Food as medicine for children

course Food as Medicine 12-13 May med Grandmaster Fan Xiulan.

The course has, among others. additional content about food as medicine for children what is valuable and what should be avoided to eat and drink and how to eat to strengthen children's digestive.

In the 70's found the doctor Ben Feingold a number of substances that cause ADHD in children. His research focused on phenols, including one of the most common substances called salicylates. This substance is found in many foods such as tomatoes, apples, oranges, apricots, etc. Although some food additives like flavorings used in pepper oil, glutamate and caramel.

If you limit your intake of these foods and additives, almost half of children with ADHD to become symptom-free. If one returns these foods in the diet so the symptoms will reappear.

Another food which in high doses can cause ADHD is sugar. A high sugar diet can cause inadequate secretion of catecholamines and other neurotransmitters, causing hyperactivity. Children like to eat much candy is often impulsive, emotional, unstable, easy to lose your temper and have trouble sleeping. Because of lack of concentration are also school performance suffer.

Excessive intake of aluminum-containing foods such as fried, popcorn, etc, can also cause changes in brain biochemistry, that affect vision, memory, affective disorders, poorer thinking ability.

What can you do?

Children suffering from ADHD can eat more fish. Fish fat contains a large number of unsaturated fatty acids that play an important role in the development of brain cells. These fatty acids can improve brain function and memory.

Furthermore, children should also eat more foods rich in lecithin and vitamin B, for instance. lean meat, mushrooms and soybean. Eating egg yolks, sojaprodukter, fiskhuvuden etc. is also beneficial for children with ADHD.

Regular consumption of foods rich in protein, as eggs, milk, etc., they can increase the body related amino acids relieves hyperactivity.

In terms of predicting element, children should eat foods rich in iron and zinc, such as liver, animal blood, as well as some seafood (fisk, prawns, oyster, pliers). To balance the diet should be vegetables and fruits also eaten daily.

Finally, the researchers suggested that children with ADHD due to genetic reasons should not take medications that contain salicylic acid, it provides the conditions for a more healthy growth of children.

Flu and colds

When children get the flu, it is much more dangerous than the common cold. It is not only very contagious and spreads rapidly, but it can also cause serious complications such as pneumonia. If the child has the flu, it is important that the parent can discern the symptoms to get the right treatment as soon as possible. Generally, the flu only be diagnosed by a thorough examination by a doctor. But before this diagnosis, a parent can start with some signs and ask a simple diagnosis:

Symptoms of influenza

Under hösten och vintern är det hög förekomst av akut respiratorisk infektion som är orsakad av influensavirus. Vanliga symptom innefattar akut feber (över 37,8 grader), sjukdomskänsla, muskelvärk, andfåddhet, cough, halsont, tryckkänsla i bröstet. Symptomen är ofta värre än vid vanlig förkylning.

Symptom vid vanlig förkylning

Kan förekomma under hela året. Orsaken kan vara ett antal olika virus, mykoplasma och ett fåtal bakteriella infektioner. De vanliga symptomen är rinnande näsa, nysningar, halsont. Symptomen varar vanligtvis 3-4 dagar, men inte längre än 7 dagar. Barnet får sällan hög feber utan kan vara låg.

Mat som medicin är viktig för behandling

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