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 A Major concern about people with cerebral palsy is that they have trouble gaining weight. A good, nutritious way of gaining weight for those with cerebral palsy is adding key foods to their diet. The following list is made up of these kinds:
  1. Corn oil or canola oil margarine on bread, vegetables, rice, pasta, hot cereals
  2. Powdered skim milk added to regular whole milk
  3. Wheat germ
  4. Raisins
  5. Puddings
  6. Peanut butter
  7. Custards
  8. Eggs
  9. Thick shakes
  10. Cheese
  11. Ice cream
There are also nutritional supplements available in drug stores that do not require a prescription; however, it is recommended that you consult your child’s pediatrician before purchasing any of these. There are also doctor prescribed supplements too. Remember that supplements are useful, but not as good as the real thing.

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Posted in: Cerebral Palsy
Hunter posted on June 30, 2010 Article Rating

Wikipedia defines osteopathy as an approach to healthcare that emphasizes the role of the musculoskeletal system in health and disease. This practice was created in the 1800s in the US by a man named, Andrew Taylor Still. He began a school, which is today called A.T. Still University in Missouri.

There are eight key principles in osteopathy:

  1. The body is a unit.
  2. Structure and function are reciprocally inter-related.
  3. The body possesses self-regulatory mechanisms.
  4. The body has the inherent capacity to defend and repair itself.
  5. When the normal adaptability is disrupted, or when environmental changes overcome the body’s capacity for self-maintenance, disease may ensue.
  6. The movement of body fluids is essential to the maintenance of health.
  7. The nerves play a crucial part in controlling the fluids of the body.
  8. There are somatic components to disease that are not only manifestations of disease, but also are factors that contribute to maintenance of the disease state.

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Hunter posted on June 14, 2010 Article Rating