Misbehavior and allergies in children – Is there a link?

This video (as posted by Dr. Eric Herman on BioVedaofBethlehem.com) is a must watch for parents who struggle to find the source of their child’s extreme misbehavior and violent outbursts. Dr. Doris Rapp has dedicated her life to identifying and providing simple solutions for behavior problems in kids and specifically targets the affects of allergies, food sensitivities and toxins on children.  In the video below, she offers insight into how to help a child who suffers from allergy induced behavior problems. While Dr. Rapp is not affiliated with BioVeda Health and Wellness Centers, we feel this information will help parents better understand that some children with bi-polar and ADHD symptoms can be helped without the use of dangerous off-label...

Hydration and Your Health

H2O!!! Ever thought about how much water impacts your life? How much water do you drink every day? How does your water intake and hydration levels affect your overall health? As a general rule, your daily intake of water should be equal to half your body weight in ounces. We are all aware that water is essential to life. Do you know what happens to your body when you do not drink enough water? Most people believe their sense of thirst is the key indicator of dehydration. The fact is, by the time you feel thirsty your body is already feeling the effects of dehydration. When you suffer from dehydration it affects every aspect of your body. Creating a daily routine of water intake that fits into your lifestyle may reduce future health risks. There are many resources that talk about the affect of not drinking enough water. One of the best books written on this subject is “Your Body’s Many Cries for Water” by Dr. Batmenhelidj. This book focuses on the belief that “many degenerative diseases could be prevented and sometimes cured if we drank more water daily.” Dr. Batmanhelidj states: “The body poses many different thirst signals. A dry mouth is not a reliable indicator of your body’s water needs.” He also describes more reliable indicators of thirst and helps you understand when your body needs water before you get dehydrated. Dr. Batmangehelidj believes that water is nature’s miracle medicine. He claims that you can prevent, treat, and cure health related illnesses through WATER!!! Dr. Batmangehleidj’s book teaches us how much water one needs to drink to...

Do you have adrenal fatigue?

BioVeda Health and Wellness Centers focus primarily on obtaining and maintaining optimal health in a holistic and non-invasive manner.   The adrenal gland is a major hormonal and stress control center of the body. A weak adrenal is associated with many ailments such as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and pain.  Adrenal health is key to a person’s overall feeling of wellness. What exactly do the adrenal glands do? They modulate the functioning of every tissue, organ and gland in your body to maintain homeostasis during stress and keep you alive. They also have important effects on the way you think and feel. The main purpose of your adrenals is to enable your body to deal with stress from every possible source, ranging from injury and disease to work and relationship problems. One of our recommended reads is a book by James L. Wilson, N.D., D.C., Ph.D.  titled, “Adrenal Fatigue, The 21st Century Stress Syndrome?“.  In the book, Dr. Wilson discusses what adrenal fatigue is and how you can recover energy, immune resistance, vitality and overall enjoyment of life. According to the Dr. Wilson, you may be suffering from adrenal fatigue if you: Are tired for “no reason” Have trouble getting up in the morning Need coffee or colas to keep going Feel run down or stressed Crave salty or sweet snacks Struggle to keep up with life’s daily demands Can’t bounce back from stress or illness Are not having fun anymore Have decreased sex drive The adrenal glands  largely determine the energy of your body’s responses to every change in your internal and external environment.  Whether they signal attack, retreat or...

Study Shows Late Introduction of Solid Foods Associated with Increased Risk of Allergic Sensitization by Age 5

A recent study, “Age at the Introduction of Solid Foods During the First Year and Allergic Sensitization at Age 5 Years” published in the “Pediatrics” the official journal of the American Association of Pediatrics shows that late introduction of solid foods during infancy is directly related to the likelihood a food or inhalant sensitivity develops by age 5.  The study involved 994 children with susceptibility to type 1 diabetes  for whom information on breastfeeding, age at the introduction of solid foods, and allergen-specific immunoglobulin E levels at 5 years was available (using data from The Finnish Type 1 Diabetes Prediction and Prevention Nutrition Study). The results of the study are reported as follows: Late introduction of potatoes (>4 months), oats (>5 months), rye (>7 months), wheat (>6 months), meat (>5.5 months), fish (>8.2 months), and eggs (>10.5 months) was significantly directly associated with sensitization to food allergens. Late introduction of potatoes, rye, meat, and fish was significantly associated with sensitization to any inhalant allergen. In models that included all solid foods that were significantly related to the end points, eggs, oats, and wheat remained the most important foods related to sensitization to food allergens, whereas potatoes and fish were the most important foods associated with inhalant allergic sensitization. We found no evidence of reverse causality, taking into account parental allergic rhinitis and asthma. In the same issue of Pediatrics another study, “Food Allergy Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs of Primary Care Physicians” reports that of the 407 primary care physicians surveyed,  99% of them reported caring for a patient with food allergies.  The physicians answered 61% of the knowledge based...

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