INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
Childhood Is Not a Disease: Children on Drugs.
Julian Whitaker, M.D., challenges the ease with which medical professionals diagnose children, especially boys, of having ADHD, as they use criteria most of us describe as normal childhood behavior.
Diet and Children’s Inattentiveness: Food Dyes as a Causal Factor.
Jane Hersey, director of the Feingold Association, looks at the increase in ADHD diagnoses and use of medications for it, and presents research showing that food additives are causal factors.
Coconut Oil: A New Treatment for Alcoholism.
Bruce Fife, N.D., states that acetic acid from alcohol provides the brain with fuel when chronic overuse of alcohol causes insulin resistance; however, consumption of coconut oil provides the brain with fuel from ketones, which can break the cycle of the brain’s craving for the acetic acid from alcohol.
Cataracts—Common, But Not Inevitable.
Larissa Long explains how cataracts form and then presents research showing which antioxidants and other nutrients in supplement form can prevent them or even halt their formation.
The Risks and Benefits of Sun Exposure and Sunscreens.
Sarah Cimperman, N.D., helps settle controversy about whether to get more sun exposure for vitamin D and other health benefits or to use sunscreens, which have questionable ingredients.
Energy Medicine: The Power of Saying “Yes” to Yourself and “No” to Others.
Shannon McRae, Ph.D., in new case examples, shows how the energy behind the resistance to saying “no” is mostly subconscious, but the results of saying “yes” to another when you really feel like saying “no” are ultimately detrimental. Awareness of your own feelings and self-forgiveness are keys to better health.
Mind Over Medicine.
Lissa Rankin, M.D., discovered the conventional way of practicing medicine was negatively impacting her and her patients; when she examined her patients’ lifestyles she found they weren’t unhealthy because of bad habits or poor genes, but rather from stress about work, finances, or relationships.
Tapping Acupressure Points for Stress-Free Living.
Nick Ortner, producer of the film The Tapping Solution, cites research showing that the Emotional Freedom Technique significantly reduces stress; in one study, cortisol levels decreased by as much as fifty percent.
Reverse Skin Age Naturally
Cosmetics and Personal Care Products
A Look at Books
Keep Calm, Regulate Stress, and Carry On
HEALTH NOTES AND RESEARCH BRIEFS
Heart Health and Skipping Breakfast • Garlic Helps Lead Detoxification • Gluten Consumption & Schizophrenia • Gluten Sensitivity: A Hidden Disease? • Curcumin: A Powerful Medicine • Nutrients that Prevent Heart Disease • Sesame, Cholesterol & Blood Pressure • Copper Reduces Incidence of Infections • Olive Oil • Healthy Brain Structure Via Meditation • T’ai Chi Benefits • Health-Giving Properties of Hibiscus • Going Barefoot • Alkaline Foods and Cancer