Our Kids’ Brains

Here is a recommendation given by doctors that is consistently being ignored:  limit your child’s electronic exposure.    Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics policy was explained this way:

The policy is aimed at all kids, including those who use smartphones, computers and other Internet-connected devices. It expands the academy’s longstanding recommendations on banning televisions from children’s and teens’ bedrooms and limiting entertainment screen time to no more than two hours daily.

Under the new policy, those two hours include using the Internet for entertainment, including Facebook, Twitter, TV and movies; online homework is an exception.

So, two hours a day.  Got it?  Of course you don’t because this technology is ubiquitous and we are 100% addicted to it.   How can a kid stop using his/her computer/smartphone/TV/xbox or whatever if Dad won’t stop?  It reminds of the 1987 commercial above.  Times have changed and so have the vices (except the kid is still weed but now he his playing Call of Duty instead of listening to music).

And these recommendations don’t even encompass the problems from having too much EMF exposure.   An issue that is just starting to be understood.

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  1 comment for “Our Kids’ Brains

  1. Sir-Lance-a-Lot
    November 1, 2013 at 8:33 am

    So I guess the 12 hours a day I spend brain-linked to Centricity doesn’t count, right?

    I agree – great example we all set.

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