New research reported in the June issue (2010) of Pediatrics, suggests that exposure to high levels of organophosphate pesticides may increase the odds for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. Going organic, buying at farmers’ markets and washing fruits and vegetables thoroughly before consuming them, is the best way to minimize pesticide exposure. “Organophosphates are one… Continue reading Pesticides May Increase ADD and ADHD
Are you suffering from or showing signs of attention deficit disorder (ADD/HD), depression or anxiety? Would you like to learn about safe and effective, scientifically researched, natural alternatives to prescription medications for these conditions? Cedar Hills New SeasonsThursday, September 15th7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Mountain Park New SeasonsThursday, September 22nd7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Dr.… Continue reading New Seasons Lecture Series
On October 26, 2010 the Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics, and Environmental Health Field held a Hearing entitled, “Toxic Chemicals and Children’s Environmental Health.” Under the leadership of Senator Lautenberg of New Jersey, this hearing was scheduled to discuss the environmental health effects from children’s exposure to common chemicals in our environment and serve to initiate… Continue reading Toxic Chemicals and Children’s Health
The news about plastics has been pretty alarming lately, causing some of us to go dashing for the water bottles to see what kind of plastic they are — and find out if we’ve been unwittingly poisoning our children and ourselves with chemicals leaching into the water from them. Which Plastics Are Safe? By David… Continue reading Which Plastics Are Safe?
What if you could treat depression, anxiety and other mood disorders without drugs or invasive procedures but simply by eating probiotic yogurt, or drinking a probiotic broth? A new study in mice suggests this may be possible someday. An international team of researchers found that mice who drank a broth spiked with the organism Lactobacillus… Continue reading Probiotics Could Someday Treat Depression and Anxiety
Complaints of celiac disease are on the rise in the United States, with more and more people growing ill from exposure to products containing gluten. Nearly five times as many people have celiac disease today than did during the 1950s, according to one recent study. Another report found that the rate of celiac disease has… Continue reading Celiac Disease on the Rise in the U.S.
Gluten free is all the buzz… have you heard? For many of us, bread and crackers and all-things-grain fall into the category of “comfort food.” These foods are staples of the American diet yet, for many, eating these foods causes some serious and uncomfortable symptoms like headaches, respiratory distress, low energy, bloating and digestive upset,… Continue reading Benefits of a Gluten-free diet
The purpose of this blog is to shed some light on possible causes of ADD and ADHD symptoms in children, as well as to offer some natural alternatives to western medical drug therapies. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ADD/ADHD is a condition that affects one in fourteen school age children. … Continue reading Helping Children Manage ADD / ADHD Naturally
Back by popular demand! The Fall Lecture Series will offer information about safe and effective, scientifically validated, natural alternatives to prescription medications for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/HD), Depression and Anxiety in children and adults. Are you suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/HD), Depression or Anxiety? If so, you are not alone… and there is… Continue reading Fall 2012 New Seasons Lecture Series
As much as we try as parents to balance children’s diets for optimal health, restrictive diets prove difficult for most children to comply with. The key is to be ready with nutritious, delicious, and convenient foods and snacks that kids will actually eat. I’ll provide you with some simple strategies that can help you, help… Continue reading Keeping Kids Healthy During Cold and Flu Season