Children’s Health

Children’s Health

Proper nutrition is essential for the growth, development, and function of children’s minds and bodies. But large percentage of children and teens in the U.S. may not be getting sufficient levels of the nutrients and essential fatty acids they need from their daily diets. They may also have food sensitivities that can further influence nutritional status.

• Almost 7 out of 10 children do not take an omega-3 supplement.
• 9 out of 10 children don’t eat the recommended amount of fruit or vegetables.
• 7 in 10 children have low levels of vitamin D.
• High soft drink consumption is correlated with low intakes of magnesium, riboflavin, and vitamins A and C, as well as high intake of calories, carbohydrates, and fat.
• Nearly 1 in 10 young children may have food sensitivities.

Israeli Study: Breastfeeding Reduces Risk of Cancer in Children

Breastfeeding can significantly reduce the risk of children getting cancer, says a new study conducted by Israel’s University of Haifa.

According to the study, children who were breastfed decreased the chances of developing cancer by 60 percent.

“We asked the mothers in the study about breastfeeding, nutrition, exposure to pets, exposure to detergents, etc.,” said Dr. Keinan-Boker, a professor in the University of Haifa’s School of Public Health and deputy director of the Israeli Health Ministry’s Center for Disease Control.

Additionally, the study compared children who were exclusively breastfed up until four months old with children who stopped being breastfed before that age, and found that those who were exclusively breastfed had decreased the chances of getting cancer by 40 percent.

The study, which was funded by the Israel Cancer Association, interviewed 190 whose children developed leukemia or lymphoma before the age of 19 as well as 348 mothers from healthy children.

Dr. Sherman recommends Targeted Nutritional Support for Children’s Health, science-based formulas that are well suited for children (and adults) for both general and targeted support, Clinically Evaluated Medical Program for Atopic Disorders/eczema, allergic rhinitis and allergy-responsive Asthma.

As an industry leader, Dr. Sherman provides a comprehensive program that blends conventional and nutritional support for the reduction of symptoms associated with these disorders when used in combination with a clinically designed dietary plan.

“Chance favors the prepared mind.” ~Louis Pasteur