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 the 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:
- Prenatal nutrient therapy to prevent cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, and ADHD
- 7 popular gluten-free grains with recipes
- Allergy to Moistened Wipes Increasing
- Prenatal Nicotine Exposure May Lead to ADHD in Future Generations
- Vitamin D3 Relieves Chronic Hives
- Researchers Discover How Pesticides Increases Risk for Parkinson’s
- Invega side effects can include motor tics
- Increased risk of miscarriage and induced abortion with ADHD medication during pregnancy
- A review of research on diet and ADHD
1) Prenatal nutrient therapy to prevent cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, and ADHD
The author makes a case for preventative treatment in all pregnant women during the first trimester to reduce the chance of cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder and ADHD. His recommendations include antioxidant therapy to prevent neuroinflammation. The suggested antioxidant would be N-acetylcysteine (NAC), though “melatonin could be chosen instead.” Combined DHA (omega-3 fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid) with NAC therapy is theorized to decrease the incidence of these three disorders by more than 75%.
2) 7 popular gluten-free grains with recipes
When going gluten-free, a variety of grain options can help keep things interesting. While “popular” is a relative term, each grain listed has its fans. Ancient grains like teff or amaranth are favorites among those looking for nutritious grain substitutes. The strong flavor of buckwheat (kasha) may not be too popular with some kids in the West, but it is a staple in parts of Europe.