REAL food is the foundation for your child's health. Simply put - our food speaks to our genes and our genes talk to our bodies. I don't think most people realize this when they are feeding themselves or their children processed, packaged, pasteurized, microwaved foods loaded with partially hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, food additives, colorings and dyes. What in the world are all of those fake ingredients instructing our bodies to do? Do these man made ingredients affect us at the cellular level? You bet they do. For example, partially hydrogenated oils create stiff cell walls, which are less permeable and prevent our cells from functioning and communicating effectively.


It's our choice - we can either tell our children's bodies to heal or to create disease by what we put in their mouths.

"Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food." 

~ Hippocrates "Father of Medicine"


Scientific medical literature supports this, yet this information is not common knowledge.[1] We need to stop looking at food as just energy and calories and realize that food actually heals. The food you eat can be your greatest ally or worst enemy. It's all up to you and the choices you make for you and your family. Knowing this helps you prioritize your family's health and it makes it easier to spend a little extra money on high quality REAL food.

In fact, what you feed your child today will impact the health of your grandchildren and beyond. The branch of science called Epigenetics now proves this.

 

"As DNA, the blueprint of your body, is rolled out during development, it gets copied. And while that copying occurs, the things you are experiencing – what you eat, the toxins you are exposed to – can stop that copy machine from working properly. This basic principal of epigenetics means that, while we can't control what genes we pass on to our children, we may be able to control which genes get turned on or turned off." [2]


Are you choosing whole foods that speak the body's language and heal the body, such as fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds and whole grains? Or are you filling up your child's tank with high-fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated fats? These dangerous ingredients increase internal inflammation, creating a smoldering fire throughout the body. Chronic inflammation has been linked with a host of diseases including allergies, asthma, eczema, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.[3]
  

Read your labels, or better yet, eat food that doesn't require a label! Ever seen a label for a red delicious apple? The best foods for us come in gorgeous colors and without labels. Constantly feed your child's body healing information and optimize his or her health, starting today. Don't delay! Start eating like your great-grandparents. An apple a day, keeps the doctor away - not teddy grahams. 

 

 


Susan McCreadie, MD is a Holistic Pediatrician and co-founder of get REAL for kids™. She shows parents how to find REAL health for their child, so they can stop treating their child's symptoms and instead find solutions that help their child heal from the inside out.

 
Sources: 

1. Report by the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs. (1977). Diet Related to Killer Diseases. Open Library. Retrieved January 2, 2012 from http://openlibrary.org/books/OL14184564M/Diet_related_to_killer_diseases
2. Pregnancy Myths Exposed. (2009, November). DoctorOz. Retrieved January 2, 2012 from http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/pregnancy-myths-exposed 
3. Chronic Inflammation & Chronic Disease. Achoo Allergy. Retrieved January 2, 2012 from http://www.achooallergy.com/chronic-inflammation-disease.asp 

 

 

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