As I write this article I’m half way through a five day fast, and boy, I am hungry. Extremely hungry. Like, eat-a-horse hungry. I am doing the fasting mimicking (FMD) or Prolon diet. It’s a scientifically-developed diet that provides the foods you need for five days to help get your body into ketosis and a fasting state.
It’s not uncommon for kids to be suffering from exhaustion. Do you have a child who constantly tells you they are tired? They go to bed at the right time, wake at the right time and yet, they are still exhausted. Unexplained fatigue can be caused by a range of factors. It’s important to leave no stone unturned to find out the cause of fatigue in kids because kids should be full of energy and able to do all of the busy things kids do!
It was a ground breaking journal article written by a team of researchers including Professor Felice Jacka from Deakin University in Victoria that made the front cover of the American Journal of Psychiatry in March 2010. It proposed that depression and anxiety was influenced by the quality of your diet.
What we feed our kids has a profound effect on how they grow and behave. Most of our kids eat a SAD diet, i.e. Standard Australian/American Diet. 21st century living means many people have moved far away from eating a high fibre, whole food diet that is made up mostly of meat, chicken, seafood, legumes, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds etc. Instead convenience foods that are processed, low in fibre, high in fat, sugar and salt and that come in a packet are taking over.