Nutritional Balancing for Children


Why Do Children Need Nutritional Balancing?

Many children today are mineral and vitamin deficient due to nutritionally depleted food supplies and the use of medical drugs. Some children are also born with significant levels of toxic metals in their bodies. This is because when mothers are malnourished, their bodies absorb more toxic metals from the air, food and water.  During pregnancy, these toxic metals pass directly from mother to unborn child through the placenta.

All this gives rise to a myriad of health problems in babies and children today, from simple rashes and infections to behavioural problems, allergies, fatigue, poor immunity, birth defects, premature deliveries, delayed development, autism, cancers and much more.

Instead of chasing symptoms with remedies and prescription drugs, nutritional balancing can provide long lasting solutions. This is done by working on the root causes. By meeting the child’s specific nutritional needs, removing toxic metals and balancing metabolism, nutritional balancing can provide sustained vitality both physically and emotionally. This results in wonderful benefits for the child, including:

  • Increased vitality and energy
  • Deep healing
  • Less visits to the doctor
  • Less need to control symptoms with medical drugs
  • Improved learning, thinking and concentration
  • Higher intelligence
  • Better grades at school
  • Stronger growth and development
  • Better appetite and digestion
  • Stronger immunity
  • Improved mood and behavior
  • Improved self esteem
  • More self motivation
  • Overcome learning and behavioral disorders

Investing in early childhood nutrition is a surefire strategy. The returns are incredibly high.

— Anne M. Mulcahy

What are signs of heavy metal toxicity in children?

Many children with nutrient deficiencies and heavy metal toxicity cannot think clearly, do not develop well in other ways, and are often plagued by various diseases.  This prevents them from reaching their full human potential. Below are some indications of heavy metal toxicity in children:

  • Ear infections
  • Poor immunity
  • Fatigue
  • Candida
  • Birth defects
  • Poor appetite
  • Digestive disorders
  • Allergies and food intolerances
  • Skin disorder
  • Autism
  • Attention deficit problems
  • Learning disorders
  • Delayed development
  • Failure to thrive symptoms
  • Oppositional defiant disorder
  • Obesity
  • Cancers

Correcting Your Child’s Biochemistry with Hair Mineral Analysis

Child nutritional balancing programs are designed based on hair mineral analysis. Hair mineral analysis gives scientific insight into the levels of nutrient and toxic minerals in the body, as well as the child’s overall metabolic state. This allows us to determine the child’s nutritional needs and balance biochemistry effectively.

Hair mineral patterns can also help the parent deeply understand the child’s stress pattern and psychological state. Parents can then provide the child with the appropriate support and guidance.

Validity Of Hair Mineral Analysis In Children’s Nutritional Screening

To support the validity of hair mineral analysis for children, consider findings from the following studies:


Results showed that hair copper concentrations could be correlated with the degree of severity, in that the higher the copper burdens, the more severe the autism. Levels of lead and mercury were also found higher in the affected group and increased with the degree of severity.

—— Priya, L, Geetha, A. Level of Trace Elements (Copper, Zinc, Magnesium and Selenium) and Toxic Elements (Lead and Mercury) in the Hair and Nail of Children with Autism. Biol.Trace Elem.Res. 2010.

Poor growth and appetite

Hair mineral analyses were performed in 56 children presenting with malnutrition, poor growth, poor appetite, anorexia, with/without other GI symptoms. Zinc deficiency was found in the hair of eighty­ eight percent of the study group. Serum zinc was found low in fifty ­five percent of the affected group. Zinc therapy resulted in improvement in clinical signs and symptoms in most of the children including increase in body weight, appetite and growth.

—— TH Ha, J Lee, YJ Kim. Hair Zinc Level Analysis and Correlative Micronutrients in Children Presenting with Malnutrition and Poor Growth. Pediatr. Gastroenterol. Hepatol, Nutr. 19, 4, 2016.

ADD and Hyperactivity

Copper to zinc and phosphorus to zinc ratios were found to be significantly lower in affected children than controls. Apparently elevated higher hair zinc levels were correlated with more symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity and total ADHD symptoms.

—— Tippairote, T, et al. Hair Zinc and Severity of Symptoms Are increased in Children with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder: a Hair Multi-element Profile Study. Biol. Trace Elem Res. 179,2, 2017.

Happiness is happy, healthy children

With nutritional balancing, we can safely determine the correct diet and nutritional supplements for your child. This can provide excellent nutritional support for your child during the vital growing years, giving your child the ability to reach full potential in life.