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When you approach a child, you have to be logical. If you want to help your children – and this gets into what this has become for me, which is pediatrics – how do you help make a healthy child? Many people, years ago, and I hear there are still some people saying it, ask me how I can use medicine for a child. I would turn that question around and ask if a child is fighting a disease, how can you not help them?

What’s been very nice in pediatrics is that we evaluate children by growth curve. You look for a child to be growing in a healthy manner; height, weight. These are all part of regular check ups. What has happened as the years go by, parents come in and tell me their pediatricians are thrilled that their children are growing better than they ever grew. They’re healthier than they’ve ever been. There’s a way to use medicine to try to help your children, not to hurt them. There’s a way to use supplements if we can get clean enough things. But, I will stand by the fact that no supplement in mega-dosages in safe for any developing child.

You need to think about getting extra protein into them. They do need amino acids. When I relate back to the story about the adults and the amino acids screens, what I learned in this phenomena is that if you think about this as a stressed body, the body is under a constant challenge. What do we use to build our brain, to build our body, to build messengers – amino acids. They’re depleted. What do these children not eat – protein. In a sense, they are hurting themselves. So the key in working with this is that you try to change the diet such that they will take in more protein.

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