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036 - Follow Up

posted Dec 1, 2015, 1:12 PM by Doug Muha

Counselor Notes 36

March 2, 2015

Follow Up

In Counselor Notes 18 last school year (February 20,2014) I tried to shine a spot light on the role inflammation may play in children’s attention issues like ADHD.  Recently in the news it was noted that:

Similarly, depression, ADHD and obesity— as well as other conditions affected by hormones— have now been linked to inflammation. Where the problems show up depend on the affected organ, but the underlying cause is one and the same. “  http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/02/25/whats-inflammation-how-to-decrease-your-disease-risk/ 

Parents of children with attention issues may want to look into that article closely.  There are things that you can do to help your child with attention. 

Counselor Notes 29 sought to encourage parents to cut back on the amount of soda they are allowing their children to consume.  One part of the notes warned about caramel coloring.  This has also been in the news lately:

“Soft drink consumers are being exposed to an avoidable and unnecessary cancer risk from an ingredient that is being added to these beverages simply for aesthetic purposes,” senior author Keeve Nachman, director of the food production and public health program at the Center for a Livable Future (CLF), Johns Hopkins’ diet and food production arm, and an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, said in the news release. “This unnecessary exposure poses a threat to public health and raises questions about the continued use of caramel coloring in soda.”   http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/02/18/half-americans-at-risk-carcinogen-exposure-from-soda-study-finds/ 

 Parents may want to look into this article as well.  It may be time to re-think how much cola we are allowing our children to drink.  We may want to re-think it for ourselves too!

Doug Muha Ed.S.
School Counselor
Waverly Elementary School
muhad@hcss.org

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