Monday, December 18, 2017

Reduce the Risk of Autism During Pregnancy

Researchers recently studied the incidence of autism and the interpregnancy interval, the time interval between pregnancies. Using the birth records from 1996 to 2002, birth intervals of < 12 months, 12-23 and 24-35 months were evaluated.  What they found was quite amazing. Interpreganancy intervals less than 24 months were associated with an increased incidence of […]

The Genetics of Autism

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Discover the Genetics of Autism and how new techniques are providing parents a better hope of recovery!  

Probiotics Improve Your Brain!

For many scientist and physicians the observation that the gastrointestinal tract can influence brain function has been difficult to prove. We’ve believed in it and have documented multiple experiences where healing the GI tract has had a positive benefit on disorders affecting the brain (like depression, ADHD and anxiety just to name a few) but […]

Diet Sodas Increase Risk of Diabetes

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Yet again a new large scale study has demonstrated the connection between diet sodas and developing Type 2 Diabetes. This time French researchers found that by drinking just ONE 12 ounce can of artificially sweetened drink PER WEEK will increase the risk of developing Diabetes by 33%. The study was published in the American Journal […]

Why Dizziness Occurs with Sinusitis

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Sinusitis symptoms are often vague and non-description ranging from pressure over the nose to dizziness. Sinusitis dizziness is the most frustrating and unusual complaint, as it is difficult to treat and is not very common. The connection between dizziness and acute sinusitis is unclear but revolves mainly around spatial connections. The sinuses are small air […]

Arm Your Spice Cabinet!

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History of Nutmeg: Nutmeg is an evergreen tree indigenous to the Banda Islands in the Moluccas of Indonesia. This was the world’s only source of nutmeg until the mid 19th century.

Fibromyalgia and Gut Health

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Fibromyalgia is a syndrome that is characterized by widespread pain, tenderness, sleep disturbances, fatigue and commonly problems of memory or thinking. Currently there are no lab tests available for fibromyalgia. Diagnosis is made by finding 11 of 18 tender points in the absence of any other disease to explain the pain. The prevalence of fibromyalgia is estimated at 2%-4% worldwide with women being more affected than men (9:1 ratio).

Many theories of what causes fibromyalgia have been explored, but neither the etiology nor pathophysiologic mechanisms are known. Some theories include genetic/familial factors, sleep disturbance, neuroendocrine dysfunction, abnormal pain processing and decreased pain inhibition. Likely it is a combination of several of these categories.

Probiotics Shown to Decrease Respiratory Illnesses and Infections

During the winter season, many parents have ask about specific ways to prevent respiratory illnesses in their children.

American Academy of Pediatrics Changes Stance on Diet For ADHD

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Early this year the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published a report supporting the use of preservative-free, food coloring-free diets as an intervention for many children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Arm Your Spice Cabinet: Cinnamon

Latin name: Cinnamomum cassia (common ‘cinnamon’ in North America), Cinnamomum verum, Cinnamomum zeylanicum (true cinnamon, used medicinally)

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