclose sand. All right. Triclose sand can actually be bad for gut bacteria and regular bacteria that has on an inside of our kids’ bodies. Okay. So we want to use things that are really good natural cleansers, so like, think like citrus oils in a cleanser to clean countertops.
Okay. Um, you can use diffusers. You can use, uh, swap out. Like I said, those harsh alcohol based hand sanitizers were just simple, good old fashioned hand washing. All right? And make sure that they’re washing their hands at school as well. The other thing he has is like practice good dental hygiene. Okay? So like at least get them to brush their teeth once at the very minimum, twice is better. If somehow you can get a kid to brush their teeth three times a day, you’re a genius. And I want to know what your secret is, but at the very least we can get our kiddos to do it in the morning and at night. Okay? All of this stuff is going to help boost their immune immune system because they’re going from all being out having fun during the summer months and then now being put into a classroom for six to eight hours a day and they have all those germs or they’re going to start sharing.
So usually, you know, you get really sick kids in the first month or two of school because they’re all coming back in like that. So that’s tip number two. Tip number three is going to be, um, you know, looking at really good like family dinners. And the reason why I say family dinners is because kind of three, number four, number five are all sort of interrelated. These are all social things as well. When a kid is socially happy, okay and a kid feels connected, then loneliness and stress and anxiety, all these sorts of things melt away. And so we understand that it’s a super busy life. But if you guys can get together and have at least one meal together, that is hugely important. Um, what we do for our family dinner is that we actually prepare the meal together. Since we have made that a priority.
I understand if you can’t do that, I get it, but at least get together and try to spend at least a half hour where you’re undistracted. You know, we ask him a, just a simple question. We asked our kids, give me your high and your low for the day. And that usually spurs into a bunch of different conversations. So what was good about today? What was bad about today? Because then you’re injecting into their lives and you can sort of see what they’ve been thinking about over the course of the entire day. The other thing is is that, you know, if you have to do it when it’s quick and simple, maybe do it right before bedtime, maybe like have a quick little what was your high, what was your low about bedtime if you can’t necessarily get away with doing a family dinner together, but really this requires some perseverance and discipline on everybody’s part in order to make this happen.
So try to make time for that family dinner. That’s number three. Number four plays along with that, try to have an opportunity where everybody shuts off all the electronic devices and you just simply talk to one another. The thing is is that when we play on our tablets or our computers or uh, even TVs, they have blue light in them and that blue light will stimulate the mind to where it makes, it makes more of a period of wakefulness. So like if we’re like playing on a phone or a computer or something like that and our bedtime is like nine o’clock and we’re fussing with the phone from say eight, eight 30, you will see that you will have a more difficult time trying to get restful sleep starting at nine, which is your bedtime that you’re trying because those, those blue light emitting devices, excuse me, are actually, um, stimulating wakefulness.
OK. And whether you know it or not. Uh, another good thing that I did with my computer and I know that other devices have this capability of now doing that is to remove the blue light. It’s almost like a built in filter like the t the computer that I’m using right now, the macbook, it actually has a setting now that where I can actually make it look more like a evening time. So like at around seven o’clock my screen begins to look yellow because what is happening is that it’s removing all of the bright light blue light out of my screen. So that’s just an opportunity to do that. Okay. Um, the other thing is is that it will, um, cause increased stress and things like that because, you know, you might be playing a game or something like that, but then you turn around and you go on the social media and people might be complaining on social media, you might have friends that are trying to text back and forth and it just creates like a lot of stressful opportunities.
Okay. That’s tip number five is we talked about tip number four is plan for removing screens out of the equation. Uh, you know, later on in your day and stuff like that. The other thing is, is also to look at, um, connecting and being mindful with your children. That’s a huge important thing. So, you know, we want to really create the situation with our children that they understand that no matter what might be on their brains, that they are very welcome to come and talk to us about anything. The good, the bad, the somewhat, okay, everything like that. You know, that hugs, hugs, release, a wonderful thing. It’s called oxytocin. It is like one of the like kind of feel good hormones that we all are responsible for. Uh, when we release it, it makes us feel good. So hugs can be a natural release of oxytocin.
Um, it’s also really good for boosting the immune system and stuff like that. So, you know, we want to bond with our children. That is especially important when our kids are going out to school feeling anxious about like brand new friends, brand new situations and my dress. Okay. You know, am I looking all right, do I have cool shoes? You know, all of these things that we forget about is kids. Like as an adult, you know, I’m a 40 year old adult that I’m like, whatever, you know, I like, I don’t even care if I have socks and sandals on guys. I mean like I couldn’t care less. And so the thing is though is that like, I also want to make sure that I understand that that can be a big thing for kids. It’s like how they look and who their friends aren’t, all that kind of stuff.
And so I want to help talk to them through that, help them process that stuff and learn how to create those really good relationships with people. That way they don’t feel a lonely and isolated and that they have nowhere to go. Okay. So, you know, be that champion for them. Be that person who is there for them no matter what. We’re through the thick and the thin. Okay. It’s really, really important to do that. Um, the next step is whether you are, uh, have, or if you’re a parent of older kids or even younger kids, what you want to do is you want to make sure that you give them time to play outside. Okay. It’s super good to have them outside playing, soaking up vitamin D. Okay. Uh, just very fast about vitamin D and about circadian rhythms is that vitamin D is crucial for great growth.
Okay. It’s super important obviously for bone density and things like that. But then also the sun itself, watching the natural light in the sky of playing outside will help create periods of wakefulness and also help kids get to sleep. Okay. So it’s super important to do that. When they get good sleep, we’re going to have less stress, we’re going to have less anxiety. And honestly it can even help them focus a little bit better too. So like they can either do the time outside, you know, um, right after they get home from school, it’s sort of like a decompression time. Right? So like what we do with our kids is we make them go outside, make them go do something for like a half hour, you know, just get into nature for like a half hour, get dirty and stuff like that. And then we have them come on in and then that’s when we get cleaned up for, you know, a dinner, we spend time together, dinner, talking and everything like that.
And then they usually, if they have any homework, if they have any homework, they’re a lot more focused and their attention span is really, really good. Okay. So that was number six. And then lastly, number seven is we want to really make sure that we are very, very good at allowing our kids to, um, oh gosh, I lost my, my thing here. Give me one second. Um, I think my seventh one, here we go in a second. Okay. Yeah. So that’s what it was, is let them, um, explore different ways that they can just be themselves. Okay. So like we let them, we let them have times to work on projects. We let them have times to work on stuff that interests them so we can like really ensure that they can actually do stuff like that so they can become the adults that we want them to be.
Right. So like I, we give them number seven for us is that we give them time to just grow up. Okay. And time for us to just enjoy them in the moment. Okay. We all have stress, we all have anxiety and we all have these things going on. But it’s super important to just simply connect and make sure that our kids have an opportunity to actually just be themselves and grow up to the person that we want. So like we don’t want like as what we do as as parents and this is something that we found helpful is that we want our children to make mistakes. We like actually want them to screw up a little bit. Like we try not to give too much advice, be too overbearing and you know, really just a really just kinda like lead their life for them. Like I’ve already had my, I myself, I’ve already had a childhood in which I’ve made lots of mistakes and thankfully because of those mistakes I’ve learned how to dust myself off, stand back up and help build character.
And now the good news is that I had different mentors and folks inside of my childhood, they looked out for me. So like if I did screw up, I had somebody that I could turn to in order to be able to say like, well, okay, so this didn’t work. Um, what did you learn from it? What were the positives? What are the negatives that we’re going to try to avoid? That way we can go ahead and learn in order to be able to apply for the future. So that’s it guys. That’s the seven tips. Like I said, I want to make it super easy, super quick things that you can start implementing as well. Be a part of your kid’s life. Make sure that they’re eating well, keep their immune systems boost, uh, as best as you possibly can by providing really good gut health, keeping sanitary types of things happening and really just enjoy your kids.
Okay. You will never have an opportunity to be able to enjoy them as they are. Excuse me. Our kids are growing up, what seems like so stinking fast that we just don’t really remember their infancy. Isn’t that terrible that we get like that? Right? So like we live in the now, we live presently, but it’s like, it’s so hard to remember every moment of when there were babies. And now my daughter’s stands too here on me guys and she’s, she’s just like soon going to be over me and patting me on the head and telling me about all the amazing things that she’s got going on as an adult. I mean like she has more, like we just realized she has more years. She has less years now to when she’s an adult then she’s already been alive. I mean, we’re on like the roller coaster has hit the peak in terms of her age and now we’re going down toward graduation, if you will.
You know what I mean? It’s like she’s gonna I’ll eventually be out of our house in the next, you know, less than 10 years mean it’s incredible just how fast our kids can actually grow up. And so I just urge you, just be present, be active in their situations, allow them to make these mistakes because quite honestly, as long as you’re there to help pick them up and help decompress them. And explain to them the goods, the beds, and how to avoid these sorts of issues in the future. They are going to grow up to be wonderful adults because you did what was necessary in order to be that wonderful parent that we know that you guys can be. So those were the seven tips that I got. Guys, I just wanted to once again let you know I’m going to do a giveaway. So make sure that you pay attention for the next couple of weeks as to what that giveaway is going to be because it will come fast and furious.
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