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Childhood Diet Can Determine Adult Health

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Childhood Diet Can Determine Adult Health

With the multiple issues humans have created relating to the health of our planet, our soil, our minds and our bodies, the evidence continues to point to the most important concern; how we feed our children. If they cannot survive into their adulthood disease free what hope does the planet have to survive? Presently, American children consume less than 2 percent of their daily meals from fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans and legumes. Instead 90 percent of their calories are consumed in the form of refined white flour and sugar, chemically contaminated dairy products and hydrogenated oils.

According to Dr. Joel Fuhrman, author of Disease Proof Your Child, “The modern diet that most children are eating today creates a fertile cellular environment for cancer to emerge at a later age. When our children donít eat fruits and vegetables and instead are fed junk food, the groundwork may be laid for cancer and other diseases down the road.” That’s a pretty strong statement to make, but in light of the fact that by the time a child is 15 months old the most common vegetable they eat are French fries; and about 25% of toddlers between ages one and two eat no fruits and vegetables at all, Dr. Fuhrman has a strong case.

“Scientific research has uncovered factors that help to create an environment in our bodies, which is favorable for cancers to surface later in life; and we now understand the precise dietary factors that can prevent cancer in our childís future.” With this important information Dr. Furman believes it is important to feed a child nutrient dense plant foods in the first ten years of life in order to prevent developing cancer and auto immune disease as an adult.

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Delia Quigley

Delia Quigley is the Director of StillPoint Schoolhouse, where she teaches a holistic lifestyle based on her 30 years of study, experience and practice. She is the creator of the Body Rejuvenation Cleanse, Cooking the Basics, and Broken Bodies Yoga. Delia's credentials include author, artist, natural foods chef, yoga instructor, energy therapist and public speaker. Follow Delia's blogs: and. To view her website go to


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2:29AM PST on Nov 8, 2011

Thanks for the article

10:23PM PDT on Nov 5, 2011

Since when are french fries a vegetable?!?!

My daughter usually has 5 veg & fruit a day, mostly veg because she doesn't like fruit, Her favourite food is broccoli!

8:53AM PDT on Oct 31, 2011

I hope more parents begin to pack their children's lunches. My son has only one other in his 5th grade class that bring theirs. The school food is just ready to serve junk food. Health problems later in life have got to be traced back to thousands of lunches and breakfasts that were nutritionally void in school. A steady diet of pizza and hot dogs , chicken nuggets and 'pirate cakes" served every week at my son's school) for $3.50 per meal is sickening.

11:53PM PDT on Oct 12, 2011

don't i know it!

6:03AM PDT on Oct 5, 2011

Thanks for sharing

3:21AM PDT on Sep 29, 2011

This is an excellent article--I've saved it as a favorite. I think I'm going to get the book. My husband has recently turned vegan for health reasons and there seems to be more and more results coming out that a plant-based diet is the best for health.

9:11PM PDT on Sep 28, 2011

Thanks .Very interesting!

7:01PM PDT on Sep 28, 2011

Interesting. A good childhood diet can't help but pave the road for a healthy adult.

4:09PM PDT on Sep 27, 2011

I think every parent should take a personal interest in preparing their children to eat healthy food their entire lives. When I see overweight children being fed bunches of very large french fries, hamburgers, and a milkshake, I feel almost like the parent should be ticketed or tagged in some way for child abuse.
I was raised on mostly healthy, homemade food (I say mostly, because my dear Mom really liked salt more than I did, so I learned how to cook early! We had one rule that I think should be for every child, and that was that we had to *try* a new food if one was offered. We did not have to eat a lot, just enough to taste it. Oddly enough, my food tastes nearly echoed by step-dad's, who was the very best Daddy anyone could ever ask for.

8:22AM PDT on Sep 27, 2011

My parents didnt raise me well. They were too young to have children. I was eating fast food and lots of junk regularly and now I believe I will never have good health and am doomed to die a sad, lonely, fat death. I hope it happens sooner than later.

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