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Clinical tips for getting the most from food

Food is alive… and gives us life in the form of nitrates, salts, sugars, ammonia and sulfates. The energy of food feeds our electrical selves and maintains homeostasis. It is very important to eat live, organic, whole foods. Eating fermented foods on a regular rotation is highly recommended to assist building beneficial bacteria and ‘electrical food’ for the body as well.

Your child does not have to be allergic… or intolerant to benefit from a gluten free, casein free (GFCF) diet. Gluten causes an inflammatory response and dairy inhibits the methylation cycle, which disrupts healthy detoxification. Removing gluten and casein for a minimum of four months is recommended to allow your child’s body to heal more efficiently. Even very small amounts of gluten or casein can cause significant reactions if a child is unable to digest these proteins. Parents describe the side effects much like someone on drugs; self-stimulatory behaviors, inability to focus, spacey, irrational behaviors, distended stomach, inappropriate laughter and unhealthy bowel movements.

In addition to a GFCF diet, and choosing whole foods... clinical research shows that eating for one’s blood type can assist with the absorption and utilization of nutrients from food. We recommend this as a general nutritional guideline. You can balance a ‘negative food’ by eating two beneficial foods.

Eat Cooked Foods

Cooked fruits and vegetables, versus raw, give the GI a boost for many children who experience moderate to severe gastrointestinal distress. Cooked food opens and nourishes the digestion while raw food closes it down due to its cold nature. A good ratio is 25% raw vegetables to 75% cooked.

Avoid Beverages During Meals

Drinking during meals dilutes HCL and other enzymes that are required for healthy digestion. If a minimal amount of beverage is required to enjoy your meal, sip it. Do not use ice or cold drinks.

Chew

Chew each bite to a liquid. When food is swallowed in undigested pieces, it sits in the stomach and ferments or putrefies. Energy is lost when the body tries to get nutrition from these non-macerated foods.

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