are subjected to the rewards and penalties
Reprinted from Nature's Field Vol. 1 and 2
This age group requires some special attention because their needs
are not always considered in many herb books. You may have noted
that many over-the-counter medications bear cautions which indicate
that the preparation should not be given to children under two
years of age, except under the advice of a physician. This caution
is not without foundation. The systems of children under two are
somewhat different from those of adults. I have read, for example,
that small children have an alkaline digestive tract, while ours
is more acid. Their livers and digestive organs in general (especially
under the age of six months) are not as well developed. Also,
their bodies are much smaller. These special considerations, plus
the general concern we feel for small children, often worry parents
when they consider giving herbal or home remedies to their children.
Children and Sugar
Sugary foods, notoriously bad for your teeth, also may be bad for your blood vessels and many other areas of the body, UB endocrinologists have found. Their study, published in one August issue of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, shows that excess sugar in the bloodstream stimulates the generation of free radicals, the oxygen molecules known to damage cells lining blood vessels and many other organs.
Soft drinks are incredibly popular with kids. But with each sugary sip, they are taking in more than just a sweet taste. They're also consuming loads of extra, empty calories that can be associated with the significant increase in obesity among children.
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