Chemical exposure in the United States is increasing our health care costs AND reducing our IQ’s. This article further discusses PBDE’s (polybrominated diphenyl ethers–flame retardants). PBDE’s are in just about everything and are known endocrine-disruptors. One mechanism is that the bromide molecule blocks iodine from our receptors. This in turn […]
I agree with these ways to improve focus–healthy protein (preferably in your diet), essential fatty acids (cod liver oil is my favorite), and lots of leafy greens. I also recommend testing for food intolerances which can be huge triggers. And avoiding sugar is a must–yes, that includes artificial sweeteners as […]
Eliminating sugar from our diets can be excruciating no matter what age we are! Sugar changes brain chemistry so that when we stop eating it, we may find ourselves depressed, exhausted, irritable, unable to focus or with poor memory. Digestive changes may also occur. But stick with it! Here are […]
Some of the benefits of supplementing fish oil are included in this article–realize their are many more including supporting skin health, immune function, memory, etc. Be ensure you are getting a quality fish oil–no discount brands or your may find yourself doing harm instead of supporting health (heavy metal contaminants […]
Research continues to support limiting screen time for our children. The attached article has great information. Bottom line–limiting screen time improves the ability to focus, sleep quality, and body weight. Get out and shoot some hoops, play kick-the-can, bicycle, etc., instead!!–ever so much more fun anyway!!
I find this interesting and exciting–researchers have found that a simple eye test may more accurately diagnose ADHD than current methods. On top of that, the eye test normalizes under appropriate treatment. Read more here.
A recent study has linked the use of Tylenol in pregnant women with an increased risk of ADHD in their infants. PLEASE avoid acetaminophen during pregnancy! Hydrotherapy and acupuncture can be safe alternatives. Talk to your doctor about safe options for you.
This is a halting article on the impact of marketing of pharmaceuticals–specifically ADHD medications in this case. While I’ve seen patients respond quite favorably to the medications, diet and lifestyle typically allow management in most cases without the use of pharmaceuticals. If you’re concerned about ADD/ADHD for yourself or your […]
How’s that for a bunch of letters?! But we do know that the omega-3 essential fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (abbreviated DHA) has an affinity for the brain and often helps reduce the symptoms of ADHD, ADD, and more. Please read more here.
This is a very interesting article about the impact of flame-retardants on health. Surprising is the length of time that the chemicals persist in our bodies. Do all you can to avoid these compounds. If you suspect exposure, please schedule an appointment to discuss methods of optimizing liver detoxification.