Below is a list of supplements that we have tried through out the years to help improve nutrition. Some I like, some I am not happy about, and some I have to back off of for awhile if my son notices if I sneak it into his drink. Since I am a holistic nutrition coach, I try to use organic and non-GMO products as much as possible.
ChildLife Multi Vitamin & Mineral - This is a liquid vitamin (which is a must for my son). It is free of gluten, dairy, dyes, other additives. We purchase it at the local natural foods coop, but it is offered by many online retailers.
Pediasure - My son used to drink one to two of these per day for nutrition, but he is currently food jagging on them and is starting to drink only chocolate milk.
Advanced Probiotic Blend - I used this to restore the good bacteria in my son's gut. This is a powder in a capsule. I broke the capsule open and poured half of the powder into my son's Pediasure drink. I mashed it up with a spoon first. He doesn't seem to notice. I had to work very hard to get the clumps gone. I used to do this a couple times per week. We no longer do this.
Enzyme Advantage - I used this to help improve his digestion. This is also a powder in a capsule. I broke the capsule open, mashed it with a spoon, and poured half of the powder into my son's Pediasure drink. He seemed to notice this one more than the Probiotic, maybe he could taste it a little. It is also more clumpy. I did this a couple times per week. We no longer do this.
Miralax - I added a half capful of Miralax to my son's Pediasure regularly to help with constipation. I tried a homeopathic version of this, but it didn't turn out to be as effective. I currently do not do this daily, just as needed.
Epsom Salt - I pour this into my son's bath water. I try to get it dissolved before he notices. I was told by the gal at the natural foods coop that his body will absorb the magnesium from the bath water. Magnesium helps support the body's nervous and muscular systems. I don't know for sure that this works, but I try it any way!
Coconut Oil - I pour half a cup of this into my son's bath water to help with his eczema-like skin issues. I assume there are other wonderful benefits as well. He doesn't seem to mind, but I don't show him I'm doing it either.
Iron Supplement - When my son was between 2 and 4 years old, he had trouble keeping his iron counts up. This was noticed during his routine wellness check. We started doing iron checks every 6 months to keep this in line. Eventually, he quit needing to take it. My guess is that he was getting what he needed finally from the multi vitamin and Pediasure.
Juice Plus - This product is dehydrated and compressed fruits and vegetables in a capsule. When my son ate baby foods, I was able to sprinkle part of a capsule of this powder into his baby food for added nutrition. It did have a strong taste, so I had to be careful to not change the flavor of the baby food too much or my son would reject it. We no longer do this.
Carnation Instant Breakfast - This is a chocolate flavored nutrition powder that we would mix into milk. He no longer drinks this.
Below is a list of therapies that we have tried. Some therapies, we didn't have much success at all, and others we had a little. Some therapies offered much needed relaxation that helped to calm my son's anxiety. Even when there were no answers, there was a lot of learning!
SOS Feeding Therapy (OT) - aka "Exposure" Therapy
Speech Language Therapy w/ Feeding Approach (SLP)
Group SOS Feeding Therapy (OT) - aka "Exposure" Therapy
In-Home Feeding Therapy (Ellyn Satter approach)
Assessment w/ Dietician
Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET)
Children's Yoga Classes
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy w/ Pediatric Psychologist
Higher Brain Living
Nutrition Response Testing
Positive Thinking :)