As a mom of three kids, two of which are now adults, I have made many mistakes and hopefully some right moves when it comes to raising healthy children.
During my 20 years of parenting, I have helped my children overcome anemia, asthma, allergies, ADHD, hormonal issues, heart palpitations, leaky gut, depression, anxiety, and even leukemia. Not only have we overcome the more serious issues mentioned, but we have also learned how to reach peak performance in sports, school, and a general lifestyle through diet, supplements, and lifestyle choices.
Helping Your Children to Make The Right Choices
The difficult part in raising children is convincing them to “buy in” to your advice and protocols. It involves creativity and mostly identifying the goals as “theirs” and not “yours”.
With each of my kids, who each has a different personality and needed convincing in different ways, it always came down to identifying their goals whether it was “feeling better” or performing “better” in school, eliminating any mood issues, improving concentration, alleviating physical pain, or just wanting to reach their peak performance in LIFE. I made it simple: “It is your body and mind – YOU are in control, not me.
These are the tools that I am willing to supply as long as you do your part with your food choices, activities, and decisions.
Convincing Your Children to Live a Healthy Lifestyle
When children are younger than 12, parents have more control over what they do, the supplements & vitamins your children take, and what activities they engage in.
Before age 12 is the window to really set in stone their value system when it comes to overall health.
After age 12, they have their spending money and typically bikes – and eventually a driver’s license – to get them places that are out of your control. Teaching your children to live a healthy lifestyle is still doable! You reason with them and connect the consequences of their actions with how they feel physically and mentally.
Lack of Nutrients Affecting our Children’s Vitamin Intake
Unfortunately, today’s food supply is depleted of the necessary nutrients for all of us, especially our children.
“Unfortunately, the marketing of processed foods, refined sugar, and alcohol is targeting them and the Standard American Diet has been “normalized”.”
What is marketed as food is actually not real food at all and is composed of chemicals, GMOs, and overly processed items. As a result of consuming a diet high in “non-foods”, in addition to being exposed to exponentially more EMFs and environmental toxins than ever before in history, their bodies and minds are suffering.
Never before have rates of Type II diabetes, ADHD, anxiety, depression, suicide, leaky gut, migraines, menstrual issues, testosterone decline in boys, and autoimmune issues been higher. This is no coincidence. As parents, we are really in a difficult situation because it is hard to know what direction to turn when it comes to the health of our children.
Below are basic supplement and vitamin protocols that I recommend for all children, and some additional protocols for those who are identifying with specific mental and/or physical issues.
Essential Supplements & Vitamins For Children’s Health
Below are the essential supplements all children can benefit from.
Accelerated Colloidal Silver™ is enhancing children’s immune system’s ability to devitalize the bacteria, viruses, and other foreign pathogens that are shared in school. By keeping the immune system strong, the body engages in anti-inflammatory processes. It tastes like water and children typically have no objection to taking it. In fact, most children love feeling empowered and take it willingly without reminders.
Acceleradine® helps support healthy Apoptosis, which is programmed cell death, and it is most active during pregnancy and youth.
Apoptosis promotes the growth of the “healthy” cells and “death of the “diseased” cells. It also increases ATP production by 18 times; ATP is true cellular energy and the building block for mental and physical energy. This significantly higher ATP production greatly contributes to high vital life force, immunity, energy, spiritual enlightenment, and longevity.
Acceleradine® works via healthy apoptosis for DNA repair from mRNA damage as well as stabilizing the DNA. In the modern era, threats to children’s DNA are overwhelming, and Acceleradine® may help reverse and protect the DNA from those threats.
Furthermore, Acceleradine® works via its negative charge to neutralize the inherent positive magnetic charge of all toxins, including graphene oxide, spike proteins, aluminum, and radiation. Acceleradine® is the only monatomic iodine with 100% absorption and is charged with Scalar frequencies to detox from heavy metals and radiation. It is those toxins that accelerate aging.
Accelerated Ancient Salt™
Most children ingest the wrong salt from processed foods, filled with sodium and stripped of the other needed minerals, and full of microplastics.
A lack of all of the minerals contained in a complete salt, like Accelerated Ancient Salt, will lead to dehydration at the cellular level, toxicity, and malnutrition. A lack of proper salt intake will cause additional issues with the sodium-potassium pump in the cells; the pump’s job is to put nutrients into the cells and take toxins out of it.
Using a complete salt like Accelerated Ancient Salt, with over 62 minerals, will help rehydrate the body, improve energy, improve bioelectrical function, and increase mental and physical performance in children. It may also help curb children’s cravings for processed foods.
QuintEssential 0.9 is an Isotonic solution that helps support homeostasis, rehydration, and normal digestion. All of these factors lead to a healthier gut and metabolic health in children. It is the perfect blend of organic ocean minerals diluted with natural alpine spring water to achieve the same consistency as blood plasma and consists of all the needed electrolytes and minerals. This 0.9 concentration can help replenish mineral and trace element levels, gently detoxify, and support sleep, relaxation, and digestion.
Accelerated Cellular Detox Powder®
This organic formula coats the stomach and intestinal lining, reduces inflammation, helps with bloat and regularity, and alleviates issues like Crohn’s disease and Colitis. For children, it soaks up all of the toxins throughout the day that can cause Leaky Gut which is connected to Auto Immune issues and mental health in children. As inflammation is decreased in the digestive tract, absorption of nutrients is improved, and gut issues are minimized in children.
This unique probiotic blend aims to recondition the gut instead of reseeding with probiotic strains that cannot survive digestion or colonize the gut. MegaSporeBiotic helps control the “bad” bacteria that lead to bloat and dysbiosis and grow the “good” bacteria. It has been shown to help with E. Coli, Salmonella, H. Pylori, and more.
Ola Loa Energy Drink
Ola Loa ENERGY is a delicious all-natural effervescent multi-vitamin-mineral-amino powder that provides quick recovery for stress, sports, and the rigors of daily life.
It is the first multivitamin-mineral-amino acid supplement to combine advanced nutrition research into a convenient “drink your vitamins” delivery system. Ola Loa ENERGY is recommended as a once-a-day multi-vitamin, great for natural energy production and antioxidant protection. Providing hard-to-get nutrients like TMG, NAC, and CoQ10, plus vitamins A through K, 1000 mg of Vitamin C, 90 mineral complexes, and 6 amino acids, Ola Loa tastes great and kids love drinking it!
Supplements to Support Child Growth & Mental Health
Gold has been known for thousands of years to help with anxiety, depression, calming the mind, increased focus, concentration, and sleep– all factors that improve BDNF. Accelerated Scalar Gold helps boost mental wellbeing in children and adults. It is enhanced with the powerful Scalar Technology and Water Implosion Technology to increase efficacy and absorption.
NucNoMore® is the only remedy known to zero out the body from all ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. This is essential for the new level of toxicity we are exposed to.
GABA is considered an inhibitory neurotransmitter because it blocks, or inhibits, certain brain signals and decreases activity in your nervous system.
When GABA attaches to a protein in your brain known as a GABA receptor, it produces a calming effect. For children and adults, this can help with feelings of anxiety, stress, and fear.
As it relates to the Spiked Protein that has been shown to disrupt a cascade of neurotransmitters, GABA may help stabilize and normalize those neurotransmitters. Furthermore, it protects the liver and kidneys, modulates insulin resistance, lowers blood glucose, helps insomnia, and helps restore hormonal balance.
The Lifewave Nirvana Patch is the “bliss, mood” patch to help attain a state of happiness, joy, and euphoria. It lifts depression, elevates dopamine naturally, and sustains the production of beta-endorphins (the happy/feel-good hormone). For children suffering from depression or mood disorders, this can help rebalance the neurotransmitters.
The Lifewave Aeon Patch is an anti-inflammatory, anti-stress, happy patch. It raises Antineoplastons and helps balance and calm the brain while reducing cortisol and c-reactive proteins. Furthermore, it raises DHEA as it balances the autonomic nervous system: heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, and respiration, and can help children handle their levels of stress.
Not only is Glutathione the most prominent detoxifying tool when it comes to increased toxicity children are exposed to, but it also is the master antioxidant, immune booster, and neuroprotector. The patch increases glutathione by 300% in 24 hours. It helps boost the immune system in children due to their high exposure to other kids’ germs. The glutathione patch signals the body to make glutathione.
The Lifewave 49 patch is based on increasing AHK-Cu, a copper peptide. It has been shown to protect children from excessive exposure to radiation and EMFs from their devices, smartphones, and 5G. Also, it increases energy and recovery after exercise, increases stamina, improves cardiovascular function and focus, reduces belly fat, increases muscle tone and strength, and increases lean body mass and bone density.
The combination of calming amino acids and adaptogenic botanicals in Stress Mover help to regulate the production, distribution and metabolism of key hormones and neurotransmitters while supporting gut and immune system integrity for holistic renewal and everyday calm. The combination of ingredients in Stress Mover works synergistically to support the function of the HPA axis and to bring balance to metabolic functions including some major detoxification pathways and gut health. As a result, Addiction withdrawal symptoms are reduced.
Recommended Dietary Protocol for Children’s Health
Increase Protein Intake
Consuming 1-1.2 grams of protein per pound of desired lean body mass from wild animal protein and wild fish will satisfy your appetite, build lean muscle mass, eliminate bloat, heal the Gut, and provide the building blocks for healthy growth and brain power.
Wild animal protein including lamb, bison, deer, grass-fed beef, elk, wild salmon, arctic char, and other wild fish are complete proteins that include all of the essential amino acids, high omega 3 fatty acids, collagen, and the essential vitamins like Vitamin D, E, and Vitamin B’s that are needed for muscle growth and brain development in children.
They also have the essential amino acids that trigger a hormone called CCK in the gut that tells the brain to suppress the appetite and curb cravings for processed foods that most children are prone to eat.
Limit Vegetables, Grains, and Beans
Some kids don’t like vegetables and that is ok!! They may be intuitive when it comes to certain “healthy” vegetables that can trigger brain fog, stomach upset or other symptoms.
Some vegetables, grains, and beans that have oxalates, sulfur, and lectins cause ADHD, Leaky Gut, and Autoimmune issues due to the “plant poisons” in them. By eliminating all beans, all grains, and most vegetables except cucumbers, asparagus, artichoke, zucchini, squash, romaine lettuce, butter lettuce, and celery, you are eliminating the most common offenders. Not every child needs to eliminate all, but become aware of the ones that they tend to not want to eat.
Some kids love sports and this isn’t an issue. But some are finding themselves consuming their hours on screens.
Exercise helps improve a child’s risk of developing Type II diabetes, heart disease, obesity, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and almost every other health issue. It is also necessary for proper muscle and bone growth and to stimulate the proper hormones like testosterone and Human Growth Hormone.
Exercise is an integral part of a healthy child’s upbringing.
Limit Screen Time
Not only has the addiction to screens, phones, and other devices been connected to increased depression, anxiety, headaches, and sleep issues, but the increased EMF exposure is “scrambling” their brain waves and DNA.
Spending time on electronic devices has become another “normalized” behavior that needs to be reframed as a behavioral addiction, as Dr. Anna Lembke explains in our interview (watch the full video below).
Furthermore, the time spent on the screens is eating into the time of outside physical activity, getting Vitamin D from the sun, strengthening their growing muscles, stimulating growth hormone, and stimulating the proper developmental hormones in the body that are only available during this short growth period in a person’s life. How they conduct their physical and mental activities as children will affect the rest of their lives.
Eliminate Processed Foods, Soda, Canola and Soybean Oil, and High Fructose Corn Syrup
Not only do processed foods, soda, canola oil, and soybean oil lead to significant weight gain and insulin resistance in children, but also to neuro-inflammation, impaired memory, and suboptimal synapse health in the brain.
Research has shown impaired spatial learning ability (Spatial learning is your ability to become aware of your surroundings) and reduced hippocampal dendritic spine density from consuming these foods. This means the synapses that are relaying the messages don’t have a “good connection or signal.”
What’s more, it shows this affects the Long Term Potentiation, meaning it will affect your synapses long-term, and continued impaired “signaling” will occur from consuming these processed foods.
Furthermore, there is a decline in Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor, or BDNF, which helps the brain grow and develop, and also is closely tied to Depression and Mood disorders.
Sara Banta is a Stanford University Graduate with a Degree in Economics and Psychology, and a certified Natural Supplement Expert & Graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Sara is the Founder of Accelerated Health Products and host of the health & wellness podcast, Accelerated Health Radio.