|Alpha Education Books
by Stephen Gislason MD
Feeding Children is an essential guide for parents when children are not doing well and need diet revision. Infant feeding and proper nutrition for growing children are discussed. The book discusses health problems that arise from the wrong food choices. The solution is found in the Alpha Nutrition Program, a standard method of diet revision. There are many conditions that improve with diet revision. Each condition is described in the book. Food allergy is an important topic, explained in some detail.
The book begins: Food is the most intimate part of the environment because we ingest it. Food causes dysfunction and disease in many ways. Every cell in our body needs nutrients delivered every day and food is the origin of these nutrients. Wrong materials are also distributed to every cell in the body. We can expect a bewildering array of adverse effects from any modern food supply. Children's food tends to be the most processed and chemically contrived of any age group. Food manufacturers and vendors advertise their synthetic, processed foods directly to youngsters, and generally succeed in marketing their products. Boxed, canned and bottled foods, fast foods, snack foods, candies, chocolate bars, burgers, pizzas, and pop are usually included in the diets of our adolescents and many of our younger children.
To many parents, the food supplied by the supermarket, restaurants and fast food outlets is normal, convenient and easy to feed to children. Normal is not normal, however. The apparent convenience of all this normal food may conceal years of illness, brain dysfunction, conflict and unnecessary suffering. Since there are multiple effects following ingestion of food, no explanation of food-related problems based on one mechanism alone will ever account for the multiplicity of effects reported and observed. Our best theories assume complex interactions; simultaneous immunological, physiological, and biochemical mechanisms. When something goes wrong with a child, it makes good sense to look at the flow of substances through the mouth for the source of the problem. We need to look not only at the composition of the food, but also, and more importantly, at the interaction of the ingested materials with the child's body. Adverse reactions to food are common and produce disturbances by a variety of mechanisms.
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