DOWNÕS SYNDROME AND NUTRITIONAL BALANCING SCIENCE
by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© October 2010, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
Definition. DownÕs syndrome or DS, is a common birth defect and delayed development syndrome. Children born with this syndrome have a particular facial expression, short stature, some cognitive impairment or delays, and often impaired motor functions.
DS children are more prone to certain illnesses including ear infections and thyroid imbalance. The incidence of DS is much higher when the mother is beyond about 35 years of age.
USE OF NUTRITIONAL PROGRAMS FOR DOWNÕS SYNDROME
More and more physicians are realizing that DownÕs syndrome children can respond to nutritional correction to varying degrees. Ways to do this include:
1. Just give extra vitamins and minerals, such as the Nutrivene-D products. However, these are general products only and not individualized.
2. Improve the diet in various ways.
3. A complete nutritional balancing program. This includes a diet, targeted supplements and possibly other detoxification procedures.
In our experience, this option is by far the most effective one. The reasons are:
a) Nutritional balancing is a very advanced system of healing and development.
b) Each program is completely individualized.
c) The program offers a lot of insight concerning the personÕs oxidation type, oxidation rate, imbalanced mineral ratios, toxic metals, and how to correct them.
NUTRITIONAL BALANCING EFFECTS ON DOWNÕS SYNDROME
The most important and impressive change we have observed is much better cognitive abilities. In addition, some childrenÕs facial features become much more normal. Some children will also begin to grow taller and stronger as well. Infections can also be reduced.
These are wonderful benefits for parents of these children, as it means their children will live far more normal lives. Children need to remain on a program for at least several years, or longer.
COMMON NUTRITIONAL IMBALANCES SEEN WITH DOWNÕS SYNDROME
Zinc. The hair mineral zinc levels are often very low in these children. We are not sure why this occurs, but it is most likely a zinc deficiency in their mothers.
Zinc is critical for growth and development of a child. It is involved in hundreds of enzymes needed for organs and systems as varied as the eyes, digestion, skin and connective tissue, and the brain.
Calcium and magnesium. Imbalances in these minerals are also often present in DS children. Some of the children have a Four Lows Pattern, even at age 2. Calcium and magnesium are important for nervous system development, in particular.
Toxic metals. All of these children have high levels of toxic metals, especially copper and mercury. However, toxic metal levels vary among individuals.
To read a testimonial about the use of a nutritional balancing program for DownÕs syndrome, go to Testimonials.