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September 7, 2005 by Jean Carper If you want to keep your mind sharp and avoid Alzheimer’s as you get older, don’t forget to take your folic acid daily. It can slash your chances of Alzheimer’s in half, says new research. Getting 400 micrograms or more of folic acid a day cuts your risk of

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Acetyl -L Carnitine (ALC)

What is it? Acetyl-L Carnitine is an amino acid that occurs naturally in the body and is also found in milk and red meat, in particular mutton (older, mature sheep). It is involved in the transport of fats to the mitochondria (energy producing cell structures of the cells). It also protects nerves from stress and

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Rhodiola rosea, commonly known as golden root, rose root, or artic root, is a medicinal plant indigenous to Siberia that thrives in dry and cold arctic climates. The medicinal compounds of rhodiola rosea are derived from the root of the plant, and have been used to relieve occasional stress, anxiety, mental and physical fatigue, and

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Stimulating Growth

Please enjoy this collection of notes on growth in relation to T21 as well as an action plan to help stimulate growth in your child. Hopefully it will at least get you started on figuring out how to get your child to grow at a normal, steady rate. The DS Growth Chart Perhaps, according to

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Prozac Cures Lazy Eye!

Scroll to bolded text. By Jonah Lehrer July 6, 2008 PROZAC IS ONE of the most successful drugs of all time. Since its introduction as an antidepressant more than 20 years ago, Prozac has been prescribed to more than 54 million people around the world, and prevented untold amounts of suffering. But the success of

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Since 60% of moms with babies who have DS have a difficult time metabolizing folate, ask your doctor to run a homocysteine test on you and to find what (if any) MTHFR mutation you may have. (Jett has one and I haven’t tested myself, but supplement anyway.) If your homocysteine is high, then you have

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Down syndrome is a very complicated genetic problem. The extra chromosome throws many processes of the body off. (400 at last count.) It’s like trying to bake a cake when someone has gone in behind your back and added a bunch of extra stuff, replaced things with the wrong ingredients, etc. Researchers recently figured out

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March 17, 2011 During REM sleep, your brain takes daily information from your short term memory and stores it in your long term memory. But, because of chemical imbalances, people with DS have much less REM than a typical person, which contributes to impaired memory. If you can’t build upon what you learned that day,

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Teething

Yes, teething is fun! You can find Jett crawling around with an ice cube-filled sock in his mouth. Here is my collection of research for your enjoyment, which includes other ideas for teething relief. When will your baby’s first teeth appear? As seen in the chart below, a typical child’s first teeth begin to break

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I used to think that a great first food for babies is yogurt (raw, organic, possibly from goat or sheep if cow is too harsh on the tummy) and bone stock (home made from organic sources)… But, now that I’ve learned that studies show that babies shouldn’t be introduced to dairy until 9 months old

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