Too many mothers think their children suffer from ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Some decide to medicate their children with amphetamine or other stimulants. As a mother, I lived through the slashing feedback of various experienced teachers. They thought my kids, too, had to be evaluated for ADHD and I felt vulnerable in making my … Continue reading Could ADHD be iron deficiency anemia?
My inbox reported a new incoming message from a longtime friend. As I glanced at its first lines, it caught my eye in an unusual way. It read: “I thought of you because you know much better than many what change means (in general and in particular). Enjoy and share further if you like it”.
Children ages 5 or less are a very special category of candidates for enriched vitamin A diet or supplementation intake. That’s because of three potential reasons: mother’s malnourishment during pregnancy, measles or pneumonia infection, or simple growth requirements for the age.
The story I am about to tell you was triggered by a very famous clinical trial, back in the ‘80s – the ATBC trial. As you very well expect, I had NO IDEA what was going on back at the time. All I knew was that my mom was a heavy smoker.
When I think about vitamin A supplementation I have a flashback to a memory of when I was 12. I was raised by a single mother with some help from her mother, my grandmother, and family. We lived in a modest apartment with only the minimum necessary, but I had a fish tank! That fish … Continue reading Vitamin A – the beginning