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Diet-Related Endocrine Disruptors Linked to Earlier Menopause
Chemical exposures from the foods we eat may disrupt the normal actions of hormones.

The Effects of Soda and Low-nutrient Foods on Children's Behavior
The standard American diet can significantly impact the health of children ranging from cardiovascular risk factors to behavior problems and lower cognitive performance.

Iron Recommendations for Pregnant Women
Iron is essential for the baby's developing brain, but excess iron promotes oxidative stress and is associated with low birthweight. Too little or too much iron can be problematic, and iron supplementation should be tailored to individual needs.

The Standard American Diet Is Shortening Our Children's Lives
The epidemic of childhood obesity has made it likely that today’s children will live shorter and less healthy lives than their parents.

Preventing and Treating ADHD in Children
Poor nutrition is a significant concern for attentional problems and ADHD. This article outlines Dr. Furhman’s protocol for the natural prevention and treatment of ADHD.

Asthma alert: Can healthful eating lead to better breathing?
Obesity, high cholesterol, and other diet-related conditions in children may be fueling rising rates of asthma.

Share Healthy Habits with your Children
Childhood obesity rates have skyrocketed and the future health of our children is in jeopardy. This article provides tips for instilling healthy habits in your children so that they grow up at a healthy weight, appreciate healthy food and exercise, and hold on to those habits as adults.

Junk Food May Limit Children’s Intelligence and Learning Ability
The nutrient-poor foods that most American children eat every day may be impairing school performance and learning.

Rising Numbers of New Mothers Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding provides a multitude of benefits for both the child and the mother.

Walnuts May Promote Male Fertility
Several dietary factors affecting fertility have been identified in women. Can men also improve their diet to improve their fertility?

Girls are Reaching Puberty Earlier Than Ever
Girls’ age at puberty has been declining in recent years as a result of several dietary and environmental factors, and this has serious implications for breast cancer risk.

A Healthy Lifestyle Improves Fertility
There are a number of diet and lifestyle behaviors that can positively affect fertility in women

Cardiovascular risk factors are climbing in teens
Children in our society become addicted to junk food at a young age and begin to show cardiovascular risk factors as teenagers.

Folate in Early Pregnancy Linked to Slightly Raised Risk of Respiratory Ills in Infants
Offspring of mothers who use folate supplements during their first trimester appear to have a slightly higher incidence of wheeze and lower respiratory tract infections up to 18 months of age.

The Standard American Diet Is Shortening Our Children's Lives
The epidemic of childhood obesity has made it likely that today’s children will live shorter and less healthy lives than their parents.

The Dangers of Folic Acid in Multivitamins and Prenatal Vitamins
Folic acid supplementation is dangerous for everyone, but especially pregnant women. Women who take supplemental folic acid increase their breast cancer risk by 20-30%, according to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Most Prenatals & Multivitamins may be doing more harm than good
Women may be endangering their health or the health of their unborn children by using conventional supplements. Most prenatal and multivitamins have potentially harmful ingredients that could negatively affect them.

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The American Academy of Family Physicians has announced a corporate sponsorship with Coca-Cola

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