digestive wellness for children
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Contents

Introduction: Our Children’s Health

PART ONE
An Overview of Children’s Health Issues and Digestion
1. Our Kids: Overfed and Undernourished, 9
2. Chemicals and Convenience: Consumer Be Aware!, 14
3. A Journey through the Digestive System, 28
4. Enzymes: The Body’s Workhorses, 40
5. Probiotics and Prebiotics: Keys to Healthful Resilience, 44
6. Dysbiosis: An Unbalanced Body Ecology, 55
7. Acid-Alkaline Balance: Optimizing Cellular Function, 62

PART TWO
Healing Your Child with Food
8. We Are What We Eat!, 71
9. Making the Change, 83
10. How to Feed Your Kids So They’ll Be Happy and You’ll Be Happy, 95

PART THREE
Digestive Health Issues in Children
11. Food and Environmental Sensitivities, 105
12. Leaky Gut Syndrome, 113
13. Care and Feeding of Infants and Toddlers, 118
14. Issues of the Mouth, Esophagus, and Stomach, 135
15. Issues of the Small Intestine, 145
16. Issues of the Large Intestine, 159
17. Inflamed or Irritable Bowels, 169

PART FOUR
Additional Conditions That Benefit from a Healthy Gut
18. Arthritis, 183
19. Asthma, 194
20. Attention Deficit Disorder, 201
21. Autism, 209
22. Cystic Fibrosis, 217
23. Diabetes, 224
24. Down’s Syndrome, 234
25. Influenza, 239
26. Migraine, 245

Conclusion, 253
Resources, 291
Appendix A Laboratory Testing and Self-Testing, 298
Appendix B Healing Nutrients, Herbs, and Supplements, 308
References, 255
Index, 333
About the Author, 343

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