Are You A Sugar Addict?

As we approach Christmas, I wonder if this year you are going to abuse yourself with all those wonderful foods! Over the years, we are eating less in our household, and the food is healthier. Up until recently, one vice we found hard to kick was that of Chocolate! At...

“Lead” Astray: My Toddler Was Toxic

By Angie Smith I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, Marshall, in 1996. My baby was perfect…well, at least to me he was! He talked very early. He walked very early. Marshall held fairly reasonable conversations by 18 months. I crowed at his every accomplishment, and I...

Hey Mom! Give Me Some Lead While I String These Lights!

By Angie Smith This morning on tv, I heard a warning about lead in a product that we all usually come in contact with this time of the year, especially children.   “Not again,” I thought. Lead in makeup, then toys, now this? For years, it seemed all we parents had to...

Lead Poisoning & Alzheimer’s Disease

Written by Gerlinde Evans with extract of findings from The Journal of Neuroscience. Several studies show that lead poisoning in infancy may make Alzheimer’s disease more likely.According to the study, which is based on monkeys, not people, early lead poisoning...