Behavioral Problems… Could They Be Coming From Your Child’s Gut?

Studies show that the presence of unhealthy organisms or absence of beneficial microbiota changes the neurochemicals in the brain and impacts behaviors. Your child’s gut has more to do with their ability to be social and participate than you might think. Does your child have trouble communicating or lack motivation to initiate typical kid activities like going outside to play? Do they get angry at the little things, have unprovoked emotional outbursts that are outside the norm? These are common symptoms that arise with gut imbalances and unwanted organisms.

These type of issues are common when kids

● Eat out two or more times a week

● Eat unwashed organic fruits & veggies

● Crave sugar or carbohydrates

● Have pets

● Play in the dirt

● Bite their nails

● Are not washing their hands properly

● Take western medications, such as mood enhancers or antibiotics

Your Child’s Gut Talks to Its Brain

Children often express an imbalance in the gut in unexpected ways. Issues like being unsociable, feeling blue , immaturity, a lack of interest in their surroundings and an unwillingness to participate are indicators that parents and doctors may have thought were related to mental function.

We now know a child’s gut plays a huge role in these behaviors and emotional responses. In a recent study, women ingesting multi-strain probiotics experienced increased activity in the network of the brain that includes emotion, cognition, and sensory processing . Scientists have known that the brain sends signals to the gut, which is why stress and other emotions can contribute to gastrointestinal symptoms. This study shows that signals travel the opposite way as well, from the gut to the brain . This connection is a two-way street.

Bioray’s Intervention Study with 10 Children

In BIORAY’s intervention study with kids, results show similar findings: gut health has a significant impact on emotional brain function. With the ingredients in NDF® SHINE, a host of 12 cell wall lysed probiotics, children improved leaky gut and their immune response to 7 elevated strains of unhealthy gut microbes. At the beginning of the study children had a variety of symptoms including; food sensitivities, yellow teeth, hyperactivity, lethargy, irrational tempers and moods, sluggish or loose bowel movements, anxiety, lack of interest in others or their environment, and an inability to communicate. Severity of symptoms were measured prior to and after taking probiotic lysates found in NDF® SHINE.

21-Day ATEC results in Bioray’s GI study shows improvement in:

● Speech/Language Communication 14%

● Sociability 27%

● Sensory/Cognitive Awareness 20%

● Health/Physical Behavior 45%

● Overall Improvement 30%

“I could see my son trying to think and come up with the words, but it was as though something was short-circuited in his brain. It didn’t take long after we began NDF® SHINE. It was like someone turned his talking button on.” - Amanda, mom

Parents Report With NDF® SHINE:

● Improved speech and communication

● Happier moods

● Better understanding of their environment

● More expressive with abstract thought

● Well formed bowel movements

● Decrease in stomach aches

● Flat stomach

NDF® SHINE helps your child’s immune response and GI tract, supports their gut/brain connection and cleans up toxins. Parents notice improved speech and communication, and a decrease in stomach aches.

(The equivalent combination in BIORAY Therapeutic products is CytoFlora® and NDF®. BIORAY Therapeutics is intended for adults and for kids with significant imbalances).

The Diet of Gut Champions

We can help our kids even more by tending to their intestinal microbiota with a healthy diet. The invention of muesli is credited to Swiss physician and nutritional pioneer, Maximilian Bircher-Benner. Soaking oats and fruit in live cultured yogurt or kefir is how muesli is traditionally made. When oats are fed natural sugar like those in fruit and honey, they make naturally occurring “prebiotics”. Prebiotics cause the multiplication of beneficial bacteria such as those in probiotics and foods that contain probiotics. Beginning the day with a bowl of muesli cereal helps the food your child eats later in the day blossom into beneficial probiotics for their tummy and their brain.

“The knowledge that signals are sent from the intestine to the brain and that they can be modulated by a dietary change is likely to lead to an expansion of research aimed at finding new strategies to prevent or treat digestive, mental and neurological disorders”, said Dr. Emeran Mayer, a professor of medicine, physiology and psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Gluten & Casein Free Prebiotic Breakfast Recipe

This is a great tasting breakfast recipe your kids will love. You can make it at night if you are pressed for time in the morning. This recipe led Dr. Bircher-Benner to overwhelming improvements in the health of many of his patients.

Mix ingredients in a bowl the night before:

● 1 cup uncooked gluten free oats

Oats are packed with fibre as well as magnesium and B vitamins to provide sustainable energy and support a good nights sleep.

● 2 cups nonfat plain yogurt - make sure it says “Live Cultures”

Use almond or coconut yogurt for kids who cannot tolerate casein

● 2 ml. of NDF® SHINE

● 1 pear or apple (roughly grated or chopped) and lime juice or 1 - 8 oz. crushed pineapple

● 3 tablespoons honey

● 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

● Serve with additional sliced figs and sliced almonds, if desired

Research shows diets rich in probiotics through food or supplementation, inhibits the toxic effects induced by wheat .

Unwanted Organisms - A Natural Part of Growing Up

Those little white things in your child’s poop are not undigested rice remnants; those are most likely unwanted organisms. Some unwanted organisms are microscopic and unable to be seen by the naked eye. While unpleasant to think about, they are a natural part of being a child, and an adult as well. If your child does not wash his/her hands properly, you have cats or dogs, your child bites her/his fingernails, or your family eats out more than 2 times a week, it is likely that unwanted organisms are present. Research also shows that stress increases unwanted organisms’ ability to take up residency in your child’s body and cause aggressive behaviors.

The biggest problem with these pesky guys is their metabolites. Unwanted organisms eat the food inside our kids, metabolize it and their byproducts become neurotoxic. Kids then begin to feel like someone is stepping on their last nerve . Left unchecked, these unwanted organisms multiply, and your child’s emotions become more and more skewed — frustration and angry outbursts occur and become a daily reality.

Common Symptoms of Unwanted Organisms in Kids:

● Unusual angry-outbursts

● Emotional imbalance

● Itchy rectum

● Dark circles under eyes

● Skin irritations

● Grinding teeth

● Waking up at night

● Under eating or overeating

“My daughter sleeps better when she takes NDF® HAPPY. She has also stopped being such a picky eater.” Kim, mom

Solutions For Removing Unwanted Organisms

Environmental toxins are all around us. In your child’s body, they acidify the tissues making your kid a “good host” for unwanted organisms. NDF® HAPPY safely removes a broad spectrum of unwanted organisms and environmental toxins. This formula is buffered to replenish adrenal energy, which is often depleted while unwanted organisms are present. We suggest 5 weeks of NDF® HAPPY twice year if your child follows the above hand washing and eating recommendations, and you have no pets. If your child is exposed to unwanted organisms on a regular basis, NDF® HAPPY is safe to use daily or as needed.

While using NDF® HAPPY to remove unwanted organisms, support adrenal function and remove toxins, parents notice a decrease in their child’s unreasonable anger, fewer sugary and fried food cravings, and no itchy rectum.

(The equivalent combination in BIORAY Therapeutic products is Artemisia & Clove™, Loving Energy™ and NDF®. BIORAY Therapeutics is intended for adults and for kids with significant imbalances).

Simple Tips To Avoid Being A Good Host for Unwanted Organisms

● Eat more greens and less fried or sweet food to alkalize the body.

● Include fermented foods as they are beneficial pH changers that these organisms don’t like.

● Keep the bowels moving 1 - 2 times a day as this is how they leave the body.

● Drink water with fresh lemon juice to alkalize the body and help the liver process waste material.

● If your child will eat spicy food, add in cayenne and other hot peppers to create an environment where unwanted organisms do not want to live.

● When traveling abroad, take 1ml of NDF® Happy before or after meals.

Your child’s “gut instincts” have much more to do with what they are eating and the level of healthy microbes in their tummy than science previously knew. When you start your child’s day with beneficial bacteria, those bacteria can then utilize the grains your child eats throughout the day and implant their gut with goodness. Likewise addressing unwanted organisms at least 1-2 times a year for the whole family provides harmony on a biochemical level that positively impacts relationships and self-worth. We hope this information is helpful for you.

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