Far too often I see clients come into my office and mom is about to pull her hair out because their child is out of control.
He has mood swings, doesn't sleep, bounces off the walls, only wants to eat junk, and mom is about to lose her mind! All of these go hand in hand with tic disorders.
I get it, I have worn those shoes and I know that nutrition plays a BIG part in behavior. Kids, naturally, need vitamins and minerals and in some cases, they need far more than the RDA. Not only do they need them for the same reasons we do, but they also need extra vitamins and minerals to build their bodies up to their full adult size. RDA does not equate to optimum health, RDA is a minimum created to keep you from getting diseases like scurvy.
A deficiency in even one micronutrient would mean a kid develops rickets, skin problems, allergies, or a poor attention span. So, naturally, as parents, we want to feed our kids the healthiest possible diet, loaded with vitamins and...