Prenatal mercury exposure is associated with a higher risk of ADHD in children, while fish consumption during pregnancy is associated with a lower risk. Exposure to organophosphate pesticides also affects neural systems and may contribute to ADHD symptoms.
Hunter-gatherer Kuna Indians living on remote islands in Panama suffer remarkably less from hypertension and cardiovascular disease than those that have migrated to urban areas. They eat more fish and fruit, but they also have a notably high intake of cocoa which contains flavonoids such as epicatechin.
Weight loss simple secrets – my computer may well be year 2000 compliant, but my body most certainly ain’t! After the festivities, I bravely decided to assess the damage done in front of a full-length mirror. I was horrified – yet hopeful about the possible increase in my cuddleability factor. Sadly disillusioned when the children […]
A distant cousin of mine called Manori works at an elephant conservation park on the beautiful island of Sri Lanka. Elephants are long-lived, highly social animals that have evolved a good long-term memory. They are known to hurl stones at their keepers for months after having been fed foul-tasting medicine. Manori tells me that elephants […]
Martina Watts, who both organised and spoke at this conference in December, reports: Last year, the food campaigner Sustain and the Mental Health Foundation reported how dietary changes may be one of the driving forces behind the rising tide of mental health problems. (see Foods Matter, Feb 2006). Depression has increased twenty-fold since 1945 and, […]
Allergies in the UK have reached epidemic proportions …according to the House of Lords’ Science and Technology Committee’s report on the subject. The UK has one of the highest incidences of allergy, and about a third of us will develop one at some point in our lives. The most common childhood allergies are cow’s milk, […]
It is normal to shed between 50 and 100 hairs each day. Excessive hair loss may be triggered by a variety of factors such as drugs, disease, deficiencies, shock and childbirth. Male-pattern baldness, however, is most often the fault of our genes and hormones and tends to be aggravated by stress and the ageing process. […]