I am a new poster, but have lurked for a few weeks now. I have begun reading The PB after learning my blood sugars crept up over 100, my cholesterol is at 235 (with a statin) and I take bllod pressure meds. All at the ripe age of 36. I am not particularly fat at 6'3" 228, but I could stand to lose some.
I am interested in learning about PB in children. I have a 3 year old daughter who has been diagnosed with a regulatory disorder by a child psych. He has put her on very small doses of risperdal and clonodine. Yesterday, my wife spoke to the child psych and she was also put on a small dose of ritalin for ADHD (all of these doses are smaller than the normal minimum does for a child). I am very concerned about these meds and wonder how much her diet my be contributing to the problems. I know diet isn't the root of the issues, but it can't be helping. Her diet consists of about 50% fruit and the remainder made up of Kraft Mac+Cheese, sweetened yogurt, cottage cheese, rice with chichen flavored powder, fruit juice and diet coke. Oh yeah, TONS of whole milk.
Anyhow, I am changing my diet and I am concerned about hers. My wife eats even worse, but I can;t change her. I don;t even know if I can convince her that my daughter's diet needs to be changed.
Any info re: PB and children (anything specific to her conditions is even better) is greatly appreicated.