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Stay Calm, It’s Just the ER

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Picture this: It is an easy-going Friday afternoon. Work is done for the week and on the agenda for the weekend are lots of fun activities for the kids and some alone time with the hubby. In the meantime, the kids are playing, giggling; life is good. Then, BOOM. A curious, climbing toddler makes one false move, slips, and knocks out his front tooth. Suddenly, the happy giggly world that was a reality only moments prior is now a distant memory, replaced by bleeding gums, a screaming kid and a hysterical mom. Read More »

Are Metals to Blame for Your Children’s Behavior?

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One of the biggest concerns for any mom is that her children are getting the proper nutrition so that they can be healthy and happy. After all, that is what moms everywhere want for their children. However, what your child is eating may be causing some behavior problems according to some recent studies. Research from Dr. Neil Ward of the University of Surrey has found that there is a link between excessive amounts of certain metals in food and aggressive or anti-social behavior in children. Since children’s brains and bodies are still developing, these metals could be causing conditions such as autism, anxiety, and depression as well as learning disabilities. Read More »

Health Food or Junk Food? The Truth about Juice

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If you were to open an American child’s lunchbox (under age 8), you’re sure to find three things – a sandwich on white bread, potato chips (or equivalent) and a juice box. Most unknowing parents would presume the chips are the worst part of that equation in a child’s diet, but would you be surprised if we told you otherwise? Read More »

Boost your mood with food!

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Have you ever thought if the food you are eating is causing you to be depressed? Can you boost your mood by eating the right foods? We often choose comfort foods when we are tired and depressed, but these types of foods often lead to more depressive feelings after eating it, creating a viscous cycle of poor nutrition and overeating. Maybe you should be choosing food based on how you want to feel after eating it versus how you feel while you are eating it. Read More »

Healthy Habits for Living Longer

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Old age is inevitable. All of us will discover one day that our bodies no longer move like they used to, and our health problems seem to increase. The new good news is that there are things we can do to live longer and take care of ourselves now, no matter what age we are. Incorporating healthy habits into our lifestyle can make the aging process easier and maybe even prolong life. Read More »