Kids – how does nutrition affect their growth?

Kids – how does nutrition affect their growth?

Wednesday, 15 February 2012 10:47

Do you have kids? Do you work with kids or deal with them regularly? Do you remember back when you were a kid? It wasn’t that long ago was it? How many kids back in your day were obese, had diabetes, wheat or dairy allergies or had autism, ADD or ADHD? I’m guessing that if you are like me, not many…if any! What has happened? Why does it seem that every second child these days is either obese, has diabetes, is allergic to something or has been diagnosed as ADHD? We have a fantastic article (I didn’t write it!) that will hopefully shed some light on this all-important issue for you.

I’ve always wanted to write something on this topic myself, but have never quite got around to it (and not having kids myself I’m sure I can’t truly appreciate how difficult it must be as a parent to not have your kids eat a high proportion of processed foods). However, I came across a wonderful article by Cyndi O’Meara. Cyndi is a highly regarded expert on all things health & nutrition and a fellow speaker who beautifully outlines the link between the unnatural foods we are feeding our kids and many of the subsequent problems we/they face. It’s all stuff we’ve spoken about before, i.e. Eating ‘real’, natural foods, but Cyndi’s put it into the context of children, and I couldn’t have written it anywhere near as well as she has, so I hope you find it valuable.

Click here for the article

* Note; If you like the first article, I’ve posted a more detailed article by Cyndi on ‘How Food Affects Children’s Behaviour’ on the site as well, see https://www.healthspeaker.com.au/articles_others_additives&behaviour.php

Joke of the Week: Speaking of Kids.

Little Johnny and Little Lisa are only 10 years old, but they know that they are in love. One day they decide that they want to get married, so Johnny goes to Lisa’s father to ask for his blessing.

Johnny bravely walks up to him and says “Mr. Jones, me and Lisa are in love and I want to ask you for your blessing.”

Thinking that this was the cutest thing, Mr. Jones replies, “Well Johnny, you’re only 10. Where will you two live?”

Without even taking a moment to think about it, Johnny replies, “In Lisa’s room. It’s bigger than mine and we can both fit there nicely.”

Still thinking this is just cute, Mr. Jones says, “Okay then how will you live? You’re not old enough to get a job. How will you afford food and rent?”

Again, Johnny instantly replies, “With our allowance. Lisa gets $5 a week and I get $10 a week. That’s about $60 a month, and that should do us just fine.”

By this time Mr. Jones is realizing that Johnny has put much thought into this. So, he thinks for a moment trying to come up with something that Johnny won’t have an answer to. He then says, “Well Johnny, it seems like you’ve got everything all figured out. I just have one more question for you.

What will you do if the two of you should have kids of your own?”

Johnny shrugs his shoulders and says, “Well, we’ve been lucky so far…”


Mark Bunn

Mark Bunn – is a leading natural health researcher specialising in Ayurvedic medicine, author of the three-time best-selling ‘Ancient Wisdom for Modern Health‘ and one of Australasia's most popular health and performance speakers.  Mark is also CEO of David Lynch Foundation Australia.