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ADHD Drugs Associated with a Dramatic Increased Risk for Parkinson’s

ADHD Drugs Associated with a Dramatic Increased Risk for Parkinson’s

Estimates indicate that approximately 11% of school-aged children in United States have attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Further, approximately 2/3 of these children are currently being medi…
Probiotic Prevents ADHD and Autism

Probiotic Prevents ADHD and Autism

Right now in America more than 6 million children carry a diagnosis of ADHD. I think it is fair to say that autism has become an epidemic when you consider that, today, as many as 1 in 40 male births will ul…
Scientists Question Safety of ADHD Drugs

Scientists Question Safety of ADHD Drugs

Currently in America about 6.5 million children have been given the diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) for which pharmacotherapy is the mainstay of treatment. In fact, about two thi…
ADHD – What Does the Science Say?

ADHD – What Does the Science Say?

ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is a diagnosis that has now been “given” to more than 6.5 million American children. And if that statistic is not compelling enough, please understand that abo…
ADHD – Thinking Beyond the Brain

ADHD – Thinking Beyond the Brain

As is so often the case, Americans want to reach for pharmaceutical fixes for our various maladies, and so it is with ADHD. Right now, it is estimated that there are more than 6.5 million American children w…
The Role of Gluten Elimination in Preventive Medicine

The Role of Gluten Elimination in Preventive Medicine

Reactive medicine means treating problems once they’ve happened. For instance, reactive medicine describes giving a pain medicine to a patient to treat a headache, or an antidepressant to treat depression…
Why Breastfeeding Mothers Should Take DHA

Why Breastfeeding Mothers Should Take DHA

It is estimated that in America today more than 6 million of our school-aged children have been given a diagnosis of attention deficit disorder. What’s even more disturbing is the revelation that close to 70…
Are Drugs Really The Way To Go For ADHD?

Are Drugs Really The Way To Go For ADHD?

Over the past few months, I’ve produced several articles for the blog MindBodyGreen, a fantastic resource for anyone interested in learning more about topics and information pertaining to wellness.  You can …
The Premise of Grain Brain

The Premise of Grain Brain

Today marks two weeks until the release of my new book, Grain Brain. I’m fortunate in that I really ended up having the perfect title for this book. Remember those old PSAs with the egg frying in the pan, me…