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Children, Health

Flawed Study on Omega-3 Fats

The news flashed across the screen — "Omega-3 fats do nothing to help heart patients.  Use your money elsewhere!" It was all over the media, TV, radio, online and in print. Coincidentally, I was scheduled to do radio interviews all day on … you guessed, omega-3 fats. Well this study quickly changed the tone of the radio interviews and the questions asked from those interviewing me. As you know, we’re big fans of omega-3 fats, both through eating fish and taking a high quality fish oil.  We’ve talked about them before and are supported by many, many studies done over

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Children, Nutrition

Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

When you are expecting, everything you eat and drink directly impacts your child’s health. Because pregnancy affects your immune system, you and your unborn baby are more susceptible to the bacteria, viruses, and parasites that cause foodborne illness Everyday foods and beverages, even environmental factors, take on new meaning, as some may present a danger to your developing baby. Even if you don’t feel sick, some “bugs” like Listeria and Toxoplasma can infect your baby and cause serious health problems. Your baby is also sensitive to toxins from the food that you eat, such as mercury in certain kinds of

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Children, Health, Skin

The Hidden Crap In Toliet Paper and Baby Wipes

I never really paid attention to the amazing luxury of toilet paper until I traveled abroad to Asia for a few years and realized that to most of the Chinese people, if you are out in public and need to use the restroom, you better be prepared and equipped with (1) money to use public restrooms and (2) your own toilet paper. In Japan and other parts of the world, they have bidets and wash cloths to hygienically clean yourself after bowel movements. I think it is very important to bring attention to the topic of toilet paper because it

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Children, Nutrition

Attention Women! Mamalicious is Finally Here!

Hi I’m Aimee the "Mama" in Mamalicious. Mamalicious is finally here!  If you aren't familiar Mamalicious is for women of childbearing age. It’s an easy to use Organic Brown Rice protein powder loaded with important vitamins, minerals and superfoods to make being and becoming a mommy a happy and healthy occasion. It’s simple to use, I just take one scoop of Mamalicious in the morning, add some almond milk and a banana and blend. That’s my easy breakfast. Try it out. I think you are going to love it as much as I do. Buy it at www.MyMamalicious.com Nutritional Facts:

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Children, Health, Nutrition

Children and Adults: Dehydration Dangers

Even though summer is wrapping for most of us with little children or educators going back to work for the fall, and vacationers taking advantage of the sun and beaches before white pants become a lesser trendy wardrobe staple,  the strong sun, hot temperatures and humid atmosphere still lingers around. Especially to those who are busy with children or pets, multi-tasking several "to-do" items off our never ending list, we may find ourselves more tired, drained, sun beaten, hot and yes, dehydrated! If you are thirsty, common sense tells you to get a drink. Did you know that dehydration has already begun to

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Children, Digestion, Health

Poop Matters: Babies, Constipation and Solid Foods

The milestone of babies beginning solid foods can be exciting, but the appearance and smell of their stools will change the diaper routine dramatically. This is particularly noticeable in breastfed babies, whose stools were previously of a smooth texture and relatively "sweet" smelling! First foods are often rough on a digestive system that has been used to only breast milk or formula. But do not worry. Once babies are introduced to solids, their stools will often be the color of the food they ate. They may also contain small pieces of undigested food, and this is perfectly normal. The frequency

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Children, Nutrition

Baby’s First Solid Foods: Think Outside of the White

Most babies will begin the introduction of solid foods to their diets between four to six months of age, though this varies from culture to culture and of course, from family to family. Your baby may be ready for solids if he/she: · Sits up alone, without assistance · Consistently seems hungry after a full feeding · Shows interest in or grabs at your food · Can refuse food by turning head · Has outgrown reflex to spit out solid food What parents and caregivers decide to feed their young ones is very important, because this not only helps to

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Children

Stronger and Smarter: Top Brain Foods For Children

The brain is the first of the body's organs to absorb nutrients from the food eaten. A child's nutritional palate has everything to do brain function, memory, and concentration. Studies prove time and time again that there is a great positive correlation with  the types of foods children eat and their mood, attention spans, behavior, and test scores. Below are top  super "brain foods" that may help boost a child's brain development and growth. (more…)

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Children, Health

Food Coloring and Children: Links to ADD and ADHD

Artificial food dyes are made from petroleum and approved for use by the FDA to enhance the color of processed foods. Many food choices for adults and especially marketed and showcased to children contain artificial food coloring that can have negative effects upon little people’s behavior, impulse control, attention, ability to focus, learning, thinking, and energy level. Children are particularly susceptible to the effects of food dyes, especially those with ADHD and ADD. (more…)

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