Nutrition Archives - NACD International | The National Association for Child Development

How Patterns of Behavior Affect Your Developmentally Challenged Child

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by Bob Doman Most of us have no idea what creatures of habit and patterns we are, nor how stuck we can be in these behavior patterns. I have three dogs that keep reminding me of what a creature of habit I am. If I’m watching TV in the evening and pick up the TV remote, my dogs notice; and … Read More

Getting Unstuck – Changing the Picture for Your Child

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Implications on everything from what your child will eat to putting down a toilet seat by Bob Doman   Developmentally, behaviorally and educationally children tend to get stuck. The younger the child, the lower the child’s processing or the slower the child’s development, the easier it is for them to get stuck. To understand why these children tend to get … Read More

Science Corner Vol. 10 – How Watching Television Can Affect Your Child’s Health

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  Researchers at the University of Montreal and its affiliated Saint-Justine Mother and Child University Hospital reported that each weekly hour of TV watched by 2.5- to 4.5-year olds had statistically significant effect correlation to athletic ability and waist size by the second and fourth grade, respectively, for those children. Parents of 1,314 children reported how many weekly hours of … Read More

NACD Gift Ideas for Healthy Living

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At NACD, we work with children that have every imaginable developmental issue in addition to typical and gifted children. Our families deal with a broad range health and related developmental issues. Each year it has become more and more evident that our environment as well as what we consume is incredibly important. Toxins that we all live with are being … Read More

Science Corner Vol. 8 – Be Smart About Breakfast

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  Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing reported that children who ate breakfast more often had significantly higher IQ scores on the full scale, verbal, and performance tests. The study included 1,269 six-year-old children. After controlling for seven potential sociodemographic variables, the study found children who ate breakfast on a near-daily basis scored 4.6 points higher on … Read More

Goat Milk

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This is a website where people can locate raw goat milk in their area: www.realmilk.com. It is illegal except in 13 states to purchase raw goat milk commercially and illegal in many states to ship raw goat milk across state lines. However, many local goat dairy farms will sell you some. In some states, such as Oregon, it is legal to … Read More

Buffalo Milk

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There is no animal milk other than raw goat milk which is alkaline, naturally homogenized, and has colostrum which exactly replicates Mother’s milk colostrum–the most important factor for immunity and the immune system. (Please see article on Raw Goat and its comparison to cow milk for full information). Next to raw goat milk I prefer homemade nut milks. Having said … Read More

Candida Albicans

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Birth control pills, all antibiotics, steroid drugs, and any drugs that suppress the immune system response or assist in the rapid reproduction and expansion of candida in the body are responsible for minute colonies of candida that expand like a vast army. They may start in the bowel or vaginal tract, then travel throughout the body. Symptoms ranging from “feeling … Read More

Nutritional Protocol for Infants – Ages 0 to 2 years

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BREASTFEEDING Before an infant is born it lives on the mother’s blood, which circulates through the fetus. Upon birth it lives on mother’s milk. An infant is given its start solely through the mother. The vital beginning for bones, organs and glands lies in the health of the mother during and after pregnancy as well as many years before conception. … Read More

Possible Effects of Soy Infant Formula

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By Sally Fallon, Mary Enig PhD, and Michael Fitzpatrick Soy formula, which contains phytoestrogens, genistein and daidzein (also called isoflavones), is given to approximately 25% of those US children fed formula. It is estimated that an infant exclusively fed soy formula receives the estrogenic equivalent of at least five birth control pills per day. By contrast, almost no phytoestrogens have … Read More

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