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Children’s Health

Redefining Your Genetic Destiny

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Unlock answers with genetic testing. Your genes are not your destiny, as the science of epigenics has taught us. You can overcome the DNA hand you were dealt by targeted lifestyle practices which include, diet, exercise, stress relief and the right nutritional supplementation. I am fascinated with the human genome these days. But in order to get a better idea of my own genetics, I decided to use the services Read More

Drugless Healing for ADHD

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Find the underlying cause to effectively treat symptoms. In the United States, about 6.4 million children between the ages of 4 and 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD – a 16 percent increase since 2007 and a 53 percent increase over the past ten years. On average, a child is 7 years old when they’re diagnosed, with symptoms beginning to manifest around ages 3 to 6. Those are not only Read More

What Steve Jobs Knew About High Tech Parenting

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Is “Digital Dementia” in Your Child’s Future? It’s surprising… Word has it that the late Apple guru, Steve Jobs, did not allow his kids to spend too much time with their digital gadgets. Several recent articles including a piece in the New York Times entitled Steve Jobs Was A Low-Tech Parent have shed light on this little known fact about Jobs and what went on in his home. “We limit how Read More

My Top 10 Supplements for Kids

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Back to School Control for ADHD, Immunity, and Weight Control. 1. Fish Oil The most remarkable news about omega 3-rich fish oil is its dramatic effect on children.  Numerous studies over the past three decades have demonstrated that kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) had lower omega-3 levels than their “normal” peers. Fish oil is high in the essential fatty acids DHA and EPA, but DHA especially has been Read More

GMOs and The Frankenfood Revolution

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Genetically engineered foods have become an integral part of the American food supply. Unless we live in Europe or somewhere in Connecticut or Maine—two states here in the US that already require GMO food labeling—it can be hard to know what we are really putting into our precious bodies! While more than 20 other states are set to consider labeling laws in 2014, “Big Food” is trying to push their Read More

Is Childhood Obesity Shaping Our Future?

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We’re raising a nation of supersized kids. With US obesity rates on the rise in general, children have become especially vulnerable. Childhood obesity now affects about 17% of American kids and teens, which is three times the rate 30 years ago. And sadly, 1/3 of all US children are now considered overweight or obese. The New Obesity Classification that Affects 5% of US Children What concerns me even more is Read More

A Poison in Your Food Linked to Over 60 Diseases

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It’s why we are becoming the United States of Diabetes. Sugar has been linked to more than sixty different ailments, including Type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and most recently— Metabolic Syndrome, said to affect 75% Americans to some degree!  Studies show that there are almost 30 million of us with Type 2 diabetes with another 70 million individuals that qualify as pre-diabetics. Sugar is very sneaky. It is so Read More

My Breakfast for Champions

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It’s back-to-school breakfast for about a buck! Rise and shine! I know—you’re not a big breakfast eater. But, whether it’s “back to school” time at your house or not, you won’t mind starting your day off right with my quick and easy Whey Delish Omega -3 Pancakes—so good even the kids will beg for more! You know the drill: Breakfast is the most critical meal of the day. Your body has Read More

Practicing Safe Sun

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Sun care protection from the inside out/outside in. In Dr. Plourde’s groundbreaking book, Sunscreens Biohazard: Treat as Hazardous Waste, she suggests that antioxidants are Mother Nature’s protective sunscreens. The antioxidants with the highest proven sunscreen protection are anthocyanins, beta-carotene, carotenoids, flavonoids, polyphenols, stilbenes, tocopherols, and tocotrienols. Superfoods like cranberries, pomegranates, wild blueberries, avocadoes, broccoli sprouts, and goji berry juice as well as a plethora of spices like ground cloves, dried Read More

The 10 Most Shocking Things About Sunscreen

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What you don’t know about sunscreen may be hurting you. After reading study after study reporting the alarming increase in skin cancer cases over the last several years, I’ve started to wonder what sunscreen might have to do with it. I recently came across the research of Dr. Elizabeth Plourde, the author of Sunscreens Biohazard – Treat as Hazardous Waste. Dr. Plourde is a hormone specialist with 25 years of extensive medical Read More