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Button Down Healthy Sleep Habits for Special Needs Kids

By Patti Teel More children than ever before are being diagnosed with special needs “neurobiological disorders” such as ADHD, clinical depression, sensory integration dysfunction, autism and Asperger’s syndrome. Children with these disorders are very likely to have sleep difficulties. In addition, the problems that characterize the disorders will be greatly exacerbated by a lack of […]

Brown Rice for the Family

by Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers Some of the key nutrients in brown rice include B vitamins, maganese, selenium, iron and fiber. The health benefits of brown rice read like a laundry list to disease prevention and boosting the immune system. These benefits include lowering cholesterol, reduced risk of diabetes, heart disease, heart attack, stroke […]

Raising Healthy Babies Can’t Start Too Early

By Barbara Hodal, DC Wanting to raise a healthy baby is a primary desire for parents. An expectant mother will get her check ups, follow the advise of her doctor or mid wife in the myriad of things she can do to contribute to the health of her unborn child. The usual list of things […]

Your Prenatal Diet: Eliminate Those Pesticides

You may not think of it like this, but you’re feeding your baby something from the moment of conception. There are indications that those early months are some of the most critical when it comes to good nutrition with a minimum of toxins. To get the vitamins and minerals you need, you’ll want to eat […]

Nursing Your Baby: It’s the Green Choice

Breastfeeding is obviously the natural choice in infant nutrition. Like many other natural options, it’s also the most environmentally responsible choice. You know you want your baby to have the best “formula,” one that contains no unnecessary or artificial ingredients. With breast milk, you can control the pesticides and chemicals by eating a clean, organic […]

The Dirty Dozen

Did you know that you can slash your family’s exposure to pesticides by 90 percent by avoiding these fruits and vegetables. According to the Environmental Working Group, everyone should buy the following produce only when grown by organic means, since these are the most contaminated fruits and veges when grown conventionally: Apples Bell Peppers Celery […]

Too Much Junk Food!

by Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Perfect Parenting & Kid Cooperation Question: My kid thinks “chocolate” is one of the main food groups! She eats way too much junk food, and not enough healthy foods. How can I help her develop better eating habits? Think about it: Kids tend to focus more on immediate gratification than […]

The Picky Eater

by Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Kid Cooperation and Perfect Parenting Question: My child wants to eat only her two favorite foods: cereal and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. She eats tiny amounts of any other food and complains about what’s put in front of her. What can I do about this? Think about it: As […]

Eight Sleep Tips for Every Child

by Elizabeth Pantley, author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution The following ideas are of value to almost any sleeper, of any age. These tips can bring improvement not only in your child’s sleep, but also in her daytime mood and last, but not least – improvements in your own sleep and outlook as well. Maintain […]

Medicines and Nursing Mothers

Most medications have not been tested in nursing women, so no one knows exactly how a given drug will affect a breast-fed child. Since very few problems have been reported, however, most over-the-counter and prescription drugs, taken in moderation and only when necessary, are considered safe. Even mothers who must take daily medication for conditions […]

Is it Possible to Breastfeed Twins?

By: Susan M. Heim In speaking with many moms of multiples over the years, one of the topics brought up most is whether it’s possible to breastfeed twins. Surprisingly, many moms-to-be of multiples are discouraged from breastfeeding by the medical community or members of their family, but they really want to give it a try. […]

Breastfeeding and Obesity

Do you think that breastfeeding helps raise the occurrence of obesity or lower it? According to the American Academy of Pediatrics breastfeeding actually lowers the risk that your baby will grow into an obese child or obese adult. One of the reasons pediatricians are now recommending that mothers breastfeed for at least the first year […]

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