Childhood Nutrition

Much of your child’s future is set in the womb and the first two years of life

The first 1,000 days of a child’s life in both the womb for the next two years after birth are critical for a child’s future.  Development of the fetal brain development is totally dependent on the mother having adequate levels of EPA and DHA in her diet. In the last trimester of pregnancy, the fetus is making 250,000 new brain cells per minute and requires a lot of EPA and DHA to make it happen. The most rapidly developing organ for the first two years of life outside the womb is the brain.  Unless the child is getting adequate levels of EPA and DHA, their brain development will be compromised.

Your child’s brain doesn’t stop developing until age 25

Although a child’s brain may not be growing as rapidly after age two, it still needs adequate levels of EPA and DHA to carry out the extensive remodeling taking place inside the brain as a consequence of learning.  In fact, the frontal cortex of the brain that controls behavior only finishes developing around age 25 meaning the child needs adequate levels of EPA and DHA all though this stage of life.

Hormones that are under dietary can control behavior

Behavior in children and adolescents is a consequence of their dietary ability to stabilize blood sugar levels.  Using the Zone Diet makes it easier to reach that goal.