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Children, Health

10 Top Worst Foods for Children

Today’s diet is worse than ever, dominated by processed foods containing insignificant amounts of nutrients. In addition, scientific research shows that the trans-fat, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, white flour, butter, nitrates, and concentrated sweeteners all contribute to the obesity, cancer causing cell development and increasing hyperactivity and ADHD in both children and adults. (more…)

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Children, Hearing, Nutrition

You Heard Right! Foods to Protect and Strengthen Your Hearing

Over 25 million people in the United States own an iPod or mp3 player, and the numbers continue to rise. So do the statistics for children and adolescents with hearing loss. But according to a six year study conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics, music being streamed by head phones may not be the only thing that can be damaging kids’ ears. Diet and nutrition, as well as exposure to toxins, might be compelling factors. Living in poverty is also associated with greater risk of hearing loss among youngsters, as children in lower-income families may not be getting

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Children, Health

Diarrhea and the Digestive System

The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC) defines diarrhea as frequent, loose, and watery bowel movements. Bowel movements, also called stools, are body wastes passed through the rectum and anus. Stools contain what is left after your digestive system absorbs nutrients and fluids from what you eat and drink. If your body does not absorb the fluids, or if your digestive system produces extra fluids, stools will be loose and watery. Loose stools contain more water, salts, and minerals and weigh more than solid stools. Diarrhea that lasts a short time is called acute diarrhea. Acute diarrhea is a common

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Children, Health

Issues with Antibiotics: Truth and Misuse

Antibiotics are among the most frequently prescribed medications in modern medicine. Antibiotics cure disease by killing or injuring bacteria. From penicillin, the first antibiotic discovered accidentally from a mold culture to present day, there are now over 100 different antibiotics available to doctors to cure minor discomforts as well as life-threatening infections. Virtually all important bacterial infections in the US and throughout the world are becoming resistant to the drugs created to eradicate them. As a result, new strains of resistant bacteria such as mycobacterium tuberculosis, E. coli and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have emerged, with the potential to infect

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Children, Nutrition

Play With Your Food!

The next time you grab a bite to eat and are munching away, I invite you to ponder a question: What part of me chose this particular food? As someone who works with people's energy and intention, I often get to pay attention to a client's relationship with food.  Sometimes it is a healthy relationship, and sometimes it is a battle of urban warfare.  Most people have many different influences on their choices of nourishment and use some combination of what I will describe here.  Some very common examples are: If you find that you are eating with your taste

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