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Monday, January 24, 2011

Blueberries in some packaged foods & cereals are FAKE

I posted a video link to an investigative journalist piece about fake blueberries on the clinic's Facebook page some time ago and have received some comments. Apparently some of you are looking at the labels and are concurring with what you saw on this piece.

I would encourage you all to watch or read this piece about FAKE blueberries in your foods and to make informed choices when purchasing products.

Yours in health,

Ian Koo, ND
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Chinese Medicine says to wait a couple of years between babies! Scientist may now be saying the same thing. . .

I read an interesting study in the journal of Pediatrics that suggests that it may be prudent to wait 2 years between having children. The authors found that having babies less than two years apart increases the risk of the second child being diagnosed with autism. The researchers looked at birth over a decade (1992-2002) in the state of California.

This is an interesting study, but doesn't prove anything yet. It's interesting though that Traditional Chinese Medicine has long stated that it's best to conceive children at least 2-3 years apart to allow time for the mother to recover. Mothers are prescribed certain foods and are given a number of remedies/herbs to boost and revitalize them after giving birth. Ginseng as described by The Star is one such herb.

Yours in health,

Ian Koo, ND
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

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