While we may seek help with dietary guidance, ultimately the decisions regarding the direction you take for your child is uniquely individual and personal. I took a personal journey to recover my health and then went on to do the same for my son when he was diagnosed with autism and ADHD.

My journey has taken me beyond artificial ingredients, processed foods lacking in nutrients and sugar that affect our health and our children’s health.

Our “Western diet” has seen an increase in ADHD, obesity, mood disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, fatigue, and poor cognition in children. Our ancestors lived on seasonal diets for thousands of years. The further we stray from our roots the worse seems to be the outcome for our children.

  • Who decided that the Western diet is optimal for our children’s health?
  • Why do the recommendations what we should eat and feed our children keep changing?

What we eat influences our children’s gut and the microbial environment within their gut, which in turn influences their energy, mood, immunity, biochemistry and so forth. Having “junk food” occasionally will not kill them (it may make some children very irritable and hyperactive!) but having processed foods all the time certainly may. For the first time in history, our children may die before their parents!

Improve their health by:

  • Removing the artificial ingredients that their body may be struggling to deal with, and certainly doesn’t need
  • Get your children off processed foods with little or no nutritional value. This is particularly important for children as they are growing and building a foundation for their future mental and physical health
  • Remove foods they may be reacting to, either as true food allergies or intolerances
  • Starving out the harmful bugs in their gut that may be affecting their energy, mood and health. Help build a healthy gut microbiome in your child by incorporation adequate fresh vegetables and fruit. There is a lot of attention given to what is happening in the gut and how it affects the brain – the gut-brain axis
  • Introduce seasonal nutrient dense foods into your child’s diet that they actually need
  • Add healing foods and refine their diet according to their needs