A food allergy diagnosis can sometimes leave a parent grasping for answers. But recent research has shown that the gut microbiome may just be the key to understanding why a person develops an allergic disease. It can also clue us in to how to lower our child’s risk of developing a food allergy as well.
In this episode, we hear from Dr. Elisa Song, an integrative pediatrician and functional medicine expert, about the fascinating connection between the gut microbiome and food allergies as well as overall health. We also take a deeper look into the developing research focused on potential therapies utilizing the gut microbiota.
Sponsored by Forager Project and Little Bellies
Dr. Elisa Song, MD is an integrative pediatrician, pediatric functional medicine expert, and mom to two thriving children. In her integrative pediatric practice, Whole Family Wellness, she’s helped thousands of kids get to the root causes of their health concerns and helped their parents understand how to help their children thrive – body, mind, and spirit – by integrating conventional pediatrics with functional medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and essential oils.
Dr. Song created Healthy Kids Happy Kids as an online holistic pediatric resource to help practitioners and parents bridge the gap between conventional and integrative pediatrics with an evidence-based, pediatrician-backed approach. You can also keep up with her and get expert advice on her Instagram @healthykids_happykids.
Dr. Elisa Song
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