A growing human needs plenty of macronutrients, micronutrients, and phytonutrients to successfully develop and thrive! This Spotlight focuses on how to best provide those nutrients to children for healthy growth and development, especially when it comes to the immune system.
On a daily basis, the human body is exposed to toxins that can put pressure on the body’s natural metabolic detoxification capacity. Improper clearance of toxins may play a role in obesity, cardiovascular disease, neurocognitive concerns, immune dysfunction, chemical intolerance, and reproductive and developmental concerns.
Each individual has unique exposure to foreign substances and pathogenic microorganisms from the environment, and as a result, the immune system of every person is unique, even though their cells, tissues, and organs have the same immune machinery to respond to challenges.
Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids can improve metabolic parameters like blood pressure and lipid profiles. Studies of omega-3s have also showed a link to addressing chronic inflammation and chronic conditions like heart disease and stroke.
Magnesium is an essential nutrient, participating in a variety of body functions and supporting multiple body systems. However, as much as 50 percent of the population do not get enough magnesium for good health.
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