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Holistic Health for Adolescents: Teas, Yoga, Aromatherapy & More

January 24, 201717 min
The younger you can get your kids interested in addressing daily stressors in a healthy way, the better.Stress, fatigue, depression, sleeping problems, issues with focus and concentration, headaches, and substance abuse are all issues kids and teens are dealing with, especially in today's world.The younger you can get your kids interested in addressing these stressors in a healthy way, the better. You can literally shift the trajectory from obesity and chronic illness to a long, healthy life. Nada Milosavljevic, JD, MD, author of the book Holistic Health for Adolescents, offers some guidance for using holistic methods for helping your kids through the tough times.

Guided meditation, even if your child isn't fully paying attention 100 percent of the time, can be wildly helpful. 
Aromatherapy utilizes essential oils derived from plants and can provide calming and relaxing sensations in the body and brain. Find a scent that is pleasurable to you and your child, and make sure you're using fully natural oils of high quality. 
Teas such as chamomile and Valerian root are also useful for a calming effect.
Yoga can help bring about focus in provide opportunities for "being in the moment."

It's essential to find the most effective tools for your kids so they can deal with stressors in the moment.Listen in as Dr. Nada joins Andrea and Lisa to share more about these holistic methods, as well as specific excerpts from her book.

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