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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...

ADD/ADHD: What are They?

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
The clinical characteristics of these conditions and their treatment are presented. Kids and adults suffer from three common factors: distractibility, impulsivity, and disruptive behavior are classic. Management of ADD/ADHD through drug and nutritional therapies and the importance of emotional support is discussed.                

All About Fats

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
Saturated, polyunsaturated, trans, and essential fatty acid chemistry is easy when properly explained. Fat is what we burn most efficiently and are under-appreciated in their value.            

Attention Deficit Disorders

submitted by: admin on 05/25/2019
In this extensive video, Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki review what ADD/ADHD are, how they are overdiagnosed and overtreated, and what can be done to manage these children and adults.

Can Diet Treat ADD and ADHD?

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2016
  A study published in the journal, Pediatrics, in January of 2012 concluded that adding essential fatty acids could treat children with ADD and ADHD. It went on to state that adopting a healthy dietary pattern that includes fish, vegetables, fruit, legumes, and whole grains is a good idea because most kids with ADD and ADHD consume a diet high in fast...

Can Surgery Bring on Alzheimer's Disease?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Many of our seniors having surgery suffer cognitive loss and the question that often comes up is does the anesthesia or surgery itself cause the problem. An article published in the September issue of Annals of Surgery compared the effect of anesthesia alone vs anesthesia plus surgery and showed that in fact the surgery itself is the most potent in...

Creating Vibrant Health with Hyla Cass, MD

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Chronic stress can make us dependent on a chronic adrenalin response. Change your diet to high quality carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Eventually this leads to adrenal failure and the need to rebuild the adrenal glands. Many important nutrients become deficient and we cannot make our neurotransmitters and we crash.

Do Vegetarians Really have a Lower Risk for Heart Disease?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
  The January issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition posted an article claiming that vegetarians had 32% less heart disease than those eating meat and fish. The type of meat eaten was not disclosed. There are major differences between feed lot beef and grass fed beef or wild game that went unaddressed. Of course it is misleading and...

Do We Take Too Many Supplements?

submitted by: admin on 05/25/2019
Do Americans take too many supplements? Our diets are widely deficient in nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and supplements because most of us don't eat a good and balanced diet and the food we are eating is processed, refined, and polluted.  Supplements are clearly needed for most Americans, especially those living in poverty and those who are elderly and...

Does What a Cow Eats Affect your Risk for a Heart Attack?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
  According to a study published in the Journal of Dairy Science in January of 2013, dairy cows fed 6 pounds of flaxseed per day have more nutritious milk. Traditional feed contains GMO corn and grains, alfalfa hay, and grass silage; the milk has low amounts of omega-3 fatty acids and other polyunsaturated fats, and is high in saturated fats. Flax...

Essential Fatty Acids Overview

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are absolutely necessary for life. Sources are from fish, fish oil, krill, flax and oils from other seeds, nuts, and plants. There is an epidemic of essential fatty acid deficiencies in the US. Infant formulas have been deficient in EFAs; we can add fish oil and evening primrose oil to it. EFAs thin blood, prevent rhythm...

Fast Food Linked to Depression

submitted by: admin on 12/15/2014
A University of Grenada publication in Public Health Nutrition revealed that consumers of fast foods and baked sweets were 50% more likely to be depressed than those eating a healthy diet. These same people, however, were also likely to be single, less active physically, worked more than 45 hours a week, and smoked. A previous study showed a 42% increase in depression,...

Fat: How Much Do We Need?

submitted by: admin on 05/25/2019
We need fats in our diet that include both saturated and unsaturated fats, especially essential fatty acids. We need cholesterol but don't need any trans fats. The reasoning behind the fat phobia in the US is reviewed.

Fatty Acids: What You Need to Know

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are absolutely necessary for life. Sources are from fish, fish oil, flax and oils from other seeds, nuts, and plants. There is an epidemic of essential fatty acid deficiencies in the US. Infant formulas have been deficient in EFAs; we can add fish oil and evening primrose oil to it. EFAs thin blood, prevent rhythm disturbances,...

Fish Oil and Atrial Fibrillation

submitted by: admin on 04/12/2015
  Fish oil is a very powerful antiarrhythmic agent that has side effects that are healthy. However, how well does it work in atrial fibrillation? The active ingredients in fish oil and what do they do are explored.          

Fish Reduces Crime

submitted by: admin on 05/25/2019
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.

Flax Seed Oil

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Flax seed oil is a wonderful source of both omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids. The differences between fish and flax are discussed. The amounts and benefits of each needed are discussed.          

How to Manage Menopause and HRT Problems with Hyla Cass, MD

submitted by: admin on 10/02/2013
Lifestyle that includes a healthy diet, exercise, low stress, adequate sleep, and weight management are keys to managing menopause. For PMS black cohosh, essential fatty acids, and neurotransmitter management with 5-HTP, St. John's wort, natural estrogens and progesterone can all help the symptoms of menpause. PMS and menopause are diseases caused in part...

How to optimize your child's IQ

submitted by: admin on 10/02/2013
  Supplementing your child's diet with essential fatty acids, enrolling them in pre-school, and engaging them in interactive reading can increase their IQ by 3-10 or more points according to a study published in Perspectives on Psychological Science in January of 2013. Supplementing pregnant women and newborns with essential fatty acids were...

Is infant formula safe?

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  Infant formula will never come remotely close to providing the nutrients found in human breast milk. Formula has the wrong fats, sugars, and proteins and is missing most nutrients found in mother's milk. Sixty percent of the calories derived from mother's milk is from fat. It is critical that mothers to be eat a healthy diet starting about...