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Alternative Medicine Goes Mainstream

submitted by: admin on 05/12/2015
Americans are now demanding complementary and alternative medicine. There has been an ever-growing trend for acupuncture, chiropractic, bodywork, and herbal medicines. Even medical schools are offering courses in CAM.          

Canine Medicine Heals

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Dogs play a very important role in medical research, as service dogs, and as therapy dogs. They have been shown to sniff out cancer cells from the bladder, lung, prostate, breast, and skin with accuracy as high as 97%. They can detect when glucose levels are too high or low, to recognize when blood pressure is too high, when a heart attack is happening,...

Educating Grade School Children about Alcoholism

submitted by: admin on 05/30/2024
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Faults in Medical School Training

submitted by: admin on 05/30/2024
Even medical school faculties acknowledge the outrageous stresses put on med students, interns and residents. This explains why we continue to see high rates of suicide, drug addiction, divorce, and more in this group.

Fish Oil For Hypertension in Kids

submitted by: admin on 05/30/2024
Fish oil can lower blood pressure a little in overweight teens. Yet lifestyle remains the most important treatment for hypertension. Diet, exercise, and stress reduction should be included in the curiculum of every school at every level for many reasons. Treating the underlying causes of hypertension needs to be addressed.

Food for Thought with Cindy Geshon

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Dr. Len interviews the founder of the Wellness City Challenge in Contra Costa County that is revolutionizing the diets of school children. Her leadership in hands on "eat and learn" classes and promotion of what a healthy diet is is making grass roots changes in the community.      

Growing, Promoting, and Distribute Healthy Produce with Guido Farrell

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
It is important that we teach our children about healthy food and a clean environment. Guido has a TV program and educational program in schools that does this. He believes in growing, promotion, and distributing produce to create wellness. Teaching through flavor works!      

How to Get More Veggies into Kids' Meals

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2013
Kids often don't eat a healthy diet. They particularly don't get the 7+ servings of fruits and veggies they need every day. It is possible to puree these foods and slip them into other foods such as meat loaf, mac and cheese, and casseroles. This was done in public schools and the kids could not tell the difference, but they ate fewer calories and far...

How to optimize your child's IQ

submitted by: admin on 10/02/2013
  Supplementing your child's diet with essential fatty acids, enrolling them in pre-school, and engaging them in interactive reading can increase their IQ by 3-10 or more points according to a study published in Perspectives on Psychological Science in January of 2013. Supplementing pregnant women and newborns with essential fatty acids were...

Making Choices that Don't Help

submitted by: admin on 05/30/2024
Making bad choices are often conscious. New Year Resolutions and legislation don't work. Education through school programs, family values, and role models are important. DTC and other ads undermine our intelligence.

Med Students Want CAM

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
Med students want CAM but most want scientific proof that it works. However, observation of CAM approaches that work is what drives them to learn more about them. Yet med schools do not provide many CAM courses.          

Medical School-Big Pharma Conflicts of Interest

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
  The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) is grading med schools on their ability to block Big Pharma representatives from bribing them with meals, gifts, free drug samples, and industry funded education. Only two medical schools had a perfect scorecard. Of the 152 med schools, only 105 received a grade of A or B. This was up from 2008 when only...

Pre-School, is it a Good Idea?

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Is it more important to learn academics or to bond with parents and learn family values? There are factions in the US that want to increase the length of academic training to make the US more competitive in science.          

PTA Gets Junk Food Out of Schools

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
The PTA knows that getting junk food out of schools is necessary and they are taking action. High sugar foods are prevalent in school meals and vending machines. Less violence and better grades follow a healthy diet.            

Revising School Nutrition Standards

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Eighty percent of a survey in the US showed that we need better food standards to reduce calories, fat and sodium and encourage fruits, vegetables, and low fat dairy. There is some value to this, but there's more. Sugar and high fructose corn syrup should be very limited and certain fats need to be in our diets. Because there are vending machines with fast...

School Kitchen Garden Programs Work

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
  Grow it, try it, and you just might like it! That is the motto many schools are using to encourage kids to eat more fruits and veggies. A program out of Australia published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior in March of 2013 recruited 764 kids in grades 3-6 and 562 parents. Each class had 45 minutes a week in the garden with a trained...

School Programs to Prevent Obesity

submitted by: admin on 05/30/2024
The 5-2-1 program in Massachusetts recommends 5 different fruits and veggies, no more than 2 hours behind a TV or computer, and one hour of exercise daily. Vicki and Len explore and comment on this program.

The school for self-healing

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
The School for Self-Healing is affiliated with the Self-Healing Research Center in San Francisco. The purpose of these organizations is to teach people how to self-heal and to provide trainers who can teach this as well. Bringing nature's power to other people's life is one of the major goals in training patients and students in training how to do...

The Sophia Center with James Conlon

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
The Center is a "wisdom" school. Teaching wisdom requires the celebration of earth, art, and spirit. It focuses on the unity of the uni-verse and contrasts the duality we have adopted that makes life challenging. This requires an integral approach that is open to the divine and supports all religions...it nourishes spiritual traditions.      

Wellness City Challenge with Raymond Francis

submitted by: admin on 05/30/2024
Nutrition is essential for wellness. There are three simple dietary rules to follow that are critical for health. Walnut Creek is setting the example of what a city and county can do to help our kids get and stay healthy.

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