Q: Our son’s teacher has advised us that he needs medication for ADHD. Before we use medication, what are the other alternatives? — Sarah in Broken Arrow
A: Natural therapies can be very helpful for children with ADHD. Benefits that parents often notice include better focus at school, fewer melt-downs at home, better interactions with [...]
Researchers at UC Berkeley find: “Prenatal and childhood exposure to flame retardant compounds are linked to poorer attention, fine motor coordination and IQ in school-aged children….”
For children with developmental delays, autism, or ADHD, an environmental health assessment can help identify hidden environmental triggers of illness. These chemicals can then be detoxified. To learn about [...]
Triclosan, an ingredient in antibacterial soaps, has been found in the blood and body fat of most people. Now, an animal study finds that Triclosan weakens heart muscle when present at the quantities (relative to body weight) found in humans. Triclosan disrupts the calcium channels that regulate muscle contraction. (In the way, it opposes the [...]
All of us have the bacteria Staph Aureus on our skin, and most of the time this causes no problem. However, in response to farming practices and antibiotic use, Staph Aureus can mutate and become more aggressive.
Methocillin resistant Staph Aureus (MRSA) is an aggressive and antibiotic resistant form of the bacteria that can cause [...]
Consumer Reports finds toxic levels of inorganic arsenic in many popular brands of apple juice and grape juice. Organic arsenic is normally occurring in fruit and is not absorbed by the digestive tract. Inorganic arsenic increases risk of bladder, skin, and lung cancer as well as heart disease, immune dysfunction, and type 2 diabetes. Read [...]
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New research shows that exposure to toxins began while [...]
Scientific American finds radioactive polonium in cigarettes. Their shocking findings include:
“Tobacco plants accumulate small concentrations of polonium 210, a radioactive isotope that mostly originates from natural radioactivity in fertilizers. Smokers inhale the polonium, which settles in “hot spots” in the lungs and can cause cancer. Its effects may lead to thousands of deaths a [...]
Check out this classic Star Wars-inspired video about the dangers of conventionally-grown food.