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3rd Grade Nutrition For Kids
Well balanced diet: For most people, your potential height is genetically predetermined and cannot be positively affected by diet. However, malnutrition can certainly affect growth negatively. Most experts (mds, nutritionists, etc) recommend a well balanced diet, with adequate protein, carbs, fats, vitamins and minerals. Fad diets and expensive supplements are not necessary and may be harmful. ...Read more
Do Not: Why should they. These are unnecessary in a healthy child. I would never use them without consulting your pediatrician. ...Read more
Common question: The best way to assure a kid reaches their tallest height includes proper nutrition (balanced diet), proper rest, exercise and good health.There is no supplement, stretches,exercises, etc. that makes you taller than your genes let you grow. The expected final height is the average of her parents less 2.5 inches. (+/-)Once girls hit 16-17 their growth centers close & linear growth ends. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's your opinion on moringa olfeira? I've heard it's great to boost supply and nutritional value of mothers milk but i also read that women of child-bearing age shouldn't take it?
Not well-studied: It is great for mother to provide breast milk to their infants. There are many health benefits for both involved. However, I do not recommend substances like moringa olfeira because of the lack of data. Does it help, i'm skeptical; could it harm either the baby or mom, not worth the risk. Disclaimer: I am a physician-scientist who likes data. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Child gets chronically tired in winter and lacks energy, falls asleep during the day and behaviour gets poor.Was tested for nutritional deficiency- ?
Malaise: If a child has seasonal problems, address possible seasonal allergies. Perhaps, there are increased molds or mildews in your house if you have a basement and your area has a lot of rain in the winter. Also, a lack of vit d may cause symptoms of depression. I would limit artificial light after sunset: no tv, computer, or cellphone use. I would increase exercise to maximize sleep quality. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can we give amway nutritional supplements like multi vitamins, vit c, protein powder, fruits and veg concentrates regularly to children of 5 -10 yrs?
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