We all brush our teeth... hopefully more than once a day. The choice is endless for the perfect minty, whitening, cavity-preventing toothpaste to make those pearly-whites flash the shiniest smile. And when we head to the dentist every 6 months, we want to hear nothing less than what a great job we are doing brushing and flossing with a "no cavities!" to send us on your way. Fluoride is one of the most widely accepted ways that cavities are (supposedly) prevented in the United
Sugar Sugar. The food item we hate to love and love to hate. It is often deemed at least partly responsible for the obesity epidemic and various health conditions such as Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Studies have continually shown the impact of proper nutrition on health. In the U.S., 90% of type 2 diabetes, 80% of cardiovascular disease, and 70% of stroke and colon cancer occurrences are deemed preventable by proper diet and exercise! (Willett 2002) But is it sugar
Osteoporosis has made its way to the forefront as a growing concern for aging adults, mostly women, in the United States. In 2004, it was reported that over 10 million individuals in the U.S. have osteoporosis in the hip with 3 times as many having low bone mass. Osteoporosis is considered the leading cause of fractures, especially in the elderly. (Office of the Surgeon General, 2004) Bone breakdown and rebuilding is a normal physiological process in the body, It is said
Our bodies are pretty neat. On a daily basis we are exposed to countless toxins, chemicals, heavy metals, and bacteria. From cleaning products to artificial dyes and preservatives to chemicals in our drinking water and pesticides on our foods, everywhere you turn - there seems to be another thing to worry about affecting our health. If you spent enough time worrying about the toxins we encounter on a daily basis, you would wrap yourself in bubble and never leave home. But
ADHD is often misunderstood. Kids with ADHD get labeled as hyper-active, class clowns, disobedient, or space-cadets. The stereotypes are often unfair, misguided, and often lead to shame and low self-esteem in the children with the condition. So if ADHD isn’t just a behavior problem, what is it?
ADHD is a neurodevelopment disorder- meaning it is a condition in which the development of the central nervous system is disturbed. The brain itself is affected in ADHD- in devel