Pregnant? Boost your child’s I.Q. and health by eating nuts 3 times a week

A new study from the European Journal of Epidemiology has found that eating nuts during early pregnancy can boost a child’s cognitive ability. According to the study done by researchers in Spain, children born to mothers who consumed 2 to 3 ounces of nuts per week during the 1st trimester of pregnancy typically scored higherContinue reading “Pregnant? Boost your child’s I.Q. and health by eating nuts 3 times a week”

ADHD: look beyond the obvious

About a month ago, a mother brought his 8-year-old son to me. He was having difficulty at school, particularly in math class where he just “couldn’t get the math concepts”. Doctors/ specialists assessed him and concluded that it was ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). The mother wanted a drugless approach so she wanted me to assessContinue reading “ADHD: look beyond the obvious”

Omega-3 and your baby’s eye health

You may have heard that consuming omega-3s, particularly DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), during pregnancy is essential for proper fetal brain/ cognitive development, mental health as well as lowering the risk of postpartum depression. What you may not know is that DHA is also important for visual development. Researchers in Quebec, Canada, studied the effects of maternal omega-3 intake and concludedContinue reading “Omega-3 and your baby’s eye health”