Sensory processing disorder toys are a great tool for kids with sensory seeking behaviors. Do you have a sensory seeker? Sensory seekers simply can’t get enough out of their environment. They are constantly looking for ways to stimulate their nervous systems, and it can be exhausting. These kids struggle in the classroom and are often labeled as hyperactive and impulsive. If you’ve got an ADHD child it’s possible they are a sensory seeker with a sensory processing disorder. Experts believe that if these kids are able to get enough sensory input they will be able to calm down and focus when needed. (…)
Fruit wax coverings have been hotly debated by organic, vegan, and food allergic bloggers over the years. I’ve read extensively on the subject and decided to put to rest some long standing rumors on what’s really in or not in fruit wax coverings. I think the conversations on fruit wax and the fears some consumers have are legitimate. Unfortunately, finding out what’s sprayed on our fruit is tricky business. Many formulations are proprietary, meaning their ‘recipes’ are secret. And because the US government doesn’t classify these wax sprays as a food substance, it doesn’t have the same labeling regulation as our packaged food products, organic products, and meat products.
Do food allergy sufferers need to worry about fruit wax?
Are they filled with toxic chemicals that are harmful to our kids? Let me tell you what I’ve discovered. (…)
High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is in too many of our kids’ foods. I used to be one of those parents that liked to stock the freezer every summer with freeze pops. Now I run from freeze pops and Popsicles like the plague. They are loaded with high fructose corn syrup, which was found to contain a dangerous toxic metal in a 2009 study. (…)
ACAM doctors are a fast growing organization of doctors. The acronym stands for the American College for Advancement in Medicine. ACAM is a nonprofit medical society dedicated to educating physicians and other health care professionals in preventive/nutritional medicine. ACAM’s goals are to improve skills, knowledge and diagnostic procedures for patients.
Wondering how much magnesium you should take? Maybe you wonder if you need it at all. Magnesium is a mineral needed to calm the muscles, feed your bones, work the organs, and perform over 300 metabolic processes in the body. Without enough magnesium your body can’t function properly. So how (…)
Watch this ADHD video documentary showing too many American kids being put on ADHD meds as a treatment for hyperactivity and attention problems. This 2005 video by Gary Null entitled “The Drugging of our Children” questions the validity of medicating so many children for symptoms of ADHD. This video will show how school-aged children in the U.S. are increasingly drugged for symptoms of ADHD when testing for other conditions has not been done to rule out other causes. (…)
Is autism caused by a brain imbalance? Dr. Robert Melillo, author of three books on autism spectrum disorders and cofounder of the Brain Balance Centers offers his theories in an exclusive interview with Healthy Family. Listen to a 30 minute radio podcast interview with Dr. Melillo. He discusses the many (…)
Organic candy canes are a must have for your sweets list this Christmas. And if you live in the Chicago area, this is a lot easier to do than you’d think. That’s because there’s a local Illinois candy manufacturer that makes healthy organic candy canes. I was fortunate to receive (…)