ADHD: Benefits, Causes and Holistic Treatments

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Attention problems have become an apparent epidemic. Why are so many kids diagnosed with ADD and ADHD today? Why are so many kids routinely prescribed medication with potentially harmful side effects for these issues? The subject of attention is a huge field. I will try to summarize some of the main issues from the perspective […]

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Supplements for Children

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  Here’s a program that I think works well as a preventive winter supplement regimen for 3-12 year old children. It will maintain healthy immune function and ensure that they are getting adequate nutrients. Of course, a healthy whole foods diet is ideal, but often children are picky eaters and parents don’t always have control […]

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Children’s Strengths

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Encourage Strengths Every parent would like their child to experience confidence, security, and high self-esteem. If parents recognize and encourage their children’s strengths and talents they can make great strides to achieve that goal. Often parents get caught up in children’s problems with a well-intentioned plan to fix those apparent weaknesses or struggles. Some areas […]

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A Natural Approach to Measles

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Take a deep breath folks – it’s only measles, a childhood disease that begins with a fever, eye irritation, mucus production, and cough. A widespread rash usually appears on day four with a high fever. The rash subsides after a week of illness and symptoms resolve within a total of two weeks or less. Once […]

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Vitamin D dosage for children

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Most doctors agree that infants should take vitamin D3, but there is variation among pediatricians and pediatric groups about the ideal dosage of vitamin D for babies. This may leave parents puzzled about how much vitamin D to give to their babies. In the US and Canada the recommended dose is 400 IU per day. […]

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