As parents, we want what is best for our children. We ensure they wear their seat belts, we read to them, make sure they brush their teeth, look both ways before crossing and stay away from danger.
When it comes to children and food, somehow we don’t know what is the best thing to do. Children seem finicky and only want to eat cheese, pasta, pizza, chicken fingers or milk and cookies. They don't like vegetables and it seems like they are in charge. At the same time, we notice that they are frequently ill. They suffer from recurring ear infections, runny noses, stomachaches and headaches. We note their symptoms and haul them in to the doctor, who prescribes yet another round of antibiotics. All this is normal for children —right? Wrong!
Also over the last 50 years childhood diseases have been increasing so much so that today
1 in 12 kids has food allergies
1 in 10 kids has adhd
1 in 9 kids has asthma
1 in 6 kids is obese and other frightening statistics
This scenario may be “normal” for kids today, but it is not normal if we feed our children the high-nutrient foods designed by nature to properly fuel them. Scientific research has demonstrated that humans have a powerful immune system, even stronger than other animals. Our bodies are self-repairing, self-defending organisms, which have the innate ability to defend themselves against microbes and prevent chronic illnesses. This can only happen if we give our bodies the correct raw materials. When we don’t supply the young body with its nutritional requirements, we see bizarre diseases occur. We even witness the increasing appearance of cancers that were unheard of in prior human history. When you have a child, you have the unique opportunity to mold a developing person. One of your greatest gifts to them can be a disease resistant body created from excellent food choices beginning at youth. Ear infections, strep throats, allergies, attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADD or ADHD), and even autoimmune diseases can be prevented by sound nutritional practices early in life.
Common childhood illnesses are not only avoidable, but they're more effectively managed by incorporating nutritional excellence into one’s diet. This is far superior to the dependence on drugs to which we are accustomed. No parent would disagree that our children deserve only the best.
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