Food Additives Affect Children’s Health & Behavior

Have you ever wondered whether our children’s diet is affecting their health…or maybe even the way they feel or behave? Do you assume that certain children can “handle” food additives just fine just because they aren’t overweight or diagnosed with a behavior disorder or medical condition?

I encourage you to view the 5-minute video overview below that details the improvements experienced by children at one elementary school when their parents and school administrators worked together for 2 full weeks to eliminate food additives (colorings, flavorings, flavor enhancers, preservatives, etc.) from their diets.

Would it surprise you to know that some of the benefits reported by the children and their parents and school staff included: increased attention skills, decreased impulsiveness & behavior problems, less difficultly falling asleep at night, decreased bed wetting, fewer headaches & skin rashes, and improved mood and anger control (leading to improved relationships with peers and family members)? Even children who appeared initially to have “nothing wrong with them” were better behaved during the 2-week trial diet.

Please view the following video; and if you would like assistance with reducing the amount of food additives in your child’s diet, check out our “Eating Additive-Free Natural Cookbook & Grocery Shopping Guide” we have created to help ease your transition!

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11-year-old boy explains what’s wrong with our food system

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Let Birke Baehr (below) explain why you should care…

Salad with Chicken & Fresh Veggies

I just LOVE to cook once and eat twice (or more)!!! And this is the perfect meal for doing just that! We smoked 4 chickens yesterday, and now we have tons of meat leftover. (You could also roast your chickens, instead – we use the smoker because we can fit more chickens in there. LOL!) Or you can use leftover grilled chicken…or grill some up fresh just for this. Whatever works! 🙂

Tonight we enjoyed organic salad mix from Costco topped with leftover smoked chicken meat; fresh tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers; and homemade Italian Dressing!

I tossed in some Italian flax crackers on the side for good measure, too! 😉 Click here to read more about those!

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A day of REAL food!

Here’s an example of what we ate one particular day in our “REAL FOOD” household.

For more great recipes from us, check out our book “Eating Additive-Free”!

Breakfast:

  • Egg (fried in coconut oil and sprinkled with salt/pepper)
  • Chipotle Sweet Potatoes
  • Smoothie made with kale (greens), freshly squeezed OJ, frozen strawberries, banana, pineapple (looks gross, but it’s YUMMY – can’t even taste the kale!)

Lunch:

Snack:

  • Pecan Pie LaraBar
  • Apple

Dinner:

  • Southwest Rice Bowl – Before we changed our diet 4 1/2 years ago, I used to LOVE going out to eat at PepperJax Grill and ordering their Chicken Rice Bowl. So I created this recipe to recreate those flavors at home: Chicken, onions, brown rice, cilantro, lime juice, tomatoes, green onions, avocado, etc. Yum!!

Dessert:

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