The Health of Today’s Children
Today, we have an epidemic on our hands. Sadly, it’s our children who are suffering the most from this health crisis.
In fact, it is now estimated that children in today’s generation will actually be the first generation that will not outlive their parents.
How could this be happening?
Currently, we have an exponential rise in adult onset illness, like diabetes and obesity; showing up in children as young as 1 year of age. We also have statistics that show 1 in every 110 children has a learning disability like dyslexia, autism or PPD.
What in the world is going on here? The answer is quite simple, actually.
Certainly there are many different environmental factors involved, but they key component is nutrition.
You are what you eat. We hear that phrase all of the time, yet- it is a phrase that we constantly ignore. We deny that there is a profound link between what we eat and how we feel, everyday.
What Do Our Children Eat?
Think about it. What does your child eat on a daily basis? If your child is on the SAD (Standard American Diet) it’s a safe bet to say that your child is eating a lot of the following:
ü Chicken Nuggets
ü Hot Dogs
ü Macaroni and Cheese
ü French Fries and High Fructose Corn Syrup-laden Ketchup
ü Artificial Colors and Dyes
ü Hormone and Antibiotic Infested meats, dairy and eggs
ü Excessive amounts of Gluten
ü Excessive amounts of Dairy
ü Excessive amounts of Eggs
What is the SAD Diet doing to Our Children?
When we eat a diet that is full of processed, denatured foods, we are going to live in a body that is ridden with disease. It is obvious that the above food list is not what our ancestors ate 50 years ago and strays far away from Great Grandma Betsy’s wisdom: “Eat your fruits and veggies everyday! Stay away from sugar, it will rot your teeth.”
The body can not complete it’s normal functioning on a diet consisting of Hostess Ho- Ho’s , Fritos and “McFrankenstien” Nuggets.
In the nutrition world, we have seen profound positive effects with children both physically and emotionally when reducing or eliminating the above foods and simply giving the child more fruits and vegetables and less processed, foods and sugar. If you suspect your child is sick, take a look at what’s in your cupboard, it may give you some clues as to why.
So, the next time you are in line at the fast food drive thru or your local grocery store, take the time to pay attention to what you’re eating. You will give the gift of health eating to your child. Frankly, it might just save your child’s life.
A FEW benefits of the Coconut oil are:
*Improving your heart health
*Boosting your thyroid function
*Increase your metabolism/healthy metabolism
*Promoting a lean body & weight loss if needed
*Supporting your immune system
– Christie Korth, CHC
Holistic Nutritionist/Founder and Director of Happy & Healthy Wellness Counseling- Stony Brook, NY
Director & Nutritionist of Brain Balance Achievement Centers– Ronkonkoma, NY