Category:Children's problems

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The approach to children’s problems is exactly the same as to adult problems, i.e. to look for and treat the underlying causes. Usually the causes are more obvious because children have yet to develop the complications of adult life! My experience is that the commonest cause of the commonest childhood complaints is allergy to dairy products and hypoglycaemia. Dairy allergy is a common cause of infantile colic, projectile vomiting and pyloric stenosis, catarrhal conditions with tonsillitis, glue ears and runny noses, toddler diarrhoea, infantile eczema, asthma, and respiratory symptoms, behavioural disorders and so on.

Most children raised on Western diets high in sugar, fruit and refined carbohydrate are carbohydrate addicts. See Hypoglycaemia - the full story. My guess is that this is the underlying cause of many modern problems such as eating disorders, obsessive compulsive problems, hyperactivity, fatigue, depression and other psychological problems.

We go through life climbing what I call the ladder of addiction. This starts off with sugar and refined carbohdyrates, then moves on to dairy products, chocolate, caffeine, coca cola, alcohol, nicotine, cannabis, ecstasy, cocaine, heroin and so on. Eventually the individual realises the problem and starts to come back down the ladder with all the awful withdrawal symptoms that accompany such a journey. One addiction replaces another until one is back to the socially acceptable sugar and refined carbohydrate. But this too is killing people - our own personal weapons of mass destruction!

The basic approach to children’s problems is the same, i.e. good The Paleo Ketogenic Diet - this is a diet which we all should follow, good quality micronutrient Nutritional Supplements, good night’s Sleep on a regular basis together with the right balance of exercise, play and work; all done within a loving environment.

See The general approach to maintaining and restoring good health

Children are particularly susceptible to toxins because of their size, because their systems are only developing and evolving, and their detoxification systems are inefficient. Children, in particular, need to be protected from toxic stress.

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