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Life's Too Short... so make the most of it! Try something new, eat something healthy, grow something beautiful, hug someone you love, move around a lot, and be kind to yourself. Melanie Cole brings you the best tips from lifestyle and fitness experts, including guests from the American College of Sports Medicine.

Are You Spiking Anxiety in Your Kids?

From the Show: Life's Too Short
Summary: Are the stresses in your own life affecting your kids?
Air Date: 8/28/18
Duration: 14:44
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Mark Menolascino, MD
Mark MenolascinoDr. Mark Menolascino, MD, is medical director of the Meno Clinic Center for Functional Medicine in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and also serves as chief medical officer of Genexa. He has more than 35 years of healthcare experience, earning his medical degree from the Medical School at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and completing his Internal Medicine Specialist training at Banner Health Systems in Arizona. Menolascino is one of the few physicians who is board certified as an Internal Medicine Specialist, board certified in Integrative Holistic Medicine, board certificated in Advanced Hormone Management and Anti-Aging Medicine as well as a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner. Additionally, he has a Master’s degree in Pharmacology and Immunology and was a doctoral candidate in the Medical Scientist Program assisting with clinical trials of new medications as well as part of the Heart Disease Reversal Team with Dr. Dean Ornish. Menolascino’s medical knowledge is complemented by advanced training and clinical experience in nutrition, naturopathic medicine, Chinese medicine/acupuncture, Ayurvedic medicine and homeopathy. Menolascino is a highly sought-after lecturer for medical doctors internationally and consults with leaders at specific clinics worldwide to improve their programs. He is a former professional athlete with experience as a personal trainer, strength coach and corporate wellness consultant. In his practice, Menolascino provides in-depth and personalized consultation to best assess each individual patient’s health concerns. His unique programs for optimal wellness are based on integrating all of his collective knowledge for a holistic and individualized wellness plan for an international clientele who frequent his clinic. Areas of expertise: internal medicine, pharmacology, immunology, psychology, homeopathy, nutrition, naturopathic medicine, Chinese medicine, acupuncture, Ayurvedic medicine, strength conditioning, sports training, nutritional supplements, vitamins and herbs, health and wellness, diet and weight loss, heart health.
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Children are very attentive. They pick up on parental stress, even when you think they’re too young to notice.

Kids see how you deal with your problems and use that as a model for their own lives. 

Stressed kids often have physical symptoms that could be confused with other conditions. Symptoms of childhood anxiety include stomachaches, headaches, difficulty sleeping, changes in school and social behavior. They may be unable to express what they’re feeling. Watch for physical manifestations of stress and anxiety.

Look at your lifestyle and pump the brakes. Take one thing off the table to reduce the stress. Spend time enjoying life as a family.

Food is medicine. Sneak in snacks that have extra magnesium and potassium. Carrot and celery sticks have a stress-reducing crunch. Small portions of dark chocolate can help release seratonin.

Listen as Dr. Mark Menolascino joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss signs of childhood anxiety and how to reduce stress for everyone in your household.
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