Bio-nutrition combines core principles of biochemistry with diet and nutrition. Nearly every child we see with learning and developmental issues has some biochemical imbalances, as well as dietary issues like food sensitivities and vitamin, mineral, and amino acid deficiencies.
Many children are fussy eaters and kids with brain imbalances or functional disconnection are particularly finicky. Children with FDS also have compromises in the body that make absorption of nutrients difficult, and almost all of them suffer from food sensitivities (not to be confused with allergies). The reason for this is because the brain controls the balance of digestion and the immune system. If the brain is out of balance, the digestive system dysfunctions and the immune system becomes out of balance and overreacts to food particles that get through the leaky gut and cause food sensitivities. This can lead not only to dietary deficiencies but also to chronic inflammation, yeast problems, and other health-related issues.
Dietary problems include:
- An underdeveloped digestive system, which may cause a “leaking gut.”
- Reduced ability to secrete acids and digestive enzymes that chemically break down food.
- Reduced muscle contractions (peristalsis) which mechanically break down food.
- Reduced ability to absorb nutrients from food.
- Decreased blood circulation in the intestines and stomach lining.
- Out-of-balance immune response.
Even if a child with FDS eats a healthy, well-balanced diet every day, chances are he still has some nutritional deficiencies. This is why it is critical to correct the imbalance.
There are two nutritional components critical to helping resolve a child’s brain imbalance. One is discovering and eliminating sensitive foods that exacerbate FDS and the other is restoring depleted vitamin stores. We will help determine if your child has sensitivities and nutritional deficiencies, then recommend a clear and simple plan to nutritionally support improved brain function.
As part of our integrated program, which includes sensory motor and cognitive activities, we custom design an easy-to-follow nutritional program with helpful guidelines and strategies to make it a positive experience for the child, as well as the whole family.