Is This Partly to Blame for School Shootings?

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School shootings are unfortunately in the news again this week.  A commonly used prescription for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder was partially blamed for the increase in gun violence by the incoming president of the NRA.  And the following day… new research published in the journal Pediatrics showed that exposure to these types of medications increased by more than 60% in US children.  Exposure refers to unnecessary ingestion, inhalation or absorption of these medications.  Researchers found that between the years 2000 and 2014… the number of calls to poison control centers increased 64 percent.

ADHD diagnoses among children in the US more than doubled between 2005 and 2014.  Recent numbers estimate more than 10 percent of children are estimated to have ADHD… almost double that of 20 years ago.  Recent estimates say more than 60 percent of those diagnosed with ADHD are on a medication for it.

Remember when eating eggs was frowned upon because of cholesterol issues?  Now yet another study is indicating just the opposite.

The study done in China and the UK looked at over 400 thousand participants who were free of cancer, heart disease and diabetes.  At the start… 13 percent reported daily consumption of one egg, on average, per day.  Just over 9 percent reported never or very rare consumption of eggs.  Results from a follow up of about nine years showed egg consumers had a 26 percent lower risk of stroke and 18 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease death.

Eggs are good sources of dietary cholesterol, quality protein, many vitamins and other compounds like phospholipids and carotenoids.

Finally… obesity is becoming more and more common… and it linked to a number of health risks… now new research is showing it is also connected to low vitamin D levels. The research out of the Netherlands found that the amount of total and abdominal fat were linked with lower vitamin D levels in women, with abdominal fat having a greater impact.  In men, abdominal and liver fat were linked with lower vitamin D.  

Vitamin D deficiency is linked to a number of potential health issues.  Researchers now plan on studying exactly how vitamin D and obesity and fat levels are linked.

That’s a look at what’s making headlines in natural health this week.  Make sure to get our free email newsletter at and stay connected to the latest information!


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After another school shooting, a medication was blamed by an official. A study came out the next day that might be linked to what he said. Is there a connection? Hear what two other doctors think might be behind school shootings:

Also learn about more research coming out about eggs and your heart health as well as obesity and a possible connection to vitamin D levels!

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