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Dr. Elana interviews Dr. Mary Rondeau to discuss using food as medicine for kids on the spectrum. If your child has a diagnosis of developmental delay, autism, ADD/ADHD or has tendency towards these disorders, this show will help give you insight into what naturopathic doctors can do to help. Many of the points we touch on apply to kids who don’t have these conditions! It never hurts to be proactive in optimizing your child’s health.

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Topics Discussed:

  • How to assess what diets are best for your child
  • What lab tests are available and the information they tell us
  • How to spot mineral deficiency symptoms
  • Picky eating and how to get kids interested in food
  • How to use nettle leaf and seaweed in cooking to boost minerals

This episode's guest

Mary Rondeau ND, RH(AHG) is a registered naturopathic doctor, functional medicine specialist and registered herbalist. Mary has been involved in naturopathic medicine functional medicine since 2005.  Her interest in plants and natural healing stemmed from upbringing in the mountains learning about folk remedies with her mother as a child.

In 2010, she co-founded Wholeness Center which is the most innovative integrative mental health center in the US. She is co-owner of Synergy Neurofeedback which aims to use objective lab finding (brain mapping) for medication and supplement recommendations for mental health disorders and non invasive neurofeedback therapy as a unique treatment strategy.

Mary maintains an open, family practice focused on proactive functional medicine and overcoming chronic illness to individuals of all ages. Specialties include mental health disorders, adult and pediatric developmental disorders, allergies, asthma, digestive disorders, pre-pregnancy health and integrative oncology (cancer).  She enjoys working with families. She has special interest in working with children with developmental delays, she provides biomedical nutritional assessments which aim to optimize the biochemical and nutritional underpinnings that can be present in this population.