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In a previous article, I addressed the causes of child obesity based on my observation in more than three decades of clinical experience.  They include:

1) Poor dietary habits

2) Born to mothers who are overweight

3) Born to mothers who are diabetic

4) Born to mothers who have yeast and parasitic infections

5) Lack of exercise.

30% of pre-school and school children are overweight or obese.  How do we help these kids lose weight before the excess weight negatively affects their physical and mental health?  Here are a few suggestions for prevention and treatment:

1)      Parents should serve as good role models in changing dietary habits.  When children are addicted to the Standard American Diet (SAD) which is loaded with sugar, dairy, wheat, yeasts, caffeine and chemicals, it’s because their parents or care takers are also consuming these food.  Children would follow when their parents or care takers set good examples.  My yeast-free cookbook, Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking will give you ideas in terms of how to prepare healthy and tasty food that change your taste buds for the better.

2)      Overweight women should lose excess weight before pregnancy to lessen the incidence of diabetes in their own children.  Our Weight Management  program will facilitate this weight loss process.

3)      Women with diabetes should do more exercise to control their blood sugar level during pregnancy.  Slow-walking is a low-impact exercise suitable for pregnant women.

4)      Yeast and parasitic infection symptoms tend to flare up during pregnancy. When the estrogen level increases, the blood volume also increases.  When the blood volume increases, heightened blood sugar feed yeasts and parasites.  Babies can contract yeast and parasitic infections through their mother’s blood stream and birth canal. When yeasts and parasites affect the thyroid gland and cause hypothyroidism, it would be difficult for children to lose weight.  So, the pregnant woman and her sexual partner should be treated to control the overgrowth of yeasts and parasites.  Our Herbal Detox (Yeast-Para Control and Cleansing-Balance Tea) is safe and beneficial for both pregnant women and their babies.

5)      Encourage children to exercise.  Children will develop a good exercise routine when parents set a good example.  Family activities in the park can be a wonderful way to get both parents and children involved in physical movements.

Child obesity can be treated and prevented.   Parents need to be involved and set good examples for their children as early as possible.

For telephone consultation on holistic treatment for weight control for adults or children, please call (800) 715-3053 , or  (818) 472-2213 , or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Consultation sessions over Skype are also available.  Skype name: academyofvibranthealth.  For more information, visit our website: www.drjsbest.com.

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A chubby baby may be cute, but it may also be a sign of health risk.  Childhood obesity has tripled in the past 30 years.  Nearly 30% of pre-school and school children are overweight or obese.  What are the causes of this epidemic?  Here are some of my observations in my more than three decades of clinical practice:

1.  Poor dietary habits.

If parents have poor dietary habits, their children learn the same habits.  I once encountered an overweight school kid who was bottle-fed with 7-up since he was an infant.  Therefore, he had been addicted to sugary food throughout his childhood.

2.  Born to mothers who are overweight

When mothers are overweight during pregnancy, the fatty tissues can easily form in the bodies of babies in the womb.

3.  Born to mothers who are diabetic

According to several studies, the body mass index is higher for babies born to diabetic mothers.  The unused blood sugar in the mother’s body will feed (or over-feed rather) the baby in the womb.

4.  Born to mothers who have yeast and parasitic infections

As I mentioned in previous articles, when the pregnant mother has yeast and parasitic infections, she can give the same infections to her baby through the blood stream and the birth canal.  Once infected, the baby may have a weak thyroid gland and crave food which feeds the yeasts and parasites, and a vicious cycle ensues.

5.  Lack of exercise 

School kids may spend very little time on exercise, and overtime in front of the TV or computer.

In the next article, I will discuss the treatment and prevention of child obesity.  Stay tuned!

For telephone consultation on holistic treatment for weight control for adults or children, please call (800) 715-3053 , or  (818) 472-2213 , or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Consultation sessions over Skype are also available.  Skype name: academyofvibranthealth.  For more information, visit our website: www.drjsbest.com.

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