Episode 092: Children, Food, Hyperactivity and Autism

Yes, we’re going there today. We’re talking about the links between children, food, hyperactivity and autism. I absolutely acknowledge that there are many factors: genetics, environment to name a couple, but there is an undeniable link between health, behavior and food. We’re going to look at some of the research and risk factors contributing to children’s health challenges.

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Children, Food, Hyperactivity and Autism

Factors discussed in this episode:

  • High fructose corn syrup
  • Zinc
  • Magnesium
  • PON1 gene
  • Pesticides

Practical Implementation:

  • Focus on food & nutrient diversity
  • Limit processed foods
  • Go organic
  • Remember that you’re building their lifelong habits



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