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How Artificial Colors in Food Affect Children's Behavior


In this article, I am going to demonstrate how different types of artificial colors in your food affect your child’s behavior. Second, what are the physical and the emotional side effects of eating artificial dyes in our foods? Third,

what role can these colors play in children’s allergies? Furthermore, what role does the Vestibular System and the Cerebellum play in our attention deficit?

Dr. Rebeca Bevans has given a speech on Ted Talks about how her child suffers hyperactivity from eating yellow and red dyes in foods. She holds a degree in the field of neuropsychology. After Dr. Rebeca's child suffered hyperactivity, she removed all the artificial colors in her family’s foods. After a few weeks of her experiment, she found that her child became much calmer.

Some of the most common food colors are found in these types of food. They are

cupcakes, candy, soda, mouthwash, and popcorn. You can find artificial colors in commercial frosting, pudding, and flavor drinks. MSG is commonly found in soups, broths, and some of the Chinese Foods that Americans commonly eat every day. When you eat these types of foods by an accident, they may likely cause painful headaches and severe neck pain from the NY Allergy & Sinus Center. Other types of reactions could likely be swelling of the lips, tongue, and the neck.

I want the reader to listen very carefully about this statistic on how this type of chemicals is destroying our children’s future. The following statistics came from the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment in Oakland, CA. When the research examined children between the ages of 8 and 17 years old, they found that 11% of children have been diagnosed with attention deficit disorder. Alarmingly, 10% percent of the children will likely develop behavior problems if they continue eating junk food all day. When the group surveyed families in poverty, they found that 21% of parents have given their sons and daughters junk food instead of healthy food.

When moms and dads go to the supermarkets, they must re

ad the labels very carefully for food dyes. According to Dr. Rebeca Bevans, the parent’s children may likely act calmer if their children avoid all the junk food in their diet. However, I feel that the kids may need to see a psychiatrist for medication for further help in calming down. Next, I am going to discuss how the vestibular system and the cerebellum may likely play a major role in your child’s attention deficit.

The Vestibular System plays a critical role in our special orientation of the following our sense organs. They include balance, posture, alertness, and our eye movements. The Vestibular System receives information from the brain and the central ne

rvous system. After the Vestibular System receives the information, it plays essential roles in our ability for our head to move right, left, up, and down. It plays an essential role in our ability to move backwards and forwards.

When the Vestibular system and cerebellum are not working well together in children and adults, adults and children need more time to do everyday tasks in

their lives. For instance, when I am cleaning my house, it takes me more lateral, visual, and vertical movements to complete a simple task. Because of the excess movements in performing everyday chores, children and adults may likely experience dizziness and anxiety in cleaning their own houses and apartments.

How does the vestibular system play a major role in our child’s learning today…? When the vestibular system does not work well properly in your inner ear and brain, it is very difficult to listen to verbal instructions from your teachers. When I am unable to listen to verbal instructions from my teachers, I feel angry at myself. The next major problem with a poor vestibular system is poor eye movements. Reading, writing, and looking at your teacher become an extremely difficult task unless the children are medicated by your psychiatrists.

Eye and head exercise can likely reduce some of the vertical and lateral eye exercises and neck exercises. However, the eye exercises do not relieve the prob

lem one-hundred percent. Changing weather can likely make the problem worse in the city of Pittsburgh. For example, when the temperature drops suddenly in Pittsburgh, his or her balance may likely get worse during a period of 12 to 24 hours.

Before the reader makes a final judgment on the cures for their child’s hyperactivity, he or she must see a neurologist or psychiatrist for an opinion. Furthermore, a balance test is essential for complete diagnoses for the problem. I found this website on the internet.

In summary, the two problems never go away completely in one’s life.


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