Comparative Guide to Children's Nutritionals

A colourful and revealing companion to the popular Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements, this publication presents recent and often startling scientific evidence of the link between dietary patterns in early childhood and the onset of numerous degenerative diseases in adulthood. Includes a comprehensive comparison of 160 children's nutritional products.

Amazon Sales Rank: #253765 in Books Brand: Books and Tapes Published on: 2004-09-24 Ingredients: Product name: Comparative Guide To Childrens NutritionalsSize: 1 BookBarcode: 9780973253818 A colourful and revealing companion to the popular Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements this pub Dimensions: 1.00 pounds Binding: Paperback 58 pages Thank you For visiting HealthGenesis! Visit our webstore for more wonderful products!

From the Publisher Nutrition plays a key role in everyone’s health, especially that of our children. Because of their active lifestyles and rapidly growing bodies, it is essential that young people receive adequate amounts of all the nutrients they require for optimal growth and development. Nothing can replace the value of regular exercise and an active lifestyle, complemented with sound nutrition through a carefully balanced diet. This is the way Nature intended it to be. Unfortunately, children (and adults) in today’s high-stress world face a dearth of beneficial physical activity and a steady diet of meals on the run, fast-food restaurants and processed foods, devoid of nutritional value. It is the exception, rather than the rule, that kids today will sit down to home-cooked meals with fresh-from-the-garden fruits and vegetables served up with loving care. Even for those fortunate enough to do so, there is no guarantee that they are receiving all the nutrients they need. The Comparative Guide to Children's Nutritionals examines the science of nutrition for infants, children and adolescents, including a full discussion of degenerative disease, which often has its beginnings in childhood. Over 160 retail, mail-order and multi-level-marketing products are compared to our Adjusted Blended Standard. The product scoring is adapted for children from the Blended Standard and includes the same fourteen vital criteria as our Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements for adult supplements. About the Author Author, educator and biochemist, Lyle MacWilliam serves as a consultant and public advocate for the natural healthcare industry. Mr. MacWilliam's early scientific training led him to the investigation of oxidative stress and the biological properties of antioxidants. His research focused on radiation-induced free radical damage and dietary supplementation with Vitamin E. As an author, Mr. MacWilliam's creative works are used by leading nutritional manufacturers. His popular Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements provides consumers with a reliable tool with which to sort through the maze of nutritional supplements on the market today. Mr. MacWilliam is a former Canadian Member of Parliament and Member of the Legislative Assembly for British Columbia. He recently served at the behest of Canada's federal Minister of Health to help develop a new regulatory framework for natural health products, ensuring Canadians access to safe, effective and high quality nutritional supplements. Mr. MacWilliam has also served in a consulting capacity for Environment Canada, Human Resources Development Canada and the British Columbia Science Council. An accomplished martial artist, Mr. MacWilliam is passionate about fitness and health. His research hits hard at today's lifestyle and dietary patterns and their role in the development of degenerative disease. His scientifically rigorous, no-nonsense delivery, served with a touch of humour, has earned him praise internationally as a sought-after speaker on the importance of optimal nutrition and lifestyle. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. The Obesity Connection Obesity is consistently linked to ongoing degenerative disease in adults, but more recent studies are showing that obesity in children has even more far-reaching and dire consequences. Caballero found "while preventive intervention in adult life may reduce risk, this is usually difficult and results are often limited. One example would be obesity. In contrast, interventions early in life, aimed at reducing these early risk factors, could potentially result in major reductions in the incidence of several diseases of adults." Some researchers are speculating that obesity acts as an inflammatory condition, raising the blood levels of markers like C-reactive protein, which are also associated with cardiovascular disease and other degenerative diseases. World-wide, both childhood and adult obesity are increasing at alarming rates, but childhood obesity has the potential to be even more devastating since it puts risk factors in place at the same time young bodies are growing and changing. In addition to North America, regions with diverse food sources and lifestyles including Australia, Egypt, Mexico, Europe and Asia are all reporting increases in degenerative disease—particularly type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease—coupled with rapid rises in obesity rates. Many researchers believe the shift away from traditional diets to a higher-fat, sugar-laden "western" diet is the major reason for these changes. In Baja California, Mexican children now consume very low quantities of fruits and vegetables and excessive amounts of high-fat snacks and soft drinks. Ninety-two percent of fifth-graders consume at least one soft drink daily, and most (85 percent) also consume at least one high-fat snack. This potentially deadly combination of high sugar and high fat intake is putting our children directly in harm’s way. Today, relatively few families in Canada and America can boast garden-fresh produce. Most shoppers must rely on commercial agriculture to meet their daily nutritional needs. Yet, for the last 50 years most commercial farms have been relying on NPK fertilizers to grow their crops. During the late forties, three minerals, nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K), (left over from the World War II armaments industry) were found to produce fine-looking crops. The subsequent use of these nutrients quickly replaced traditional mulching and manuring and, over the next half-century, depleted North American soils of many of the essential micronutrients. To make things worse, commercial processing of nutrient-deficient foods further depletes their nutritional value. The mass production processes of storing, drying, cooking, freeze drying, extracting and hydrogenating wreak havoc on an already marginal nutrient content. According to Colgan, the processing of cereal grains depletes the magnesium content by 80 percent. Up to 50 percent of the folic acid content in foods is lost through preparation, processing and storage, while commercial milling of cereals depletes the vitamin B6 content by 50 to 90 percent. Store asparagus for a week and 90 percent of its vitamin C is gone; blanch vegetables or fish and up to one-half of their B-complex vitamins and vitamin C content is lost. Even with the best of intentions and the most careful planning, daily consumption of commercially processed foods grown in nutrient-deficient soils will not provide us with the quality nutrition we will need for a lifetime of optimal health. The simple fact of the matter is, if the nutrients are not in the soil and not in our foods, then they’re not in our bodies.

Most helpful customer reviews 7 of 7 people found the following review helpful. On the mark By John Wolff Like it's companion publication, the Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements, this guide takes a hard look at North American lifestyles--in this case, that of our children. However, rather than simply lament the obesity epidemic sweeping our nations, author Lyle MacWilliam provides solid advice on mitigating the damage through lifestyle change, better nutrition and supplementation. The guide also includes graphical comparisons of multiple vitamin and mineral products, based on the published recommendations of nutritional experts. The graphs and scoring criteria make it easy to choose a supplement that is right for your child. Highly recommended for parents, grandparents and parents-to-be. 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful. What is most important? By O. Crosby What is the only thing more important than our health? The health of our children. MacWilliam has given us a great way to find althernatives to the vitamn-laced candy we find on the shelves. With studies showing that 30-50% of the children in this country are going to grow up with nutrition-linked diseases such as diabetes, we need every tool we can get to combat this epidemic. MacWilliam has given us a well researched guide that we can trust. 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful. I bought the adult book By Robert Mcintyre I wish I had this book years ago. A great resource. Five Stars for sure Thanks Lyle. See all 7 customer reviews...