Teens – Food & Moods

Do you have young teens in your home.  Do you dread the years that are to follow?

Well it all depends on what your young teens are eating.

Think of it like this …. it is a fact –  that the liver plays a huge part in the production of the quality of hormones … we know that the hormones are on full alert when our children go through puberty.  Normally your young teen will want to have soda’s, burgers & sweets (be it chocolate, ice cream or cakes/biscuits etc)

This puts a strain on the pancreas which also affects the quality of the liver. According to the Traditional Chinese Medicine .. there is an emotion to the liver … it is anger.

Now you might think I am talking absolute dribble …. but think about it … an alcoholic is very temperamental … teens are moody and short tempered too … because the liver is suppose to be active and ready to kick start the pituitary gland (which is in the brain) so that it can start producing the required hormones….

Now we might not want to start fighting with our young teens and let them be and eat what they like… it is not helping them in the least.

The liver quality feeds the muscles and the tendons … if we have boys … we know how they grow and that their muscles start becoming more pronounced and start loosing the baby fat … if the liver is of low quality it cannot feed the muscles and tendons properly….

Which can result to sports injuries … one after the other ….

With the girls …. they will start puberty and with their menstrual cycle .. the one thing that will start is the sugar cravings .. which most moms will be able to relate to and say it is normal … it can be normal but that doesn’t make it right …

By putting the pancreas under strain … and having insulin imbalances affects the ‘type’ of period the girl will have and maybe keep having ….

I have like 3 different subject here … and am restricted on my writing … so if anyone out there is interested …. write me a post and I will cover the girls side …the boys side … and the food side altogether ….

Something to think on … the medical people have finally agreed that putting young girls on the contraceptive pill early … only increases their chances of suffering from PCOS & endometriosis – and that only increases their chance of battling with infertility in the future … so why not help our teens for THEIR future ….

Chat soon … S

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4 thoughts on “Teens – Food & Moods

  1. Hey Stells, well done on your first post! I’d love an article on the girls side of things – well actually on the boys too but you said to choose one 🙂 I’ve battled PCOS since puberty and really don’t want my daughter to struggle with the same. She has a fierce sweet tooth. As you know we don’t do preservatives, colourants and additives at home. Sugar has not been banned yet. We use xylitol as much as possible.
    Well done again

    • Hi Guiles
      Thank you 🙂
      As your girl goes through puberty – or pre puberty at the moment – her little body is going through all sort of changes. The pancreas is active as is the liver – which is the ‘petrol’ (for example) to kick start the pituitary gland to start producing hormones – where the body starts to change.
      For girls they get more ‘fatty tissue’ (much to our dislike as we become women .. hee hee). where boobs start to develop, more fat by the hips and maybe thighs – our body is starting to get ready to becoming a woman and start ‘protecting itself’ and getting ready for what the body knows to do … when the time is right … make babies.
      Now the boys … when they go through puberty their body also goes through changes .. but different .. they ‘loose’ the baby fat – most noticeable is the cheeks or face chubbiness … and develop more lean muscle (also depending on what they eating) … but they grow much taller quicker than girls and develop muscle and definition … getting ready for ‘manhood’ and to work with their body strength.
      (naturally a man’s body develop muscle so they can work hard – it used to be physical labour way back when.. but now it is different as we know).

      So it is so important to give the body the proper nutrition as it is going through these phases and giving the body a good ‘starting point’ into their adulthood.

      Now for your girl with the sweet tooth .. as many moms will agree … most girls have that ..especially before a period or a cycle.
      Sweets, sugar and starch is the worst thing you can do. It creates an on going cycle and no real nutrition for the changing body.
      Any form of sugar becomes acidity in the body – causing pain, cramps, bloatedness etc … and when it builds up in our system eventually becomes a disease or disorder like PCOS, endometriosis, cysts on the breast, sinus, etc

      Will get more into it on my next article on the blog 🙂
      xx

  2. as you know Stelu…..my whole life would have been quite different if it wasn’t 4 sugar….:) ❤ the depression, mood swings & out of control temper tantrums…which later led 2 alcohol & drugs….it all does the same thing 2 the body & Science now admits that it is as addictive as cocaine & heroine as it binds in2 the opium receptors in our brains….:) ❤ many people might say…i did loads of sugar & didn't end up taking drugs….well…mayb…didn't end up taking illegal drugs….but i bet you are on the legal ones…sugar been one…coffee another…anyway….life is a whole lot sweeter without sugar 4 me…hate the stuff..:) ❤

    • Hi Ans
      Correct. And the other legal drugs people are taking are prescribed drugs – like anti depressants.
      I dont want to stand on anyones toes – and I fully understand that if one is going through trauma they might makes use of anti – depressants. But doctors are to quick to keep the patients on them – rather than seeing what is the diet like – are the hormones balanced – is the thyroid working as it should etc etc.
      Most ‘patients’ don’t want to take responsibility – they would rather leave it to the doctors hands.
      I know of a teen girl – 15/16 yrs old that was given anti-depressants because she was sad that her and her boyfriend broke up.
      I mean really – as we grow up we will go through heart ache – disappointment and many more ‘uncomfortable’ emotions – we need to grow through them not numb ourselves.

      But well done Anna that you took responsibility – and are aware of your body and how it responds … Keep it up 😉

      Stella

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