Phenylketonuria (Pku) In 2 Year Old Girl. Help?
Hi Dave and The Bulletproof Executiveï»¿ crew,
I'd like some help if you don't mind. A dear friend of mine Elle Moxhamï»¿ has a beautiful 2 year old daughter named Siena. Siena has Phenylketonuria (PKU), it occurs when the body cannot break down a substance in food, called phenylalanine. As phenylalanine builds up in the blood, it causes brain damage. Early detection and intervention with a special diet can prevent intellectual disability and result in normal growth and development.
I understand that L-Phenylalanine is converted into L-tyrosine. L-tyrosine is converted into L-DOPA, which is further converted into dopamine, norepinephrine (noradrenaline), and epinephrine (adrenaline). These are important hormones for healthy, happy developing kids.
Does anyone have any lifestyle and nutrition tips to make Siena's young and promising life more awesome?
Dave, Sydney Aust