Category Archives: Babies/ Children

Hidden sugars in your (child’s) food

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published new guidelines yesterday in the journal Pediatrics, stating that children under the age of one should not be given fruit juice, unless advised by their doctor. The AAP cites increasing obesity rates and risk … Continue reading

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2017’s “Dirty Dozen”: Strawberries, spinach most contaminated with pesticides

Yesterday, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) released 2017’s Dirty Dozen™ list, which is comprised of fruits and vegetables most contaminated with pesticides. Strawberries are at the top of the list, with spinach at second place in the annual ranking of conventionally grown … Continue reading

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Study: eat 10 portions of fruit and veg per day to cut risk for early death

According to researchers at Imperial College London, the greatest benefit comes from eating 10 portions of fruit and vegetables per day, which is double the current guidelines of 5 fruit and vegetable servings daily, for adults. It turns out that … Continue reading

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Should I go gluten-free?

Gluten-free foods, gluten-free menu options… Gluten-free choices are everywhere nowadays, but does it mean you should go gluten-free? Consider the following: If you’ve got celiac disease, then going gluten-free is necessary. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune … Continue reading

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How to prevent unwanted side effects of antibiotics

Sometimes, pharmaceutical antibiotics are necessary to eradicate bacterial infections. While most side effects such as diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, etc. aren’t serious, some of the stronger antibiotics do come with a risk of more severe side effects. When taking pharmaceutical antibiotics, here … Continue reading

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Top back-to-school concerns (and solutions)

It’s back-to-school season again, and with it come a variety of issues that parents and kids face. Here are a few of the most common concerns that arise at the beginning of the school year: 1. PRESSURE TO SUCCEED: Kids … Continue reading

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Melatonin for sleep

What is melatonin? Melatonin is a hormone that helps control our sleep-wake cycle. It is made by the pineal gland, a small gland in the brain. Normally, melatonin levels begin to rise during mid- to late evening, stay high for most … Continue reading

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Male infertility: what’s killing your sperm?

It is estimated that about one in seven couples faces difficulty conceiving.  If you’ve been having regular unprotected sex for more than 12 months (or less, if you’re over 35) and you’re still not pregnant, you may begin to wonder … Continue reading

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Healthy children, naturally

Did you know, a recent study showed that children given vitamin D daily were less likely to catch the flu (influenza A)? And that children taking probiotics were half as likely to develop eczema (atopic dermatitis) than those who didn’t? How … Continue reading

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Food allergy or food intolerance? What’s the difference?

Some people think the terms “food allergy” and “food intolerance” are interchangeable, or variations of the same thing. However, the biological processes behind them, how they affect you and hence forms of treatment are markedly different.What’s the difference between a food allergy … Continue reading

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