Do You Really Want to Eat Hot Dogs After Knowing This?

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Even though hot dogs are nutritionally bereft processed foods, Americans still consume seven billion of them every summer Continue reading

Pottenger’s Cats: Nutritional Lessons for Your Children’s Dental-Facial Growth

pottengers_cats_milkLessons From Pottenger’s Cats

“If proper nutrition and exercise are absent when facial structures are developing, dentition always suffers. The kitten kept on a deficient diet for 10 months has an inadequate jaw with crowded, irregular and poorly aligned teeth.” ~ Francis Pottenger, MD Continue reading

10 Reasons Children Should Take Swimming Lessons

swimmingAs the weather warms up and the days get longer, the thoughts of kids and adults alike naturally turn to lazy afternoons by the pool or on the beach. For a child that has yet to learn how to swim, however, those fantasies can be a bit less appealing. These are ten of the reasons why you might want to consider enrolling your child in swimming lessons, rather than opting to teach him yourself or simply Continue reading

Oral Probiotic Reduces Ear and Throat Infections in Children and Adults

probioticsItalian researchers have confirmed that a certain oral probiotic species significantly reduces ear infections, throat infections and tonsillitis among children and adults with recurring infections.

In the most recent study, published in March’s Journal of Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy from Continue reading

­Flu Vaccine Linked to High Risk of Narcolepsy in Those under 30: Study

flushotChildren are not the only ones at high risk of developing the chronic neurological disorder narcolepsy in conjunction with the pandemic swine flu vaccine Pandemrix, according to a new study. The latest among several in recent years to link the two, the new paper found that people age 20 and younger have a roughly tripled risk of developing narcolepsy if they get the H1N1 jab, Continue reading

Alterations in Brain Activity in Children at Risk of Schizophrenia Predate Onset of Symptoms

Research from the University of North Carolina has shown that children at risk of developing schizophrenia have brains that function differently than those not at risk.

Brain scans of children who have parents or siblings with the illness reveal a neural circuitry that is hyperactivated or stressed by tasks that peers with no family history of the illness seem to handle with ease. Continue reading

Extra-Caffeinated Soda and Chemical Sweeteners for Breakfast?

PepsiCo Introduces ‘Kickstart’ Soda for People who absolutely Hate Themselves

Ah, there’s nothing like a heavy dose of caffeine, corn syrup and highly acidic phosphoric acid in the morning. And bringing it to you is none other than PepsiCo, the company that habitually uses aspartame, MSG and GMOs across its product line. Apparently drinking an aspartame-laced, caffeine-spiked soda for lunch and dinner isn’t enough: PepsiCo wants to own Continue reading

Language Protein Differs in Males, Females

Findings could lead to greater understanding of sex differences in language acquisition

Male rat pups have more of a specific brain protein associated with language development than females, according to a study published February 20 in The Journal of Neuroscience. The study also found sex differences Continue reading

Pilot Aims to Cut Children’s Wait Times for Mental Health Services

A new program offering online psychiatric appointments will serve children who, in many cases, would otherwise wait months before receiving treatment.

The Pediatric Telepsychiatry Pilot program in Champaign County will offer Continue reading

Heavy Metal Poisoning

 Did You Know……your daily jogging routine could cause a host of unpleasant side effects?      Are you an avid, or even occasional jogger?  Do you jog beside main roads?  If so, you’re putting yourself at risk for an abundance of nasty conditions, such as… Continue reading

Mercury Pollution and Prenatal Exposure

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  • Up to 2 million children in the European Union (EU) are born with methylmercury exposures that exceed the EU’s safe limit.
  • Of them, 200,000 have levels above the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommended maximum for mercury exposures.
  • Exposure to mercury while the brain is still developing has been linked to lower IQ, and therefore a lower lifetime learning potential; Continue reading

Study: 97 Percent of Children Affected by 2009 Mumps Outbreak Were Vaccinated for Condition

More evidence has emerged showing the complete failure of modern vaccines to provide any real protection against disease. A recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) reveals that an astounding 97 percent of children affected by a mumps outbreak that swept the Northeast back in 2009 had already been vaccinated for the condition in accordance with recommended government guidelines. Continue reading

Majority of U.S. Pork Supply Tainted with Deadly Drugs, Bacteria

The next time you reach for the bacon, ham, pork chops or pork steaks, you may want to rethink your dining choice: A majority of samples of “the other white meat” that were obtained in a recent study contained bacteria, potentially deadly drugs or a combination of both.

According to Consumer Reports, samples of U.S. pork chops Continue reading

The Ten Worst Ways your Children Are Being Poisoned Right Now: Vaccines, Food, Video Games and More

Modern children are being poisoned like never before in the history of human civilization. No wonder the rate of autism in America has skyrocketed to 1 in 88 children over the last few decades, putting autism squarely in the “epidemic” category.

But don’t expect any CDC action on this epidemic. The CDC knows full well why autism rates are exploding across America, but instead of admitting the truth, Continue reading

Vaccine Myths Unraveling: 600 Percent Increase in Number of Parents Refusing Vaccinations for their Children (Australia)

Parents across Australia are waking up in droves to the dangers of vaccines, as evidenced by new government figures showing a major uptick in the number of parents who are choosing not to vaccinate their children. According to the data, there has been a 600 percent increase in recent years in the number of informed vaccine opponents who Continue reading