Is There a Connection Between Diet & Autism Spectrum Disorders?

Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a range of developmental disorders that affect a person’s ability to communicate and interact socially, among other effects. ASD encompasses three common diagnoses: Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder not otherwise specified. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders have three main areas of difficulty: Communication (both verbal and […]

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Are Allergies an Autoimmune Disease?

In recent years, doctors have been increasingly interested in the relationship between allergies and the immune system. Specifically in developed countries, it has been found that many individuals who suffer from allergies also suffer from an autoimmune disease, and vice versa. This has led to the question are allergies an autoimmune disease, or do the […]

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Why Antacids May Not Help Your Acid Reflux or Heartburn

While most doctors prescribe antacids to lower stomach acid for heart burn and acid reflux, the real culprit may be that your stomach acid is already too low. This is called hypochlorhydria. Sufficient stomach acid, or hydrochloric acid (HCl), is necessary to: Protect the body from pathogens. When we consume food, bacteria and other microorganisms […]

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How to Prevent Brain Fog with Everyday Habits

Nearly everyone has experienced brain fog at some point in their lives. For some people it is a passing nuisance, but for others it is an everyday occurrence. Brain fog (also called cognitive dysfunction) is characterized by feelings of confusion, forgetfulness, lack of focus, trouble concentrating on tasks, and poor mental clarity. Brain fog can […]

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Does Stress Raise Blood Sugar Levels?

Does stress raise blood sugar? This is an important question, since maintaining healthy blood sugar levels is important to your overall health, even if you are not diabetic. Persistently high blood sugar levels cause damage to the pancreas, resulting in diabetes. High blood sugar also increases your risk for heart disease and strokes, weakens your […]

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