One Percent of U.S. Children Now Have Autism

Two federally funded studies on rates of autism are making big news.  Their results showed that about one percent of all U.S. children now have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  This is one of the statistics produced from the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH), for which data was collected in 2007 from telephone surveys of parents of nearly 82,000…

The Mediterranean Diet Explained

Well-known for promoting longevity, the Mediterranean diet is based on a wide spectrum of popular and healthy foods. Bordering some 21 countries including France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Morocco, Spain, Syria and Turkey, the Mediterranean is a large sun drenched area where life abounds.  While most individual nutritious ingredients of the diet have long been the…