New research indicates that at least one in five children ages 1 to 11 are not getting enough vitamin D. Even more shocking, nearly 90% of African American children and 80% of Hispanic children may be deficient in this important vitamin.
Vitamin D has been shown to play an important role in bone health, heart health, immune health and much more! It can be obtained in a number of ways including dietary intake of foods such as milk and fatty fish, exposure to sunlight and dietary supplementation.
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Exciting new research indicates that omega 3s, in combination with vitamin E, may yield improvements in children with autism. A study published this month in Alternative Therapies In Health And Medicine reveals that children who received omega 3 and vitamin E supplements showed significant improvement in areas including speech, imitation, coordination, eye contact, behavior, sensory issues and development of pain sensation.
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Morris CR, Agin MC. Syndrome of allergy, apraxia, and malabsorption: characterization of a neurodevelopmental phenotype that responds to omega 3 and vitamin E supplementation. Altern Ther Health Med. Aug2009;15(4):34-43. Read More