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Baby’s First 1,000 Days: The Impact of Nutrition

While experts agree with the concept that nutrition in the first 1,000 days can have a lasting impact on long-term health-and none argued that this period of time didn't matter-many considered the time period simply a good start, and only one piece of a longer-term puzzle.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears
The two key nutrients in first 1000 days is fermentable fiber for gut health and omega-3 fatty acids for the brain and also to make the necessary gut-brain connections.  If these connections are not correctly established, the child will be in a lifetime of metabolic problems that lead to number of chronic conditions including ADHD and autistic spectrum disorder as well as obesity.

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