Everyone has heard of Down Syndrome, which is a chromosomal disorder that results from an extra copy of chromosome 21, instead of 2 copies of chromosome 21 individuals with down syndrome have 3 copies. This syndrome causes intellectual disabilities, unique facial/body characteristics, and high potential to develop medical conditions such as heart problems. What most people don’t know or have ever heard of is all the other chromosomal disorders. Unless you have a personal experience with these disorders, most people are oblivious.
Today, more so than ever, we are being barraged by toxins in our environment. We can’t possibly avoid them, regardless of how careful we are. In many cases, you may not even be aware that the threat of toxic exposure exists. Continue reading
Health is the level of functional or, metabolic efficiency of a living being. In humans, it is the general condition of a person’s mind and body, usually meaning to be free from illness, injury or pain such as as in “good health” or “healthy”. Continue reading
Your body has various dietary needs depending on your age. Getting the proper dietary recommendations for daily intake can mean the difference between feeling sluggish and temperamental to feeling vivacious and ready to meet any challenge that comes your way. Little adjustments in your vitamin, mineral, protein, and carbohydrate intake can help your mind and your body function at optimum efficiency. Below are the various life stages and corresponding nutritional needs from infancy to full maturity. Continue reading
More than any other time in history, children today have access to a plethora of electronic devices that are designed to communicate with others, access the internet and are geared towards entertainment. Most children are satisfied with staying indoors and playing games on their computers or chatting on the internet than going outdoors and doing anything physical. Unfortunately, studies have shown that technology is partly to blame for the lack of physical activity in children today. Continue reading
Television, once touted as “the ideal babysitter,” often gets a bad name from parents and healthcare professionals alike due to the fact that so much of what’s on TV can be corruptive to kids. Continue reading