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Children’s Health

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

Overlooked Autism Risk Factors

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Environmental factors—including EMFs and mercury—may put children at risk. April marks Autism Awareness Month, and as statistics continue to skyrocket, it’s something every parent and future parent should educate themselves about. A quarter century ago, autism spectrum disorders (ASD) were extremely rare—only 1 out 100,000 children. Today experts estimate that 2 to 6 kids out of 1,000 will have autism. And boys are four times more likely to develop ASD than girls. Read More

A Superfood You Should Know About

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Incredible nutrients from a most unique source. Throughout my career, I’ve always considered myself somewhat of a pioneer. In fact, it’s how I got started writing books—going against the grain of the fat-free diet craze of the 1980s in my first book, Beyond Pritikin. Since then, I’ve dedicated myself to the pursuit of the most beneficial, natural remedies, supplements, and formulas that Mother Nature has to offer. About seven years Read More

The #1 Family Friendly Food

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Reading, writing and no more Ritalin? Flax seeds have been a superstar staple of my various Fat Flush programs for decades—from two to four tablespoons daily—for weight loss, hormonal control, and regularity. But these little miracle workers are a great food for kids, too. And, they are especially important for boosting brain power which will come in mighty handy since back to school is right around the corner. The omega-3s found in flax seeds Read More

The Dirty Little Secret of Healthcare!

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Beyond bacteria, virus, and molds. Were you a fan of the TV show “House”? If so, you may have come to accept Dr. House’s rude, uncivil nature because he was such an awesome physician. After all, he pulled off a medical miracle every Monday night! When it comes to your own medical care, you might tell yourself that you’d rather have a really smart nurse with a “gruff” bedside manner Read More

How Mercury Toxicity Can Undermine Your Health

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Protect your family and loved ones with bio-compatible fillings and dental materials. Freeing yourselves from mercury may be a lot harder these days than even getting rid of sugar and high fructose corn syrup in your diet. Mercury is everywhere—fish, compact fluorescent light bulbs, vaccines—and in our silver fillings. I recently spoke with my personal dentist Stuart Nunnally, DDS to get the latest on mercury fillings. Dr. Nunnally has quite Read More

Sometimes It Really Is All In Your Head

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The single blow that can change your life. Every time I turn on the news these days, it seems like there is another athlete coming forward with major mental health issues linked to a history of concussions—so many so that as of this week there are now more than 1,000 former NFL players suing the league for inadequate post-concussion care. Many of these concussions have caused former pro athletes to Read More

Revisiting Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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Omegasizing our kids. Are our children suffering from a Ritalin or Adderall deficiency? Judging by the number of prescriptions for both meds, you would certainly think so (1.9 million for Ritalin in 2005, 8.2 for Adderall 1). While Ritalin is historically the best known and best-selling drug prescribed for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), by 1999, Adderall had surpassed it as the ADHD drug of choice: More new prescriptions were Read More