Issue #04 Articles

ADD / ADHD Misdiagnosis and Mistreatment

ADD and ADHD—such commonly used diagnoses in today’s world that they have virtually become a part of every teacher’s vocabulary list. But is this “mental disorder” as common as we have been lead to believe, or is it often a...

ADHD Helped With Chiropractic: A Case Study

In the October 2004 issue of the peer-reviewed research publication, the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT), comes a case study of a child with ADHD (Attention-Deficit /Hyperactivity Disorder),who was helped with...

Also labeled: ADD/ADHD, Pathways Magazine

Baby Tantrums

Learn about it A baby’s first tantrum can take you by surprise. Your baby can really shock you by shrieking, stamping, hitting, or making his whole body go stiff. But don’t take it personally; baby tantrums aren’t about anything you’v...

Breastfeeding is Best Feeding

Breastfeeding significantly increases short-term attentiveness in 4- to 6- month olds, according to an article in the journal Developmental Psychobiology. Investigators outfitted 13 infants with limb movement detectors. The youngsters were watched...

Fats for Maximum Brain Potential

At no other time of life is nutrition as important as during pregnancy. Pregnancy is a time of great change and growth for the developing fetus as well as the mother. Everything the mother puts into her body provides the building blocks for the...

Helping To Find a Wellness Minded Pediatrician

Today wellness-educated parents are searching to create a “Wellness Healthcare Team” for their children. Many parents want to work with a spectrum of doctors and healthcare providers that suit the ongoing needs of their family. A growing...

Letter From the Editor, Issue #04

Health care today is going through a paradigm shift from a symptom, disease based system to a function performance based system. Emphasis for care is being placed on the individual’s ability to regain and maintain a state of well-being....

Mercury Rising: Warnings in Pregnancy and Infancy

Mercury: a Known Toxin It has been known for a long time, that mercury is a toxic and dangerous substance that effects the developing nerve system in an adverse way. Web MD offers this report: “Mercury is very dangerous to...

Nutritional Considerations for ADHD

Early Use of ADHD Drug Alters Brain Ritalin use in preteen children may lead to depression later in life. Ritalin and cocaine have different effects on humans. But their effects on the brain are very similar. When given to preteen...

Pregnancy Matters

Drugs During Labor Make Future Addicts Scientists have discovered that women who take pain medication during labor may be upping their children’s odds of future drug dependency. The study compared 69 drug-abusing subjects w...

Also labeled: Pregnancy, Pathways Magazine

Prospective Cohort of ADHD Patients Under Chiropractic Care

Introduction: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common behavioral disorder of childhood. Prevalence estimates indicate that between 3-11 percent of children are affected by this disorder

Pull the Plug!

Since the 1950’s, sitting in front of the television for relaxation, entertainment, learning, and for just something to do, has been an integral part of family life. With the introduction of TV into the fabric of family homes, research has been...

Strengthening Your Child’s Immune System

The key to a healthy child is a strong immune system When functioning properly, the immune system fights diseaseproducing organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. All children are continuously exposed to these...

What Can Chiropractic Do for Your Child?

Chiropractic’s purpose is to remove interferences to the natural healing power running through the body. When that power is unleashed the healing that results may be profound. Today we find more parents bringing their children to c...

Whose Prescription Is It, Anyway?

Attention Deficit Disorder and Ritalin The boy is 14 years old and has one of the most severe cases of attention deficit disorder (ADD) that I have seen as a pediatrician. He fidgets; there are nonstop hand gestures, leg swinging and...