Optimum Nutrition for Your Child's Mind: Maximize Your Child's Potential by Deborah Colson, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Optimum Nutrition for Your Child's Mind: Maximize Your Child's Potential

Optimum Nutrition for Your Child's Mind: Maximize Your Child's Potential

by Deborah Colson
     
 

A science-based guide to choosing the right foods (and avoiding the wrong ones) to boost your child'­s intelligence and improve mood and behavior.

Drawing on scientific studies of children with problems ranging from short attention spans to aggressive behavior, nutrition authorities Patrick Holford and Deborah Colson explain the physiological ways certain

Overview

A science-based guide to choosing the right foods (and avoiding the wrong ones) to boost your child'­s intelligence and improve mood and behavior.

Drawing on scientific studies of children with problems ranging from short attention spans to aggressive behavior, nutrition authorities Patrick Holford and Deborah Colson explain the physiological ways certain nutrients affect the way kids think and act. Parents will learn how to prepare brain-boosting breakfasts, blood sugar-balanced snacks, amino acid-rich lunches, and smart-fat dinners that will help get their children off to the best start in life physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

The idea that you are what you eat is a fairly common one, but the notion that you can increase your intelligence by eating or avoiding certain foods probably isn't as widespread. The author of The Optimum Nutrition Bible, Holford and clinical nutritionist Colson present this how-to guide for parents who want to give their child a head start, help him or her overcome behavioral problems, or find the best supplements. Much of the information is well known-fried food is bad; fish is good-but connecting these foods to IQ scores may be a new idea for some, though the authors provide references to sources supporting their claims. The authors speak against commonly used treatments for ADHD and anorexia. Instead, they recommend particular supplements to treat or cure these disorders. They also advise parents to limit their children's milk consumption, arguing the nutritional benefit is doubtful. Charts are not always decipherable at a glance, and the prose occasionally gets bogged down in nutrispeak. Nonetheless, the book is likely to be of interest to parents and is suitable for public libraries where there is interest.
—Mindy Rhiger

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587613326
Publisher:
Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
Publication date:
09/28/2008
Pages:
247
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

PATRICK HOLFORD is one of the world's leading authorities on nutrition and mental health. He has written 30 health books and is the founder of the Institute of Optimum Nutrition. He lives in London, England.

DEBORAH COLSON is a clinical nutritionist who specializes in the treatment of children with behavioral and learning problems. She lives in London, England.

 THE AUTHOR SCOOP

If you had to boil your book’s message down to one sentence, what would it be? If you really want the best for your kids, you must nourish them well, and this book cuts through the maze of conflicting information on the subject and tells you what you need to know to do it.What did you want to be when you grew up? A vet, but as a teenager I developed an allergy to fleas while working weekends in the local practice.If you had a superpower, what would it be? I would have the ability to eradicate greed in the world with a wave of my hand.What was the hardest thing about writing a book? Finding the block of time to write it in.Favorite cocktail? Caipirinha. It’s Brazilian. I’m not sure what’s in it but it is very refreshing, delicious and not sweet.

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