The basics of children’s health
As a parent one of the things you always have attention on is your kid’s health and well-being. Fevers, congestion, runny nose, cough, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation are scary when they happen to your own children. But, they are a normal immune response at times. The body has miraculous healing abilities.
Another area where kids cause their parents stress is with school. ADD, ADHD, hyperactivity, poor focus, fatigue, and depression can make learning a struggle. Often Ritalin is recommended by medical doctors to address some of these symptoms.
Every day more children are diagnosed as Autistic or Asperger’s Syndrome or Spectrum Disorders. The symptoms of these can affect the entire family.
Weight problems, growing pains, puberty, and hormone changes bring additional challenges for teens.
How do these problems start?
Many of these problems start in the gut. The GI tract can be compromised at birth. Use of antibiotics, immunizations, formula feeding, and food sensitivities all compound the problem later.
Because so much of immunity originates in the intestines many illnesses can be prevented with better GI function. There are many studies that link the health of the brain to the health of the intestines.
Further, if the intestines are not functioning properly many nutritional deficiencies can develop because the body will be unable to utilize the food being eaten.
When should I see a Nutrition Response Testing practitioner?
Children should be on a Nutritional Program from before the day they are born. Moms need to be healthy for the child to be healthy.
How will Cedar Wood Natural Health Center help me?
We can support the body as it grows and help the immune system and nervous system every step of the way. We can make sure that children have adequate vitamins and minerals to keep their body functioning at its best. We can resolve digestive problems, skin rashes and other common childhood conditions. And, we can recommend good food choices that will create healthy habits to last a lifetime. Request an appointment or give us a call at 802-863-5828 today.