Alpha Nutrition Program for Children
Nutritional Therapy is based on removing the cause of illness by correcting a
faulty food supply. The Alpha Nutrition Program is standard method of diet
revision. The program was developed as practical medical management of
food-related illnesses. The Alpha Nutrition Program works well for children, but
change is difficult.
Each child has individual needs. Your task is to find
the best-fit food choices for your child's special biological requirements.
The Leader Mother is often the leader when a child needs help. You cannot
isolate one person in a family and change their diet while everyone else
continues to eat all the old foods. The whole family has to be involved to help
one child. When a family does Alpha Nutrition together, everyone tends to
benefit. If you have identified a need for change, you may still have doubts
about what you should do. You may first try minor changes or look for easier
solutions than complete diet revision. You probably have discussed your options
with family, friends, and professional advisers and have collected different,
perhaps contradictory opinions.
A Child's Special Needs
One way to view your child's illnesses, emotional and behavioral disturbances
is as a failure of adaptation - a mismatch between the biological properties of
their body and the kind of food and
environment you are offering him or her. Each child has individual needs.
Your task is to find the best-fit food choices for your child's special
biological requirements. You observe your child's responses every day, and
decide which foods cause trouble and which foods are OK.
The goal is to return to a diet of simple, carefully selected, natural foods.
Fresh or frozen vegetables, fruit, poultry, and fish are the basic food choices.
These are staple foods that allow us to reconstruct daily menus, with confidence
of good nutrition, and stable life-long eating habits. For most children, a
shift to meals featuring cooked vegetables is the most important change.
The Alpha Nutrition Program includes primary foods, popular all over the
world and, at the same time, excludes other foods that are staples in current
North American diets. Alpha Nutrition food selection is success-oriented,
and has no other basis in taste, preference, or ideology. The design of the
program was originally based on experience solving the problem of delayed
pattern food allergies. The first foods on the diet are chosen because of a low
probability of adverse reactions. At the same time, Alpha Nutrition design
emphasized foods that are nourishing and are associated with the prevention of
many common food-related diseases.
Since there is no current testing method that reliably identifies the causes
food-related illnesses, we cannot specify a short list of foods to avoid, and
assume that everything else will function properly. We can assume that diets
with low allergenic potential will be helpful in most children, and begin
therapy with a "hypoallergenic diet". When symptoms are reduced, foods may be
added back in an orderly manner to determine the limits of your child's
You become the therapist and quickly learn to interpret your child's symptoms
and make appropriate decisions about the right food supply. By monitoring your
child's progress, you can identify recurring problems, and change the food
selection to avoid them. If symptoms recur, you retreat to an early stage of the
program, even to the initial Phase 1 foods, for several days, to allow the
disturbance to clear. The strategy is to custom-fit a diet plan to each child's
Stages of Transformation
Alpha Nutrition is a transformation technique. The potential for change in
physical and mental state is great. But, any change is disruptive. You should,
therefore, expect some difficulties in changing your children's' food choices,
and prepare intelligently to cope with the problems encountered. Family
participation is important to children, who have difficulty if their food is
different from everyone else's. With food allergy, several family members are
often afflicted, but perhaps not to the same degree. If the whole family
participates in Diet Revision, other family members will often benefit, even
when no benefit is anticipated.
Diet Revision Therapy is kindly motivated, and intends no harm. We live in a
pleasure-oriented culture, and often use food as a reward. Most of us grew up
with rewards and punishments based on offering or withholding food treats and
continue this tradition in the management of our own children. When you realize
that a child's food selections may contribute to illness, behavioral problems,
or learning dysfunction, you must adopt an entirely different approach to
eating. Food is no longer recreational and no food is offered as a reward.
Learn more about Solving
Children's Health Problems
Using Alpha Nutrient formulas for
Infants and Children