We live in an era surrounded by information. The Internet provides most of our global community with the resources to educate ourselves and seek answers to questions that intrigue and concern us.
One area of our lifestyles where many people search for answers is nutrition. A lot of us place high importance on understanding the impact of what we eat on our ability to grow and function.
I came across an interesting organisation online recently called Mindd Foundation (www.mindd.org). It stands for Metabolic, Inmmunolgical, Neurological, Digestive, Developmental conditions that often affect the mind. They focus on paediatric disorders, and recognise that "the rise in childhood disease signals a need for preventative healthcare that focuses on cellular health by optimising nutrient intake while minimising toxins."
I encourage parents that may or may not have a child that is experiencing developmental difficulties or has been diagnosed with a childhood disorder to learn more about Mindd Foundation. Their website is extremely resourceful and they also hold regular seminars.
We cannot deny the fact that food processing systems have changed radically over the past 15-20 years. The increase in toxins (in the form of preservatives and other elements) being added to food is undoubtedly affecting our bodies.
The more we educate ourselves about this growing area of concern, the better equipped we will be to help our children.