I've been asking the above question for a very long time. It is my personal belief that it's not the amazing foods that God has given us in nature that cause health challenges, but rather what agribusiness has done to those incredible gifts through pesticides, herbicides, genetic modification, etc. It is why I opted for organic foods for myself and my family many years ago. I believed then and still do believe that it is the healthier choice and because it is my way of supporting the organic food industry. Below are two posts triggered by articles that I came across in the last two days. The first is based on an article from The Institute for Responsible Technology on gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, triticale (a hybrid between wheat and rye) and oats; and the second article is about peanuts. I encourage you to share this information with others who might benefit.
I grew up in a home where soda was an occasional treat reserved for birthdays and other special occasions; although I do remember sometimes being allowed to have orange soda with a little bit of red wine with our Sunday macaroni dinner! (We didn't call it pasta back then.) Whether my mom instinctively knew that soda wasn't good for us or if it was more a matter of not being able to afford soda and other snacks and sweets, I'm glad it was the way it was!
Asthma, allergies and other respiratory challenges are all too common in both children and adults. So common, that we often forget that asthma is a serious and sometimes fatal disease. In this week's webinar you'll learn how nutrition and changes in products you use everyday can make a significant difference. You'll also hear a mom share the story of her young daughter and the solutions that helped resolve her asthma challenges and eliminate her dependence on asthma medications which come with serious side effects. Click here to join the Breathe Freely - The Role of Nutrition in Asthma webinar.
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You may have seen the recent articles about the rise in ADHD diagnosis, which according to researchers, is resulting in some children needlessly taking powerful drugs that are intended to correct a poorly understood disorder. Some experts fear the term ADHD may be "medicalise" being applied to problems in children that are actually related to a child's personality, maturity and possible situations at home. Read "Experts fear surge in ADHD diagnoses leading to over-medication." The study referred to in the article was led by Dr. Rae Thomas at the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice at Australia's Bond University.
I attended a conference this past weekend where I heard the Chair of Medical Affairs (Dr. Jamie McManus, MD) and the Chief Scientific Officer (Dr. Bruce Daggy, PhD) for Shaklee Corporation give excellent presentations that included some disturbing facts on the state of health today in the U.S. I already knew that, thanks to our S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) and sedentary lifestyle, the United States is one of the most obese countries in the world. I learned that the United States has more MRI machines than any other country, which really didn't surprise me either. What did surprise and disturb me was that the United States has a higher rate of infant mortality and maternal mortality rates than many other countries. So that caused me to do some research today and discover another not surprising fact -- the U.S. is the number one market for drugs and vaccines -- and an article from NVIC (National Vaccine Information Center) "Vaccination During Pregnancy: Is It Safe?" (Keep reading and watch the video below to see how this post ties in with its title!)
This week's wellness webinar, "Menopause Without Medicine" with Dr. and Mrs. Steve Chaney offers effective solutions for women transitioning through menopause. You'll hear about lifestyle changes and products that relieve the symptoms of menopause naturally including Menopause Balance Complex, a Shaklee formula that helps to regulate hormonal balance. *
"Can a multivitamin a day keep breast cancer at bay?" One day we read that multivitamins decrease cancer risk. Another day we read that they have no effect on cancer risk. It's easy to be confused. In this issue of “Health Tips From the Professor” Dr. Chaney comments on recent headlines, "Multivitamin Supplements May Reduce Breast Cancer Death", reports on the latest study and tells you whether or not you can believe the headlines.
Teenage athletes are consuming a lot more sports supplements than you might think. Are they effective and are they safe? How can you, as a parent, advise your teenage athletes? In today’s issue of “Health Tips From the Professor” Dr. Steve Chaney turns to fitness and sports medicine expert Dr. Pierre Dubois who will answer those questions.
Everyone over 30 is looking for the Fountain of Youth. You’ve heard the stories about the polyphenols in red wine helping you live longer. Could they be true? In today’s issue of "Health Tips From the Professor" Dr. Stephen Chaney reports on new research that suggests that polyphenols may actually help us live longer.