Posts Categorized: Positive Parenting

Holistic Protection From Getting Sick When School Starts

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As I talked about a few weeks ago on the blog… there is a huge problem with the development of *super bugs* that are resistant to our current arsenal of antibiotics and antivirals, and the problem is only getting worse.     As bacteria and viruses evolve resistance and become more pervasive, I see people… Read more »

Back To School Special: The Latest Medical Studies On ADHD

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Recently published in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) on May 31, 2016… …researchers found that the stimulant methylphenidate (commonly prescribed for children to treat ADHD: Ritalin, Daytrana, Concerta) increases the risk of cardiac arrhythmias.     It’s back-to-school time… a time when children are often diagnosed and treated for ADHD (average age of diagnosis of… Read more »

Pets Decrease Asthma Risk

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  Since Mother’s Day was yesterday, today let’s talk about an important medical study that parents need to be aware of. You’ve probably heard that exposure to dirt in childhood is an essential part of boosting immunity and decreasing future allergies… …but did you know the same is true for animals?   It’s true. Early… Read more »

Autism Linked To Low Levels Of This Brain Chemical…

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Published December 17, 2015 in Current Biology, a new study finds and association between Autism and decreased action of GABA in the brain.   GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that is calming to the brain. It helps to down regulate brain activity and it’s absence has long been associated with seizure disorders. After noting that… Read more »

Don’t Use ADHD Meds (This Works Better Anyway…)

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There is no longer any convincing evidence left that kids should be considered for Rx methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta, etc…) In fact, a new study now urges physicians to use caution when prescribing these medications and reveals that there is no data to support the use of these prescriptions, especially in light of the serious side… Read more »

A Supplement So Good For The Brain It Can Prevent Psychosis

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So last week on the blog we talked about how teens are more affected by good moods than bad moods and how being around others with positive mood can help them recover from depression and even prevent it in the first place!   What else can we do to support their brain?   A new… Read more »

Good Moods Are Contagious In Teens (And Prevents Depression)

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As I blogged about last week… mood is not just something that colors our day. Our moods actually make a huge difference in our projected lifespan… this is now a medical fact!   On the heels of that study, yet another study was published just last month (August 19, 2015 in the Proc Biol Science) … Read more »