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happylittlegems health fact of the day:

Updated: Feb 16, 2019

Neurotoxins are threatening our children's brains

Toxic chemicals are endangering and poisoning our children's brains. The biggest window of vulnerability to chemicals is between conception and early childhood. The neurotoxins impact brain development and can cause a number of neurodevelopment disabilities. Neurotoxins can also affect behaviour.


happylittlegems top tips to help protect your child's brain from neurotoxicity:

  • Try to stick to 'real food' rather than processed food

  • Try to avoid sugar-free products - they probably contain aspartame

  • Look out for food that contains MSG (monosodium glutamate)

  • Avoid farmed salmon, try to eat Alaskan salmon which is high in omega-3s and low in neurotoxic mercury

  • Try to use natural cleaning products and toiletries

  • Fill your home with plants - they do a good job of filtering out toxins

While we can't completely avoid neurotoxins, we can protect our children's brains by minimising the exposure.

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