SYMPTOMSPains in the joints, twitches in the legs, etc.
CAUSESNo, it is not a disease. Growing pains are a part of life in many homes, as the children grow toward adulthood.
But growing pains are not necessary. If good food and proper vitamin/mineral supplementation are provided, along with proper rest and an active exercise program, there is no need for "growing pains" to occur.
Prevention of growing pains includes a solid nutritional programrich in calcium, magnesium, selenium, vitamins A, B-complex, E, and C.
ENCOURAGEMENTRejoice in the Lord always, and He will give you the courage you need. The more you praise Him, the more you will have to praise Him for.
SYMPTOMSThe child fails to grow properly in height.
CAUSESThe key to growth is the pituitary, the master gland, which is located in the center of the skull. When it does not function properly, normal growth does not occur.
The pituitary gland produces the growth hormone, somatotropin, and sends it throughout the body, to stimulate normal enlargement of bones and muscles in children.
Too little production of this hormone will produce dwarfism; too much results in abnormally enlarged hands, feet, jaw, and possible gigantism.
The pituitary may not be functioning properly because of a tumor growing in, or near, it. But the thymus gland may not be working properly, and that will affect a child's growth and increase the likelihood of infection.
Be sure and eat a well-balanced nourishing diet. Omit junk foods.
Adequate amounts of protein are important, especially the amino acid, arginine. Arginine is used to synthesize ornithine, an amino acid which prompts the pituitary to release its growth hormone.
Sources of arginine include coconut, oats, soybeans, walnuts, wheat, wheat germ, carob, and dairy products.
Growth hormone therapy can be prescribed by a physician, but it is marvelously expensive.
If a child's protein intake is reduced severely, he develops Kwashiorkor (which see), a protein-deficiency disease. This condition can occur in any nation, not just India.
Malabsorption disorders, such as celiac disease (which see), can also reduce growth somewhat.
Excess amounts of lead, a toxic metal, can produce growth problems.
ENCOURAGEMENT"The eye of the Lord is upon them that fear Him, upon them that hope in His mercy." Psalm 33:18. He gives His faithful children the help they need.
SYMPTOMSPhysical problems resulting from a vaccination.
DISCUSSIONThis is a wide-ranging subject, too large to discuss in detail here. See the author's book, The Vaccination Crisis, (see book store) for detailed discussions of the various vaccines, their dangers, and how to avoid vaccination requirements.
The underlying problem is simple enough: We normally take substances into our body through our stomach, where harmful bacteria are generally destroyed.
But a vaccine is injected into a muscle or directly into the bloodstream, thus bypassing the normal protections. This is highly dangerous!
The problem is that it is impossible to purify the vaccines properly. It would require too much time and expense to try to examine every microscopic portion, identify every toxin, poison, and microbe, and eliminate the bad ones. It simply cannot be done.
So monkey pus and horse urine is "purified" somewhat, and then injected into your child.
The solution is to live right, eat right, and avoid vaccinations. See the author's book (or a similar publication) for further information on vaccinations.
ENCOURAGEMENTGod can provide solutions, when earthly trials seem hard to bear. Go to Him and find in Him the courage and help you so much need.