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Special Nutritional Needs for the Elderly

As you age, your body changes. You can move the way you once could, with so much ease, you didn’t even have to think about it. These days, you have to plan an exit route for getting off the floor, should you find yourself on it. Likewise, your body absorbs nutrients differently, so not only…

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Personal Trainers for Special Needs Talk Food

The need for nutrient-dense foods in your special needs child’s diet No matter how long most personal trainers for special needs have been taking care of their clients, someone always asks the “question!” What question are we talking about? It’s this one, “What should I eat/feed my loved one?” With so many different diets being…

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How to Get My Child with Special Needs to Eat More Vegetables

You know that vegetables are good for your child with special needs, but it’s tough to get them to try new foods. (Some of you reading this may be thinking: “That’s an understatement!”) We get it! That’s why we’ve compiled this list of simple tricks. Here’s how to get your child with special needs to…

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25 Foods That Cure Constipation

  Constipation is a consistent issue for special needs children. The stress of travel or a routine change can cause bowel irregularity, but so can poor diet, dehydration and infrequent exercise, which are all common for those with differing abilities. Here are 25 foods that cure constipation: 1. Apples Are Great Foods That Cure Constipation…

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Top 3 Ways Special Strong Helps Special Needs

What I am about to tell you is quite embarrassing. I don’t want you to look down on other professionals for knowing it.  The truth is that the health and fitness industry has very poor regulations and very low standards.  By doing a quick Google search, you can find many companies who offer online certification…

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6 Vitamins and Minerals That Improve ADD/ADHD

There are several different medications out on the market that is meant to quell the symptoms of ADD and ADHD. But these medications are both expensive and may have severe side effects on children. You may eventually decide that medication is your best option. However, you may be equally surprised to discover there are vitamins…

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Healthy Sensory Foods for Children With Autism

It’s no secret that children with Autism are picky eaters. It’s tough to get your young loved one to eat something healthy, especially if they’ve already developed a routine or fixation on a certain food, like chips or candy. Not only does taste drive the appetites of kids with Autism though. It’s also texture and…

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Which Diet Is Right for Your Special Needs Child?

Children with special needs are especially susceptible to weight gain for a number of reasons, including a sedentary lifestyle (sitting and watching TV, rather than moving and playing) and a poor, sugar-filled diet. “Special needs” is an umbrella term that encompasses many different diagnoses, such as Down Syndrome, Autism, ADD/ADHD and more. The attention your…

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How to Get My Child With Special Needs to Take Vitamins

Getting kids to take vitamins can be tough in general, but getting your child with special needs to take them can be even more of a challenge. That’s because children with special needs may be especially sensitive to taste and textures or especially resistant to trying new things. Here are a few methods you can…

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4 Foods That Positively Impact Behavior (and 5 Foods to Avoid)

Most of us are fortunate enough to have choices, particularly when it comes to food. When we can technically have cake whenever we want, it’s hard to tell ourselves “no.” It can be even more difficult to tell our kids “no” – especially if they have special needs. You want your children to have everything…

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