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ERIC Number: EJ787045
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
Nutritional Requirements for Children with Special Needs
Roth, Michael; Drucker, Richard
Exceptional Parent, v38 n2 p24, 26-27 Feb 2008
In the last few decades, there has been an alarming and disturbing increase in infant and childhood behavioral and physiologic disorders. These include, but are not limited to, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation, and Down syndrome to name just a few. The society has grown so accustomed to hearing these terms, they are almost deemed to be normal variants among children. But should people consider these disorders "normal?" Forty or 50 years ago, for example, many of the learning disabilities so commonplace today were virtually non-existent. Why is that? The current argument among alternative health experts in the field is that increasingly poor (or synthetic/chemical) nutrition may be a primary cause of today's modern epidemic health problems among children. Today's children, especially those with special needs, must avoid the unhealthy consumption of synthetic, chemically-produced foods (and nutrients), and replace them with proper nutrients. The body simply works better when it is receiving a regular supply of healthy, organic, carbon-bound nutrition.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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