From the Desk of Dr. Michon Hawkins : Newsletters :

Summer 2008


Many of you have teenagers who are graduating from high school and going to college. This is very exciting for the teen, but anxiety producing for the parents. You can send them off with a good multivitamin, Catalyn, and not worry so much if they are eating healthfully. Also call my office and ask Chris, my receptionist, to look up an Applied Kinesiologist in the area of their school, in case they get hurt while away from home.

I have a granddaughter graduating and going off to the East Coast. It is hard to believe she is a woman, now. I remember as a baby she cried when "gamma" got on the plane to fly back to Texas. Now she can't wait to get to William and Mary in Virginia Beach.

Have a wonderful summer,

Dr. Hawkins


We are being bombarded with information on how to live "green". Some of it is good, and some of it is not so good. Sorting it out is difficult.

I would like to shed some light on the new squiggly fluorescent bulbs that are supposed to replace the incandescent light bulb. First of all, they are fluorescent and deplete your Vitamin A. This has been known since the 50s. Vitamin A is important for preventing acne & night blindness. It enhances immunity and may heal gastrointestinal ulcers. It protects against pollution and is needed for epithelial tissue maintenance and repair (for instance, if you cut yourself). It is important in the formation of bones and teeth, aids in fat storage, protects against colds, influenza and infections. Vitamin A acts as an antioxidant, which helps protect the cells against cancer and other diseases. This important vitamin slows the aging process because protein cannot be utilized by the body without it.

Secondly, most people have been working under fluorescent light most of their waking hours. Now most of the outdoor lights are becoming fluorescent. We need a place where we are not inundated with Vitamin A-depleting light.

What to do? Stock up on incandescent light bulbs, stock up on the full-spectrum incandescent bulbs at Whole Foods, track down the full spectrum Ott Lights (found mostly in fabric shops), purchase full-spectrum fluorescent tubes (called Chroma 50) at Meletio Electric at Forest and Preston for your kitchen and garage light fixtures.

And be sure to get 15 minutes of sunlight every day.

Ideas for SUMMER snacks

Cheese, strawberries, cookies made with honey and raisins, bananas, apples, little boxes of raisins, cheese sandwiches made with whole wheat bread are a few.


Parents are still being forced to drug their children with powerful poisons in order to avoid criminal charges if the child has been diagnosed with a psychiatric malady. Your mental health professional must provide a diagnosis for your visit in order to get paid, no matter how normal or innocent the real problem might be.

Antidepressants significantly increase the risk of suicide and violent behavior in children. Behavioral problems in children are often related to improper diet. If your child is not supervised, in today's world, he or she can have easy access to sugar, artificial coloring, MSG, and unhealthful (artificial) fats.

The body runs properly on healthy food (the way God made it). You would not put sugar water in your gas tank and expect it to run for you. Why put toxic chemicals in your child's body and expect it to work the way God designed?

Did you know that emotional symptoms do not necessarily have an emotional cause? Lack of healthy fats and excess sugar and chemicals in the diet can cause brain dysfunction. Refined white sugar robs your brain of the Vitamin B and minerals it needs for proper function. Also, sugar can raise the insulin levels, thereby disrupting the serotonin in the brain and causing depression. Refined white sugar causes hypoglycemia (known today as pre-diabetes). Some emotional symptoms of hypoglycemia are: feeling sorry for yourself and hunting for something to pin it on, feeling angry when there is nothing to be angry about, crying spells, sudden unexpected rage, low self-esteem, anti-social behavior, feeling as if you don't understand something you should be able to understand, getting lost, almost having auto accidents, etc.

Moms, take charge and save your children from suffering and pain now and when they grow up.

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