Schizophrenic Child Featured on Oprah Posted on October 6th, 2009
If you thought that your children were a handful try being the parents of Jani Schofield a seven-year-old girl from Valencia California afflicted with schizophrenia, a complex mental disorder. Imagine having to cope with a child who hears voices, acts aggressively, is constantly demanding and for whom there is no known cause or cure. Jani was featured today on Oprah and there is no doubt that her parents are trying every option to help their daughter. Medication is keeping her relatively stable but as I watched the program, I noticed several clues. As a health educator and medical intuitive a number of environmental factors that could have a significant bearing on her condition caught my attention.
I noticed carpet on the floor (chemical out-gassing) a room full of plastic toys (environmental toxins) fast food eaten in the car (food allergies) juice (high sugar) and Kool Aid tubes (chemicals and additives) all a burden on the immune system and known to cause behavior problems in certain, very sensitive children.
Where is the wisdom and the logic of helping a child and not taking in to account offending foods and chemicals? I would urge this family to investigate Orthomolecular Medicine which is nutritional medicine and review the work of Dr Doris Rapp MD., Pediatrician specializing in Environmental Medicine. Jani can be helped. Maybe she might be on medication for the rest of her life but I have seen children greatly improved by dietary changes and chemical avoidance.
Milk Sales Decline, Health or Business Decision? Posted on August 18th, 2009
According to a recent article in The Economist, there is a crisis in dairy farming. Since January 2008, milk prices have fallen by nearly half from $20.50 per hundredweight (45kg) to $11.40 as global demand has dropped significantly and milk intended for export has spilled back in to the domestic market. I would like to think that this is a sign that people in large numbers are beginning to realize that cow’s milk may not be a healthy product for everyone but the drop in milk consumption it is more likely a case of hard-hit dairy farms being subsidized through the USDA.
As an allergy-testing technician, nutritionist and health expert I see thousands of people with milk allergies – runny noses, clogged ears, stomach aches, breathing problems and weight gain not to mention puffy eyes and snoring. I would urge the farmers to consider raising goats or sheep. The milk and cheese from these animals is well tolerated. New born infants respond well to goat’s milk when they are shown to be allergic to cow’s milk. My book The Body Knows: How to Tune in to Your Body and Improve Your Health offers information about environmental sensitivities and the case for food allergy avoidance.
Seems large food giant Nestle is having a few problems. A large number of people have developed e-coli as a result of eating raw toll house cookie dough. I could have told you so. Any substance containing eggs needs to be carefully prepared and kept refrigerated at all times. As a child I remember my family attending a summer picnic and cookout. A number of people came down with food poisoning. My father who was a doctor figured the suspect was potato salad. Eggs and mayo are two key ingredients in potato salad and on a warm sunny afternoon make the perfect breeding ground for e-coli or food poisoning, or just a tummy ache. If you’re going to a pot luck or backyard barbeque, steer clear of the potato salad.
Kirstie Alley Has Regained All the Weight Posted on May 17th, 2009
Recent show on Oprah – Kirstie Alley had regained all the weight that she’s lost in 2007.
I could have to told you so. I wrote about Kirstie in my best selling book: The Body Knows Diet – Cracking the Weight Loss Code.
In my opinion Kirstie Alley is intolerant or allergic to common foods – especially the ones she eats frequently. It doesn’t matter that she is the spokes person for a well-known weight loss center. If she consumes foods to which she is sensitive, intolerant or allergic, she WILL gain weight. Alas after she left the controlled conditions of the diet facility all her weight returned and then some.
Weight gain is related to multiple sensitivities to common foods, an overgrowth of yeast in the digestive tract hence uncontrollable cravings, high carbohydrate consumption plus imbalanced hormones. Not enough exercise is a factor too. Kristie, get with the program ~ I would love to guide you with permanent weight loss.