Many distinct psychiatric diseases share a common genetic structure, according to new research by scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, an international team of investigators. Psychiatric disorders affect more than 25 percent of the population in a given year. In the largest-ever study of its kind, published in the journal… Continue reading Do Psychiatric Disorders Share Common Genes?
The Dirty Dozen. It just sounds, well, dirty. Somehow just not wholesome and good for you. If we’re talking about the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen,” your instincts would be spot on. We all know that fruits and vegetables are good for us. Our moms, teachers, trainers, nutritionists and just about everyone else has pounded… Continue reading “The Dirty Dozen:” 12 Most Pesticide-laden Fruits and Vegetables
Later-born siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at elevated risk for both disorders, a new study led by Meghan Miller, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and at the UC Davis MIND Institute, has concluded. The findings were published today in JAMA Pediatrics. The… Continue reading Siblings of Kids With Autism or ADHD Are at Higher Risk For Both: Study
Since 2000, the rate of diagnosis for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder has nearly tripled. In 2000, approximately 1 of every 150 children received a diagnosis of ASD. In 2014, that number had skyrocketed to 1 of every 59 children. The causes for this increase are a source of argument for many experts. There… Continue reading Obesity Risks and Solutions for Autism and ASD
On this Friday Happy Hour episode of the Four Pillar Fitness podcast, I’m joined by my good friend and co-conspirator in seeing the weirdness in the world, Eric Chessen. Eric is the founder and Kommisar of Autism Fitness. He’s passionate about bringing sound fitness principles and frequent fitness opportunity to the Autism Spectrum community. He’s… Continue reading Friday Happy Hour With Eric Chessen!
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This is Andrew. He’s been training with me for nearly 2 years. He’s 15. He’s also living proof that fitness & strength training can change a young man’s life. You see, Andrew has some challenges. Some remain (and will continue.) Some are a work in progress. Some have already been crushed. This video is evidence… Continue reading Lies About Your Limits
Ryan trains to become an “alternate” on Santa’s reindeer team. Because it’s important to have a training goal! Enough said…
It’s remarkable what I learn from my athletes. With my ASD (Autism Spectrum) athletes, there is so much to learn about movement ability and deficiencies, specific programming needs and variables and the unique communication styles each one thrives on. In other words, they have the same overall programming and training needs as neurotypical athletes. Only… Continue reading Sensory Issues for ASD and Neurotypical Athletes