From the Publisher
Nutrition plays a key role in everyones health, especially that of our children. Because of their active lifestyles and rapidly growing bodies, it is essential that young people receive adequate amounts of all the nutrients they require for optimal growth and development.
Nothing can replace the value of regular exercise and an active lifestyle, complemented with sound nutrition through a carefully balanced diet. This is the way Nature intended it to be. Unfortunately, children (and adults) in todays high-stress world face a dearth of beneficial physical activity and a steady diet of meals on the run, fast-food restaurants and processed foods, devoid of nutritional value. It is the exception, rather than the rule, that kids today will sit down to home-cooked meals with fresh-from-the-garden fruits and vegetables served up with loving care. Even for those fortunate enough to do so, there is no guarantee that they are receiving all the nutrients they need.
The Comparative Guide to Children's Nutritionals examines the science of nutrition for infants, children and adolescents, including a full discussion of degenerative disease, which often has its beginnings in childhood. Over 160 retail, mail-order and multi-level-marketing products are compared to our Adjusted Blended Standard. The product scoring is adapted for children from the Blended Standard and includes the same fourteen vital criteria as our Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements for adult supplements.
About the Author
Author, educator and biochemist, Lyle MacWilliam serves as a consultant and public advocate for the natural healthcare industry. Mr. MacWilliam's early scientific training led him to the investigation of oxidative stress and the biological properties of antioxidants. His research focused on radiation-induced free radical damage and dietary supplementation with Vitamin E. As an author, Mr. MacWilliam's creative works are used by leading nutritional manufacturers. His popular Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements provides consumers with a reliable tool with which to sort through the maze of nutritional supplements on the market today. Mr. MacWilliam is a former Canadian Member of Parliament and Member of the Legislative Assembly for British Columbia. He recently served at the behest of Canada's federal Minister of Health to help develop a new regulatory framework for natural health products, ensuring Canadians access to safe, effective and high quality nutritional supplements. Mr. MacWilliam has also served in a consulting capacity for Environment Canada, Human Resources Development Canada and the British Columbia Science Council. An accomplished martial artist, Mr. MacWilliam is passionate about fitness and health. His research hits hard at today's lifestyle and dietary patterns and their role in the development of degenerative disease. His scientifically rigorous, no-nonsense delivery, served with a touch of humour, has earned him praise internationally as a sought-after speaker on the importance of optimal nutrition and lifestyle.