How to assess and manage your child’s food and environmental sensitivities


Sara Dimerman in conversation with Dr. Paul Saunders. Over the course of this episode you will learn more about:

  • Whether there has been a change in the kinds of foods (and environmental triggers) that children have shown sensitivity to over the years
  • What signs and symptoms to watch for as indicators of sensitivity
  • Whether these symptoms differ depending on the age, race or cultural background of the child
  • The earliest age at which children show food and environmental sensitivities and what these may be attributed to
  • Whether or not parents can take any preventative measures to minimize these sensitivities from occurring
  • Whether certain children may be predisposed to sensitivity and why
  • Whether it is wise to completely avoid certain foods at different stages of development or if avoidance heightens sensitivity
  • Whether diets that are gluten free or dairy free, for example, are fads or if there is true merit to avoiding foods that contain these ingredients
  • Where a parent can go to more properly assess their child’s food and environmental sensitivities
  • The different roles that a medical and naturopathic doctor play in assessing and helping to manage these sensitivities