What Behavioral Issues in Your Child Are Telling You (And What You Can Do About It)
In today's world, it seems like few children make it out of childhood without a few letters attached to their name. Every year, the number of children diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, ASD, ODD, etc., increases.
More children are being diagnosed with depression and mood disorders than ever before. Why is that? Has our world really become that much more stressful and depressing? (Well.... maybe?) I could probably write an entire blog post on the effect of too much screen time and forcing our kids to sit in classrooms all day instead of encouraging them to move around as their brains and bodies require, but that's not the point of this post. Yes, our world today discourages kids from playing outside and moving around and running and kinesthetically learning, and that can lead to behavioral problems and diagnoses of ADHD and medication, when what they really need is just a good old fashioned day outside in the sun, but there really is also an increase in kids not being able to cope with childhood. Kids who can't learn impulse control, even when it becomes developmentally appropriate. Kids who lose their minds when then eat cake at a birthday party. Kids committing suicide because they are bullied at school and just can't stop being SAD. And while we've come to accept that adulting is hard, should we really ever accept that this is how childhood has to be too??
Our genes play a roll in how our bodies handle the stresses of every day life. And with the toxins we encounter every day in our food and in our environment, our genes are taking a hit. Science is discovering new genetic polymorphisms every day that effect how our bodies complete the basic processes necessary for living a healthy life. And if we can't provide our bodies with what they need to function properly, what do you think happens? In our children this looks like not sleeping at night, not focusing in school, lashing out irrationally at the slightest provocation, gaining weight even when they eat a relatively healthy diet, low energy, low mood, digestive issues, and the list goes on and on.
GX Sciences has developed a nutrigenomic panel specifically to look at these developmental issues and the genes that effect them. It looks at how your child's body clears out inflammation, whether from foods or their environment, how it processes neurotransmitters, how it processes sugar, and how it takes out the trash inside the cells. All of these things play a roll in how your child reacts to daily life. And you know what this means? It means you can help them, often without having to medicate them. What if I told you you could make some simple dietary and environmental adjustments that would make a huge difference in your child's behaviors and ability to cope with life? What if you could use nutritional supplements to off-set the genes not allowing the body to do its job, and help your child be healthy? Too many kids are medicated today, and we have no way of knowing what the long term effects on their bodies will be (but if I had to guess, I'd say definitely NOT good!). Why not try the natural nutritional approaches first? What do you have to lose? Medicine will always be there later, but you could gain a happier, healthier kid, which would mean a happier healthier parent, and a happier healthier family. Wouldn't that be worth it?
Ask me about genetic testing and how I can help your child and your family live the life you deserve. I'm here to help.