Teacher journal archive (2008-2011)

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Eat right, learn right


The author, a paediatric gastroenterologist, allergist and nutrition consultant, warns that food intolerances can severely affect students' capacity to learn. He discusses the problems of 'bad brain days', caused by swinging blood sugar levels; gluten intolerance; milk intolerance; gastric reflux; and ADHD. A brief description is given of each syndrome, including symptoms and effects on the body. The author's key message for parents and teachers is that if they are concerned about a child's progress or behaviour at school, the student's diet and possible adverse reactions to food should be investigated. [Author abstract, ed]

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