Nutritional & Behavioral Support for People With Down Syndrome… Ideas for Improving: Immune System Cognitive Ability Muscle Tone and Slow Metabolism & More. Linda Orso, Former Executive Director Down Syndrome Association
Nutritional & Behavioral Support for People With Down Syndrome…Ideas for Improving: Immune SystemCognitive AbilityMuscle Tone and Slow Metabolism & More
Linda Orso, Former Executive Director
Down Syndrome Association
Angie Thomas, has sister with Down syndrome
Barbara Lagoni , Nutritionist, Cornell University
To provide life skills and whatever support we can so that our children can :’
The purpose of this presentation is :
Incidence is increasing DESPITE the fact that 90% of women end the pregnancy if pre-natal testing indicates Down syndrome.
Respiratory and allergy issues are common
--the primary source of essential vitamins and minerals
(very little in bread, cookies, meat, dairy …and refined --carbs and sweets will deplete nutrients at an astonishing rate diminishing brain function and weakening the immune system) barb
Start with the Basics --
Muscle Strength & Weight Management
Shaklee 180 Smoothees and Bars, barb
Great Tasting, Kid Tested, and Kid Approved! Yummy Orange Chew
less impulsive calmer
60% of the brain is fat
Univ of S Australia 145 children 2005
But that’s not all…
“Lawsuit: Disclose PCB Levels in Fish Oil. Group Finds Amount of Contaminant Varies Greatly Among Popular Supplement Brands” - CBS May 2, 2010
Water and oxygen barrier
Stomach acid protection
Only Shaklee has it!
OPTIFLORA™ completely survives stomach acid. Microflora are then released in the intestine. barb
candida yeast issuescolitis
bottle-fed babieslow fiber/poor diets
irritable bowel syndromeear infections
Nutrition and You Vita Books
Protein –Builds Healthy Cells & Stabilizes Blood Sugar
Energizing Soy or Shaklee 180 Smoothees
Or Mealshake Creamy Whey Shakes
Peanut Butter Fudge ( 1 cup peanut butter,1 cup Energizing Soy Protein, 1/3 cup honey )
Age-Appropriate Behavior is the Goal.
-- a child who interrupts excessively ex --“ Johnny, give me just one minute so I can finish talking to Mary . Please wait patiently.”
-- “ escape artists” – very common with DS . Ex child who runs out of classroom .. After school when no friends to be embarrassed in front of .. No distractions …. And role play what you want .. With teacher, parent, therapist present .
If they throw things, or hit you or others or refuse to put their shoes on …. Won’t hold your hand when crossing the street …Or act out in any way .. Refusing to comply…
Parents first reaction often is to say …” Just do what I say, behave yourself or time out or punishment, etc “
But --- if we want the behavior to change, we need to understand what is causing it.
Behavior happens because they have limited options for communicating and they are expressing an emotion ..
sadness ( have difficulty understanding the passing of time )
Behavior is a form of communication about….
If no response, repeat the question or ask
“ Do you need some help”?
This creates trust and helps eliminates anxiety
and frustration for them.
VITALIZER -- A Good Starting Place HAKLEE DIFFERENCE
S.M.A.R.T DELIVERY RIGHT NUTRIENTSRIGHT PLACERIGHT TIME
Vitamins + Minerals
7 Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Full Spectrum Anti-Oxidants Anti-Aging Nutrients
Super Active Probiotics barb
Vita-Lea with Iron
Joint Health Complex
habit-forming, energy building & immunity building