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Holistic Nutrition for Children and Babies

There are many serious consequences of generation after generation having diets deficient in an element essential for normal development of the nervous system. A study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry shows that children who experience malnutrition exhibit strikingly increased behavioral disorders and aggressive behavior as they grow older. Children who suffered certain nutritional deficiencies demonstrated a shocking 41% increase in aggression at age eight. At age 17, they demonstrated a 51% increase in violent and antisocial behaviors. And the only difference is their diet.

Vital Importance of proper Nutrition for Children

In 1996, Laura J. Stevens, of the Department of Foods and Nutrition, Purdue University, and co-investigators published an extremely important paper in Physiology and Behavior. The researchers found that boys with lower levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood showed more problems with behavior, learning, and health than those with higher levels of total omega-3 fatty acids.

Dr. Weston Price - "If a native abandoned his ancestral eating habits in favor of modern foods, ill health and dental caries followed. If that same person switched back to the original eating pattern, however, health returned and the progression of dental decay stopped and reversed itself. This is perhaps the most uplifting aspect of Price's work: one can always reverse the trend; there is always hope. "

Nutrition and physical degeneration Dr. Price traveled to the far corners of the world to find the most primitive cultures on each continent, and compared their traditional diets to the standard Western diet. Photo after photo in his book points up the glaring difference between the health and APPEARANCE of the natives of whatever culture nourished on their traditional diet and those whose diets had been disrupted and "displaced" by the "white diet"...a diet high in refined foods like white sugar, bleached white flour, polished rice, and synthetic fats. He also carefully laid out the guidelines for a natural unrefined diet that would be suitable for modern Americans. Too bad all that careful research and excellent advice has been ignored. Today's SAD (standard American diet) is a god-awful, unbalanced grain-heavy (65% "complex carbohydrates") piece of tomfoolery that bears no resemblance to the diet that nourished and nurtured our ancestors.

There are many serious consequences of generation after generation having diets deficient in an element essential for normal development of the nervous system. Following are a few observations of the effects that inadequate nutrition is having on social and economic conditions today.

  • A widespread alienation and pervasive depression in young people, truly alarming to observe in an age group usually known for its boundless enthusiasm and enjoyment of life.
  • An increase in suicides and killings among young children, almost unheard of a generation ago.
  • The ongoing increase in drug and alcohol abuse.
  • An unparalleled growth of immune system disorders like Epstein Barr, Candida, allergies, chronic sinus, ear infections, and digestive disorders.
  • A serious decline in the level of scholastic achievement among school children.
  • A continued deterioration of the quality of goods produced by American industries. (A nation of people that lives on hamburgers, french fries, milk shakes, cola drinks, TV dinners, and other toxic foods is destined to lose its competitive edge, and will continue to foster drug abuse in the workplace.)
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Poor eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle

Healthy eating for kidsThe health of our children is heading in a dangerous direction. We have elementary school children who have high cholesterol, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. Poor eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle are causing it and parents are the only ones who can stop it. Junk food, candy, sodas, remote controls, and computer games might put a smile on their face for now….. but what about tomorrow? A lifetime of obesity and chronic disease is not something that your children will thank you for.

We live in a society where $33 billion dollars per year is pumped into advertising unhealthy processed foods, fast foods and junk foods - and a large percentage of that advertising is aimed right at your kids – and it works. The processed food industry has successfully changed what we consider to be “normal” in terms what we eat and what we feed our children. The processed food, junk food, and fast food industries are serving it up, Americans are gulping it down, and wide spread obesity and chronic disease is the result. From there, the masses are driven into the "waiting hands" of the highly profitable drug companies. We're offered pills that alleviate our symptoms while the simple underlying causes are ignored. Every dollar that the drug companies spend on TV drug ads result in over $4 in drug sales and there’s no end in sight. more

It's well known that breastfeeding, especially for the first four months of an infant's life, is associated with fewer ear infections. Your breastfed child will not only have fewer ear infections, but protection against other infections. Breastfeeding provides protection against diarrhea, gastrointestinal and respiratory infections; in fact, infections of every kind.

Help your Carbohydrate-Addicted Kids

Rachael F., Dr. Heller

Does your child crave cookies, ice cream, candy, and sodas? He or she may be suffering from carbohydrate addiction: "a compelling hunger, craving or desire for carbohydrate-rich foods; an escalating, recurring need or drive for starches, snack foods, junk food, sweets." In Carbohydrate Addicted Kids, Richard and Rachael Heller, authors of The Carbohydrate Addict's Diet, have developed a program specifically for children and teens to free them from their dependence on carbohydrates and improve their attitude, weight, learning, and self-esteem. Rachael Keller's own moving story--enduring ridicule and loneliness because of her weight, and topping 300 pounds by age 17--draws the reader in. Not until age 36 did she discover that her dieting, including refined sugar filled meal-replacement drinks and juice fasts, only made her crave sweets more, and that limiting her carbohydrate intake made the cravings disappear. She dropped 165 pounds by eating high-protein breakfasts and lunches, salads and vegetables,and balanced dinners.

Fat Land : How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World

Fat Land Childhood obesity, diabetes, and related illnesses are becoming major health problems in America. Nutrition journalist Critser presents a critical analysis of the many social and economic factors that make Americans, contrary to the book's subtitle, the second-fattest people in the world (the South Sea Islanders are fatter). He blames parents' reluctance to monitor their children's eating habits; the marketing tactics of fast-food companies, which influence us to overeat; the preponderance of fad diets; the phasing out of physical education programs in schools; and the sale of fast foods at schools to save money ondining facilities. Lower-income families have higher rates of obesity regardless of race, ethnicity, and gender, which the author attributes to lack of information about diet and exercise and the wide diversity of cultural beliefs about weight, body size, and self-esteem. Critser urges Americans to tackle obesity head on, concluding with descriptions of initiatives that worked when communities launched a cooperative effort to change their eating habits and avoid the path to lifelong obesity. An important work that belongs in all nutrition and public health collections.

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Study Indicates Nutritional Deficiencies Lead to Aggression and Violence in Children

A new study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry shows that children who experience malnutrition exhibit strikingly increased behavioral disorders and aggressive behavior as they grow older. Children who suffered certain nutritional deficiencies demonstrated a shocking 41% increase in aggression at age eight. At age 17, they demonstrated a 51% increase in violent and antisocial behaviors. And the only difference is their diet.

Kathryn D. Dykman, M.D - “In these studies, we could and did look at the effect of these Glyconutritionals, whether, these children are on the same medication that they had been on, whether we cut the medication in half, or whether they had been diagnosed and never put on medication. All three groups of these children improved with just the addition of the Glyconutritionals in their diet. In regard to the glyconutritional product and ADHD, I think that it is important for every parent and teacher to know about the glyconutritional product and how it might impact, not only the behavior, but also the health of the children.”

Improving Children's Health with Wholefood Nutrition

Real Food "My sons have been taking Marine Phytoplankton. My 11 year old has been in a special needs school for the last 3 years, due to severe memory loss caused from seizures. Since taking Marine Phytoplankton my son no longer needs to take medication and his memory is as good as it ever was.

In September he will be able to go back to his regular community school. I can't believe how he feels about himself. As a mother you don't know what it is like to see the life come back in your child's eyes, and watch his self-esteem get better. He tells numerous people about Marine Phytoplankton and its web-site and the video they should watch. He loves what the product has done for himself as well as the family.

My other son, who is 8 years old has been diagnosed since birth with epilepsy, autism, ADHD, tourettes, and more. He was using 5 different medications a day and it was a struggle to get him to function. People were scared of him. He would never get invited to birthday parties or sleepovers. He had a very aggressive nature, he could only sleep 2 hours at a time, he was wetting the bed and was 15 pounds underweight. After 6 weeks of taking Marine Phytoplankton he is now medication free, which is amazing! He has been in a special needs school since he was 3 years old. His teacher cannot believe the difference in his behavior in such a short amount of time. The boy that always struggled, just received 3 A's, 2 B's and 1 C on his final report card.

He is now sleeping through the night, no longer wets the bed and his weight is now up to normal. Everybody is noticing the dramatic change and is asking what has happened. All we can say is Marine Phytoplankton and hand them a brochure. I had tears in my eyes when he got invited to a birthday party and his first sleepover recently. Life cannot be better when you see your children live happy and peaceful lives. Words cannot express the gratitude I have. Thank you Marine Phytoplankton for giving us peace and well-being. Before Marine Phytoplankton the cost of the medications for the 3 of us was $800 per month!" R. R.

Pregnancy Nutrition and Fetal/Infant Development Omega-3 and Fetal Development

When pregnant, proper pregnancy nutrition obviously results in an increased need for the right nutrients. Deficiency or excess of any number of nutrients can lead to birth defects or complications during pregnancy for the mother. Omega-3 fatty acids (DHA and EPA) from fish oils are of major importance for proper nutrition during pregnancy, not only for fetal development, but for the mother as well. For example, DHA is a major component of the brain and other neural tissue including the light-sensitive cells in the retina of the eye. All essential fatty acids are important for normal fetal development. DHA is particularly important because the fetus and/or premature infants cannot produce DHA efficiently.

Boost Children's IQ, Improve Behavior with Omega 3 oils

The implications of omega-3 oil deficiency on the brain are profound and span the entire human life cycle. Beginning in pregnancy, premature birth and its potential neurologic complications may result from omega-3 deficiency. Babies who are bottle-fed or born from omega-3-deficient mothers will lack the omega-3 fatty acids necessary for optimal cognitive and visual development. Children deprived of omega-3s may have less ability to pay attention and control impulsive behavior and may be at higher risk for depression. Teenagers and adults with omega-3 deficiency may be more prone to hostility or violence. In aging, the loss of omega-3 fatty acids in the brain may result in a higher risk of stroke, memory problems, or dementia. Individuals of any age without adequate amounts of omega-3 fatty acids in the brain and body may also be at higher risk for depression, bipolar disorder, and possibly other psychiatric disorders.

The brain’s need for omega-3 fatty acids does not go away post-infancy. Omega-3 deficiencies in adults have been linked to various mental and emotional disorders. In fact, “some doctors even think the epidemic amounts of mental illness in modern societies can be traced back to the omega imbalance in the food supply,” according to Eat and Heal, by the Editors of FC&A Medical Publishing. The belief that "fish is brain food" has been held around the world for well over two thousand years.

"Pediatric clinicians have known for some time that children fed low-fat and low-cholesterol diets fail to grow properly. After all, a majority of mother’s milk is fat, much of it saturated fat. Children need high levels of fat throughout growth and development. Milk and animal fats give energy and also help children build muscle and bone.1 In addition, the animal fats provide vitamins A and D necessary for protein and mineral assimilation, normal growth and hormone production. Choose a variety of foods so your child gets a range of fats, but emphasize stable saturated fats, found in butter, meat and coconut oil, and monounsaturated fats, found in avocados and olive oil."

"When essential fatty acids were examined in 23 maladjusted children and 20 normal children, EFA blood levels in poorly behaved children were significantly lower. In 1987, researchers further documented that 48 children with ADHD reported significantly greater thirst, more frequent urination, and more health and learning problems than children without ADHD. Significantly lower levels of two omega-6 fatty acids and one omega-3 fatty acid were found in the subjects with ADHD symptoms. In a 1995 study comparing plasma essential fatty acid levels in 53 boys with ADHD to a control group of 43 boys without ADHD, researchers found significantly lower levels of EPA and DHA (two key omega-3 fatty acids synthesized from alpha-linolenic acid contained in flax). In 1996, Laura J. Stevens, of the Department of Foods and Nutrition, Purdue University, and co-investigators published an extremely important paper in Physiology and Behavior. The researchers found that boys with lower levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood showed more problems with behavior, learning, and health than those with higher levels of total omega-3 fatty acids."

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School Diet Change Brings Improved Behavior, Healthier, More Focused Students

Right to know what's in your food "Before the Appleton Wisconsin high school replaced their cafeteria's processed foods with wholesome, nutritious food, the school was described as out-of-control. There were weapons violations, student disruptions, and a cop on duty full-time. After the change in school meals, the students were calm, focused, and orderly. There were no more weapons violations, and no suicides, expulsions, dropouts, or drug violations. The new diet and improved behavior has lasted for seven years, and now other schools are changing their meal programs with similar results." - Jeffrey M. Smith, Author of Seeds of Deception

Genetically Engineered Foods: Buyer Beware!

More than half of America's processed grocery products — from corn flakes to granola bars to diet drinks, contain genetically altered food ingredients. They are unlabeled and untested, and we are eating them. Your Right to Know is a complete, full-color reference guide outlining how unmarked genetically modified foods go from the factory to the family dining table, and what consumers can do about the health risks they present. This accessible guide is for concerned parents — as well as anyone concerned about genetically altered foods — who want to know more about the potential health risks, the organic alternatives, and the methods available to counter the corporate takeover of the food we eat.

Fresh Raw 'Living Foods'

Baby GreensChildren need wholesome organically grown fresh raw "living" food

"When we're too young to make a choice, cooked food is introduced into our lives. From that point on, we take it for granted that food should be cooked, that it will nourish us and will produce good health. But what is there in cooked food that can produce health? The answer is: very little! Our bodies struggle for years to stay healthy, despite the fact we keep putting devitalized food into our mouths. Gradually our bodies lose this struggle and we begin to develop disease. Most of our childhood illnesses were not necessary and could have been avoided if our parents had only known the importance of eating vital food, rich in natural Enzymes."

"Enzymes are essential in building and maintaining health. These living microscopic structures are in all fresh food, and are necessary to help digest food when we eat it. Enzymes break the food down into its component parts so that our body can sort out the nutrients and utilize them throughout the body for repair and maintenance. "Unfortunately, heating food to temperatures in excess of 118 degrees disables those living enzymes so they're unable to function."

Baby Greens: A Live-Food Approach for Children of All Ages

"We began transitioning our children to a raw food diet over a year ago as an experiment to alleviate the symptoms of ADD my eight year old son was experiencing. I'm happy to say that the experiment was astonishingly successful! We have been delighted at the changes in my son's behavior and capabilities, which occurred almost immediately. His moodiness, irritability and inability to concentrate were gone. His mental processes cleared, his memory improved and so did his performance in school. There are many things that come up as you change your child's diet; the special nutritional needs of children, social gatherings, disapproving relatives, school functions and sack lunches, your own selfdoubts, children who don't want to try new foods, and the attitude of other family members, just to name a few. When my son's story was published in Living Nutrition Magazine with the title Triumph over Attention Deficient Disorder Kyle Stoycoff's Story, I began getting inquiries from other parents eager to change their children's diets and needing advice and guidance. Raw Kids is my attempt to fill this need. I hope our experience can help pave the way for those wishing to improve their children's diets and quality of life. "

Diet and Killer Diseases

Virtually all chronic degenerative diseases are caused or aggravated by digestive problems. After the most extensive study on nutrition ever undertaken by the government, the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs concluded in its 1978 report entitled "Diet and Killer Diseases," that the average American diet is responsible for the development of chronic degenerative diseases such as heart disease, atherosclerosis, cancer, diabetes, stroke, etc. Many of the most common health complaints revolve around a 20-foot, mucus-lined tube that directly interfaces us with our environment. This is no mystery: This is the gastro-intestinal tract, affectionately abbreviated "GI." The job of the GI is to alchemically transmute the food we eat into our flesh, blood, actions, thoughts and feelings... with a little help from our friends the salivary glands, the pancreas, the liver, and most importantly RAW FOOD .

Professor Jackson of the Department of Anatomy at the University of Minnesota, has shown that rats fed for 135 days on an 80% cooked food diet resulted in an increased pancreatic weight of 20 to 30%. What this means is that the pancreas is forced to work harder with a cooked food diet. "Although the body can manufacture enzymes, the more you use your enzyme potential, the faster it is going to run out..." wrote Dr. Edward Howell, who pioneered research in the benefits of food enzymes. A youth of 18 may produce amylase levels 30times greater than those of an 85 year old person.

The American Living Foods Institute - "Most human illnesses and diseases are due to a deficiency of vital nutrients. When you supply your body with the proper nutrients, in a form that your body can use, it knows how to repair itself!"

Green juice and Herbal Tonics Are My Lifeline

Wheatgrass juicer Most people who have explored the wondrously wide avenues of self-healing have heard about wheatgrass. Wheatgrass juice has been proven over many years to benefit people in numerous ways: cleansing the lymph system, building the blood, restoring balance in the body, removing toxic metals from the cells, nourishing the liver and kidneys and restoring vitality. One ounce of wheatgrass juice has the vitamin and mineral equivalent of 2.2 pounds of fresh vegetables. It contains most of the vitamins and minerals needed for human maintenance, including the elusive B12. Many of the benefits of wheatgrass juice stem from the fact that it is a living food, which is a complete protein with about 30 enzymes and is approximately 70% crude chlorophyll. Wheatgrass played a major role in my health recovery of severe lifelong illnesses. I use the Handcrank juice (rust proof stainless steel) specifically designed to get the maximum juice from leafy plants or grass. (most other juicers shred the grass or leaf causing a huge mess and no juice.) Shirley

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Hidden Dangers in Kid's Meals

Hidden dangers in Kid's Meals We live in a society where $33 billion dollars per year is pumped into advertising unhealthy processed foods, fast foods and junk foods - and a large percentage of that advertising is aimed right at your kids – and it works. The processed food industry has successfully changed what we consider to be “normal” in terms what we eat and what we feed our children.

The processed food, junk food, and fast food industries are serving it up, Americans are gulping it down, and wide spread obesity and chronic disease is the result. From there, the masses are driven into the "waiting hands" of the highly profitable drug companies. We're offered pills that alleviate our symptoms while the simple underlying causes are ignored. We ask you: What incentives do the drug companies have to focus on prevention? Every dollar that the drug companies spend on TV drug ads result in over $4 in drug sales and there’s no end in sight.

The ingredients to health, happiness, vitality, and longevity are no secret. Every major non-profit health organization in the world has been offering the same advice for many years. Eat more fruits and veggies, drink more water, exercise on a daily basis, lose weight if you need to, don't smoke, avoid toxins, & reduce stress. Nothing short of a consumer based, grass roots return to healthy choices and healthy lifestyles can steer our society, our children, and future generations, in a healthier direction. This grass roots return to healthy choices and lifestyles is known as The Wholefood Revolution and we applaud you for joining us to be part of the solution.

Our Deadly Diabetes Deception

Greed and dishonest science have promoted a lucrative worldwide epidemic of diabetes that honesty and good science can quickly reverse by naturally restoring the body's blood-sugar control mechanism. Diabetics have been told for decades they can consume sugary and sugar producing foods multiple times daily as long as they take enough insulin to cover themselves. There has been little to no recognition that high levels of insulin are just as dangerous over the long haul as sugar is to the Diabetic. Repeat and prolonged exposure to high levels of insulin is absolutely detrimental. Glucose-lowering drugs usually succeed in lowering blood sugar levels, but may increase the death rate from heart attacks. These drugs also are associated with weight gain, elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain, drowsiness, and headache.

The Crucial Role of Breastmilk

Breast milk has many benefits for babies that are superior to formula. Babies who are breastfed are reportedly less likely to get sick (with diarrhea, gastrointestinal illness, urinary-tract infections, respiratory disease, pneumonia or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), less likely to have allergies, less likely to have later weight problems, less likely to have ear infections, and -- according to a study published in the May 8, 2002, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association -- likely to be more intelligent

Breastfeeding made simpleThe crucial role of breastmilk with its immunological agents for protecting the newborn/infant against disease and illness is well known, as is its essential role in promoting the development of the infant's own immune system. It is less well known that the infant's immune system does not reach maturity until about 5-6 years of age. This developmental immaturity of the infant's immune system can serve as a guide to appreciating the developmental immaturity of the infant's brain with its various structural, neurochemical and electrophysiological processes that extend in development well beyond the 5-6 years of maturity for the immune system.

A mother's breast milk is nature's perfect and complete food for babies and can't even come close to being reproduced. With so many substances known to be present in breastmilk, but unable to be replicated in breastmilk substitutes (formula), plus all of the as-yet unidentified constituents, it should come as no great surprise that children today are suffering from a vast myriad of illnesses and disorders.

Colostrum, the first milk secreted after freshening, plays a major role in providing the newborn calf with disease protection. While it is a rich source of many nutrients, of major importance is its high protein and immunoglobulin (antibody) content. The newborn calf has little natural disease resistance and depends on the intake of immunoglobulins from colostrum milk to provide this resistance. Numerous farm surveys and scientific research have shown greatly reduced calf losses when sufficient amounts of colostrum are fed soon after birth. Although dairymen have long known the value of colostrum, its use is often poorly managed resulting in higher than necessary calf losses.

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Children and Soy: A Word of Caution

Considering all of soy's health benefits, it is tempting for new and expectant mothers to see soy-based infant formula as a "miracle food" and to stock their pantries sky-high with the stuff. Well, hold on there mama. That most vulnerable member of the population, an infant unable to breastfeed, stands at great risk of developing a serious thyroid disorder due to a diet based entirely on soy formula. That disorder is hypothyroidism, or an under-active thyroid and it is a common cause of fatigue, depression, obesity, constipation, extreme sensitivity to cold and a number of other symptoms, most so common that the disorder can go undiagnosed for years.

The Deadly Influence of Infant Soy Formula

Elaine Hollingsworth - "By far the worst calls are from women whose children have been fed soy formula. They tell me heartbreaking stories about baby girls who show signs of early maturation, such as underarm odor, breast development, body hair and even menstruation as early as two, three and four years of age! The risk appears to be greatest in girls who ingest soy formula for nine months or more. In baby boys, 12 months of soy feeding can lead to gross effects by the age of 11 or 12. Breasts can appear and testicles do not develop. Several women have rung asking what to do for these pathetic boys, who refuse to participate in sports, fearing shower-room ridicule, and who will be dependent upon thyroid drugs for life."

"I can't help, and I don't think anyone can. Nature did not intend infants to be fed hormones, and life-threatening consequences occur when they are. Of course, these horrible problems do not occur with every soy-fed baby, but is it worth taking such a chance? Your child will not thank you, and you may never have grandchildren. Drinking soy milk during pregnancy can cause a failure to produce breast milk, which can lead to feeding the baby soy formula. By far the worst cases of soy damage are reported to us by women who have drunk soy milk while pregnant, and then fed their babies soy formula. This is a deadly combination. These women cannot restrain their tears when describing the dreadful health problems their children have." They keep repeating to me, "I didn't know, I just didn't know, the doctor told me to drink it for my bones and give him soy formula."

Premature, early puberty related to soy products

Elaine Hollingsworth, director of the Hippocrates Health Center of Australia and author of Take Control of Your Health and Escape the Sickness Industry, writes about the terrible effects of soy products on children:

"I am not exaggerating when I say that HUNDREDS of people have rung me during the past year to tell me about dreadful health problems that started after taking up the soy habit. Serious thyroid malfunctioning is one of the most common complaints. This is not surprising, since it has been known for years that isoflavones in soy can depress thyroid function, causing autoimmune thyroid disease and even cancer. It is a medically recognised fact that our body absorbs significant amounts of what we put on our skin. With Certified Organic food rapidly becoming the nutrition of choice by the health conscious amongst us, why would you accept any less."

Soy and Diabetes in Children

"A few reports from the late 1970s and early 1980s suggested that a soy-based diet impaired infants' immune functions. About 15% of infants in the US, or roughly 750,000 children, consume soy-based formula each year." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences May 21, 2002;99:7616-7621

Dr. Mercola - "Soy formula is one of the worst foods that you could feed your child. Not only does it have profoundly adverse hormonal effects as discussed above, but it also has over 1000% more aluminum than conventional milk based formulas."

"Considering all of soy's health benefits, it is tempting for new and expectant mothers to see soy-based infant formula as a "miracle food" and to stock their pantries sky-high with the stuff. Well, hold on there mama. That most vulnerable member of the population, an infant unable to breastfeed, stands at great risk of developing a serious thyroid disorder due to a diet based entirely on soy formula. That disorder is hypothyroidism, or an under-active thyroid and it is a common cause of fatigue, depression, obesity, constipation, extreme sensitivity to cold and a number of other symptoms, most so common that the disorder can go undiagnosed for years." Katie Mehrer

Contrary to popular belief that soy is a health food, evidence reveals that soy consumption has been linked to numerous disorders, including infertility, increased cancer and infantile leukemia, Type1 diabetes, and precocious puberty in children have been fed soy formula. (early maturation, such as breast development and menstruation as early as 6 years of age). Scientists have known for years that the isoflavones in soy products can depress thyroid function and cause goiters in otherwise healthy children and adults. A combined research team of Cornell University Medical College and Long Island Community Hospital medical experts have found that children who develop Type1 diabetes are twice as likely to have been fed soy formulas as those fed all other foods This confirms concerns based on animal studies raised in the 1980's and 1990s by Health Canada researcher Dr Fraser Scott and led to the American Academy of Pediatrics issuing their warning to pediatricians against any use of soy based formulas.

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JUVENILE DIABETES AND VACCINATION: NEW EVIDENCE FOR A CONNECTION

Vaccines have been proven to cause insulin dependent diabetes and many are seeking compensation from the US government for this vaccine induced injury. Learn how you can improve diabetic condition with natural remedies: fulvic acids, B12 vitamin, Glyconutrients (saccharides), bitter melon, and gamma linolenic acid (GLA) found in borage oil, and herbal remedies.

Credible scientific studies continue to link brain chemistry, attention deficit and behavioral disorders, weakened immune systems, obesity and many chronic degenerative diseases to refined, processed and depleted foods. Education concerning these matters becomes a fundamental key. Conscious food choices make common sense, for good nutrition is directly reflected in health and happiness. Better food choices in our schools mean healthier generations to come.

The Danger of MSG Hidden in Food and How it Affects Children's Health

Debby Anglesey, has researched and written a book that addresses the connection of glutamate (MSG) to the dramatic rise in health problems such as ADD, headaches, depression, obesity, stomach problems, and neurological disorders. Describing her own past health condition as being "one foot in the grave", she shares her remarkable journey from despair to reclaimed health. When her 19 year old son's health suddenly spiraled downward, Debby went into first gear and discovered the hidden culprit lurking in the majority of the items we eat today from snack foods to vitamins.

Aspartame has a Profound Effect on Mood and Cognition

H. J. Roberts, M.D. "I have observed severe intellectual deterioration associated with the use of aspartame products (NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, Canderal, Benevia, etc.) It was usually manifest as great difficulty in reading and writing, obvious problems with memory and grossly impaired orientation to time, place and person."

Ralph Walton, M.D. "Aspartame has a profound effect on mood and cognition....depressed mood, anxiety, dizziness, panic attacks, nausea, irritability, impairment of memory and concentration." (Learn about the Legal class action against aspartame. )

Research warn of long-term health damage caused by sugared beverages and juices and by NutraSweet in your kid's diet soft drink and food

Aspartame (NutraSweet)appears to cause slow, silent damage in those unfortunate enough to not have immediate reactions and a reason to avoid it. It may take one year, five years, 10 years, or 40 years, but it seems to cause some reversible and some irreversible changes in health over long-term use. In February of 1994, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the listing of adverse reactions reported to the FDA (DHHS 1994). Aspartame accounted for more than 75% of all adverse reactions reported to the FDA's Adverse Reaction Monitoring System (ARMS). Many reactions to aspartame were very serious including seizures and death. (and I would ad ADD to the list)

The Deadly Influence of Formula in America

Infant formula was designed to be a medical nutritional tool for babies who are unable to breastfeed. Formula does not fully meet the nutritional and immunity needs of infants, leaving their immune systems flailing. An infant’s immune system has three aspects: her own immature, developing immune system; the small component of immunities that passes through the placenta during natural childbirth (and to a lesser degree with premature births and cesarean sections); and the most valuable, living portion that is passed on through mother’s milk on an ongoing basis. Remove any of these components and you take away a vital support structure.

Non-Breast Milk In Infancy Increases Asthma Risk

Introducing milk other than breast milk to infants younger than 4 months old increases the risk of asthma and atopy (a predisposition to certain allergies). In the first study of its kind, the investigators followed over two thousand children from before birth through their 6th birthday, questioning their parents regarding various manifestations of asthma and allergy. Children who were fed milk other than breast milk before 4 months of age experienced higher rates of all indicators of asthma and allergy, the report indicates. Such children were 25% more likely to be diagnosed with allergy and 30% more likely to have a positive skin test for allergies than were children who received only breast milk during their early months. The total duration of exclusive breastfeeding was less important, though longer breastfeeding was associated with less asthma and allergy. Because the introduction of non-breast milk was more closely associated with asthma and atopy than the duration of breastfeeding, the investigators postulate that the exclusion of potentially allergy-causing components in milk other than breast milk may account for the protective effect. British Medical Journal September 25, 1999;319:815-819.

Milk Increases Risk of Type 1 Diabetes

Colostrum, the first milk secreted after freshening, plays a major role in providing the newborn calf with disease protection. While it is a rich source of many nutrients, of major importance is its high protein and immunoglobulin (antibody) content. The newborn calf has little natural disease resistance and depends on the intake of immunoglobulins from colostrum milk to provide this resistance. Numerous farm surveys and scientific research have shown greatly reduced calf losses when sufficient amounts of colostrum are fed soon after birth. Although dairymen have long known the value of colostrum, its use is often poorly managed resulting in higher than necessary calf losses.

The Vital Role of Essential Fatty Acids For Pregnant and Nursing Women

Recently it has been discovered that the Omega-3 fats are necessary for the complete development of the human brain during pregnancy and the first two years of life. The Omega-3 fat and its derivative, DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), is so essential to a child's development that if a mother and infant are deficient in it, the child's nervous system and immune system may never fully develop, and it can cause a lifetime of unexplained emotional, learning, and immune system disorders.



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