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The Buzz on EMFs

With the widespread availability and use of wireless technology we are now exposed to EMF emissions at varying frequencies and strengths for extended durations 1, and there are increasing concerns being raised about the effects of these emissions on our health. This is especially concerning for young people, who have up to ten times greater electrical … Read more

Chemicals that change your child’s brain

  Exposure to common hormone-disrupting toxins in pregnancy and early childhood has been linked to the increased incidence of brain development disorders reported in the last decade.1  Recent data expands upon the link between endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and maternal thyroid hormone signalling during early pregnancy, and how it impacts offspring IQ and influences possible neurodevelopmental … Read more

Preventing eczema & allergies: eating right during pregnancy

Probiotics and Omega 3 supplementation in pregnancy may reduce risk of childhood eczema and allergies Women who take fish oil and probiotics in later pregnancy and during breastfeeding may reduce their child’s risk of food allergy and eczema by 30 and 22 per cent respectively.1 In one of the largest ever systematic reviews and meta-analyses … Read more

A social drink or an addiction?

Addiction and Epigenetics – An Inheritable Disease? Why are humans drawn to a multitude of substances and behaviours?   It has become increasingly apparent that chronic substance abuse involves adaptations that are both genetic and epigenetic affecting our brain reward circuitry its limbic and cognitive regions.  A growing amount of literature is emerging in the field … Read more

Chemicals that endanger a child’s brain development

In a new report, dozens of scientists, health practitioners and children’s health advocates are calling for renewed attention to the growing evidence that many common and widely available chemicals endanger neurodevelopment in fetuses and children of all ages. The chemicals that are of most concern include lead and mercury; organophosphatepesticides used in agriculture and home … Read more

Is your body toxic?

Keeping our bodies clean and free from toxins is essential to health.  However, when discussing toxins, patients often look puzzled and don’t understand where toxins come from.  Take a few minutes to consider the following information.  If you regularly use any of the personal care items or household products, chances are your body is challenged by … Read more

The bitter truth about sugar

Over the past several decades our sugar consumption has increased dramatically.  It is not only the white grains that are of concern, but the highly processed sugary syrups that are added to so many foods and beverages.  In particular, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), which forms the base of soft drinks, baby foods and many … Read more

When Safe isn’t

During a recent browse in a supermarket, I noticed a well-known baby care range. The bathwash was labeled “Safe for newborn babies”. The following is a list of the ingredients: Water, PEG-80 Sorbitan laurate, Sodium Laureth Sulphate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-150 Distearate, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance [HL20-36715]. PEG stands for propylene … Read more