Just as a plant needs sun, water, soil and air to grow, our kids are growing their bodies with the food they eat, air they breathe and exercise they get.
Children build bodies; blood, bones and all their cells on the food they take in.
In America that equals an excess of stripped grains, genetically modified foods with foreign and indigestible proteins, artificial colors and preservatives both of which are synthesized from petroleum.
Let’s not forget, the artificial flavors made in laboratories from a stew of hundreds of different chemicals. Throw in undiagnosed food sensitivity or two and your poor child doesn’t stand a chance for good health!
I have a special place in my heart for all the innocent children who are suffering as a result of the Standard American Diet
(SAD) ~ Yes, it is SAD that food corporations care more about profits than consumer health, however it’s a fact of life in our current Capitalist country.
Worse, that we as a society are brainwashed by the enormously expensive and highly manipulative food giant’s advertising campaigns designed to convince our child’s formative mind that life would just not be fair if they didn’t have constant access to artificially colored, flavored, genetically modified and nutrient deficient “food”.
Worse still, that our own government supports this insanity as a result of pressure from lobbyists.
Our children’s small bodies are like canaries in the coal mine.
With the growing epidemic of childhood obesity, diabetes, ADHD, Autism and other issues in the Spectrum of disorders it is plain to see we as a society are on the wrong track when it comes to supporting our children for success in education and present and future good health.
If it breaks your heart to see your child exhibiting any of the signs or symptoms listed below and you are a parent or caregiver who wants to advocate for a better future for your little loved one as well as some breathing space for yourself, please click on Children’s Programs and contact me for support.
- Has been diagnosed with Autism, ADHD, ADD, OCD
- Sensory issues
- Overweight or obesity
- Gets upset to easily, irritable
- Distractible, short attention span
- Doesn’t seem to hear you
- Aggressive, disruptive
- Difficulty sitting through a meal
- Doesn’t recognize danger
- Difficult to get to sleep
- Bed-wetting, daytime wetting
- Runs, does not walk
- Compulsively repeats actions
- Talks too much or too loudly
- Over reacts to touch, sound, light
- Frequent physical complaints such as: headaches, stomachaches, asthma, hives, ear infections, and constipation/diarrhea
- Neuro-muscular involvement: poor muscle coordination, poor eye hand coordination, difficulty writing/drawing, and tics
MD’s are generally not trained in the link between nutrition and behavior nor do they have time to address this growing issue in a 15 minute office call.
I know this because my son is chemically sensitive and reacts with physical pain and dramatic behavioral changes when he eats offending foods. His pediatrician could only suggest a change in parenting techniques and Tylenol!
If you want real solutions that work, please click on Children’s Programs and contact me!