Diabetes is on the rise, especially in children and adolescents. How can this be? Diabetes is a complicated medical issue but stems from one common thread: carbohydrate intolerance or insulin resistance. It could have started in the womb when a Mother consumed more carb than her body could handle during pregnancy or when the beta-cells […]
Children & Youth
Life began for me in an idyllic sort of way: on a farm in the countryside with a mom who fed me organic vegetables from her garden, all before I was even out of the womb. One of my earliest childhood memories is of my mother’s daily routine. Everyday she would gather the fresh fruit […]
My first Halloween memory was at 3 years old when my mother made me a pumpkin costume. My outfit was stuffed with balloons along with green tights and a leaf on my head. Although it was the ideal Halloween costume, I remember feeling very uncomfortable, since walking around with a diameter three times my body […]
The Chicken or the Egg? Are Weight Issues a result of the American Diet or are we Programmed for Obesity?
I attended and spoke at a conference this past weekend on diabetes and pregnancy. One fascinating lecture this year gave the appalling statistics: 10.7% of the adult US population has diabetes and 19% has pre-diabetes. These two percentages together mean that almost 30% of the adult US population has diabetes. The researcher, Thomas Moore, MD from UC […]
As a disclaimer I am not an expert in either ADD or ADHD so if you are reading this, please consult a physician who is an expert is this field as well. This blog addresses omega 3 fats, and their effect on the brain, particularly in children. What are the omega 3’s and how do […]