Health

Diet, Nutrients, and ADHD

By Amanda Fey, ND

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most common behavioral disorder in children, estimated to affect between five to ten percent of children and three to six percent of adults, according to the Attention Deficit Disorder Association. Children with ADHD tend to be hyperactive, impulsive, and inattentive.

Not everyone who is overly hyperactive, inattentive, or impulsive has ADHD. Since most people answer out of turn, are distracted easily, and become disorganized, how can specialists tell if the problem is specifically ADHD?

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Heart Health for Women

By Amanda H. Fey, ND

Did you know that coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in women? It is also the leading cause of disability among women, and American women are four to six times more likely to die of heart disease than breast cancer.

Coronary heart disease occurs when the arteries that supply blood to the heart become hardened and narrowed due to plaque (the accumulation of fat, cholesterol, and other substances) formation inside the vessels’ walls. As plaque builds up, the blood flow to the heart is greatly reduced. Heart disease can lead to a heart attack, which happens when an artery becomes completely blocked due to plaque.

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  • By Alexa Besgen, 

    GreenLeaf Intern

    Before he was examining the toxicity of New York state, Walter Hang was trying to cure cancer. Spending hours in labs testing chemicals on mice and giving children doses of chemotherapy wasn’t as rewarding as he thought it would be, and he soon realized he wasn’t helping as much as he wanted to. Hang, who is the founder of Ithaca’s Toxics Targeting, says he knew exactly what he wanted to do after stumbling upon a cancer map in a library. His missio...

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