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

In autumn and winter is the high incidence of acute respiratory infection that is caused by influenza. Common symptoms include acute fever (over 37,8 grader), malaise, muscle, breathlessness, cough, sore throat, chest tightness. Symptoms are often worse than the common cold.

Symptoms of the common cold

Can occur throughout the year. The cause may be a number of different viruses, mycoplasma and a few bacterial infections. The usual symptoms are runny nose, sneezing, sore throat. The symptoms usually last 3-4 dagar, but not longer than 7 dagar. The child rarely high fever but may be low.

Food as medicine is important for treatment

During the cold spring, it is important to supply heat and energy to the body. Paps gives your body good nutrition, helps digestion and nutrient absorption. Provides energy and nutrients at the same time.

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