Although the COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t appear to be over yet, many places have effectively “flattened the curve.” And some states have already started to reopen in phases, although most recognize that life won’t return to normal anytime soon. Perhaps one of the big questions on the minds of parents across the nation is this: When … Continue reading Could spraying children with disinfectant be the new normal?
The lockdown measures implemented to slow the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) are worsening child obesity due to decreased physical activity and poorer diets. U.S. researchers have found that obese children in Italy participated in less physical activity while eating more junk food and watching more TV while social distancing measures to stop COVID-19 were in place. … Continue reading Coronavirus lockdowns worsen childhood obesity, studies say
According to National Health data released last week, autism incidence among Irish children is now at 4.3%, an 82% rise in five years. One in 16 boys is affected. US rates trail Ireland’s slightly only because CDC lies to minimize the crisis. (Article by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., republished from ChildrensHealthDefense.org) In 2016, Judith Pinborough-Zimmerman, CDC’s Utah Principal Investigator for the … Continue reading One in every 16 Irish boys has autism: Crisis worse than COVID-19 and nobody cares
When we eat or give to our children white rice, white bread, white sugar or totally white salt it puts an absolute demand that we supplement with magnesium and other minerals. One hardly needs to have a magnesium test if patient’s diet consists of any of the prominent white processed foods. White rice, white sugar, … Continue reading White Menaces – How to destroy Children’s Lives
If a mother with diabetes drinks green tea during pregnancy, could it improve her child’s development? For years, pregnant women have been advised to take probiotics and antioxidants, such as folic acid, to help improve pregnancy outcomes. However, the precise way these supplements work continues to be up for debate. Now, epigenetic evidence is mounting … Continue reading Children of Diabetic Moms May Benefit from the Epigenetic Power of Green Tea
The Quebec Ice Storm of 1998 was a devastating time that plunged more than 3 million Quebecers into frigid darkness without electricity for as long as 45 days. Now, more than 15 years later, researchers from McGill University and the Douglas Mental Health University are finding out that the length of time a pregnant woman … Continue reading Prenatal Maternal Stress Triggers Distinct DNA Methylation Signatures in Ice Storm Babies
Although we typically think the mother has a large impact on her child’s health, epigenetic research is beginning to suggest that a father’s behavior may also have a significant amount of influence. Recently, we posted a blog article on the epigenetic influence a father’s lifestyle has on his children, showing that both mothers and fathers contribute to their … Continue reading Overweight Fathers May Epigenetically Increase Their Daughters’ Risk of Breast Cancer
What if stress experienced by fathers could actually be passed down epigenetically to their children, who then experience its effects later in life? Previous research has hinted that, in mice, trauma experienced by a father leaves epigenetic marks on his sperm RNA, which is inherited by his offspring who later express the same depressive behaviors as … Continue reading Could Stressed Fathers Epigenetically Give their Children High Blood Sugar?
In a groundbreaking move this week, American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health warned of the risks chemical food additives pose to children’s health. Dr. Leonardo Trasande, lead author of the new analysis, explained that children’s developing bodies are uniquely vulnerable, especially when it comes to the functioning of thyroid, estrogen and testosterone hormones. “There can … Continue reading HOW TO AVOID 5 FOOD ADDITIVES THAT HARM CHILDREN’S HEALTH
DNA is the blueprint from which most living organisms are built. It makes up the genes that carry the distinctive characteristics and information that determine physical appearance and health, and it makes everybody unique. At the beginning of life, human embryos inherit genes from both their mother and father, and although the actual genes cannot … Continue reading Epigenetic Marks From Parents Could Influence Embryo Development and Future Health