Childhood Behavior and Sleep

Let's revisit a passioned focus of mine-

Childhood behavioral problems as they relate to disordered sleep! Crazy! Right?

Seems, it's not so crazy. Look at the case of Connor Deegan:


Here is Dr. Steve Park's podcast feating Connor's mom: 

Podcast #002: Interview With Valerie Deegan, From The Video, “Finding Connor Deegan”

Connor was diagnosed with ODD (Oppositional Defiance Disorder), pretty scary for a parent, the label alone can derail efforts to non-medically bring a child back to a world of homeostatic peace. The standard medical intervention is pretty foul business. 

I thank Dr. Kevin Boyd for providing me the link. If you'd like to read/hear more about Dr. Boyd and get an even bigger picture of this issue, go here: 

64- Dr. Kevin Boyd DDS - Kids Jawchitecture


Bucks For Bauman!

"Bauman was “severely affected” by the blast after an explosive devise detonated right next to where he stood watching the marathon. Despite his serious condition, Bauman managed to describe the suspect, who later turned out to be of the Tsarnaev brothers, immediately upon gaining consciousness in intensive care."

Evolutionary Heart

Seems I stand alone in questioning The Cleveland Clinic and their nutrition recommendations. In this case we're looking at heart health.

'The Clinic' (as it is known wherever they are found) had a Twitter chat session hashtag #CCHeart, where they provided everyone with an opportunity to ask questions of their highly regarded heart specialists.

I'm posting the question I asked, and the reply from Dr. Nissen.

Understand this, Dr. Nissen is no run of the mill general practitioner, he is the Cardiovascular Medicine Department Chair at The Cleveland Clinic. He co-authored the book Heart 411 (which I have previosuly tweeted and blogged).

Here's our brief interaction in 2 tweets:

Dr. Nissen dismisses my question by referring to Neanderthals, which are some 30,000 years extinct, and a wholly different species than humans.

Is there no hope in utilizing evolutionary biology in understanding what best honors an optimal human diet?

I am surmising Dr. Nissen does not believe in evolution. If he did, he would surely believe that the biology of humans has been exposed to, affected by, and is a result of the evolutionary process. 

I for one believe there are foods better optimized for human health, and they should be consumed in proportions drastically different than those proposed by The Cleveland Clinic.

I have so much more to say here, but I am such a poor writer and have little passion or enthusiasm for this type of writing especially so.

If you have an opinion, or facts of relevance please share! Comments are open to any and all. 

Back In Action, Nearly

My show is back in the iTunes store, but with a new address.


Please rate and review!

    Currently contemplating new episodes but nothing in the works just yet. We've had some setbacks at the homestead, just about to reboot on the home front.

    So, I'm not in actuality 'back in action', but nearly so.


    Hey folks, if you're looking for the new RSS feed for my show (Doc Fermento Discovers The World) it's here:

    Question is- What to do with an RSS feed? Depends really. If you're on an iPhone try clicking the link and see what happens, on my phone the Podcasts app opens up and asks me if I want to subscribe to the show, heck yes I do.

    What happens on your iPhone?

    If you use some other podcatcher, throw the link in there and see what happens. It's still a bit wonky and not working quite the way I'd like it too. Hang in there with me.

    If you're actually using a computer, I wonder how you might use the link? I have some ideas, let me know what works for your RSS feeds.

    Here's one suggestion if you are on a computer and using iTunes:

    Copy this link: > Open iTunes > Click 'Advanced' in the menu bar > Click 'Subscribe to podcast' > Paste in the link you copied.  Let me know how this works for you.



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