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Abused Kids Have Long Term Resistant Depression

submitted by: admin on 06/20/2018
Physical, emotional, and sexual abuse occur in 10-25% of kids and often leads to PTSD that is long term and resistant to treatment. Balancing neurotransmitters is treating symptoms not the cause. The best treatment addresses the underlying cause and often involves both psychotherapy and somatic psychotherapy.                

ADD and ADHD

submitted by: admin on 05/07/2015
Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki review the definition, treatment, and cause of ADD and ADHD in this very informative video. Far too many children and adults with attention deficit issues are improperly diagnosed with these conditions and also overtreated with stimulants and antidepressants. Natural alternatives are considered and the conflicts of interest blocking their...

ADD-ADHD Overview

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2016
ADD and ADHD are characterized by distractability, impulsivity, and disruptive behavior. About 5% of school kids are diagnosed; this is massive overdiagnosis. The influence of Big Pharma and drug therapy is revealed and the drugs used reviewed. The role of essential fatty acid metabolic defects and the importance of psychotherapy highlighted. Be sure and check...

Antipsychotic Drug Abuse in Children

submitted by: admin on 05/13/2015
Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed in one of three visits make to psychiatrists in the US and it is on the rise. Ninety percent of all prescriptions are off label and are used for conditions such as ADHD for which they are not approved by the FDA. These drugs that include Risperdal, Zyprexa, Seroquel, Abilify, and Geodon are associated with weight gain and a...

At What Age Should Children be Screened for Cholesterol?

submitted by: admin on 09/18/2013
  There are no studies defining when kids should be screened for cholesterol, yet there are accepted standards published by the American Academy of Pediatrics and published in the journal, Pediatrics, proclaiming that kids should be screened beginning at age 2 according to the UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. The reasoning for this...

Can Probiotics Protect Against Swine Flu Deaths?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  The 2009 H1N1 swine flu epidemic deaths in children were more related to MRSA than the virus itself. Simultaneous infection of MRSA and H1N1 increased mortality by 8 fold! Only 30% of children in ICU with swine flu did not have a co-existing serious disease. Of those, only 9% died. The potential value of the swine flu vaccine would not save many lives....

Childhood Obesity and Lifestyle Measures

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2019
There is an epidemic of childhood obesity and much is related to high fructose corn sugar and other sugars and sedentary lifestyles. We need to eliminate TV ads and educate parents and kids about healthy lifestyles.

Children's Diet Can Affect Their IQ

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Children fed healthy diets have a slightly higher IQ than those fed junk food by age eight. A study at the University of Adelaide compared home-prepared food, ready-prepared baby food, breast feeding, and junk food diets over the first two years of life and measured IQ at age eight. They found that the best diet had a two IQ point advantage and the...

Connection of Low Birth Weight and Obesity

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2019
Research continues to show just how important it is for pregnant women to eat a healthy diet and live a healthy lifestyle.  An article in the journal "Brain Research" states: Nutritionally deprived newborns and fetuses have less neurons in the region of the brain that controls food intake.  Because of the lack of neurons these babies are programmed...

Cosmetic Ingredient Review by the FDA with Stacy Malkan

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  The cosmetic trade association does cosmetic ingredient reviews. The organization is composed of cosmetic manufacturers and people who they select to review their products for safety issues. The conflict of interest has led to a very poor job and for the most part this industry is not adequately regulated; the fox is guarding the hen house. There are...

Cough and Cold Medications for Children

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2019
There is little evidence showing that any over the counter cough and cold medications change the course of a cold. Yet there are clear dangers related to them and the FDA is at last looking at this issue. The topic is reviewed.

Dental X-rays Linked to Meningioma

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
People who received frequent denteal x-rays have an increased risk for developing meningioma according to an article published in April of 2012 in the journal Cancer. About 1400 patients who got regular dental films and another 1400 controls showed that the risk for meningioma was increased 1.5-2.0 times higher in the x-rayed group. In those people who had panorex...

Do MDs Manage Obesity Well?

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2019
Two-thirds of Americans are over weight.  Many of those are obese or morbidly (over 100 pound over weight) obese.  It is well documented that obesity causes a number of chronic diseases, and even death.  The medical costs due to obesity is enormous.  Many people use food as a way of coping, including children.  It is not uncommon for...

Educating Grade School Children about Alcoholism

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2019
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Exercise in Children and Hypertension

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Exercise in young adults can protect against the development of hypertension for about 15 years. It also keeps blood pressure down in adults and is the reason why regular exercise is imperative to protect against the complications of hypertension.          

Family Meals

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2019
Life in the fast track has even influenced eating together for dinner. Kids that eat dinner with their families are less likely to take up bad habits and they eat better food. Training kids when they are young is important.

Fish Reduces Crime

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2019
Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki review the importance of essential fatty acids for brain function and encourage eating fish to correct the problem. They report the effects of adding fish to the diet of prisoners and encourage that we serve both prisonsers and school children more fish in their diets. Research supporting this premise is presented.

Food in Childrens' Hospitals is Unhealthy

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  Only 7% of food in 14 major childrens' hospitals in California was considered healthy according to a new study published in Academic Pediatrics. Researchers from UCLA and the Rand Corporation did the study. They concluded that "as health professionals, we understand the connection between healthy eating and good health..." Nothing could...

Headaches in Children

submitted by: admin on 06/01/2014
Headaches in kids are more common than most of us appreciate; perhaps 4% of all children have chronic headaches. Trauma is a common cause from injuries. Misalignment of the spine is a common finding, especially in the cervical spine. Stress is common for most kids; life has become very complicated and difficult to balance. Home life is common as well with siblings,...

How Many Influenza Deaths in Children were there in 2010?

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2019
The CDC reported there were 115 deaths in kids under the age o 18 in the year 2010. A closer look reveals that half of these deaths (58) were in kids who were immunocompromised, so the vaccine would not likely have been of any benefit. Of those who died, about 1/3 were immunized, which means that the vaccine did no good. Now we're down to 38 kids under the...