I’m running low on steam. This baby has been roasting for 39 weeks and counting which is amazing for me, (more on this to come) and I have hit a wall. Sluggish, tired, waddling, and did I mention tired. Hence why the wellness Wednesday posts may slow down for a few weeks. Hopefully soon you will see a healthy plump baby being welcomed into the Simple Roots family. Don’t get me wrong, I am ecstatic that my body was able to carry this baby to term and I do know my sleep filled nights are about to end, but it is getting to that point where my back is giving up and my feet are weakening. The baby just hasn’t gotten the message yet.
Even though I may not be going into an in-depth look at a nutrition topic I did want to share a couple of articles that were brought to my attention recently. Speaking of children’s minds, none of us can deny the rise in Autism, ADHD, ADD and dyslexia in America. Sure, you can argue that we are just better at diagnosing these issues but I wanted to shed light on research that has shown why these have been on the rise as well as the “natural” fix for such things.
First up an article published in Time Magazine titled, Children Exposed to More Brain-Harming Chemicals Than Ever Before.
As the title states, our children (and adults) are exposed to more chemicals than we have ever been before. Obviously most chemicals have some effect on our body, the degree of harm is what varies. This is a real and true problem that is easy to forget about. Everything we encounter on a daily basis from the water we drink to the air we breathe is being filtered by our body. This is a big deal and one we should pay attention to. Check out the article for more details.
The other article that goes along with this topic is based on a study that found that Diet May Help ADHD Kids More Than Drugs.
Now, I don’t mean to dismiss the importance of synthetic drugs but we need to be weary that there is a time and place to use these, not abuse them. Interestingly enough there are many common diseases or disorders commonly treated with prescriptions that could easily be cleared up just as well or better with changes in diet and lifestyle. In this article, researchers found just that with ADHD. Check out the article for more information.
The bottom line is, EVERYTHING we put in our mouth or on our bodies are having an effect, positive or negative.