Ellen Briggs, food consultant, author, radio host and founder of the Kid Kritics Approved program. Joined by Sally Byrd, ND, Ellen’s radio co-host. “Reversing childhood diseases such as obesity, diabetes, allergy and depression.”
In child health, water is the #1 issue and diet is #2. Ms. Briggs and Byrd believe that if you can educate parents about proper child nutrition, the parents’ diet will also improve. Their book emphasizes water above all in childhood health.
They believe that there should be “food circles” and not a food pyramid. And that water is the biggest circle.
Children don’t know how to eat, they don’t know what is good for them, they tend to get addicted to “bad” foods and they often don’t know where milk, cheese or meat even comes from. This can set up adverse pattern for life. And it affects all social strata.
Ellen and Sally have been working with parents but noted that parents would change their child’s diet to win a race or get them on a team, but not to improve their grades. The challenge is to get the information to the parents.
Ellen and Sally advocate healthy foods that taste good and they advocate incremental diet changes. Begin by cutting down and don’t replace everything at once.
Gluten-free diets are becoming increasingly popular and excessive wheat and dairy consumption causes numerous diseases. They are seeing these diseases at a much younger age.
There is a large disconnect for many people between their food intake and their health. And they want to cure their food-caused symptoms with medicine.
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