Saving Our Kids, Healing Our Planet (SOKHOP) is at the forefront of a new movement focused on sustainable living practices and safe and effective methods for preventing and recovering our children from ADHD, Autism, Allergies, Asthma, Obesity, Diabetes etc

Recently, a neighbor expressed great concern (actually fear) regarding the fact that because her parents developed dementia, she too would follow that same course.

I immediately and emphatically responded that we have more control than we think over whether or not we develop a particular illness; even if there is a genetic predisposition for it to occur. Genes are a factor for certain. However, new research tells us that we can often override genetics, and that the fate of our brain (and our health in general) lies less with our genes and more with our lifestyle choices; particularly with the food we eat. Neurologist, David Perlmutter, MD, is the author of the # 1 NY Times best seller, The Grain Brain in which he explains how our disdain for healthy fats and cholesterol and our love affair with sugar, processed carbohydrates and yes, even whole grains has contributed to not only our obesity epidemic but to the explosion in the number of people affected by Alzheimer’s. Currently 5 million Americans are affected by dementia (the most common form is  Alzheimer’s), and this number is expected to triple by 2050. (1) Dr. Perlmutter also explains how sugar, and most carbs including many grains are packed with irritating ingredients like gluten that cause inflammation and irritate our nervous systems. [click to continue…]

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