Nutrition and Behavior

Can diet and nutrition affect a child’s behavior?  Several weeks ago Tamara and I were watching one of the Medical Marijuana Nutrition and Behaviorprime time news shows that presented a story on the legalization of medical marijuana.  They offered several case studies in an attempt to justify the position that medical marijuana should be available to everyone.  One of the stories involved a mother who was experiencing significant behavioral issues with her young teen-age son.  The boy’s mother argued that marijuana was the only solution to the boy’s bad behavior.  I have so many problems with this mother’s decision that I don’t know where to start.  I have just as many issues with the doctor that provided the “prescription”.  The fact that I have been a law enforcement officer since 1987 has probably affected my view on this topic. 

Another striking aspect to this story was that the boy was obviously overweight, out of shape and maintained a poor level of fitness.  Furthermore, the boy was shown throughout the story eating what we refer to in our house as “garbage”.  I did not witness the boy eating anything healthy!  Why is this significant?   There has been a great deal of debate during the last several decades as to whether or not behavioral problems are tied to nutrition.  I recently read an article by the Bamford-Lahey Children’s Foundation that science is now starting to believe that what we eat, to a certain extent, determines how we behave.   


The study that resulted in the article made some important conclusions. 

  1. There is support for the hypothesis that diet can affect learning and behavior.
  2. There is support for the hypothesis that certain food additives and particular foods may have a potential role in developmental disorders.
  3. Some children diagnosed as ADHD are sensitive to particular foods or food additives and that this sensitivity can affect their learning and behavior.  What is even more significant is when these offending substances are removed from the diet of such children positive changes are reported in behavior and mental processing.   

As I read the article I was reminded of Isagenix Associate Angela Lovelace’s storyangela s photo transformation Nutrition and Behavior (  As you watch her video you realize there is no denying Angela underwent a transformation in her life.  Furthermore, there is no denying that Isagenix® played a major role in this change.  Even if in the end you find yourself questioning the direct connection between her dietary change and her change in personality you must accept that her newfound confidence came from her ability to take charge of her body with Isagenix®.  I had the pleasure of meeting Angela at this year’s Isagenix® Celebration and it is hard to believe that this girl used to do nothing but eat and watch television. 

prod nutrition isakids 2 Nutrition and BehaviorI have been asked on several occasions recently whether or not Isagenix® products are safe for kids.  I have a previous post that addresses the specific products that your kids can take.  I hope you will take the time to read it as I believe it can only be a positive change for all of our kids.  If you would like to find out more you can visit my web-site at or call me toll free at 1-866-982-DIET (3438).

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