I am not a body builder, just a frustrated parent. I'm hoping someone can help. I'll try to be short with this long story.
My son who is 7 years old, has gone from the 50 percentile at age 4 in height to below 15 percentile at age 7. His doctor brought up at his last check up that he is not progressing in height and his growth curve is declining. (There is not a problem with being in the 15th percentile it's just that the drop to the 15th percentile brings up a red flag)
Six months ago he had a couple tests one of them being (exercise/GH)and it was shown that his body is not producing the amount of GH that he should for that age. (Thank God it wasnt anything more serious)His doctor recomends GH therapy.
My wife and I have talked and we do not want to do GH treatment. We both feel that:Yes we do not want him to keep declining in height but No we do not want to do GH injections. (At least not until we exhaust all other possibilities)
While my wife and I were deciding what course of action we should take, my wife and I spent hours upon hours investigating the internet searching for as much information on this subject as possible.
Our search brought up many articles on boosting GH naturally and of course led us to this site. We started to implement a few of the things we have learned.
1. Only three desserts a week and none past 5:00PM
2. Low Glycemic foods only past 2PM.
3. Three servings of milk a day.
4. Protein at every meal.
5. Bed time starts at 9PM
6. Exercise more and less television. (We got him involved in Indoor soccer and basketball)
We have been doing these 6 things for about 5 months and we see great improvment. (The declining has stopped.)But still is not seeing the results that supposedly GH injections will give.
Does anyone have any info that could help boost GH levels naturally? Are my wife, son and I doing the right things? or did we just get lucky? Are there things we are missing?
Thanks In Advance for any help