That’s according to a new study done at Cornell University. Researchers there found that “increased maternal intake of the nutrient choline could decrease their children’s chances of developing hypertension and diabetes later in life.” Choline is chemically kind of like a B-Vitamin but isn’t one officially. Our bodies make small amounts of choline, but in order to have enough, most people need to get some in your diet. Choline is found in meats and seafood (especially the livers), broccoli, eggs, cauliflower, soy, flax seed, pistachios, and chocolate (even chocolate cake). Here’s the complete press release from Cornell. Pioneering study shows prenatal choline may ‘program’ healthier babies ITHACA, N.Y. – Pregnant women may have added incentive to bulk up on broccoli and eggs now that a Cornell University study has found increased maternal intake of the nutrient choline could decrease their children’s chances of developing hypertension and diabetes later in life.
I feel like I am worn out… I talked to one of David’s caseworkers today. Explained about the forced vomiting that he is doing. She thinks that it is attention seeking. I explained why I didn’t think so. She agreed that the problem appears to be deeper. So we are working on getting in touch with the psch team regarding his behavior. No real answers yet, but it was nice to talk to someone about it to get another perspective. We also discussed the rewards that David gets for positive behavior. I explained about allowing him computer or Wii access after 24 hours of not stealing. He gets right to the end of the period and then steals something. Not sure what this is about. She thought that we ought to try decreasing the period. Go from 24 hours to 12. I explained that I am all the way down
The silence. David is gone with his mentor right now. It is so incredibly quiet. While he is gone, I took a few minutes to dig in his roomm. Eww. bugs. food. cat food containers. eww. I have neglected it for too long. So today after I get done cleaning carpets, guess what I am going to do? yep. enter the landfill. The OCD in him is incredible. If only we could target that into something productive. Tweet #fighting4answrs