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Do You Make This Common Mistake When Your Child is Sick?

If you make this mistake when your child is sick, you could be hindering their ability to recover, and extending their illness – because you’re actually interfering with their immune system...

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Flame Retardants Damaging Kids' Brains

22 Aug 2017 | 10,823 Views

Exposure to flame retardants around the time of conception, in utero or during childhood is associated with lower intelligence among children. Greater exposures to these neurotoxic chemicals are associated with decreases in IQ, amounting to 'millions of IQ points lost' among US kids.

Dirt Don’t Hurt

31 Jul 2017 | 23,373 Views

Have you ever noticed that kids who grow up 'getting into the dirt' seem to be more robust than kids who've grown up in the city? Recent studies show that soil-based bacteria are a lost benefit in today's modern life, made worse by antibiotics and processed foods. Can re-introducing soil-based organisms (SBOs) help?

Sugar During Pregnancy Linked to Allergies

19 Jul 2017 | 25,089 Views

Sugar has a profound effect on your health and the health of your unborn child. Recent research discovered eating sugar during pregnancy increases your child's risk of asthma and allergies. I'll give you strategies to reduce your sugar intake and curb sweet cravings.

Too Many Children Taking Melatonin

22 Jun 2017 | 33,109 Views

Melatonin supplementation may help reset your internal clock leading to a better night's sleep, but its use in healthy children is controversial, especially for long periods. If your child has a hard time sleeping, here's what you should know about melatonin and other options for a good night's rest.

Is it Time to Dump Your Toothpaste?

14 Jun 2017 | 49,142 Views

The FDA has banned an antibacterial chemical in hand soap that Colgate continues to use in its toothpaste. This compound has been linked to endocrine disruption and impaired mitochondrial function. Recent research now finds it may trigger gut microbiome imbalance.

Parasites in Pools Are on the Rise

03 Jun 2017 | 125,198 Views

You may not have thought you'd be 'creeped out' by the prospect of your kids visiting a local pool, but there's a reason why you might: The 'crypto' parasite is causing double the diarrhea outbreaks as just a few years ago. Swallowing a single mouthful of contaminated water is all it takes. Here's how to protect yourself and others.

Health Benefits of Family Meal Time

25 May 2017 | 20,094 Views

Making the time to eat together as a family has multiple benefits to children's physical and emotional health. The more times you share a meal during any given week, the greater the payoff will be - and it doesn't have to be dinner only; family breakfasts are beneficial too.

Cotton Swabs Send Dozens of Kids to the ER Every Day

24 May 2017 | 20,330 Views

Nearly three dozen children are treated in the emergency room every day after injuring their ears with a cotton swab. Using a foreign object to clean your ear may be dangerous and is unnecessary. I'll give you tips to safely keep your and your child's ears clean and dry.

Pediatricians Now Advised 'It's Dangerous to Call Breastfeeding Natural'

03 May 2017 | 82,707 Views

A recent bioethical argument would like to remove the term 'natural' from public health initiatives, especially as it relates to breastfeeding. They contend the term will influence individuals to stop using science-based products, such as vaccines, GMOs and BPA.

Sleep Apnea in Children Linked to Detrimental Brain Changes

06 Apr 2017 | 184,190 Views

And it's even worse for men, affecting about half - kids who have it perform worse academically, it can trigger nerve cells in your brain to die, slash the amount of oxygen in your blood and mess with melatonin production. But this therapy can cut the severity in half.

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