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Autism & ADHD part 1: Damage to precious cargo

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Highlights

• Autism appears to be a condition that stems from early developmental disturbances in the womb

• Symptoms may be aggravated by exposure to inflammatory substances that are not well tolerated by these individuals

• Autism (ASD) and ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) tend to co-occur in families and within individuals

• Genetics, exposure to . . . → Read More: Autism & ADHD part 1: Damage to precious cargo

Who knows it’s all in the NOse?

How you breathe may be just as important as what you breathe. My final report of the year reveals my biggest discovery of the year – something that increases chronic disease, facial aging, bad breath, cavities, poor concentration, poor immunity, and poor sleep. Something you can prevent!

Several months ago I decided to tackle my . . . → Read More: Who knows it’s all in the NOse?

Celiac and bacteria: strange breadfellows

While managing celiac disease for the last three years, I repeatedly hear the same question – “Why?” Millions of stomachs are growling for answers. Sit down for a gourmet dish on an epidemic that hits close to home.

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Celiac disease is the presentation of a deeper, self-destructive autoimmune condition experienced by 2 million . . . → Read More: Celiac and bacteria: strange breadfellows

Pertussis: know the vaccine, the epidemic and your rights

Like most parents who received the vaccine alert this spring, I thought my child would be ousted from school without the whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine or “Tdap” booster. The letter, like many others across California, did not explain that parents have a choice in this matter. California is one of 20 states that allow vaccine . . . → Read More: Pertussis: know the vaccine, the epidemic and your rights

Dissecting tennis elbow

OK, tennis elbow is driving me crazy. Three months now of periodic pain and swelling. Three weeks without a match and I’m losing it – playing air guitar with the vacuum cleaner and testing the limits of milk chocolate raisin consumption. While there is some relief in having a condition that my friends and relatives . . . → Read More: Dissecting tennis elbow

Calcification – the bones of disease?

Pain is a language we barely understand. Aches and pains affect our vitality, daily decisions, and outlook on life. We brush them off as old age, stubborn strains or inherited arthritis. Our medicine cabinets feature a smorgasbord of creams and ointments that promise relief, albeit temporary. To reduce or prevent pain in the first place, . . . → Read More: Calcification – the bones of disease?

Bite into biometeorology

While visiting the public library yesterday, I dodged an assortment of community health flora – lingering coughs, limb injuries, and severe fatigue. I fit right in, nursing my worst bout of arthritis and tennis elbow ever. These all seem like unrelated conditions, but are they?

Every year the fall and winter months uncoil a . . . → Read More: Bite into biometeorology