This topic comes up often as we care for children at Sanctuary Functional Medicine. Children and sometimes even adults have problems with swallowing tablets and capsules necessary for their health restoration. Whether it comes from an overactive gag reflex or choking sensations, we have to adapt regimens to fit our patient’s needs. We usually have liquid options for either our nutraceutical recommendation or our prescriptions,
Scientists have long known that the cerebellum, that smaller chunk of brain sitting at the back of the skull under the “all-knowing” cortex played a central role in coordinating movement. Ballerinas, musicians, and sports stars among others have spent countless hours of their lives to hone their cerebellar coordination to become experts of motion.
In functional medicine, we see a myriad of patients who have been dismissed by conventional medicine as psychosomatic, meaning “its just in their head”. Many children, teens, and occasionally young adults enter our clinic with the oddest of mental and emotional symptoms. The common factor lies in the symptoms having begun suddenly soon after some type of infection.