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Posted by on December 17, 2012 at 5:30 AM

There are times when I write this blog and wonder if anyone is reading it or if anyone cares.  I am so passionate about these topics that I felt that I needed to get the word out but how many am I helping and how much can one person change.

But then I think about the fact that the more I write the more people may read.  And if I can help just one person eat healthier one day maybe I have helped them live longer. 

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The Importance of Protein in Kids Diets

Posted by on December 5, 2012 at 6:20 AM

When adults think of protein they think weight loss or Adkins, but for children proten is essential especially if they have ADHD.

Did you know that your body's tissues, muscles, organs and immune system are mostly made up of protein? And so are the outer layers of your hair, nails and skin! Protein builds, maintains and repairs your body's tissues, and makes antibodies (the part of the immune sy...

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Mom-Turned-Activist Launches National Movement to Boycott GMOs

Posted by on November 27, 2012 at 4:10 AM

Diana Reeves was furious when her state legislators caved into threats by Monsanto to sue the state of Connecticut if it passed a GMO labeling law. Lawmakers effectively told Connecticut's voters, who had clearly expressed overwhelming support for GMO labeling, "oh well."

Unlike her gutless state legislators who rolled over, Reeves is determined to keep the fight f...

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8 Healthy Snacks for Kids With ADHD

Posted by on November 20, 2012 at 3:25 AM

Foods that are rich in fiber and protein can help kids with ADHD stay alert, calm, and focused. Keep these easy snacks on hand for both their appetite and their ADHD.

By Beth W. Orenstein

Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH

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Amazing What You Find When You Follow the Money

Posted by on November 14, 2012 at 1:40 AM

so, I consider myself an average person, and as an adverage person, I thought that when a University submits a study it is considered an unbiased scientific study.  I guess I am just naive.  Apparently they routinely soliciate and recieve money from corporations who "support" their findings.  I came across this article...

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8 Additives You Do NOT Want in Your Food

Posted by on November 13, 2012 at 7:05 AM
  1.   BHA

This preservative is used to prevent rancidity in foods that contain oils. Unfortunately, BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) has been shown to cause cancer in rats, mice, and hamsters. The reason the FDA hasn’t banned it is largely technical—the cancers all occurred in the rodents’ forestomachs, an organ that humans don’t have. Nevertheless, the study, published in the Japanese Journal of Cancer Research, concluded that BHA was ̶...

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Happy Halloween!

Posted by on October 31, 2012 at 8:05 AM

In an effort to think Healthy below are some images of Healthy Halloween Ideas!

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Boys in USA, like girls, showing signs of early puberty

Posted by on October 30, 2012 at 8:00 AM

This article was published on 10/20 in USA Today. 

Boys in the U.S. are showing signs of starting puberty earlier than indicated in previous research, according to a new study.

10:28AM EDT October 20. 2012 - American boys are showing signs of starting puberty six mont...

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Congressman Dennis Demands GMO Labeling

Posted by on October 23, 2012 at 7:10 AM

Three cheers to Congressman Dennis Kucinich for his powerful speech demanding national GMO labeling... watch it and share:

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Bill Maher , Just Label It - HD

Posted by on October 21, 2012 at 6:50 PM

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You have to watch this video.  Note;  It is "adult" rated with some "f" words which is a shame. Bill Maher is interviewing Gary Hirshberg of Stoneyfield and author of

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Food For Thought - Feeding Kids Brains

Posted by on October 19, 2012 at 7:00 AM

For day 6 of ADHD awareness week I wanted to repost an article that I posted almost a year ago to todays date.  Sadly, not much has changed..

From day one my blog has talked about the relationship of food to common disorders that are prevalent today like ADHD, Autism, and Allergies.  According to Dr. Allen Greene "Today in the United States, one in six children suffers from a disability that affects their behavior, memory, or abil...

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Parenting a Child With ADHD

Posted by on October 19, 2012 at 6:50 AM

For day 7 of ADHD Awarenes Week I wanted to talk to all the parents out there that have the pleasure of parenting a child with ADHD. 

I remember in high school writing a paper about Downs children and how society was starting to be able to detect Downs in utero and the number of parents that made the very difficult decision of terminating that type of pregnancy.  The one thing I always think about though, is how loving every child I have e...

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Whole Foods Non GMO Sale this weekend!

Posted by on October 19, 2012 at 6:05 AM

Weekend Sale: Non-GMO Project Verified Products

By Paige Brady, October 17, 2012 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by Paige


As American consumers, we have a right to know what we are eating. One of the important choices anyone can make is whether or not to eat foods containing GMOs (Genetically Modified Or...

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Best Resources for ADHD Information

Posted by on October 18, 2012 at 8:00 AM

So for day 5 of ADHD awareness week I wanted to provide my readers with some great websites and resources that have given me a great deal of information and help on this disease:

  • - A non profit run by and for people with ADHD, their purpose is to empower children, adults and families affected by ADHD, educate those who impact us, an...
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Chemicals in Non Stick Coating Linked to ADHD, Cancer and Birth Defects

Posted by on October 17, 2012 at 8:00 AM

For day 4 of ADHD awareness week I wanted to talk about something I have been researching myself this week.  Today I threw out my non stick pan and will not allow myself to buy a new one.

Studies have show that chemicals used in non-stick may cause a whole variety of health problems to ...

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Famous People with ADHD

Posted by on October 16, 2012 at 7:25 AM

Thought some fun facts for day 3 of ADHD awareness week.

  1. Howie Mandel
  2. Justin Timberlake
  3. Kirina Smirnoff
  4. Michael Phelps, olympic swimmer
  5. Terry Bradshaw
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Neurofeedback for Children with ADHD

Posted by on October 15, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Today is day 2 of ADHD awareness week and today I want to talk about Neurofeedback. I have read an awful lot on Neurofeedback for ADHD for the past years and was always encouraged about what I read. While still unproved it seems to be making some major headway in the field of helping ADHD.

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Today Kicks Off ADHD Awareness Week

Posted by on October 14, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Everyday this week I am going to share different ADHD facts and information and resources for parents who are looking for the same things I am.  Todays Topic:

Fact or Fiction of ADHD

  1. ADHD is not a re...
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Posted by on October 13, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Aveeno Organic Baby Toiletries 3-oz. Diaper Rash, 5-oz., Lotion or 8-oz. Wash or Shampoo $9.99

Gerber Organic Cereal 8-oz. box, Oatmeal Limit 4 Offers MUST BUY 2 Additional or lesser quantities will scan at 2.99 ea. 2 FOR $5 with Price Plus Card

Breakstone’s Whipped Butter 8-oz. cont., Sweet, Salted or Organic $1.99

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Posted by on October 11, 2012 at 6:05 PM

  • Alvarado Organic Sliced Granary Bread Fresh 24 oz. $4.99


  • Earthbound Farm Organic Herb Salad, Spring Mix or Baby Spinach 5-7 oz. clamshell or Italian or Romaine Blend, Certified Organic from California $3.99

  • Earthboun...
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