Health Benefits of Coffee

Is Coffee (Caffeine) Dangerous for Kids?

There’s a good chance you have a taste for coffee. It’s one of the most popular beverages in the world, and its consumption has been on the rise for the past few decades. Coffee shops are springing up across the globe at a very fast pace. There’s no real reason to worry about your intake of…

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Honey for Beauty Treatment and Health Boost

Honey for Beauty Treatment and Health Boost

From energizing the body to fighting bacteria and boosting the immunity, honey has countless benefits for the health that you should get to know more about. Dubbed as the “golden liquid”, honey has been used for more than 2,500 years to treat a wide array of ailments and skin problems. It has also been a…

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Dehydration & Tummy Troubles: Master herbalist, Susie Lyons, shares natural, home-care tips to prevent dehydration when your child has a stomach bug.

Ask the Herbalist: Dehydration & Tummy Troubles

Question: My 5 year old son has a case of gastroenteritis caused by some medication for bronchitis. It’s been about 6 days of constant diarrhea, with vomiting multiple times a day! We have taken him to the doctor but I worry about him getting severely dehydrated. I told the doctor I was giving him coconut…

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Getting nutrition from healthy, organic food is best, but if you're looking to supplement your child's diet, these 3 supplements are the most important.

The Trinity of Daily Supplements for Children

“I love to take vitamins, eat fish, and make sure I have my fermented foods each day!” said no child ever. As a pediatrician, I’ve yet to come across a child who eats a perfectly balanced diet every single day. With school, activities, and our overall culture of “busy,” it’s not always easy for parents to prepare a…

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Tech Neck: How to Relieve Neck Pain & Improve Your Posture

“Tech Neck” sounds like a gimmicky new trend ailment, but if you’ve ever experienced the neck pain that comes from overuse of your cell phone, tablet, gaming console or computer, you know it’s a real thing. It can affect any technology users, young or old. “Repetitive postures, such as leaning your head forward or extending…

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Since your body doesn't make vitamin B12, you'll need to get it from animal-based foods or from supplements, and it needs to be consumed on a regular basis.

Everything You Need to Know About Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is an incredibly important vitamin at every stage of life. Found in a variety of foods, Vitamin B12 is important to our bodies in a number of different ways, including the promotion of healthy brain development, memory, healthy skin and proper blood pressure. In supplement form, B12 can be taken internally (swallowed as…

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Green Bronx Machine

Green Bronx Machine: An Interview with Founder Stephen Ritz

“The single biggest prognosticator for a child’s success in life is to have access to one kind, caring adult. And I am going to be that kind, caring adult.” As the school year begins anew for many of us, it’s a perfect time to evaluate the impact that teachers have on our children. Their work…

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A Healthy Immune System Starts with a Healthy Gut

Did you know that your intestinal tract is home to billions of different microbes (known as your intestinal microflora) made up of bacteria, yeast, and fungi? Some of these microbes are bad and can cause illness, but some are good. These good microbes, called probiotics, have a positive and wide-ranging impact on your overall health….

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The Hippo Kitchen

Local Focus: The Hippo Kitchen

The Hippo Kitchen is a cute name with a very serious mission. Named for a quote from Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”, Hippo Kitchen was founded with the goal of bringing healing, nutritious foods to patients undergoing cancer treatment in the world renowned Texas Medical Center…

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Big Kid Bed

Is Your Child Ready for a Big Kid Bed?

As parents, we all know the importance of sleep. No matter the age of your child, you realize that their entire day can be thrown off because of a rough night’s sleep, lack of a nap, or generally just trying to find the happy balance of enough sleep (for every family member) with an infant….

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Making the Switch: The benefits of cloth menstrual pads

While your period may come with cramps or bloating, it is part of the process that helps create life. How cool is that? Unfortunately, we tend to focus on the less pleasant parts of menstruating and forget to take care of our bodies that are hard at work. As women and moms, we’re often too…

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Vaccination: Let’s put the judgment to rest.

Vaccination: Let’s put the judgment to rest

Any debate can get ugly. The vaccine debate is no exception. Recent stories in the mainstream media stories – including articles published by USA Today and The Washington Post – dish out the blame, accusing parents who don’t vaccinate of being “hysterical,” “hostile,” “irrational”, and a threat to public health. Horror stories abound, featuring babies…

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The Best of Both Worlds: Natural Birth in a Private Suite

…Featuring the Karmanos Center for Natural Birth “Your body knows how to do this… your baby knows how to do this…” These are the words I find myself hypnotically saying at almost every birth, as I watch a mama dive deep into herself to bring her child into the world. Your body, when left alone…

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A great list of WHY and HOW to swap conventional cleaners for simple, affordable DIY versions.

Safer Spring Cleaning

Every day, many of us spray, wipe, and clean with products that contain impossible-to-pronounce ingredients and impossible-to-identify chemicals. These cleaning products do the job they were designed for, but what about potential health and environmental impacts? Is a smudge-free window worth a wheezing toddler? Does a fresh smelling living room outweigh a potential outbreak of hives?…

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7 Ways to Help Sensitive Children Flourish

Contaminants are found everywhere in our environment: in our food, water, air, and inside our homes. Unless you live in the wilderness, it’s difficult to avoid them.  As we continue to bring modern technology and pollutants into our home, we continue to expose our children to invisible toxins affecting their physical, mental, and emotional health. …

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The Health & Environmental Benefits of Grass-Fed Beef

With Earth Day upon us, households are rethinking their carbon footprint. Most families think of how gas consumption or non-renewable resources affect the environment. But what about grocery store staples like a pound of ground beef?  Let’s take a look at how this simple purchase affects the environment and ultimately what impact it can have on…

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Growing Young Yogis: The Power to Increase Overall Wellness in Kids

From the moment they are born, children emit a bright and beautiful light. We strive to strengthen that inner light with each interaction, helping them establish both a firm sense of self and the ability to meet challenges in their lives with strength and grace. Introducing a mindfulness practice such as yoga can benefit children…

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