The flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds we plant today. Compared to the 1960’s our children do worse on standardized tests, are four times as likely to be obese, five times as likely to be pessimistic about their future, and eight times as likely to overweight.
The question you should ask yourself is why this is when our standard of living has tripled in the past 50 years. And we have made more medical advances than in the past 2500 years. In fact, we have more time, more money to give our children every opportunity.
The answer is simple, parental ignorance. We sow the seeds to their failure. It is said children will be children, but parents must be so much more.
In The Anti-Alzheimer’s Prescription, Dr. Vincent Fortanasce and William Sears report that parents sew the seeds to Alzheimer’s disease in childhood. The problem is not the toxins in our environment they say, but the toxins we bring home from the supermarket. The carbohydrates that cause insulin peaking and brain damage. These carbohydrates are usually marked on labels that say low fat. The MSG or monosodium glutamate brings excitement laced into all the soaps, catsup, mustards, and potato chips. MSG and other brain stimulants prepare our children to need illicit drugs to stimulate them as they grow into adolescence and young adulthood.
Dr. Vincent Fortanasce and Sears note, ‘It is not criminals that bring the poison in, but the parents themselves’. The games, cell phones, TVs, and free internet access feed them with confusing values, destroy their sense of tranquility. It also impairs their sleep that is so needed for them to grow. Sleep, 9 hours, is essential for the hormones necessary for their body and mind development. Today adolescence get less than 6.5 hours. The question is who is to blame? The children?
A nutritious meal that the seeds to success begin with a nutritious meal, but is not just the meal that counts, but the family presence. Doing homework and educational weekend trips, one-on-one, are almost a lost family art, an art with family values are transmitted By mother and father and invited by their children. The family unit that is a bastion of security has been replaced by a surreal bombastic cacophony of noise, confusion, and constant telephone and TV interruptions.
Why? Because parents have lost control and lost the common sense that says a child brought up on junk food with a junk yard consisting of TV, videogame violence and TV sex as a companion it doomed to failure. We the parents can change it. We can change it this New Year’s, but it must start with a change in our lifestyle with the D.E.A.R. Program from The Anti-Alzheimer’s Prescription. Yes D.E.A.R., which stands for D iet, E exercise, A accentuating the brains reserve, and R for rest and recovery. Add a hug and parental presence is all they need for a new vital New Year.
Brighten your New Year by brightening your brain. New data shows a direct correlation between a 10-fold increase in Alzheimer’s disease, carbohydrate intake, obesity, diabetes, and insulin resistant diabetes. Over 26% of all Americans today are obese. Childhood obesity has tripled since 1970.