Teens & Nutrition: The Secret Weapon to Natural Energy & Hormone Balance with Dr. Christie Hafer

Teens & Nutrition - The Secret Weapon to Natural Energy & Hormone Balance with Dr. Christie Hafer - Taryn Swears Podcast with Taryn Perry

“What should we feed our kids? Just a good rule of thumb: If you can't understand the ingredients, it’s probably not good information for your body, either. Your body's not going to understand it.”

In this episode of Taryn Swears, our host Taryn Perry, and guest Dr. Christie Hafer journey through the enthralling world of teen nutrition. As a passionate advocate for children's health and a chiropractor, Christie provides an enlightening perspective on the link between nutrition, lifestyle, and the psychology of the fight-or-flight response. They tackle the everyday pressures on our teens and the importance of arming them with the knowledge they need to make informed nutrition decisions.

The conversation deepens as Taryn and Christie discuss the essential role parents play in shaping their children's eating habits. They shine a light on the necessity of stocking the right foods at home and how social media platforms can be a double-edged sword. They delve into the importance of educating teens on a well-rounded lifestyle that includes proper sleep, hydration, nutrition, and rest. They show you how this contributes to their physical well-being and performance, both on the sports field and in the classroom.

They explore how stress impacts our teens’ health and hormones, and throw light on how we can use nutrition to manage these effects. They also touch on the effects of technology on mental health and how parents can help their teens establish healthy nutrition habits. By the end of this episode, you'll have a new outlook and practical tips on teen nutrition and lifestyle.

Key Topics:

  • Intro to the Topic: Teens & Nutrition (02:14)
  • How to Make Food Fun (05:38)
  • The Importance of Nutrition and How Parents Influence Their Children (09:38)
  • The Problem with Incomplete Info on Nutrition (16:11)
  • Causes of Injuries in Athletes (19:48)
  • How to Find the Root Cause (22:58)
  • The Nervous System and Stress Response (29:32)
  • The Importance of Eating Food Properly (33:06)
  • The Importance of Healthy Eating Habits (36:15)
  • Explaining the “Why” Behind Why Nutrition Matters (39:48)
  • Being Intentional About Your Diet and Avoiding Toxic Ingredients (48:53)
  • The Importance of Having a Blueprint for Success (52:33)


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