Are You Giving Your Children Poisonous Apple Juice?

Most of us do our best to limit the amount of non-nutritional junk sitting around the house, especially those of us with kids. Instead of sugary sodas, many smart parents will usually reach for a healthier alternative, such as apple juice. Sadly, new findings out of Florida suggest that every time you pour your child … Continue reading Are You Giving Your Children Poisonous Apple Juice?

Arsenic in Apple and Grape Juice Poses Health Risks

Many children enjoy drinking apple or grape juice and many parents see juice as a healthy alternative to soda and artificially flavored fruit punch. New research, however, suggests these juices are not as innocent as we’re led to believe. In fact, if a recent Consumer Reports investigation is correct, they could be slowly poisoning hundreds of … Continue reading Arsenic in Apple and Grape Juice Poses Health Risks

20 Health Conditions That Mimic ADHD

ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactive disorder, is diagnosed through mere observation of symptoms and not by any sort of scientific testing. There are no brain scans, blood tests, or biological readings to determine the presence of ADHD, just a myriad of behavioral and psychological symptoms. [1] Although many of the symptoms arise from an underlying cause, most … Continue reading 20 Health Conditions That Mimic ADHD

Study: Probiotics May Help Protect Infants From Respiratory Illness

Findings presented by Finnish researchers at the University of Turku further supports the potential benefits of probiotics during the first months of life, particularly with regard to respiratory health. The scientists claim a near 30 percent reduction in respiratory illness among infants whose diets were supplemented daily with the probiotic Bifidobacterium animalis, subspecies BB-12, as … Continue reading Study: Probiotics May Help Protect Infants From Respiratory Illness

8 Risk Factors for Autism

Many people are aware that the number of cases of autism has been rising over the last few decades, but everyone is still fairly in the dark when it comes to knowing what puts unborn children at increased risk of developing the disorder. In order to better avoid this debilitating neurodevelopment disorder, it is wise … Continue reading 8 Risk Factors for Autism

The Health Benefits of Maltase

Maltase is a carbohydrate-digesting enzyme that cleaves the bond linking the two parts of the maltose sugar molecule. Maltose is a naturally-occurring sugar that is produced as the body breaks down starches from long chains into shorter molecules using the amylase enzyme and also in germinating seeds as preparation for sprouting. It is also a … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Maltase

Study: Pesticide Exposure May Be Linked to ADHD in Children

Earlier this year, a joint research study conducted by Harvard and the University of Montreal reinforced an earlier research which found a connection between pesticide exposure and Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children [1]. While harsh chemicals are, logically, a very effective choice for pest control, their effects easily cross over to humans who come into … Continue reading Study: Pesticide Exposure May Be Linked to ADHD in Children

The Dangers of Fluoride

Fluoride is one of the most toxic substances known to man, yet based on its inclusion in virtually every brand of toothpaste, the American Dental Association believes it’s okay to use fluoride for preventative dental care. Other products, such as bottled water, infant formulas, and even vitamin supplements, now contain fluoride! In 2002, nearly 90% … Continue reading The Dangers of Fluoride

Study: Chemicals Found in Common Plastics may be “Feminizing” to Boys

Lead researchers from a University of Rochester study presented a disturbing study that found that chemicals in many common household plastics may be altering male hormones in the brains of baby boys [1]. This represents more evidence directly linking chemicals in plastics to harmful effects in humans. Published recently in the International Journal of Andrology, … Continue reading Study: Chemicals Found in Common Plastics may be “Feminizing” to Boys

Do You Know These 9 Facts About Gluten?

Gluten sensitivities and gluten intolerance are on the rise, making gluten a very popular topic. Because it’s a subject with many facets, here are 9 facts for you to consider to make a sound, rational decision as to whether you should monitor, or possibly eliminate gluten from your diet. Fact #1: Gluten is… …a naturally … Continue reading Do You Know These 9 Facts About Gluten?