Written by Tatjana Djakovic, Staff Writer. This study demonstrates that women with vitamin D levels > 40 ng/mL had significantly lower risk of preterm births compared to those with vitamin D levels < 20ug/mL. (more…)
Written by Joyce Smith, Staff Writer. Genotyping a cohort of children at high risk for eczema revealed that supplementing with Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 was more effective in modifying gene susceptibility to eczema than supplementing with Bifidobacterium animalis subsp lactis HN019. (more…)
Written by Jessica Patella, ND. Three grams of blackcurrant seed oil, when given to pregnant women at 8-16 weeks gestation, later through their breastfeeding cycle, and then to their infants until age 2 years, significantly improved atopic dermatitis in 12 month old infants compared to the olive oil placebo. (more…)
Written by Jessica Patella, ND. Analysis of 695 children (3 years post-delivery) revealed that children of mothers who supplemented with fish oil in the third trimester of their pregnancies had a 16.9% reduction in persistent wheeze and asthma compared to 23.7% in the control group, corresponding to a relative reduction of 30.7%.
Written by Jessica Patella, ND. Of the sixty nine children, those with thiamine-deficient diets, demonstrated movement and motor difficulties when compared to those whose diets were not thiamine – deficient, thus validating that subclinical Infant Thiamine Deficiency has long-term effects on children.
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. A probiotic, when given to pregnant women 4 weeks prior to anticipated delivery, significantly improved immune cytokines in the nursing newborns.
Written by Jessica Patella, ND. Artificial food additives and the preservative, sodium benzoate, increased symptoms of hyperactivity when given to a population of (153) 3 –year and (144) 8-9 year old children. The amount of artificial food colorings and sodium benzoate consumed daily by children in this study was equivalent to consuming 2 bags of sweets for the 3 year olds and up to 4 bags of sweets for the 8-9 year olds.
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. The 49 ADHD-diagnosed schoolboys who took 400 mgs of L-theanine daily for 6 weeks experienced a significant improvement in their quality of sleep when compared to the boys in the control group. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. According to this study, children with Downs Syndrome had higher BMI, blood glucose levels, and IL 6 and TNF-alpha when compared to healthy controls. These children also had lower levels of CoQ10, suggesting that young Downs Syndrome children could potentially benefit from supplementation with CoQ10.
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. (more…)
Written by Jessica Patella, ND. Children who supplemented for 2 weeks with a probiotic, in addition to ( brushing, flossing, tongue scraping and rinsing with chlorhexidine), had the greatest improvement in oral health and sustained that improvement for 3 months after discontinuing the probiotic. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Non-pregnant Singaporean women who supplemented with fortified milk containing 400 mcg of folic acid for 2 weeks, significantly improved their levels of folate, vitamin D and vitamin B12. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. A 2016 study demonstrated that of the 10,890 infants, those who were given a combination of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium infantis had a significant 52 % reduced risk of developing necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC); a 49% reduced risk of death after contacting NEC and an 11% reduced risk of blood stream infections compared to preterm infants who did not receive probiotics. (more…)
Written by Jessica Patella, ND. Participating mothers, who received 200,000 IU injections of Vitamin A just 24 hours postpartum, had a significant 134 % Vitamin A increase in colostrum and a 16.4 % decrease in Vitamin E. Researchers suggested that Vitamin E be added to the Vitamin A injections to compensate for this decrease.
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Breastfeeding mothers, who drank fenugreek tea for one week post-delivery, had significantly more breast milk production. Also, their babies had significantly less weight loss and regained birth weight faster than babies of mothers in the placebo and control groups.