Back to School! Health, Hygiene, and Nutrition!

It's back to school time in Mississippi and the Enhanced Wellness Living Functional Medicine Clinic team is here to ensure our kids are set up to live life well!  Physical health, mental health, hygiene, and nutrition all play an important role in learning, developing, and having a successful school year.  Not only do we want to help you protect your children from COVID-19, but we want you to understand that importance and value in educating them on healthy nutritional choices early in life.

Nutrition is the most important building block of ensuring brain development, nourishment, gut health, immune function, and disease prevention.  Nourishing our bodies with nutrients and avoiding inflammatory foods such as gluten, helps to prevent childhood obesity, leaky gut syndrome, and autoimmune diseases.  Leafy greens such as kale, spinach, and broccoli help fuel brain development while fresh fish provides Vitamin D for bone development!

Tips for a Healthy School Year:

*Make fun snacks!  Smoothies such as our Berry Blend (below) is a great way to ensure your little one is getting the fruits, vegetables, and nutrients he or she needs to feel full and nourished

*Stay hydrated!  Drink lots of water

*Get plenty of outdoors time, go on a bike ride, jump rope, go for a swim

*Consider walking to school, take your dog on daily walks

*Take screen breaks, avoid TV and screens in the morning and before bed

*Get creative!  Do an art project or science experiment

*Listen to music and dance

*Practice kids yoga and mindful breathing

*Follow the Dirty Dozen, Clean 15 to ensure you are eating healthy and avoiding toxins

*Set a clear bedtime and routine and do not deviate

*Start each day with a bit of sunshine!  Get outdoors for a few minutes for a natural boost of Vitamin D, Melatonin, and overall mental health

*Instill the importance of proper hygiene for protecting yourself and your friends:

-Regularly wash hands with soap, warm water, and friction for 20 seconds; sing a song to pass the time!

-If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry

-Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing; wash hands immediately after

-Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

-Wear your mask when appropriate

Delicious and Nutritious Snacks:

Berry Blend Smoothie:

In high powered blender add all ingredients; blend on high for one minute or until thoroughly mixed.

  • 1 medium apple
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 2 leaves of curly kale stripped from stalk
  • 2 tablespoons organic, raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • ½ piece fresh ginger with skin
  • 8 basil leaves, stems removed
  • ½ lemon, peeled

Enhanced Wellness Living's Kids Health Back to School Supplement Bundle!

Protect your little ones as we head back to school with this kid-friendly supplement bundle!  This bundle promotes optimal levels of nutrients in children while supporting immune function, gut health, brain health, and overall growing up healthy!
Flora Bites Probiotics!  Yummy orange-flavored chewable probiotic formula designed to promote gut health, protect intestinal health, and support immune function!
SuperNutes-Nutritious lemon-flavored chewable multivitamin and mineral support essential in providing quality nutrients for converting food into cellular energy!
Orthomega Pearls Fish Oil!  Chewable Omega-3 chewable pearls for supporting brain development, immune support, healthy vision, and maintaining normal inflammatory levels,
*Each pack is delivered in a pre-packaged set.  While supplies last.
Enhanced Wellness Living is Mississippi’s premier Functional Medicine Clinic!  Enhanced Wellness Living is proud to have served our Mississippi community since 2004!  Supporting Ridgeland, Jackson, Madison, Rankin, Olive Branch, Byram, Hernando, Starkville, Flowood, Bolton, Hinds, Brandon, Oxford, Canton, Clinton, Cleveland, Vicksburg, and more! Not in Mississippi?  We have patients who travel from Texas, Alabama,  Louisiana, Tennessee, Georgia, Arkansas, and more for lifechanging treatments!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.  This list of supplements is for enhanced general immune function and disease resistance. This is not meant as a preventive or treatment of Coronavirus. Therapies for the prevention or treatment of Coronavirus should only be recomm