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Nutrition Drill-Down: Growing Smarter Babies by Calming Inflammation

May 1, 2014 • 2014, Babies, Expert Advice, May 2014, Sports, Health & FitnessComments (0)

By Roy Dittmann, OMD, MH, DM  When you reduce the number of micro-infections in your body, levels of a dominant blood protein called albumin increase. High levels of albumin have been correlated with increased human intelligence and longevity. We all harbor low-grade (subclinical) infections… some more than others. During pregnancy, you and your baby can...

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Nutrition Drill-Down: Safe Water, Wherever Travels Take Your Family

April 4, 2014 • 2014, April 2014, Expert Advice, Home Life, Sports, Health & Fitness, TravelComments (0)

by Roy Dittmann, OMD, MH, DM Whether you and your family are climbing to the top of Machu Pichu, visiting the castles of Europe, or heading for the sandy beaches of the Caribbean, chances are you are going to find yourself in an area with questionable...

Special Needs in O.C.

March 5, 2014 • 2014, Babies, Big Kids, Community, March 2014, Sports, Health & Fitness, ToddlersComments (0)

An evolving response to autism spectrum disorder In 2002, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention identified 1 in 150 children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). By 2008, that number had risen to 1 in 88. The most recent estimates are 1 in 50....

Get Moving for MS!

March 5, 2014 • 2014, Community, March 2014, Special Events, Sports, Health & FitnessComments (0)

On April 6th join thousands as they walk and play at UCI in support of a cure for multiple sclerosis Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating condition that stops people from moving. Walk MS is the rallying point of the MS movement, creating a community of shared...

Nutrition Drilldown: Nourishing the Special Needs Child

March 5, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Cooking & Dining Out, Expert Advice, Home Life, March 2014, Sports, Health & Fitness, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

by Roy Dittmann, OMD, MH, DM Today, one in two children are living with one or more chronic health conditions, including allergies, asthma, obesity, and gut disorders.1 And recent estimates suggest that by 2025, one in two children will be living with...

Nutrition Drill-Down: How Organic is Organic?

February 2, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Cooking & Dining Out, Expert Advice, February 2014, Home Life, Sports, Health & Fitness, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

by Roy Dittmann, OMD, MH, DM According to the USDA, “methods like irradiation, sewage sludge, and genetic engineering are all expressly prohibited from being used when growing or processing organic foods.”1 It’s always good to know your food isn’t...

Healthy Smiles on Wheels: The Kickoff of Smile Mobile 2

January 3, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Community, January 2014, Sports, Health & Fitness, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

by Katherine Clements Seven-year-old Amber Galindo had been to the dentist, but it hadn’t gone very well. The doctor wasn’t all that patient, and Amber had some significant needs. Her mother Nancy was at a loss. When she heard about the Clinic in the Park...

Your Child’s Vulnerable Brain

January 3, 2014 • 2014, Babies, Big Kids, January 2014, Sports, Health & Fitness, Teens and Pre-Teens, ToddlersComments (0)

YOUR CHILD’S VULNERABLE BRAIN: Bumps to the head can impact your child’s brain for years to come How many times have our children bumped their heads? My granddaughter slipped and fell on a marble floor running through the kitchen in her socks when she...

Nutrition Drill-Down: What’s the Deal with GMOs?

January 3, 2014 • 2014, Babies, Big Kids, Cooking & Dining Out, Expert Advice, Home Life, January 2014, Sports, Health & Fitness, Teens and Pre-Teens, ToddlersComments (0)

by Roy Dittmann, OMD, MH, DM In December the state of Connecticut became the first state in the nation to require labeling of GMOs (genefically modified organisms) in foods. Today, food companies are not required to disclose on a label the presence of GMOs...

Nutrition Drill-Down: Grass-fed Dairy

November 27, 2013 • 2013, Cooking & Dining Out, December 2013, Expert Advice, Home Life, Sports, Health & FitnessComments (0)

by Roy Dittmann, OMD, MH, DM The happy dairy cow grazing on the grassy knoll under blue, blue skies is a scene that plays out in ads and on packages more often than in the real America. Today, most are caged up and force-fed corn and soy (mostly genetically...