Monthly Archives: September 2012

Omega-3s and ADHD

I recently blogged about the benefits of omega-3 DHA for children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). On the heels of that study, a Cochrane Review of omega-3 and omega-6 studies for ADHD was published. Cochrane Reviews are systematic reviews of human research. When it comes to dietary supplements, Cochrane reviews tend to be extremely conservative. When a Cochrane Review favors…

Omega-3s and Purpose for a Healthy Brain

Alzheimer’s disease is one form of dementia that gradually worsens over time, affecting memory, thinking, and behavior. The thing about Alzheimer’s that is so difficult is that by the time you experience symptoms, the disease has been developing for decades. So researchers are avidly trying to determine the causes and risk factors, and how to detect the disease earlier. One…

Vitamin D—Are You Taking the Right Form?

Renew You Challenge Let’s start this week off right! Here is your newest weekly challenge (I mean opportunity!) to help set you off on the right foot and in the right direction for bringing health to your week. You could even add it to your calendar. Join us!  Vitamin D is one of the most important nutrients for support of…

Heart Disease Risk Factors in Children

One of the most devastating results of the Standard American Diet (SAD)—and there are many to choose from—is the epidemic of childhood obesity. Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the last 30 years. About 17 percent of children and adolescents aged 2–19 years are obese. That’s far too many. Of those children who are severely obese, two-thirds were found…

Recent Omega-3 Studies Miss the Mark

Mainstream medicine has failed us yet again. The recent paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association1 that attempts to discount the ability of omega-3s to lower heart disease risk is already generating headlines such as, “Omega-3 Supplements Don’t Lower Heart Disease Risk After All” and “For Heart Health, Fish Oil Pills Not the Answer.” Oh, please. With…

If You Drink, Make it Red Wine

Renew You Challenge Let’s start this week off right! Here is your newest weekly challenge (I mean opportunity!) to help set you off on the right foot and in the right direction for bringing health to your week. You could even add it to your calendar. Join us!  For many people alcohol consumption should be avoided. Candida overgrowth, liver conditions,…

The WHOLE Story: Organic Food is Better

The latest headlines read, “Stanford Scientists Cast Doubt on Advantages of Organic Meat and Produce, “Organic Food No Healthier than Non-Organic,” and “Organic Food Not Necessarily Better.” It was enough to make anyone following the science—and the WHOLE story—sick to the stomach. Thankfully I also saw some rational headlines, such as, “Roundup: Despite Study, Organic Food Still Worth It” and…

Breast Milk—And Not Infant Formula—Promotes Beneficial Biofilm

Bacteria in the digestive tract exist in two main ways—First, within a polysaccharide matrix known as a biofilm that adheres to the intestinal lining or to digestive contents, or second, floating in a non-adherent manner as single cells. In the natural world, 99 percent of all bacteria exist as biofilms,1 so the study of biofilms in the gut is proving…

Chia Seeds After Menopause

Renew You Challenge Let’s start this week off right! Here is your newest weekly challenge (I mean opportunity!) to help set you off on the right foot and in the right direction for bringing health to your week. You could even add it to your calendar. Join us!  If you don’t know what chia seeds are, today is your lucky…