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Omegas and Autism: 3 Studies Show Promise for Some Spectrum Disorder Symptoms

As parents and pediatricians struggle to find effective therapies for children with autistic spectrum disorders, researchers are honing in on the mechanisms of Omega fatty acids in brain development for this complex systemic condition. We’ve collected some recent studies on Omegas and autism that show promise. Recent Study Abstracts on (more…) RELATED ARTICLES

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Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Deficiencies & Potential Mechanisms in ADHD

Deficiency in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) has recently been investigated as a potential pathogenetic mechanism in ADHD ((Stevens et al, 1995). Although current pharmacotherapies, such as methylphenidate and atomoxetine, are able to improve ADHD symptoms, there is still about 20-40% of patients with ADHD who do not benefit (more…) RELATED ARTICLES

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TOP READ Newly Found Lymphatic System Connects Brain & Immunity

You can forget everything you learned in medical school about the lymphatic system (well, not everything). But researchers at the University of Virginia found undiscovered vessels that directly connect the brain and lymphatic system, as published in Nature. Despite decades of contrary opinions they did not exist, this changes everything (more…) RELATED ARTICLES

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Organic Farming vs Conventional Farming Methods, By Andrew Campbell MD

The Annals of Internal Medicine published a review on organic farming by Dr Crystal Smith-Spangler and others titled: “Are Organic Foods Safer or Healthier Than Conventional Alternatives?” The article states: “The purpose of this study is to comprehensively synthesize the published literature on the health, nutritional, and safety characteristics of (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Martha Stark, […]

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Mitochondrial Dysfunction & Chronic Disease: Treatment With Natural Supplements

It is well known among researchers that mitochondrial genetic or primary mitochondrial disorders contribute to mitochondrial dysfunction as well as secondary or acquired degenerative disorders. This review will concentrate on nongenetic or acquired mechanisms that could explain mitochondrial dysfunction and their replacement treatment with natural supplements and combinations of natural (more…) RELATED ARTICLES What is […]

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Nutritional Factors of Autism

Nutritional Factors in Autism

Autism is thought to have a multifactorial etiology that includes hereditary and environmental triggers accompanied by gastrointestinal disorders, such as chronic duodenitis, gastritis, reflux esophagitis, intestinal lymphoid… (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Are You in There? What’s Behind Autism? Interview: Dr. Patrick Hanaway, Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice Update to AAP Screenings’ Schedule Pesticides: Our Children […]

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Pesticides: Our Children in Jeopardy

The recently released Pesticide Action Network North America report “A Generation in Jeopardy” is replete with information and over 200 citations.1 This is a synopsis of some of the points made in this report… (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Group-dietary Intervention & Gestational Weight Gain Among Obese Women Integrative Psychiatry Effective but Overlooked for Cancer Patients Nutritional […]

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