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Posted by: James | 2010/03/01

minerals &  cramps

What about growth pains in especially children''s legs?

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Dear James
It is always a good idea to have children who complain of pains in their legs and arms, examined by a medical doctor just to make sure that the pains are not being caused by underlying infections, juvenile arthritis, Osgood Schlatter disease, etc. If the dr gives the child an otherwise clean bill of health then you can discuss the use of a mineral supplement with the dr. In most cases increasing the child's intake of low-fat milk, yoghurt, cottage cheese and milk/yoghurt drinks will supply sufficient calcium and magnesium to the diet to prevent deficiencies of these two minerals. Also make sure that the child eats plenty of fruit and vegetables to boost his or her potassium intake.
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DietDoc

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Posted by: DietDoc | 2010/03/02

Dear James
It is always a good idea to have children who complain of pains in their legs and arms, examined by a medical doctor just to make sure that the pains are not being caused by underlying infections, juvenile arthritis, Osgood Schlatter disease, etc. If the dr gives the child an otherwise clean bill of health then you can discuss the use of a mineral supplement with the dr. In most cases increasing the child's intake of low-fat milk, yoghurt, cottage cheese and milk/yoghurt drinks will supply sufficient calcium and magnesium to the diet to prevent deficiencies of these two minerals. Also make sure that the child eats plenty of fruit and vegetables to boost his or her potassium intake.
Best regards
DietDoc

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