The Hidden Connections Between Food and Childhood Ailments

WHAT’S EATING YOUR CHILD? The Hidden Connections Between Food and Childhood Ailments was just released on June 6th. Authored by Nutrition Detective Kelly Dorfman, MS, LND, this book is a wealth of resources for those parents who are interested in looking at different ways things your child ingests can be affecting their body and their health.

I know for me personally, there are things that I wasn’t aware of at all before reading this book- some that I was.  I’m always trying to look for ways to keep my kids healthy and ward of illness without the use of pharmaceuticals.  I do try to avoid high fructose corn syrup when I am able to because I can tell by the kids’ behavior within 5 minutes of them eating it that they’ve had HCFS.  They get all kinds of hyper!!   My biggest reason for being interested in this book, aside from curiosity, is that all three of my children suffer from multiple rounds of ear infections every winter- frequently ones that don’t clear up without multiple rounds of antibiotics.  This makes me nuts and I’m actively trying to figure out a way to prevent them or a more natural way to help my kids get through them- I had ear infections the same way as a child and I’ve often wondered if there are things we can consume- or not consume- to help ward off infections in our ears.  [click to continue…]

WARNING: IGNORED AREAS YOU MUST PROTECT BEFORE STEPPING OUT INTO THE SUN

With summer weather upon us and the official “start” to summer having passed now (Memorial Day), I think we should all take note and be cautious with the sun! 

WARNING: IGNORED AREAS YOU MUST PROTECT BEFORE STEPPING OUT INTO THE SUN

Filling your beach bag with your favorite summer skincare products puts you at ease for a day out, basking in the sun. BUT, are you really protecting your skin? The right products are only part of the process to insure proper protection from harmful summer rays. Are you covering all the bases? Sunburn does not only affect common areas—it “burns” its mark where you least expect it.

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FiberChoice® is encouraging ‘Choices for Better Health’

I’ve shared with you before how important fiber is in our diets- having learned this the hard way, I think its important to talk about and educate ourselves on not so fun topics like having enough fiber for our diets.   I think that many of us cringe when we hear “fiber” because we think of the nasty, gritty stuff our grandparents used to try to stir into water- but really, eating healthy foods and including foods in your daily meals that are naturally high in fiber are great ways to be sure to get enough fiber- and the supplements available to us in modern times are lightyears ahead of what was around when my poor grandparents were doing fiber supplements.  (The very thought of those canisters makes me shudder.  Oh, the textural nightmare!!)  Supplements today come in so many forms, and often have extra vitamins added in (like calcium- which is something I look for, because osteoperosis runs in my family) and they come in chewables, and powders that really do actually dissolve in water- and tolerable flavors.  Maybe not scrumptious flavors, but at least tolerable, and sometimes pretty good!!

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