MaxLiving Perspective: Incorporating the 5 Essentials
Growing up today offers many unique experiences for children, such as being able to socialize online, play life-like video
games, and complete homework faster with computers. Yet, kids today also face many health challenges: frequent
stress, low physical activity, poor-quality food, and exposure to more toxins than kids from past generations. As a result,
children get sick often and suffer from more chronic diseases, including asthma, anxiety, and obesity.
Keep your child happy, healthy, and balanced with these strategies.
• Take your kid(s) to the chiropractor regularly. Kids get injured often, and the trauma of birth alone can damage
the integrity of the spinal column, which disrupt other regions of the body. A chiropractor supports the
musculoskeletal structure of the body.
• Reduce sugar and eliminate high fructose corn syrup. Read the Nutrition Facts on foods and avoid corn syrup,
malt sugar, juice concentrates, and sugars ending in, “ose.” Eating too much sugar leads to weight gain,
obesity, metabolic issues, and nutritional deficiencies.
• Eat organic foods to avoid pesticides and fertilizers, like glyphosate, in and on your food. Long term exposure
to pesticides is linked to metabolic issues and cancer, especially in children.
• Include more healthy fats, especially omega-3 fatty acids from cold-water, wild-caught fish, raw nuts,
flaxseed, and chia seeds. Essential fatty acids are critical for growth and development, and brain
development and function.
• Avoid packaged, processed, and fast food. These foods, like chips, frozen meals, French fries, and desserts,
have little or no nutritional value and high in salt, bad fats, and sugar, which can cause obesity and other
Oxygen & Exercise
• Get your child to be more physically active, for at least 20 minutes a day by having them participate in a team
sport, offering equipment, like a jump rope or bike, and scheduling family fitness time. Regular physical activity
supports kids’ physical health and a healthy weight, improves cognitive functioning, and foster’s self-discipline.
Please make sure your child has had a sports physical examination by a healthcare practitioner before
beginning any sports activities or intense forms of physical activity.
• Use BPA-free baby products, including baby bottles, pacifiers, teething rings, and cans. BPA can alter
hormones, which impact growth and development, and has been linked to obesity in children and
• Do not use sunscreen. Sun protection products contain ingredients that the FDA has not recognized as safe
and have not been thoroughly researched. Dress kids in light clothing and hats, and have them play in
shaded areas to protect them from long-term exposure to the sun’s UV rays. Chemicals like PABA and
trolamine salicylate have reproductive, developmental, or carcinogenic effects.
• Do not use DEET-based insect repellent. Use insect repellents with natural ingredients, like citronella oil,
lavender oil, or oil of lemon eucalyptus. DEET is a chemical in many drugstore bug sprays that can have
neurotoxic effects on humans, especially children.
• Only use chemical-free hair and skin products on your child. Avoid these ingredients: parabens, phthalates,
formaldehyde, sodium benzoate, which are in lotions, creams, hand-wash, and bath products. Children,
who are still developing, are more vulnerable to toxins, and long-term exposure damages organs, hormones,
metabolism, and causes disease.
Talk to your healthcare practitioner about including these and/or any other nutraceuticals in your dietary practices.
Kids’ Health Nutraceutical Recommendations
|Nutraceutical||Instructions For Use|
|Max Kids Multivitamin||1 tablet for ages 1-3 yrs, 2 tablets for ages 4+ yrs;
|Max Kids Omega + D3||½ teaspoon daily with food|
|Max Kids Probiotics Powder||1 scoop mixed in water/milk or sprinkled on food
|Max Kids Detox Powder||1 scoop mixed in water/milk or sprinkled on food
Never modify any medications or other medical advice without your healthcare practitioner’s support.
*For optimal results, we recommend you have you undergo a metabolic analysis profile test, which tests for key
biomarkers that identify nutritional deficiencies, toxicities, bacterial overgrowth, and drug effects. Talk with your
MaxLiving Chiropractor about the Metabolix Program to get tested and be able to obtain a more customized health
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