Supplementation and Brain Function

Several studies are out further confirming the link between proper supplementation and brain health. One study focused on vitamin D deficiency in ethnic minorities and found the following: “Low VitD status was associated with accelerated decline in cognitive function domains in ethnically diverse older adults, including African American and Hispanic individuals who exhibited a high…

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FDA vs Teething Tablets

If you haven’t seen it reported breathlessly on the news or shared by a well-meaning relative on facebook, the FDA recently issued a warning about homeopathic teething tablets and a risk of seizures. The warning was strongly worded and spoke threateningly of the seizure risks these tablets pose. The public warning on the FDA’s website…

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Mediterranean Diets and Pregnancy

We know eating a Mediterranean diet is excellent for your health. Now, research from Australia shows that it’s great for baby, too! According to the study: “…women who eat a Mediterranean diet before getting pregnant have less risk of suffering from hypertensive problems during pregnancy [1]. Somehow eating a diet based on extra virgin olive…

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Vitamin D Fights Breast Cancer!

We’ve already known that having high levels of vitamin D can reduce your risk of breast cancer, but new research gives hope for those already diagnosed as well! “Women with increased amounts of the sunshine vitamin were nearly a third more likely to survive the diagnosis. Experts believe it works by inhibiting the reproduction of…

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Obese Moms Increase Stroke, Heart Attack and Asthma in Children

If you needed another reason to get to a healthy weight… Four studies in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology have confirmed that overweight moms dramatically increase the risk of major health issues in their children at adulthood. With the obesity epidemic showing no signs of slowing, this is worrying news for generations to come. Doctors…

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Fish Oil Preserves Brain Function

USA TODAY is reporting a new study once again confirming the extensive brain-saving power of Omega-3’s.   “Omega-3 fatty acids decrease the risk of arrhythmia (abnormal heartbeats that can lead to sudden death), decrease triglyceride (blood fats) levels, slow plaque growth rate and lower blood pressure slightly, the association says.” And   “When it comes…

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Sugar is Dangerous for Kids

A new study from Atlanta’s Emory University has concluded that children consuming more than 6 tsp (that’s teaspoons, NOT tablespoons!) of sugar per day are harming their health! According to the study of compiled, peer-reviewed research, children 4-8 should stay under three teaspoons while those under 4 shouldn’t have any added sugar. For perspective, a…

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