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ADHD and Chemicals in Our Food

Understanding the Shifts in Human Nutrition – The Role of Chemicals (Part 1) With last week’s article I began to touch on the subject of how our perceptions of food changed over the past few decades. I did this by pointing out how food was viewed in the past. When asked to describe food as […]

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ADD/ADHD in the Classroom – Improving Behavior (2)

One of the most important predictors of success in education is the existence of a supportive learning and social environment. In other words if students feel well liked and well supported they tend to thrive academically. The problem is, however, that for many students with ADD/ADHD their condition actively works against such an environment existing […]

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Understanding the Shifts in Human Nutrition – From Scarcity to Superabundance (Part 1)

It should perhaps come as no surprise that our perceptions of food differ from that of our ancestors. What is surprising, and not a little troubling, is how far these perceptions have moved in just a few generations. Today we interact with food in ways that would have left our great grandparents scratching their heads […]

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Understanding the Shifts in Human Nutrition – The Role of Chemicals (Part 5)

It is my firm conviction that we need a return to ways of thinking about food that do not reduce the things that we put into our mouths to the level of just another expendable commodity. This is why I am currently focusing on the ways in which current perceptions about food differ from how […]

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Understanding the Shifts in Human Nutrition – The Role of Chemicals (3)

You can be quite sure that previous generations would have used the word ‘natural’ somewhere in the conversation if they were asked to describe the characteristics of food. This is, as we have seen over the past few weeks, far from self evident in modern times. In fact, so many unnatural substances have entered our […]

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