Autism: Could It Really Be? A Zinc Deficiency?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that autism is present in 1 in 68 children and is almost four times more prevalent in males than females.  Autism speaks classifies autism as “…a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique…
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Everyday I’m BREWing

Coming out of high school we all know how tough it is to decide what you want to do with your life or where you want to go.  Being from Mesa, Arizona I only knew one thing…I wanted to leave there and see another part of the country.  I visited schools in Iowa, Colorado, and…
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Parkinson’s Disease: What Is L-Dopa And How Does It Act?

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a very tough disease to discuss because of its progressive nature and how debilitating it can be.  To any of you who knows someone that has PD you know exactly what I am talking about.  It starts out as barely noticeable tremors, stiffness, and moving slower.  Now the stiffness and slowing…
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Concussion Background And Visual Imaging

In the good old days as some people would call it, if you get hit in football or any sport and you were knocked out it was almost seen as a sign of weakness.  No man went to the doctor to see what was actually going on in the brain, instead it was recommended to…
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Drug Addiction: The Scope Of The Problem And It’s Effects On The Brain

In the United States there has been much discussion about drug use over the past several decades.  Of course this all started with the War on Drugs which was first mentioned by President Richard Nixon in 1971.  However, the United States has been combating drugs since the Harrison Narcotics Act of 1914.  This ultimately led…
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