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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

Double agents in medicine

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My ongoing research of allergy and autoimmune disease has uncovered a long history of medical manipulations that defy logic. Even my seasonal allergies have been quelled with homeopathic dilutions of dust, mold, and pollen. Allergy immunotherapy is intriguingly similar, exposing us to daily, increasing amounts of allergens that slowly reprogram our immune system. In any . . . → Read More: Double agents in medicine

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

Sleep – a new angle of repose

Earlier this year we reviewed how breathing improves sleep and overall health. Armed with this information, I experienced the best sleep of my life, forcing air through my nose by taping my mouth shut with gentle 3M Micropore surgical tape. But it gets better. Since late August my sleep quality has got another lift with . . . → Read More: Sleep – a new angle of repose

Count your z’s to better sleep

Sleep may be the single most important factor of health – and one of the least understood. Without rejuvenating sleep, we cannot effectively think, act, or fight diseases. Short or poor quality sleep is linked to obesity, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Up to 90% of adults with depression have trouble with sleep. Yet we . . . → Read More: Count your z’s to better sleep

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