Autism can be one of the most devastating diseases that occurs in a family. This mental condition that begins in early childhood is characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people. But is autism an Omega-3 Deficiency Condition? While improved diagnosis and awareness of autism may partly explain its increase through the years, this… Read more »
Wellness is a lifelong commitment. It begins in the womb and goes through the continuum of life. The most important factor you have to maintain your wellness is your diet. Your success is indicated by your blood tests that tell whether or not you are in the Zone. The longer you wait to get into… Read more »
In a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine, Dutch women who regularly supplemented with 2.4 grams of EPA and DHA during their third trimester had a 31% reduction in the number of asthma and wheezing attacks in their children three years after birth. In addition, supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids resulted in… Read more »
Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) called for an international tax on sales of sugar-sweetened beverages. The thinking behind such a tax is that the growing epidemic of obesity in the world is caused by sugar-sweetened soda. However, this is contrary to the WHO Medical Officer that stated, “The decrease in soda sales in Mexico (who… Read more »
More than a decade ago, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control estimated that the lifetime risk of developing diabetes for children born after 2000 was one in three. For Hispanics the odds of a child becoming diabetic increased to almost one in two. Furthermore, the authors estimated that if people developed diabetes by the… Read more »
If you want to begin to decrease childhood obesity, it is probably best to start in the womb of the mother with appropriate prenatal nutrition using appropriate levels of omega-3 fatty acids.
More than 12 states now have adult obesity rates greater than 30 percent, and one in three children are either overweight or obese. However, 16 years ago, no state in the United States had an adult obesity rate greater than 20 percent.
Obesity remains one of the primary headlines every day. But what you probably don’t know is the fastest growing segment of the obesity epidemic is children less than 4 years old.
Everyone knows that breakfast should be the most important meal of the day. Unfortunately, no one seems to have time to consume a real breakfast.
A new study from Harvard Medical School strongly suggests that childhood obesity begins in the mother’s womb.