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Autism & ADHD part 4: Food for thought

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The antioxidant-starved brain

Feeling a little brain fog? Anxiety? Depression? Imbalances and deficiencies in the brain can mess with our thoughts just as they manifest neurological conditions like autism, ADHD, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. When we step back and listen for clues, we can hear our cognitive health screaming for attention, namely in . . . → Read More: Autism & ADHD part 4: Food for thought

Autism & ADHD part 3: Testing and diagnosis

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Testing for autism – a dangerous waiting game

Currently, autism can only be diagnosed through careful observation by professional health experts, and we are lacking doctors with experience and training for early screening. At-risk infants and toddlers may be identified early, but most wait many months or years before official diagnosis and treatment . . . → Read More: Autism & ADHD part 3: Testing and diagnosis

Autism & ADHD part 2: Proposed prenatal prevention

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The CDC reports that up to 1 in 5 children have a mental disorder. While autism is the fastest growing type, ADHD is the most common. According to studies, both autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder often involve similar environmental toxins, nutritional deficiencies and therapies. A child’s problems can range from stuttering to social . . . → Read More: Autism & ADHD part 2: Proposed prenatal prevention

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

The many faces of histamine intolerance

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I am astounded at how many of us unknowingly suffer from excess histamine. Some of us itch or sneeze while others get headaches, migraines, joint pain, or nausea – within minutes or several hours after exposure! Our “histamine bucket” fills up based on factors such as genetics, allergies, medication, diet, environment, nutritional deficiencies, intestinal damage, . . . → Read More: The many faces of histamine intolerance

A Dandruff Whodunit

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Most of us brush off dandruff* as a cosmetic problem, spending hundreds of millions of dollars on commercial products to stop the flakes. Dandruff, or seborrheic dermatitis (SD),affects up to 50% of the population and appears linked to fungal/yeast growth that results in itching, inflammation, and even occasional hair loss. Yet a deeper investigation . . . → Read More: A Dandruff Whodunit

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?

Taste where you live

Have you ever noticed an epic meal or a memorable glass of tap water…on vacation?

This year I travelled to Portland for a third summer, and for the third time I experienced the same changes in my health. While scratching my head over this, my taste buds provided some clues. Throughout the vacation I . . . → Read More: Taste where you live

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

Caffeinated coffee: a cup of contradiction

There have been rumors that caffeine in coffee can prevent diabetes. This is a pretty tall order (or should I say venti?) for roasted seeds. With diabetes rates climbing alongside America’s coffee addiction, it seems impossible. After pouring through hundreds of studies on disease risk and prevention, I found one common theme around caffeine: it’s . . . → Read More: Caffeinated coffee: a cup of contradiction