Tag: ADHD

Acetaminophen may responsible for the increase in children with ADHD and Autism according to Newsweek Magazine. Try this drug free alternative instead.

Acetaminophen may responsible for the increase in children with ADHD and Autism according to Newsweek Magazine. Try this drug-free alternative instead. Not a day goes by without hearing about another drug causing another side effect.   Autism rates were once thought to be caused by vaccinations.  Could Acetaminophen (Tylenol), the commonly used pain killer be affecting the unborn children of pregnant women resulting in the high Autism and ADHD rates we see today? A recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry suggests that Tylenol usage may be linked to these conditions. The study, conducted by researchers from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Read More »

Too much sugar and your brain; new information suggests sugar changes genetic behavior.

Too much sugar and your brain; new information suggests sugar changes genetic behavior. We know that too much sugar is not good for us, and truth be told, obesity and diabetes is not the only problems caused by excess sugar in our diet. It turns out, that too much sugar changes us at the genetic level of the brain, which was discovered by UCLA researchers. A new study from life scientists at University of California ““ Los Angeles (UCLA) has found that hundreds of genes in the brain are damaged by fructose consumption. Imagine that your body’s adaptation to fructose Read More »

The growing problem with ADHD, and the effects of the medications that relieve it. The NY times explores and Huffington Post offers alternative advice.

  The growing problem with ADHD, and the effects of the medications that relieve it. The NY times explores and Huffington Post offers alternative advice Apparently, more children than ever are being diagnosed with ADHD and with that, more people than ever are taking Ritalin. While this drug can help those who are unable to concentrate because the condition affects their attention span, are more children being placed on the drug because they just do not fit the classic school mold? Ritalin, of course, is a stimulant and when used on children and adults with the condition, seems to help Read More »