Autism and Nutritional Supplements

Unfortunately, it has been proved beyond doubt that a large percentage of the United States population suffers from nutritional deficiency. Studies show, 30% of the general population has a marginal level of Vitamin C and 15% are Vitamin C deficient. Low level of vitamins and minerals like, calcium, iron, folic acid, magnesium, and chromium continue to be a significant but common problem in the United States. It is also being noticed that children suffering from Autism are the most common patients for vitamin and mineral deficiency. Generally children suffering from Autism have much lower level of vitamins A, C, D, and E, and all B vitamins (except choline) and some minerals (zinc, magnesium, selenium). The most common problems that are …

Does Someone You Know Have Asthma?

This information comes from Asthma Society of Canada “Doctors define asthma as a “chronic inflammatory disease of the airways” . It is one of the most prevalent chronic conditions affecting Canadians. Asthma can be diagnosed at any age, but often starts in childhood. Its prevalence in Canada has been increasing over the last 20 years and it is estimated that currently over 3 million Canadians have asthma. “The three strongest risk factors for developing asthma are family history, exposure in infancy to high levels of antigens such as house dust mites, and exposure to tobacco smoke and/or chemical irritants. “We’re all pretty familiar with allergic triggers of asthmatic symptoms, such as mould, animal dander, pollen, dust mites, etc., but perhaps …

How To Remove Your Acne

Acne is an inevitable experience for most teenagers. It’s a universal enemy of most young adults and ironically a result of growing from child to adult. While it’s not entirely avoidable, there are ways to reduce one’s acne. Dermatologists worldwide have been battling acne for years – most of them are consulted after the acne has started. And what they contribute is great expertise, medications, tips on good hygiene, and emotional support that confirms that some acne is a normal part of life. None of this helps the self-esteem or confidence of the teenager who consistently deals with a face in the mirror they don’t like. So consider some additional ways to limit the affect of acne in your life. …

Overfed and Undernourished: The Nutrition Paradox

We live in the wealthiest country in the world, a place where food is in abundance. We’re bombarded with advertisements urging us to “supersize” our portions and take advantage of foods that are easy to prepare. We are also working more than ever, and even our children are overscheduled, so we often compromise and take a trip through the drive through rather than fix a home-cooked meal. The result? We’re overfed but undernourished, meaning that we often don’t get the nutrition we need to sustain our bodies and minds. Given the hectic pace of lifestyles today, it’s doubtful that we’re going to suddenly have an abundance of free time on our hands. That means that we need to take steps …