ADHD and Diet

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A recent study proved that a restricted diet resulted in decreased symptoms of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).  100 children ages 4 to 8 diagnosed with ADHD were put on a restricted elimination diet of unprocessed rice, meat, vegetables, pears, and water, for five weeks.  Professor Buitelaar and his team found that ADHD symptoms reduced in 78% of the children.  In addition, when processed foods where re-introduced to the diet, there was a 63% relapse in behavior. Symptoms of ADHD include inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.  Many professionals note the trend in … [Read more...]

Newsbite: Meditation Reduces Heart Disease

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A recent study found that the practice of meditation reduced cardiac disease risk by nearly 50%.  During the nine year study, 201 African American men and women, average age 59 years and identified with narrowing cardiovascular arteries, were randomly assigned to either practice a form of meditation or participate in a control group which received health education classes including topics of diet and exercise.  The meditation group practiced Transcendental Meditation (TM) twenty minutes twice a day.  Results included 47% reduction in death, heart attacks, and strokes in the participants … [Read more...]

Why Not “Just Do It”?

It sounds so easy, right? Just do it. Nothing to it. If so, why do so few New Year's resolutions last until Valentine's Day? Or even the second week of January? Why do they fall by the wayside so easily for the vast majority of people? Of course, there are many reasons, but there are a few that must be addressed before any hope of lasting change can be achieved. After all, that's what we're after, right? We want transformation of our bodies, health, life, marriage, finances, etc. And we want it NOW! For most people who make impassioned resolutions during the emotional time as another … [Read more...]

Yoga Resolution: Study Proves Positive Effects on Mood

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A recent study by the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) found that yoga has a more positive impact on mood, including reduced anxiety and depression, than other forms of exercise.  The study included two randomized groups of approximately 35 individuals who were assigned to participate in either one hour of yoga or walking three times a week.  Those who participated in yoga demonstrated significantly increased brain gamma aminobutyric (GABA) levels.  Individuals with low GABA levels have been found to exhibit depression and anxiety related issues.  Participants were also asked to … [Read more...]