As far the practice of giving little babies cereal at an early age, which most pediatricians and nutritionists still recommend, know this : Your child(ren) have no ptyalin, the enzyme necessary to break down starches, until around the age of eighteen (18) months. One year and six months. Babies cannot metabolize starches before then. That's another reason why we see so many little citizens with clogged or runny noses. Young modern mothers take note .baked bread, cereal, potatoes and all cookies and chips will clog the babies up. Keep the babies on fruits and vegetables as long as you can, after weaning them from breast milk. Babies do not need nearly the variety we, adults, feel they MUST have. Don't introduce a whole bunch of new foods at once. One at a time with several days spacing is fine. Children , babies are little people; little people need real people food.
Stay away from starchy, salty, 'dead-inducing "baby"' foods. Take their fruits and blend it for them fresh until the children have enough teeth to chew.Make blended salads. Blend avocado with a little water. All fruits are well-balanced with organic-elements and ionic minerals which are best for body building without stress. Children and babies will love the fresh, real flavours and they will thrive.
Dear parents, the longer you delay introducing cooked foods, the better. Introducing cooked foods or factory-packaged 'baby edibles' too early leads to allergies and childhood obesity. As the baby's body cells multiply, grows , remember the daily water quota, 31.42 ml of water for every 1 kilogram. Regular rehydration of 10% of total daily water quota, every 90 minutes is ideal.
Avoid giving children or babies animal protein for as long as you can. Remember that mother's milk is only 2 percent protein. It is the amino acids which the human body need to have in sufficient supply to make it's own protein. Children or babies are getting much more than 2% protein in the fresh fruits and vegetables and all of the whole grains that you will give them later on. Leukemia (blood disease) and intake of animal protein are related, without a doubt. Children get the amino acids for building protein they need in the right proportion from fruits and vegetables. Truth is worth repeating at times. Nutritionists who take issue with this, is because they have no sense of the true nature of human physiology. We don't eat protein for protein. We build protein from amino acids, which are plentiful in the plant kingdom. These nutritionists have bought profit oriented propaganda coming from studies funded by the industries they represent. They are pushing that vested interest propaganda on you, and that hurts you and it hurts your children and babies. Fruits and vegetables are the most ideal foods in a young body's diet.
Wait as long as you can to introduce starches, and start with cooked potatoes (non-genetic modified) and yams.
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Use Water-cure. Rather be thankful for the timely warning, and do something about it.
Drink at least 10% of your own daily water-quota (31.42 ml multiply by your present body weight(kg), every 90 minutes. Use 1/4 teaspoon of sea-salt in your daily diet, for every 1250 ml water drank.
Pain is a sign/signal produced by dehydration in the human body. Pain may be common but it is not normal.
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