There’s a reason Steve Jobs was a minimum technology parent. We are all aware that phones and tablets are a form of digital drug. Recent brain images reveal how they affect the brain’s frontal cortex. In fact, it was found that these devices affect your brain in exactly the same way that cocaine does. Technology is so addicting that it elevates dopamine levels — the feel-good neurotransmitter.
And it’s especially dangerous for our kids. Unfortunately, technology has become a highly effective babysitter; it replaced the outdoor time and social interaction.
By letting our kids “develop” technologically, we are unintentionally doing significantly more harm than good.
Did you know that children absorb as much as double the amount of radiation through their heads as adults?
Dr. Om Ghandi, a leading scientist and professor of electrical engineering at the University of Utah discovered that kids under 10 years of age can absorb radiation across their entire brain. He found that more radiation is able to go past the ear and into the head since a child’s ear is thinner and the telephone is closer to the head. All it takes is two millimeters difference,” Dr Ghandi said. (source)
No wonder it’s harder and harder to take away kids from their phones and tablets as your kid’s brain on Minecraft looks like a brain on drugs. Additionally, multiple clinical studies prove that screens increase depression, anxiety and aggression.
Parents must be aware of these health problems so kids develop healthy device habits.
Give Your Child Turmeric
A study finds that curcumin supplementation protects learning ability and memory after exposure to radiation.
This indicates that turmeric is capable of influencing cognitive abilities.
Turmeric has a synergistic effect with DHA on brain functioning and is also proven to boost DHA levels in the brain. DHA stands for Docosahexaenoic acid – it is an omega-3 fatty acid derived mainly from fish oil.
DHA supplementation is proven to improve memory and cognitive performance in children.
Turmeric in diet is the safest way to give your kids turmeric. Here are a few options:
- Add turmeric to curries or soups.
- Mix turmeric with yogurt
- You can also add turmeric to smoothies, shakes and baked desserts as a coloring agent