Many people don’t know that in order to function to their best capacity, their bodies require dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals & amino acids. Modern eating habits and depletion of our food and soil quality has taken its toll, and when combined with other environmental factors, many of us are tired, stressed and under functioning – where we could be doing better.
When a child is experiencing health challenges, supplements can be of huge benefit. Supplements can calm you down, help you sleep, give you energy & help you think more clearly. I’ve written extensively about how supplements relate to early childhood in Naturally Better, and how we can help boost our children’s immune systems and even brain function through the use of supplements.
Targeted Nutritional Intervention is a recognized form of therapy for children with Down syndrome. But the act of intervening through nutrition to target a specific health concern is, of course, not something used only for Downs. It can be beneficial for anyone of any age, and may address conditions as mild as irritability or skin rashes.
Nutritionists and other practitioners tailor nutritional programs for people all the time. Did you know for example that there is a supplement on the market here in Australia which can specifically address the following:
SUPPORT THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
PROMOTE BRAIN FUNCTION
ADAPT TO STRESS
IMPROVE MEMORY RETENTION
PROMOTE HEALTHY BEHAVIOUR
All of this from just one of the great tasting supplements we give our son every day.
Here is an extract from an email I received recently from a happy parent:
My daughter has ASD. Since taking the supplements her behaviours and speech have improved so much that it has been noticed by the Kindy and Speech pathologist. It’s wonderful to see her progessing and interacting more.
CL, Adelaide, South Australia
I am not a practitioner, so it has been impossible to date for me to give specifics about which supplement brands should be used for an individual child – beyond the information in my book. But the most common question I am asked by parents after reading the book is how to begin with the supplements. Many parents realise there is more they could be doing for their child nutritionally it seems.
If you don’t have access to a local practitioner, you can book an Online Consult with our Holistic Medical Doctor, Dr Helen Smith. Dr Helen is not only a Medical Doctor with 20 years experience, she has also done post graduate studies in nutritional medicine. Read more about Dr Helen and how she can help you by clicking here.