Dr. Ashley Gish is an integrative women’s health nurse practitioner and educator who helps busy women simplify wellnes, redefine balance, and up level their mindset to live happier + healthier. She received her doctorate in women’s health from the University of Utah and is trained as a functional medicine practitioner through the Institute for Functional Medicine. She has additional training in yoga, mindfulness meditation, holistic nutrition and health psychology and combines the best of modern medicine with ancient wisdom for a truly holistic approach to wellness.
There's a reason that pediatricians have bulletproof immune systems. Between touching everything and fingers constantly in noses and mouths, school-age kiddos can pass around ALOT of germs. But that definitely does not mean you have to give in to a winter full of non-stop runny noses. The old adage, "the best offense is a good defense" comes to mind here. There's nothing like good sleep to keep little bodies healthy. Just like eating well and staying active play an important role in maintaining a strong immune system, quality sleep plays an important role in how well our bodies are able to fight off infections. Encourage them to "eat the rainbow" by focusing on lots of nutrient dense fruits and veggies; getting outside to play and washing hands frequently are also helpful. I also find it worthwhile to diffuse some essential oils and keep a humidifier going during the winter months for any extra immune support we can get.17 May 2021