It is very important to be aware of our nutritional needs during pregnancy and while raising a child. However, it is also important to keep our child’s nutritional needs as a top priority as well.
“Risk of cardiovascular disease increases substantially for those whose birth weight was low.” — Professor David Barker at the Medical Research in Southampton, England tells us.
What we need to keep in mind is some food that may be “healthy” for you could cause allergic symptoms in someone else. It is very important to listen to our bodies and see what food makes us feel vibrant and full of energy rather than lethargic and weighed down, and observe the same in our children.
Common symptoms related to food sensitivities, allergies, or poor diet include: anxiety, arthritis, asthma, attention-deficit disorder, bed-wetting, bloating, bronchitis, Celiac disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, colitis, Crohn’s disease, depression, diarrhea, ear infections, eczema, hay fever, headaches, IBS, insonmia, learning disorders, and weight gain.
Here are tips to help you work with your body’s needs and to observe negative food related symptoms in your child:
- Notice which foods or meals you feel energized and healthy, or lethargic and unhealthy. Look for the common foods that might cause negative symptoms. Eliminate them for two weeks, then see how you feel.
- Just because others in your family can tolerate a certain food does not mean you or your child can as well.
- Assess your own nutritional needs and supplement the recommended nutrients until you are feeling healthy, full of energy, and symptom free.
- Find out what lifestyle works best for you and adjust your life accordingly.
- If you have a family history of particular health problems, keep a close eye on the issues of concern and adjust your nutrition accordingly.
- Listen to your body. It will tell you more than the experts will!
- Seek the advice of a holistic practioners that does testing for allergies and sensitivites in your area. They can detect a sensitivity often before an allopathic medical doctor can through a typical blood test.
Wishing you Health and Wellness,