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General Concerns

Will breastfeeding make a big difference in my child's health?

Answer:

Mother’s milk is the only food that provides all the life forces, balance, health and healing. The other nutrients of cows or goat’s milk do not provide a child’s needs in the same perfect balance as does mother’s milk. Only mother’s milk contains all the specific nutrients required for the growth of the mind and nervous system. The hormones that are in mother’s milk perfectly provide for and balance all the body’s need for a baby’s slow, steady growth. Mother’s milk contains immunity factors and elements that provide a strong protection against common diseases, bowel and respiratory infections, and many other infant infections and diseases.

How can I prevent obesity in my child?

Answer:

It is important to prevent eating foods high in sugar and chemicals, such as imitation fruit flavored drinks, instant soups, candies, sweets. Ovaltine and chocolate flavored drink mixes have no nutritious value. Key is to begin to decrease fast foods and do daily exercises.

AVOID THE FOLLOWING>>>

• Commercial canned, bottled, packaged baby foods. Devitalized, colored and preserved foods.
• The “white” foods. Milk, white flour, white sugar, table salt, white (polished) rice and foods made from these: breads, rolls, buns, bagels, donuts, pastries, cookies, pies, macaroni, spaghetti, refined cereals, cream of wheat, and wheat-based desserts.
• White or brown sugar. They provide no nutrition. They energize by acting as a chemical whip.
• Artificial foods. Sweeteners and sugar substitutes. Absolutely no corn syrup, sucaryl, saccharin, monosodium glutamate or foods that contain the sweeteners: desserts, ice creams, candies, diet foods and drinks, etc.
• Frozen, concentrated fruit juices. Squeeze and juice them fresh instead.
• Soft drinks, pop and synthetic, sweet juices.

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Supplements for Kids

Why do my babies/kids need supplementation?

Answer:

Babies and children need everything they can get to be and grow well. Foods today that are processed are often deprived of all the essential nutrients so one can use supplements to provide necessary vitamins as well as minerals for optimum growth. Soils today are depleted of some crucial minerals and with packaged goods there is no guarantee that all the macronutrients are stable in foods found on shelves in boxes or cans. The soil, upon which the food-giving light plants grow, becomes weakened through unsuitable soil treatment. This creates deficient foods.

Artificial processing, manufacturing and preparing foods, disrupt the natural correlations of the food ingredients. For example, one simple food factor, separated from the whole and “refined” is, in that processed state, much less effective and very different from its natural association with the whole food.

Oils are most essential nutrients, especially Omega 3. Infants need more oils than adults. Oils are the raw materials from which the body create hormones. Hormones are the governors of all body functions, of growth and of body biochemical balance. Oils are like suits of armor that coat and protect every cell from toxic hazards and harm.

What supplement is necessary for my new-born baby? (Part 1)

Answer:

Multivitamins and minerals

Help with providing energy and the maintenance of good health.
Multivitamins and minerals – provides anti-oxidants, daily nutrients as supplements for overall energy and proper metabolism.

1. For kids looking for one formulation to meet the physiological needs of their life stage and gender
2. Unique combination of antioxidants
3. High potency vitamins and minerals to maintain good health
4. The B-vitamins in the multivitamins help the body to metabolize carbohydrates, fat and protein which aid in energy production. They also contain antioxidants, such as vitamins A, C, E and the mineral selenium.

Omega 3 fatty acids - Essential

1. They are essential since our body cannot produce it. Obtained from diet i.e. fish or supplements
2. The two main components are EPA and DHA:
• Eicopentaenoic - EPA helps reduce clogged arteries (heart health)
• Docosahexaenoic - DHA helps with concentration, brain, eyes and nerves
• For kids - DHA aids in the development of the brain, eyes and nerves. DHA helps with concentration, memory and learning skills, important for children in their developmental life stages.

What supplement is necessary for my new-born baby? (Part 2)

Answer:

Calcium – Mineral

1. Builds and protects bones and teeth
2. Muscle contraction and relaxation, blood clotting and nerve impulse transmission
3. Provides rigidity for the structure of bones and teeth
4. Necessary for clotting mechanism to operate
5. Necessary for all muscle contraction, including that of the heart.

Magnesium – Mineral

1. Helps build bone and teeth
2. Prevent dental caries - holds calcium in tooth enamel
3. Works with calcium in muscle contraction, blood clotting, and regulation of blood pressure
4. Required for most enzymatic steps in which food components are metabolized and new substances are produced by the body
5. Regulates movement of ions in the heart and muscles; it is required for maintaining a proper heart rhythm and proper muscle and nerve conduction throughout the body.

Zinc – Trace Mineral

1. More than 100 different enzymes in the body require zinc in order to function
2. Maintenance of the cell membrane, the structure of DNA and RNA
3. Zinc is essential for growth and regeneration of tissues
4. Helps to maintain immune function.

What supplement is necessary for my new-born baby? (Part 3)

Answer:

Vitamin C – Essential nutrient and water soluble

1. Produces collagen – maintains bones, teeth, gums and blood vessels
2. Stabilize free radicals (smoke, pollutions, chemicals) which destroys cells
3. It helps stimulates immune cell functions, wound healing and connective tissue formation.

Vitamin D – Fat soluble

1. Insufficient exposure to sun and poor dietary habits can lead to deficiency
2. Helps with calcium absorption which is necessary to build strong bones
3. Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin. Inadequate amount of Vitamin D, coupled with insufficient sunlight exposure can result in Vitamin D deficiency
4. It helps with overall maintenance of vital organs, regulates calcium and phosphorous levels in the blood and promotes mineralization of bone.

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Childhood Illnesses

How can I prevent my child from getting sick at day care or school?

Answer:

Everyone will be affected at some time by the common cold with children, seniors and people with weakened immune systems being most susceptible. In addition to supplements there are lifestyle modifications to consider which are great to help with prevention of colds and flu.

*Wash hands thoroughly;
*Drink copious amounts of water every day;
*Eat a wide variety of foods to get all the nutrients you need; 
*Eat a fresh wholefood diet;
*Exercise;
*Make sure that you sleep well;
Take a good quality multivitamin and mineral supplement, or products that boost immune functions (like allKiDz™ anti-cold)

How can I tell if my child has a cold or the flu?

Answer:

Colds can make children more susceptible to bacterial infections, such as strep throat, middle ear infection and sinus infections.  The following table differentiates between the two types of infections:

Viral Infections

Bacterial Infections

Involve various parts of body:

Sore throat, runny nose, headaches, muscle ache, cough, fever, nausea and diarrhea

Usually “localized” in single area:

Sore throat, ear pain, dark phlegm, painful sinuses and urination

Cold, respiratory flu, stomach flu

Strep throat, ear infection, pneumonia

Antibiotics do not help

Antibiotics help

Rest, fluids and symptomatic relief do help

Rest, fluids and symptomatic relief

If neglected, may lead to bacterial infection

If neglected, may reduce antibiotic ineffectiveness

Other signs of a cold are coughing, sneezing, nasal congestion, headache, muscle ache, chills, sore throat, hoarseness, watery eyes, tiredness and lack of appetite. The cough that accompanies a cold is usually intermittent (it comes and goes) and dry.

 

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