Motherhealth Inc 501c3 is formed to create an environment for older adults to live with children and be surrounded by art. A day care for older adults, kids day care and art school in one location. Need real estate donations to promote art education, older adults day care and kids care in holistic environment promoting wellness and preventing cancer and chronic disease.
In a survey, older adults thrive when seeing children play and children thrive when learning about art.
Recently, an elementary school in Cupertino is no longer providing 1x a week art classes as PTA has no budget for next year and schools are not providing art classes. Writing and reading comes after learning art.
Most students love art and are motivated to go to school because of art classes. Adult also love to learn art.
Email email@example.com to get the mailing address for Motherhealth Inc 501c3 and to participate in this project. PO Box 3138 Saratoga, CA 95070 for snail mail. Text 408-854-1883 for more info.
Researchers are conducting new studies into the effects of natural disasters, including hurricanes, on the psychological development of children. Initial findings suggest natural disasters contribute to an increased risk of PTSD in children affected.…READ MORE…
A new study examines how falling victim to a natural disaster, such as a hurricane, can impact a child’s mental health. Researchers hope the study will help physicians to identify those children most at need of social support services following a disaster to aid their recovery.…READ MORE…
Mothers and babies must up intake of whole foods rich in Vitamin C and zinc to prevent flu and influenza.
Here are 5 ways to prevent the cold and flu with nutrition.
Hydration – The outdoor air is drier in cold weather, and our heated homes are dry. Staying hydrated in the winter keeps mucous membranes soft and moist, preventing tiny cracks that allow viruses and bacteria to enter. Is eight glasses a day enough water to keep hydrated? One simple rule of thumb is this: divide your weight (pounds) by two. That’s the minimum number of ounces your body needs. If you exercise, take your weight and multiply by 2/3 to get the number of ounces. Everyone’s specific fluid needs may differ.
Plant-based foods – A diet rich in vegetables, fruit and whole grains is high in antioxidants and phytonutrients. Antioxidants are known to reduce the risk of stroke and enhance immune defense, which lowers the risk of cancer and infection. Phytonutrients are linked to increased immunity and faster healing. Aim for seven servings of fruits and vegetables and at least three servings of whole grains per day. Nutrient-packed choices include broccoli, red onion, blueberries, grapes, oats, barley and tea.
Probiotics – Recent research shows probiotics (dietary supplement) boosting the immune system. The theory is healthy bacteria found in probiotics keep the gut and intestinal tract low in disease-causing germs. Yogurt with live active cultures and kefir are good food sources of probiotics. Over-the-counter supplements also are available. Some studies were based on a 7-ounce serving of yogurt with live cultures.
Exercise – Moderate physical activity is a powerful immunity booster. A 30 to 60 minute walk most days per week is considered moderate exercise. Too much or not enough exercise actually can weaken immune systems. Try dancing, walking, stationary biking, indoor swimming or similar activities to move more in the winter months.
Vitamins and Minerals – Many supplements claim to reduce colds and viruses, but few studies substantiate claims. A literature review on vitamin C supplementation found no difference in cold rates for those who took 200 mg daily and those who took none. One exception was people who exercised outside in the winter. They benefited from the vitamin C supplement and reduced risk of catching a cold by 50%. The best supplement option is a multivitamin/mineral once per day with 100% of the recommended daily values of vitamins A, B6, B12, C and D, and minerals chromium, copper, folic acid, selenium, calcium and zinc.
Our liver, the master metabolizer, filters the entire blood volume every three minutes. How about that? All our organs have their special role, but it’s the liver that processes and neutralizes all the chemicals our body is exposed to, from our food, environment, or personal care products. In healthy diets or detox diets, when we consume appreciable quantities of vegetables and fruits, our cells receive high concentrations of potassium which flushes out excess water and toxins, creating an alkaline environment.
The toxins are then sent via the bloodstream to the liver, which neutralizes them for excretion either by the kidneys or through the colon, via the bile. During detox diets, lots of toxins are flushed out from our cells, so the liver is exposed to a greater pressure and needs to be stimulated to cope with the higher bile production. A healthy production of bile is essential for eliminating the toxins, so we should help the liver with key nutrients, such as antioxidants (for instance the detoxifying betalains in this Beet and Ginger Detox Elixir) and fiber.
Insoluble Fiber Sources: seeds, nuts, brown rice, zucchini, celery, broccoli, cabbage, onions, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, green beans, dark leafy vegetables, raisins.
My three detox soups are not only packed with potassium for creating an alkaline environment and to help flush out the toxins from our cells, but also with fiber, soluble for stimulating the bile secretion and insoluble for promoting bowel movement and elimination of toxins. The soups come with gorgeous colors, taste delicious, and I actually added them to my comfort food recipe section because they make me feel amazing.
UPDATE JANUARY 2018
To make any of these soups even sexier for my body cells, I sprinkle two teaspoons of my home-made detox mix on top of the bowl to boost their flavor and trigger the natural detoxification process with healing spices.
You’ll find the details, recipe and photo at the end of this post, after the soup recipes.
Teens with more than 300 Facebook friends have higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol, while those who act supportive of others on the social network have decreased cortisol levels, a new study reports.…READ MORE…
Using a small molecule drug that reduces activity of the brain’s stress circuitry significantly reduces Alzheimer’s neuropathology and prevents the onsite of cognitive impairment in mouse models of the disease, a new study reports.…READ MORE…
A new study reports that it’s not just adults who resort to habits when under stress, infants do too. Additionally, less cognitive flexibility children have due to stress could impact their acquisition of knowledge.…READ MORE…
Autism Like Behaviors in Children Linked to Low Vitamin D Levels in Mothers
Summary: Researchers have identified a link between low vitamin D levels in pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, and autism like behaviors in their offspring. The study reveals low levels vitamin D in mothers may be associated with altered brain development that can lead to social behavioral deficits in their children.
Source: Society for Endocrinology.
Low levels of vitamin D during pregnancy and breast feeding may be related to an unusual pattern of brain development that can lead to differences in social behaviour of children in later life, according to a study published in the Journal of Endocrinology. Rats with vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy and lactation produced offspring that displayed altered social behaviours in adulthood. Differences in social behaviours are a hallmark of numerous human conditions, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and these findings provide further evidence of the importance of maternal vitamin D levels during pregnancy for brain development of offspring.
ASD is a lifelong condition that ranges in severity and impacts on how individuals interact and communicate with the world. Human studies have found that lower levels of maternal Vitamin D during pregnancy are associated with an increased risk of ASD in children. However, the biological mechanisms underpinning this relationship remain unclear.
To examine how maternal vitamin D levels may influence brain development, Dr Caitlin Wyrwoll and colleagues at the University of Western Australia, assessed alterations in markers of brain function and social behaviours of adult rats, born to mothers that were vitamin D deficient during pregnancy and lactation. They found that rats with vitamin D-deficient mothers displayed abnormal social behaviours, altered brain chemistry and impaired learning and memory.
Dr Caitlin Wyrwoll states, “Our work reinforces that vitamin D levels in early life influence brain development and can impact on how the brain functions in later life.”
Dr Wyrwoll comments, “We know that early life environment can be a powerful determinant of health outcomes in offspring and, although this is a rat study, these data indicate that vitamin D levels during pregnancy are important for brain development, and may point to a contributing factor in the development of neurodevelopmental conditions, such as ASD. However, further work is needed to establish whether these associations also apply to humans.”
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Source:Society for Endocrinology Publisher: Organized by NeuroscienceNews.com. Image Source: NeuroscienceNews.com image is in the public domain. Original Research: Open access research for “Vitamin D is crucial for maternal care and offspring social behaviour in rats” by Nathanael J Yates, Dijana Tesic, Kirk W Feindel, Jeremy T Smith, Michael W Clarke, Celeste Wale, Rachael C Crew, Michaela D Wharfe, Andrew J O Whitehouse and Caitlin S Wyrwoll in Journal of Endocrinology. Published online March 2018. doi:10.1530/JOE-18-0008
Vitamin D is crucial for maternal care and offspring social behaviour in rats
Early life vitamin D plays a prominent role in neurodevelopment and subsequent brain function, including schizophrenic-like outcomes and increasing evidence for an association with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Here, we investigate how early life vitamin D deficiency during rat pregnancy and lactation alters maternal care and influences neurodevelopment and affective, cognitive and social behaviours in male adult offspring. Sprague–Dawley rats were placed on either a vitamin D control (2195 IU/kg) or deficient diet (0 IU/kg) for five weeks before timed mating, and diet exposure was maintained until weaning of offspring on postnatal day (PND) 23. MRI scans were conducted to assess brain morphology, and plasma corticosterone levels and neural expression of genes associated with language, dopamine and glucocorticoid exposure were characterised at PND1, PND12 and 4 months of age. Compared to controls, vitamin D-deficient dams exhibited decreased licking and grooming of their pups but no differences in pup retrieval. Offspring neurodevelopmental markers were unaltered, but vitamin D-deficient pup ultrasonic vocalisations were atypical. As adults, males that had been exposed to vitamin D deficiency in early life exhibited decreased social behaviour, impaired learning and memory outcomes and increased grooming behaviour, but unaltered affective behaviours. Accompanying these behavioural changes was an increase in lateral ventricle volume, decreased cortical FOXP2 (a protein implicated in language and communication) and altered neural expression of genes involved in dopamine and glucocorticoid-related pathways. These data highlight that early life levels of vitamin D are an important consideration for maternal behavioural adaptations as well as offspring neuropsychiatry.