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Do Gluten and Sugar Impact A Child's Behaviour (video)?

mood learning & behaviour video

The two foods that seem to cause the most controversy when it comes to kids and behaviour are gluten and sugar (they're not really foods at all, but I think you know what I'm talking about).

You'll come across a lot of different opinions, studies, ideas about whether it's worth taking gluten and sugar out and, if you choose to remove them you'll run into many people who think you're depriving your kids of a happy childhood by depriving them of these.

In our coaching program I help parents remove gluten and sugar and replace them with whole food alternatives. Why? For the 2 very simple reasons that I explain in this video.

Selected References on gluten:

Gluten, digestion, zonulin and immune response  (video interview - starting at minute 4:05 is what I find most interesting)

Spectrum of gluten-related disorders: consensus on new nomenclature and classification

A low-gluten diet induces changes in the intestinal microbiome of healthy Danish adults 

Gluten and digestion and autoimmune disease

Gluten and diabetes

Glutamic acid in grains

Folic acid fortification


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About Jess Sherman, FDN-P, M.Ed, R.H.N

Jess is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner, Registered Holistic Nutritionist™ and Family Health Educator specializing in brain health & resilience for kids. She is the author of Raising Resilience: Take the stress out of feeding your family & love your life, and the creator of The Resilience Roadmap™ - a systematic process to help parents help their kids feel and function better. Her book and online resources have helped families in 44 countries improve the lives of their children with learning differences, anxiety, ADHD, autism and mood disorders by helping them find hidden stressors and fit the food and feeding piece into their health puzzles. She is the 2019 recipient of the CSNNAA award for Clinical Excellence for her work helping families get healthier, and she continues to bring an understanding of the power of good nutrition to the mainstream conversation about children’s mental health, learning, and overall resilience through her blog, courses and as a  contributor to print and online magazines. You can reach Jess at 

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