Children’s Health

Even if your child is eating a healthy diet, it’s difficult to measure the nutrients they are receiving due to our depleted soils and the over-processing of foods. It’s an even bigger challenge to maintain children’s health when they eat away from home, at school, a friend’s house, or from fast food restaurants.

Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions in this country. In fact, the statistics on childhood obesity tell us that 1 in 5 children today are either overweight or obese. Childhood type II diabetes has also risen to an all-time high. Today 1 out of 4 overweight children is diagnosed with childhood type II diabetes.

Research shows there are two main root causes for this increasing problem facing American children and their parents. Let’s address the 1st cause - which is diet. Did you know that the average American child consumes approximately 15 pounds of sugar per month? Not only is sugar at the root of obesity, but it is the direct cause for the increase of type II diabetes. The second root cause is, of course, lack of exercise. Did you know the average child watches 37 hours of TV or video games per week? The abuse of TV and childhood obesity go hand in hand.

Calcium and Vitamin D3 Deficiency

Another real concern is many of our children are deficient in calcium and vitamin D3, which is very alarming. If a person does not reach peak bone mass between ages 1-30, they will be at a very high risk of osteoporosis later in life. Many of our children and teens are drinking sodas on a daily basis, which is a big problem because the phosphoric acid in all sodas pulls and leaches calcium from the bones. Orthopedic surgeons are projecting a 400% increase in osteoporosis by 2015.

High Blood Pressure and Elevated Cholesterol

We are now seeing children being diagnosed with high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol. You may be surprised to hear that plaque can start to build up inside arteries as early as 3 years old! When autopsies were performed on young 19-year-old soldiers, they discovered the beginning stages of arteriosclerosis. Traditional doctors are now beginning to prescribe cholesterol lowering drugs to children. The real root of this problem is the amount of fake fats, HYDROGENATED OILS, our kids are consuming. We must remove hydrogenated oil from our children’s diet.

Making a Change

Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, or someone who just really loves children, I hope you’ll do your part to help educate our kids to make better choices. The formative years of a child’s health cannot be replaced. What a child does now can, and will, affect them the rest of their lives. We can make a difference - one child at a time!

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“My name is Allie. I live in northern VA. I have a 3-year-old daughter that has had persistent constipation for the past 2 years. We tried every homemade and prescribed remedy available. We changed her diet so many times that it’s a wonder she didn’t have the opposite problem. Finally, relief came with the Strawberry Kiwi Aloe Juice. She loves it. I give her a half of a cap full once a day. She now goes at least once a day and doesn’t have a hard time doing it. Hope this helps. Allie My daughter who is 7 years old has had tremendous success with the Ultimate Aloe Juice. We ended up at the doctors’ office for her chronic “my tummy hurts” troubles. They x-rayed her stomach and diagnosed her as “F.O.P.” (full of poop). The doctor gave her Milk of Magnesia and suppositories to help her go. They didn’t work! I started her on Aloe and she has not had any trouble since then. We take it every morning with breakfast. She takes and extra dose at night as needed. She is finally gaining weight and is a much happier child.”
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About

Dr. Sheryl Duchess , N.D., M.H., Certified Naturopathic Doctor, Certified Master Herbalist, Public Speaker, Educator

Dr.Sheryl is certified naturopathic doctor who is dedicated to educating and helping people find a more natural approach to wellness. She explains the root cause of disease and shares the secrets of a naturopath through her wellness course, videos, and mentoring opportunities.

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