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Children and Nutritional Supplementation
Childrenís eating habits have changed drastically from past generations. Sadly, with both parents often in the workplace, meals have been more about convenience and less about nutrition. Some high-schoolers eat fast food every day they can, and processed school lunches may not be much better. Many kids wonít eat their vegetables, and parents canít always be there to ensure that they do. Eating at restaurants is tempting, especially after a hard day at work. Even in those situations when parents are there, kids are still sometimes overlooked. Have you ever seen parents take a trip to the salad bar to accompany their meal, while the little one in the high-chair gets a baggie of dry cereal as his dinner? Even if our children eat their recommended portions of fruits and vegetables, soil depletion causes the foods to be deficient of many of the vitamins and minerals that should be present therein.
Most chiropractors and pediatricians agree that children need a multivitamin, calcium, and the all-important vitamin C. Because not all kids love vegetables (or get enough of them), whole food supplements are important. B vitamins have been shown to help with ADD and ADHD. Digestive enzymes aid in predigestion, and are necessary to replace naturally occurring enzymes that are destroyed during the cooking and processing of food.
I carry a whole line of nutritional supplements which are made from whole foods.I have digestive enzymes at my office and a wonderful protein powder with many nutrients that kids love to have in a smoothie. If you know of a child, (or perhaps yourself) that would like to be put on a nutritional program, call my office and I would be happy to consult with you about proper nutritional supplementation.
Primary Functions of the Liver
One main function of the liver is to act as a filter for the blood, helping to remove toxins, then flush them out. The liver manufactures the largest supply of metabolic enzymes to help run the body. The liver uses protein to manufacture glucose. The vitamins A,D,E, & K are stored by the liver for use when called upon.
The liver needs protein to make hormones, enzymes and glucose. If the protein that we ingest is not broken down properly, it cannot contribute effectively to the liverís need for it. Taking enzymes (which I carry at my office) when we eat ensures that our nutrients are absorbed and utilized, and saves the body from being robbed of its metabolic enzymes for digestion.
Turnips-Good for Health
Turnips are members of the cruciferous family of vegatables which includes cabbage, cauliflower, and broccoli. Like other members of the cruciferous family, turnips contain several compounds that help prevent cancers from occurring. They are particularly effective in preventing cancers of the breast, prostate gland, and colon. Turnips come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. Most have white flesh. They are good pureed, mashed with potatoes, or added to stews and soups.
Healing Power of a Honeydew Melon
Honeydew melon is a great source of folate and potassium. One cup of honeydew has just 60 calories and provides 70 percent of your daily requirement of vitamin C. It contains a lot of water too, which could keep you hydrated on a hot summer day.
Folate has become well known for its ability to prevent birth defects, so itís especially important for women of childbearing age. It also does important things for adults. Folate is an essential ingredient when cells are dividing rapidly, because it carries fragments of proteins. When folate levels are low, some fragments are left behind. The newly formed cells may be defective. This can create cellular changes in adults that may lead to cancer. Doctors at the American Health Foundation in Valhalla, New York, say the soluble fiber in melons if very important for colon health. Statistically, it reduces the number of polyps in the colon and reduces the risk of colon cancer.
Donít forget potassium. Itís the most important mineral for keeping blood pressure down, and honeydews have a lot of it, more than any other melon.
Quotes of the Day
"There is no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure." Colin Powell
"Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger..for the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and griefs we endure help us in our marching onward." Henry Ford
Healthy Eating Book
I have written a book "Healthy Eating One Bite At A Time" which is an easy to follow book that will help you enhance your health. Eating right in todayís fast paced world can be difficult. This book will instruct you to incorporate a proper diet into your busy schedule with simple changes to your daily routine. I have also included delightful and tasty recipes that are easy and fun to prepare. The book is only $9.95 and available in my office or you may order by phone at (949) 581-6543.
If you or someone you know would like a consultation please call my office and schedule a time.
Dr. Catherine Maloof
Dr. Maloof Online,ã 2003
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