Tantrums. Stomach aches. Aggression. Hyperactivity. Anxiety. Are these typical childhood phases? or signs of micronutrient deficiencies?
If you are raising a child in America today, chances are good you’ve come across these behaviors more than you care to admit. Neither will you admit your these behaviors are driving you crazy.
You might consider the possibility that your child is suffering from hidden hunger, a condition that affects nearly 50% of American kids. Hidden hunger refers to micronutrient deficiencies, something that occurs quite easily with today’s eating habits. While your child may be well fed, he could well be under-nourished. There’s a big difference between feeding your child and nourishing him.Hidden hunger is a form of under-nutrition that occurs when intake and absorption of vitamins and minerals (such as zinc, iodine, and iron, vitamins A, B and D) are too low to sustain good health and development.