“All diseases begin in the gut” – Hippocrates

What we feed our kids is hands down the biggest contributing factor to their health now and into the future. Diet and nutrition dictate our state of health more than anything else not only because our food supplies us with vitamins and minerals etc, but because it directly impacts the gastrointestinal tract, the gut, the place where it “ALL” happens. Food goes into the mouth, hopefully gets well chewed, then goes down into our stomach, small intestines, large intestines and colon, all collectively known as the GIT.

The gut is the driver of our health and wellbeing, good and bad. So I ask you this question, is the food you are feeding your child supporting their gut, if so then congratulations, you are giving your child the highest potential to optimise their health and lead the healthiest life possible. If not, then you are setting your child up for a life-time of dis-ease.

“All diseases begin in the gut” – Hippocrates 460 – 370 BC. This gem of information known so long ago is now making a timely return. Gut health is of primary importance if we have any chance of living a healthy life which directly impacts our level of happiness and wellbeing. We tend to see things from an interesting perspective when it comes to health and many of us take the damage control approach which means addressing health as a crisis arises. The proactive approach has profound implications and it often takes being a parent to see the benefits in getting it right, at least with our children!

The human body is a wonderful thing, it will gravitate TOWARD health under the right conditions. The paradigm shift we all need is to recognise that we are here to support our body in doing the best job it can as much as our body is here for us to enjoy our lives. Our bodies are working every second of the day to maintain balance, keep us alive, deal with toxins (often introduced by way of food), and address any threats such as bugs. The body is designed to be healthy and it will continue to appear so even in the face of adversity, the typical diet, until it can no longer withstand the assault and dis-ease processes begin, this is anything from asthma, allergies, hayfever, bowel and gut issues, autistic spectrum, regular infections, ear issues, poor concentration, slow recovery…

For many children this doesn’t take much as their GIT health may not have been great to begin with. But good health isn’t a guarantee, it is something to work at and we need to truly appreciate this as parents if we hope for healthy outcomes for our children. The focus must be on the food we feed our children and why!

Join the next “Nourishing Your Child for Health & Happiness” workshop to ensure your child’s nutrition is as good as it can be. Contact Sally from Real Healthy Kids on 0433 542 189 or visit the website at www.realhealthykids.com.

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