Respect your body's opinion when it says, “No, I don't want

to eat that.” Our education about nutritive value of food may be

sound but there are other facts to consider. We should take a

lesson from nursing babies: when they refuse to nurse, there is

something unpalatable in the mother's milk. Usually the mother

has eaten onions or members of the cabbage family. The baby

tries it once, and learns to reject it immediately. The baby's liver,

in its wisdom, does not want the baby to eat what it can't

properly digest. The mother may feel: “Now, this breast milk is

good for you and drink it you must, or you shall go hungry.”

Unfortunately, this works for 2-year-olds and up. They are forced

to eat carrots, peas, and other vegetables; vegetables that taste

terrible, (modern agriculture has ruined the flavor). They alone

taste the bitterness of PIT, a cyanide-related chemical, and very

difficult for the liver to metabolize. Broccoli and onions may

burn the tongue with its sulfur-containing acids. Green beans,

onions, garlic, eggplant, all have unique chemicals in them. If you

or your child are not ready to eat them, avoid them carefully, so

you don't get a surprise dose of the toxic chemical.

The more mold a child eats, inadvertently, in peanut butter,

bread, potato chips, syrups, the less capable the liver is of detoxifying

foods. This will certainly increase the “pickiness” of a

child's appetite. If your child has too many foods on her or his

personal “off list”, let this signal you to improve liver function.

Stop the barrage of chemicals that comes with cold cereals,

canned soup, grocery bread, instant cheese dishes, artificially

flavored gelatin, canned whipped cream, fancy yogurts and

cookies or chips. Move to a simpler diet, cooked cereal with

honey, cinnamon and whipping cream (only 4 ingredients), milk

(boiled), bakery bread, canned tuna or salmon, plain cooked or

fried potatoes with butter, and slices of raw vegetables and fruit

without any sauces, except honey or homemade tomato sauce, to

dip into.

It is frustrating to cook “a fine meal” for the family and find

everybody likes it except Ms. Picky. The good news is that she

can usually think of something she would rather eat. If it's nutritious,

be thankful. If it's not say No.

Adults should hide their junk food, including everything off

limits to children. Don't “hide” your junk food in the refrigerator

and lower level cupboards! Treat yourself as well as your

child. If a food tastes bad, don't eat it. If you crave it, try to understand

the message.

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