http://survey-equipment.com/obsessive-compulsive-disorder ‘The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.’
Carl Sagan, the astronomer, likened the brain to a muscle. And as we all know, muscles need good nutrients such as amino acids for them to function well. Children have active brains that grow and develop – not just physically but functionally too as new knowledge is learned (and relearned). The early years are critical for brain development; what children eat affects focus and cognitive skills.
Winter can be a demanding time for our bodies. We often have busy schedules, there’s colder weather to contend with, and increased numbers of germs to fight off. So should we accept the inevitable and simply wait for our dose of flu, or is there anything we can do to help our bodies be stronger? The answer is that there is plenty we can do to boost our immune systems and give ourselves a better chance of avoiding, or at least being in better shape to fight off any lurking bugs.
I have been asked by patients on many occasions about the sort of supplements their kids should be taking. It is fairly easy to spend a lot of money on such items these days, and most of the time this is not necessary. Most kids (and adults) will get enough vitamins and nutrients from a healthy balanced diet, and don’t usually need supplementation. There are circumstances, such as ill health and optimisation of athletic performance, when additional vitamins and minerals may be required, but these should always be discussed with your doctor first.