If you said “no”, I would be glad to hear that.
There’s a lot of good evidence now that most of the common brands of children’s supplement do more harm than good.
In fact, most of the muscle testing I’ve done on children showed that their bodies didn’t want the multivitamin they were taking.
It is amazing how much money is thrown away on pills and potions, all based on marketing strategies, rather than truth.
But if you have ever been interested in nutrition for your children or grandchildren here is some info you’ll want to read.
I became concerned that I couldn’t find supplements that fitted a growing child’s nutritional needs.
After having studied in the U.S and gaining in-depth information about the body’s metabolic processes, I wanted to find supplements that were safe and healthy for my own grandchildren.
What really motivated me was reading an article about Tasmania.
It mentioned that Potassium is the missing ingredient for the health and wellbeing of Tasmanians.
If you have children keep on reading, because you will find this very interesting:
Most of Tasmania, particularly the South, consists of the type of soil that contains iron and calcium, but not potassium.
In fact, for cherry crops in the south, potassium must be applied every year or the berries won’t grow to a good size.
Because many plants seem to grow well with little or no potassium, we have neglected to regularly apply this essential mineral to our fruits and vegetables. Fertilisers also block the uptake of potassium.
Do you think this influences your children? Of course!
A lady in the article mentioned that she spends a fortune keeping her horses healthy in Tasmania, whereas her friend in Germany simply puts her horses out to graze and they stay healthy without the addition of extra nutrients.
But much of Germany has mineral rich soil.
During the Second World War in England the children grew a head taller than the previous generation and there were no epidemics.
Why? There was strict food rationing and every family was encouraged to have a vegetable garden. The English people were particularly blessed to live on limestone (calcium/ magnesium) rich soil.
No wonder they became so healthy so quickly and enjoyed placid temperaments.
Come to think about it, Sarah-Anne one of our therapists, epitomises this beautifully. Sarah grew up in England, and nothing ever seems to ruffle her.
She makes the most of life no matter what and is always happy and positive as she goes about healing people. Perhaps it’s all due to the lime stone!
Back in Tasmania it’s often necessary to feed extra nutrients to the animals on the land so wouldn’t it make sense to look after our children the same way?
Another lady in Tasmania had to buy sulphur salts because her chooks legs were collapsing from under them.
Wouldn’t sulphur salts also be essential for human health?
What about all the allergies, sinusitis and deep seated fungal problems within our community?
Orphans in Charles Dickens’ days were fed with ‘Brimstone and Treacle’. We could turn that into ‘sulphur and potassium’.
No wonder they survived as well as they did, possibly without snotty noses and erratic behaviour.
Ever noticed that the kids get cranky when there is a drop in barometric pressure? Well you guessed it, it displaces potassium temporarily in our body.
So what can we do about it?
If the soils are healthy and the vegetables are organically grown, dark leafy vegetables are a good source of potassium, and so is molasses.
Perhaps schools could dish out spoonfuls of molasses at lunch break and turn children into model students!
As parents we would do anything for our children. We certainly want to make sure they can live life to the fullest and be physically strong and mentally sharp as they enjoy all the best life has to offer.
There is nothing more frustrating when there is a spanner in the works somewhere and you know your child can do a lot better.
And a child lacking in minerals just won’t do as well.
Minerals are a lot more important than vitamins, and I used potassium here as a classic example.
I have already mentioned magnesium numerous times.
Magnesium is important for memory, good sleep, and bone and muscle growth.
There is a whole list of minerals that children and adults need everyday, so that we can function properly.
If you are looking for one all-round product that fits all the nutritional requirements of the growing child, I recommend you look no further than Mighty Mins.
Mighty Mins$32.85 – $54.45
One ingredient that you won’t find in other multivitamins is the mineral chromium.
Chromium helps the body to balance blood sugar levels.
When blood sugar levels are not regulated properly you get behaviours like irritability, aggression, tantrums, hyperactivity, or absentmindedness, not sleeping at night, bedwetting, lethargy etc.
Tonight at 7pm, Grada and Pete will be going live on the Purple House facebook to talk about food and diet and its particular impact on children. Remember to tune in!