Posted: Sep 14, 2012 8:46 PM
Updated: Sep 17, 2012 3:55 PM
I have friends who are so "green" they grow all of their own food. I wish I could do this, but I really don't have the time. Today we hear so much about the dangers of toxins and I struggle to keep up and sort out what is true and what is hype.
I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Kristen Kells at Freedom Chiropractic. Don't let the name fool you. While they offer chiropractic care they focus on educating families about HEALTHY LIVING. I recently asked what we need to know about toxins in our lives and this is what she had to say.
"Our diet and entire environment are now full of chemicals such as preservatives, additives and pesticides. It has been said that "air, food and water are essential for life...and we have successfully polluted all three over the years."
These preservatives (ie. red food coloring) and pesticides have been proven to increase incidence of ADHD and also proven to improve ADHD when removed for a child's diet and environment.
Often this is an easy first step to take for a parent whose child is challenged with ADHD type issues. Remove man-made chemicals from their food and environment, as well as limit or remove cow's milk and dairy products, cereal grains and sugar and you will begin to see a new, health child.
The latter will be discussed in detail at our workshop on Thursday September 20th at 6:30pm at the East Library near Union and Montebello. We are calling this "A Beautiful Mind" because that is what your child has as long as we educate ourselves on how not to destroy it. To reserve your seat shoot us an email HERE."
We at My719Moms endorse Dr. Kells. Here is a little bit about her:
Dr. Kristen is a member and coach of Maximized Living, an international group of doctors devoted to changing the way people view and manage health. Maximized Living has become the Wellness Advisory Council for USA Wrestling, USA Weightlifting and USA Judo. Dr. Kristen is serving as the Team Chiropractor for USA Wrestling, and will be with the USA Wrestling team through the 2012 Olympics in London. Freedom Chiropractic works to enhance the performance of many National, World and Olympic Team athletes.
Dr. Kristen is a well known national and international speaker, as well as a recognized health and wellness expert. She lectures frequently on topics such as wellness, nutrition, injury prevention, fitness and stress management to corporations, businesses, churches, athletes and coaches. Her goal is to transform the health of our community one family at a time.