Environmental and Nutritional Tips to Improve Your Family’s Health
This feature highlights reports, studies, and feedback from families on efforts that can make a positive impact in our quest for health. We invite you to share material with us that you think would be of interest to our readers.
Topics featured in this article:
- Children on stimulants for ADHD are packing on the pounds
- How and why to have an electro-free bedroom
- ADHD is associated with low ferritin levels
- Green cleaning and essential oils
- Zinc and preventing colds
- The role of vitamin D in autism
1) Children on stimulants for ADHD are packing on the pounds
Johns Hopkins released study results on weight gain in children diagnosed with ADHD. It was determined that children diagnosed with (ADHD) who were entering their teens tended to gain more weight than their peers.
“The weight differences seem to be most pronounced for kids who had taken stimulant medications to control their symptoms, suggesting that there might be something about the drugs themselves that aggravate the problem, the researchers said.
“The reason we think it is more likely to be the drugs than the diagnosis is because the earlier the drugs were started and the longer the drugs were used, the stronger the effects,” said study author Dr. Brian Schwartz, an epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in Baltimore.” (From MedlinePlus)
2) How and why to have an electro-free bedroom
Michelle Berriedale-Johnson, editor of the UK based FoodsMatter has a blog with helpful and insightful articles. She has personally dealt with electromagnetic sensitivity and offers nine tips on keeping your bedroom electro-free. Michelle begins this article: