Writers Name: Rosey Denise White
Title: Healthy Eating Can Reverse the Effects of Autism
Every physical and mental ailment can be avoided by choosing to engage in a lifestyle of healthy eating. Everything we eat has a direct impact on our health. Processed foods, milk, meat, alcohol, junk food and other unnatural foods contain parasites or GMO’s- Genetically Modified Components. These chemicals calcify the brain, which contributes to the thinking levels and behaviors of both child and adult. The health care pharmaceutical industries have become a cash machine, benefiting greatly from the cost of prescribed medications aimed at treating illnesses.
Many are dependent upon traditional medicine, unaware that the body can heal itself naturally through eating the right foods.
According to the CDC, one out of every six child was diagnosed with a developmental disability between 2006 & 2008. Autism is a form of developmental problems that affects approximately one in eighty-eight kids. The autism diagnosis rate has increased 289.5% in the last ten years and continues to climb. Developmental disabilities can be defined as a diverse set of physical or mental impairments that widely affect a child’s ability to learn, speak, and read and writer. Researchers remain conflicted as to actual causes of developmental defects such as autism and other than prescribed medications and treatments; there is no cure for autism disease.
The food that we choose to fuel the body with is paramount to success for both child and adult. The brain is the most important organ in the body. It serves as the central processing unit as it instructs mental thought processes which virtually control everything the body has the ability to do. Without the brain, the body cannot live but without healthy foods as the fuel source, the brain cannot function at full capacity. Humans are the most powerful source of energy on the planet. The foods we eat produce body heat, physical & mental energy!
Kids need to especially eat healthy and be limited on the amounts of processed foods and sugar they consume. Too much sugar hurts kids physical and mentally by increasing stress hormones in the body which causes hyperactivity and anxiety. Breakfast is also important for school aged children, as eating a healthy breakfast boosts cognitive memory. Cognitive memory helps children learn and increases vocabulary skill sets; both are necessary to produce learning. Vitamins B6, B12, Iron and Calcium all help to stimulate brain growth in both kids & adults. A diet complete with vitamin B6 aids in maintaining healthy nerve and brain function. Children diagnosed with developmental issues would benefit from a consistent diet of spinach, baked potatoes (with the skin), sweet potatoes and turnip greens. All are excellent vitamin B6 resources.
A healthy brain allows your body to do all the things it is meant to do and feeding your brain the right foods can improve how well it is able to send messages to the rest of your body. It is important to eat a variety of brain boosting, natural foods to get the most benefit. What we eat drastically affects our ability to think & learn, especially in kids.