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Is Your Child Missing Key Nutrients?

Podcast Ep_009

Research and clinical findings show that our children are burdened with multiple nutrient[1] deficiencies.  Unaddressed, these deficiencies continue to impair many important metabolic functions in our children and impact their health, neurologic function and in the end their ability to heal.  In order to address key nutrient deficiencies appropriately, we must identify which ones are most likely in our children, what impact this has on them, why they occur in the first place and how we can fix them.
On today’s podcast, I discuss the what, why and how to fix key nutrient deficiencies in our children.  I also addressed this subject in a previous blog post, Top Nutrient Deficiencies Found in Our Children – What You Need to Know.  Here is a snapshot of what you will learn today:

in a nutshell
  • Children with neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and ADHD have multiple functional nutrient deficiencies.
  • Common nutrient deficiencies include: vitamins B6, B1, B3, B5, B12, C, folic acid/folate, biotin, taurine, selenium, magnesium,  fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins A, D, K and E.
  • These deficiencies are caused by inadequate intake of nutrients, inability to digest and assimilate nutrients and/or inability to convert the nutrients to the active form at the cellular level.
  • Once deficiencies are identified they can be corrected by proper diet, digestion support and/or appropriate therapeutic supplementation.

During the podcast I referenced the following studies:

Be sure to pick up the free tools I mentioned in the podcast here that will help you record, analyze and interpret your child’s symptoms:


Grab Your Food, Mood, Sleep & Poop Journal Here!

Grab Your Free Digestion[4] Cheat Sheet Here!

Grab Your Food, Mood, Sleep & Poop Review Checklist Here!

Although I did not talk about the Food, Mood, Sleep & Poop Journal review checklist linked above, it is a helpful part of the process.

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Terms definitions
1. nutrient. A chemical substance in food that provides energy, forms new body components, or assists in various body functions. (1)
2. vitamin. An organic molecule necessary in trace amounts that act as a catalyst in normal metabolic processes in the body. (1)
3. glutamine. One of the twenty amino acids encoded by the standard human genetic code. (4)
4. Digestion. The mechanical and chemical breakdown of food to simple molecules that can be absorbed and used by body cells. (1)