Claudia Morris from the Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland (CHRCO) and Marilyn Agin from the Saint Vincent Medical Center in New York recruited families with experiences of omega-3 fatty acid and vitamin E supplementation. The majority of families used doses of 800 IU of vitamin E, while the average omega-3 consumption was 280 to 840 mg DHA and 695 to 2,085mg EPA.
The ratios and dosages determined through the work with the study led to a patent for Dr Morris through the CHRCO (US patent # 2008/002216). Kate Bolton, VP of speech nutrients at NourishLife, told NutraIngredients:
“The results of the study are significant in that 97 percent of the participants with apraxia and/or on the autism spectrum reported dramatic improvements while taking a combination of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E.
The study represents the largest summary of children with apraxia to date, she added.
Antidotal evidence had previously shown that omega-3 can help children with apraxia and those known as ‘late talkers’. The researchers discovered that they symptoms presented by children with apraxia mirror those of vitamin E deficiency, said Bolton.
The addition of high dose vitamin E with omega-3 fatty acids is the breakthrough.” (my bold emphasis added)
The new Epidemic – Diabesity – Obesity triggered Diabetes.
40% of our nation’s kids are either “at risk” or “overweight”, a 10-fold change from when I was a child. And it is not because of genetic changes. It is due to environmental changes. Today, kids are considerably less active and eat mostly highly-processed foods instead of home-grown fruits and vegetables.
Children are being diagnosed with Type-2 Diabetes, also referred to as “adult-onset” diabetes, setting them up for a life long battle with heart disease, kidney and nerve damage, potential blindness and more. As debate continues at the highest political levels about how best to deal with an exploding obesity problem in our young, alarmed specialists are already grappling with its medical effects.
Type 2 Diabetes, long an “adult” disease, is now becoming prominent in children, fueled by a constant diet of processed foods, Big Macs and fries, and high sugar sodas.
Kids today are more sedentary and eating more junk food than ever before. With the advent of video games, computers and seemingly endless television channels, kids sit for long periods at a time, instead of spending the day playing and exercising.
Along with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and clogged arteries, this all combines to develop diabetes.
What can a parent do? Take action!
Limit their intake of junk food and sugary sodas. Push fresh fruits to counter the sugar cravings they’ll complain about as they withdraw from ultra-high carbohydrate foods.
To help with the cravings, get them on our Max Chromium formula. Chromium is the miracle mineral that curbs sweet cravings and stimulates the metabolism, burning body fat while promoting lean muscle growth.
If your child is more than 20% overweight for their age, start them on our DiaBesity formula, supporting the pancreas with rejuvenatory herbs and minerals.
Remember, You are what you eat! Kids need to learn this now, before it is too late.
Dr. Jennifer Ashton Discusses New Research Linking Stimulant Drugs and Sudden Death
Research released Monday by The American Journal of Psychiatry gives more support to the claim that stimulant drugs usually prescribed for ADHD could increase the risk of sudden unexplained death in children.
On The Early Show Monday, CBS News medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton what the study might mean for the 2.5 million children taking medication for the disorder.
The study found the rate of stimulant use in children and adolescents who died suddenly or from cardiac dysrhythmia was 1.8 percent, compared to 0.4 percent for youth who died as passengers in motor vehicle accidents.
Ashton said all the drugs commonly prescribed to children with ADHD are amphetamines. While amphetamines have been shown to give children the ability to keep focus and attention, Ashton said they can increase heart rate and blood pressure.
“(Amphetamines) do have very potent effects on the body,” she said.
Nearly 90% of children with autism are regularly prescribed anti-depressants as part of their overall treatment.
New research published this month in Archives of General Psychiatry, has found that the most prescribed drug to treat autism, Celexa, is nearly useless when compared to a placebo in children with autism, and the side effects are twice as bad.
The results of this nationwide trial have experts reconsidering the appropriateness of antidepressants overall, and other mind-altering drugs, used to treat children with autism spectrum disorders. Worldwide spending on drugs to treat autism is estimated to be between near $2.5 billion annually.
An estimated 1.5 million children in America have autism, a group of poorly understood developmental disorders characterized with communication and social interaction problems.
As many of you know, I have a passion to fight Autism and help every parent and family member cope with this terrifying epidemic.
This following story give us all distinct hope. Please read it and forward it to everyone you know.
Brand New Hope for Autism
Amy O’Dell’s school may or may not transform the brains of autistic kids.
At the moment her techniques are more art and gut feel, than science. She works out of a house in a very woodsy area, just outside Atlanta. The upstairs kitchen doubles as an office and consultation room. Downstairs there’s a cabinet-like device with inflatable plastic sacks to simulate muscles and calm hyperactive children.
In other rooms and cubicles, O’Dell and her aides work with children forming sounds and matching colors. They are fighting the terrifying epidemic of Autism and having dramatic success, without drugs and doctors. The attached garage has also been turned into a workplace. At one end it sits O’Dell’s 14-year-old son, Jacob, who ten years ago doctors diagnosed with “pervasive developmental disorder.” Parents of kids like Jacob were told that their children could be institutionalized for life.
One of the most tragic occurrences in our society over the past 20 years, has been the epidemic of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). And the related epidemic of Autism. Our children are mentally non-functional.
And the drug-doctor’s answer is what? Another drug, Ritalin, which turns children into zombies and teaches them to be drug addicts while they are young. There is another answer.