Our Children’s Health
There are more and more children being born as time goes by with serious health problems, it is no coincidence there are more special needs children today than in our grandparents days. Our society today lives on processed foods full of chemicals, these chemicals are very likely the reason our children are suffering today. Do you really believe our health problems are from anything else, think about it as our society has added more and more processed foods into our diet our health has declined? I for one don’t believe the majority of our children’s health problems are from their home life, I also don’t believe it is genetics unless we are passing chemicals to our children from our food? Many children who are born with emotional and behavioral disorders come from a very good home, isn’t it time the government and medical professionals stop putting the blame on the parents?
Emotional Behavioral Disorders
Our children are experiencing these disorders which are affecting their ability to form and maintain healthy relationships, this is bad enough, but what about how these disorders are preventing many children from being able to function well enough to take care of themselves one day? Our children are struggling to learn in school because they are experiencing extremely high anxiety, add their lack of concentration and their learning disabilities and our children are missing out on being the best they could be.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
The most common emotional behavioral disorder children are experiencing is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, this affects more boys than girls and again the medical profession has no answers to why this is? Why could it be so many children are experiencing these symptoms, what determines our health more than anything else? What we put into our bodies has the most influence in our health, over years of people putting the chemicals from our processed food into their bodies just maybe has messed up our body chemistry?
- Unable To Sit Still
- Fidgets Constantly
- High Energy
- Lack Of Concentration
- Labeled As Problem Children
Autism is another disorder growing in numbers, autistic children are found in every region of the country. This disorder also oddly affects boys more often than girls, imagine for every thousand children born two have autism today? Isn’t it scary what the future might be if we keep going at the rate we are right now, many children might have mild cases of autism and their parents might not realize it?
- High Functioning Autistic Children are intelligent and are able to speak well
- Children Who Have Learning Difficulties May Have Some Mild Autism
- Children With Brains Which Function Differently Than The Majority Of Children
- Children Labeled As Not Working Up Their Potential
- The Child Who Becomes Frustrated When Their Routine Changes Suddenly
Are you starting to see their are many disorders affecting out children, bipolar disorder begins in children during their early childhood. Many children are not diagnosed with this disorder until in the teens, many children who are diagnosed as having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder actually later are diagnosed as having bipolar. These children experience intense mood swings, often parents don’t realize their child has any health problems.
- Excessive Highs
- Excessive Lows
- Very High Energy
- Extremely Low Energy
It seems today more children experience anxiety then ever before, is it normal when your child has episodes of fear which occur without any warning or reasons? Anxiety disorders will affect your child forming relationships with other children, anxious children often experience problems in school making friends. Does you child prefer to spend their time alone rather than participating in after school activities, many children with anxiety disorders develop obsessive-compulsive disorder. This repetitive behavior and thoughts are very common in anxious children, many avoid social interaction which can develop into social anxiety disorders.
- Anxious Often
- Avoids New Situations & Experiences
- Absent Frequently From School
Emotional Behavioral Disorder
If your child is experiencing this disorder, they will lack the ability to be happy, this child will have difficulty controlling their emotions. At times they will give your the impression they are fearful and anxious, at other times they are just the opposite exploding from their frustration. The child will lack the ability to pay attention to their studies, often teachers will misunderstand these students and label them as lazy students.
- Inappropriate Actions
- Learning Difficulties
- Relationships Difficulties
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
The child who is experiencing oppositional defiant disorder will be seen as hostile and irritable towards others, these children are uncooperative and have negative attitudes. The child with this disorder often directs their negative attitude towards authority people, often teachers have difficulty with the child with this disorder and discipline does not put fear into this child.
Children with this disorder experiences fear and irrational thoughts which leads them to obsessions, these obsessions are compulsive and repetitive behavior which gives them temporary relief from their symptoms from their anxiety. There are many children and adults with this disorder, most are mild enough they don’t interfere with their daily lives. This can become severe enough to interfere with a child’s daily routine, when this happens treatment is needed to help the child.
Emotional Behavioral Disorders Causes
Before I share with you what the medical world claims to be the causes for these disorders, I will admit some of the children with these health problems might be caused by some of these problems. Common sense tells us, when more children are experiencing these problems there is something terribly wrong going on, I strongly believe the chemicals in our processed foods are contributing to all these disorders to be increasing.
- Brain Damage
- Unhealthy Discipline
- Poor Attitude Towards Schooling
- Blaming Others
- Lack Of Respect
- Substance Abuse Possible
- Stomach Ache
Ritalin & Dexedrine
I understand sometimes a child with these types of health problems might need medication, but I really feel medication should be a last resort. The medications they prescribe for these disorders have many side-effects, another things which really bothers me is these medications are very addictive. Ritalin and Dexedrine are the most common medications physician’s prescribe, medications have serious consequences when you begin taking them as a young child. These medications do over long-term can damage your organs, but this is up to the parents to decide if medication is what they want for their child?
I really have a difficult time with young children taking antidepressants, I highly recommend you give changing your child’s diet a try first. Many children who have been cut back on processed foods and stimulants such as caffeine has experienced an improvement naturally, also consider getting rid of all the gluten in your child’s meals and snacks. Gluten is known to increase the majority of the symptoms children are experiencing with these disorders, a gluten-free diet has improved many children’s symptoms especially their concentration and depression as well as their anxiety.
- Appetite Reduction Weight Loss
- Abnormal Heart Beat
- Dry Mouth, Nose & Eyes
- Daytime Drowsiness
- Gluten-Free Diet
- Processed Foods & Snacks In Moderation
- Family Activities
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy
- Social-Skills Training If Needed
- Individual Therapy
- Family Therapy
Help For Parents
What Is On My Mind Today?
Why would anyone think that many children could be experiencing all these disorders from bad parenting, I just don’t believe bad parenting or violent home lives are so abundant to cause such an outbreak in our children’s health? The cause has to be something the majority of families are doing the same, there are many good families with several children and only one might have one of these disorders. I believe if you change your child’s diet by cutting back on processed foods and gluten, you will be amazed at the change in your child, soda pop is abused and one of the unhealthiest beverages on the market today.