Supporting Asperger’s and Autism with Diet, Lifestyle Changes, and Supplements

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a spectrum of neurodevelopment disorders of unknown cause. Research suggests that environmental risk factors during the prenatal period could influence a child’s brain development.  ASD is characterized by social communication and interaction abnormalities and repetitive behavior patterns, interests, or activities. These children become distressed when their surroundings are changed because…

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How to Avoid Seasonal Depression (SAD) with Nutrition and Lifestyle Changes 

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is marked by major depression during the fall-winter months, with relief from symptoms during the spring-summer months. [1] About 15% of recurrent depression cases have a seasonal pattern.  SAD is thought to be initiated by shifts in weather and daylight hours during the winter months. Another theory is that the seasonal…

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Supporting People With Eating Disorders Through Nutrition

Eating disorders are common among girls between the ages of 12-20. 13.2% of girls meet the criteria for eating disorders by the age of 20. These are significant numbers.  Several factors affect the development of eating disorders. These include genetic factors, diet, stress, physical inactivity, drugs, and environmental factors [1].  A person with disturbed cognition…

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Is Hair Color Harmful For You? Here’s to making an educated choice…

I am just about to turn 50 years old, and last week I decided to stop coloring my hair with even the so-called healthy brands.  I have made this decision because of the unhealthy effects of the chemicals found, even in “healthy” hair colors, on our brain and overall health. I will bring you all…

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Managing Bipolar Disorder with Nutrition and Supplements

Bipolar Disorder (BD) is a chronic and recurrent mental disease that was once referred to as manic depressive illness. BD has a lifetime prevalence of 3-5% of the population. BD is also often associated with impaired functioning in various life areas (occupational, personal, family, social). [1-4] BD is a somatic symptom disorder, which means that…

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What Can You Do To Prevent Or Reduce Alzheimer’s Symptoms Naturally

Alzheimer’s disease was first described by Dr. Alois Alzheimer in his patient in 1906. Today Alzheimer’s disease is a major public health concern with increasing numbers among the global population. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia. (1) It is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder which leads to the destruction of nerve cells and brain…

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Toxin Removal – The best foods and supplements that support natural detoxification

Helping our body remove toxins is essential for health in later years of life. The sooner you start, the healthier you will be in later life. Toxin removal should be an ongoing process otherwise life will be full of exhaustion, pain, headaches, water retention, and other problems that come from too many toxins in the…

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5 Great Meals That Help Relieve Stress and Anxiety

Since the coronavirus had us locked down at home, we had to become more creative with the foods we make, especially with children. We had to opt for easy recipes that do not use too many ingredients but are still very tasty and full of nutrients. During this period I aimed to ensure that all…

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Epileptic Seizures – How Nutrition Can Help

For people suffering from epilepsy, a balanced whole-food, mostly plant-based diet, whereby eating a variety of foods from mostly plant food groups, is vital as this diet helps the body function at its best. It also helps reduce the frequency of seizures. Food choices and nutrient content of foods is also crucial for more control…

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How to stay healthy and sane during the coronavirus lockdown

The world is in crisis right now, but that doesn’t mean that you have to be in crisis as well. Most of us are stuck at home, which may be a real change. We cannot go out except for a local food store in some places. And even if you do get to the supermarket,…

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