Archive for 2010

Risk to kids from toxic pesticides may be underestimated, study finds

by Tom Laskawy, via Grist.org

When kids eat conventionally grown fruits and vegetables, what level of pesticide residues are they taking in — and to what effect?

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Could Organic Food Do what Ritalin Can’t?

by Dr. Walter Crinnion, Naturopathic doctor, via The Huffington Post,

Organic produce really is worth the price and may provide great health benefits. In previous blogs, I reviewed the studies that have been published over the last couple of decades that back up that statement. The research proving it all is available on the web (at no charge) in a review article that I authored.

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The Health of Our Children

The Health of Our Children

By Alice Shabecoff,

Alice Shabecoff is the co-author with her husband Philip of Poisoned for Profit: How Toxins Are Making our Children Chronically Ill, Chelsea Green paperback (Random House hardback).

As we watched each of our five grandchildren and their friends enter this world and begin their life’s journey, it became more and more clear that something is amiss with this generation.  How are your children and your friends’ children doing?

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The School Lunch Revolution

by Mark Winne, via Yes! Magazine,

A new book uncovers the best reasons yet for unconditional school food reform.

Early in Free for All: Fixing School Food in America, author Janet Poppendieck quotes former Texas Secretary of Agriculture Susan Coombs, who famously declared that “it will take 2 million angry moms to change school food.”

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The Over-Prescribing of Psychoactive Drugs to Children: A Scourge of Our Times

by Dr. Ronald Ricker and Dr. Venus Nicolino, via The Huffington Post,

Today, the administration of psychoactive drugs to children (6-17) is all too common and growing at an alarming rate. These drugs often cause the opposite of the intended effect, often condemning children to a life of misery and ill health. The prescription of these drugs is said to treat “chemical imbalances” which were said to cause ADHD, Depression and Bi-polar disorder. It turns out, however, that what we were calling “disease-causing chemical imbalances,” is simply incorrect . The sad irony is, the inappropriate use of these medications is in fact creating different chemical imbalances, which do cause mental disorders, many of which are both life-long and debilitating.

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Why Fish Oils Work Swimmingly Against Inflammation and Diabetes

via ScienceDaily.com,

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified the molecular mechanism that makes omega-3 fatty acids so effective in reducing chronic inflammation and insulin resistance.

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Children Who Eat Vended Snack Foods Face Chronic Health Problems, Poor Diet, Study Finds

via ScienceDaily (Sep. 2, 2010) —

School children who consume foods purchased in vending machines are more likely to develop poor diet quality — and that may be associated with being overweight, obese or at risk for chronic health problems such as diabetes and coronary artery disease, according to research from the University of Michigan Medical School.

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An Environmental High School

An Environmental High School

“Most high school kids have trouble with education because it’s not relevant to them and their experiences and their lives,” Alison Diaz, founder and executive director of Environmental Charter High School, tells Natural Vitality Kids. “I think the main part of finding a school or creating a school is you want to develop and build schools that get kids interested in meaningful and authentic issues.”

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Toxins and Our Children

Toxins and Our Children

Once in a great while, a video gets online and goes “viral” that contains so much truth it cannot be ignored: 10 Americans is one such video. It is a live presentation given by Ken Cook, president of the Environmental Working Group, detailing the hundreds of toxins found by analyzing the blood of ten average Americans.

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Carolyn Dean, MD: Kids’ Health Matters

By Carolyn Dean, MD, ND,

Dr. Carolyn Dean is both a medical doctor and a naturopathic doctor. She has been in the forefront of the natural medicine revolution for over 30 years. Dr. Dean is the author/coauthor of 20 health books (print and e-Books). Her latest book is called Kids’ Health—a doctor’s guide for parents. Dr. Dean has a free newsletter as well as a valuable online wellness program called Future Health Now! at www.drcarolyndean.com. She is also available to assist individuals with all types of illness at any stage or degree of severity through her Telephone Wellness Consulting practice.

Kids are our most precious resource. Yet they have become a dumping ground for more than 80,000 toxic chemicals—heavy metals, food preservatives and antibiotics. There is an alarming rise in childhood asthma, allergies, immune system disorders, ADHD, obesity and diabetes. The result is that the current generation of kids may not live longer than their parents.[1]

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