The ADHD – Diet Connection

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): an abnormal defect of moral control in otherwise high functioning children. Two generations ago that was the definition and the belief. Today, we know better. And we know more. Lots more. What is ADHD? Today, ADHD is viewed as a multifaceted condition triggered by varying behavioral, biological and environmental factors, including [...]

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Quinoa: Supergrain / Superfood

Ancient Inca warriors believed quinoa increased their stamina, so it shouldn't be surprising that modern-day nutritionists consider it a superfood. While quinoa is actually a seed, it's prepared and eaten much like rice and other grains. All three types of quinoa -- red, black, and white -- are essentially equivalent in their nutritional profile and [...]

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Relax With Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

You walk into a massage therapy office needing relief and balance. You breathe in a spirit-lifting scent and then a remarkable calm washes over you. Most likely you've just experienced one of the amazing benefits of lavender. This richly scented, deep purple flower is native to the mountainous zones of the Mediterranean, but widely available [...]

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Quinoa Pudding (dairy-free)

Craving rice pudding? This dairy-free alternative pairs the health benefits of gluten-free quinoa with coconut, cinnamon and vanilla. The result is a dish that even the choosiest of kids (or grown-ups) will enjoy for breakfast or as an after-dinner treat. Ingredients 4 cups of coconut milk (or substitute almond milk) 1 cup of quinoa 1/3 [...]

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Probiotics: Manage Food Allergies and Enhance Immunity

Listen to your gut. And make sure to protect it. A balanced gastrointestinal system plays a critical role in defending your body against illness. An imbalance in gastrointestinal (GI) flora can create health issues and is typically the result of poor diet, stress, use of antibiotics, illness and food allergies. Balance your GI flora by [...]

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Food Allergens: Testing How the Body Responds

Food allergies occur when the body has an adverse or abnormal response to a food. An allergic reaction can be immediate and life threatening, such as with peanuts. Or it can be delayed, taking three to five days to show up, causing hay fever-like symptoms, digestive distress, eczema or other skin irritation, or changes in [...]

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