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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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Vaccines Contribute to Allergies

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There is abundant evidence that vaccines contribute to the rising incidence of allergies, eczema, and asthma in children. Several studies have shown a dramatic difference in the incidence of allergic disease, including eczema and asthma, between vaccinated and unvaccinated children. One explanation for this is the effect of vaccines on the immune system.  According to […]

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Electronic Devices and Children: Harmful or Beneficial?

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Despite our concerns, children love electronic gadgets. Babies and preschoolers love iPads, and older children adore their smart phones and video games. These gadgets are here to stay , and the future will bring even more attractive and compelling technology. It is up to us to limit or allow their use. Harmful EMR There is […]

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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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Preventing Eczema in Babies

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The best prevention for eczema and other allergies of babies can begin in pregnancy. Mothers can do two things that have been shown in clinical research studies to prevent eczema and asthma. During pregnancy take a broad spectrum probiotic supplement (20 billion CFU), and take vitamin D3 at a dose potent enough to raise vitamin […]

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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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Caffeine and Children

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In case parents need more fuel for their argument against kids consuming caffeine, a recent study investigated the negative effects of caffeinated sugar-sweetened beverages in children. Other studies have demonstrated that 70-80 percent of high-school aged adolescents consume caffeine on a daily basis. In this study, children aged 10 – 12 (grades 5 – 7) […]

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Fighting Cavities with Vitamin D and Xylitol

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Check out my latest article on the SAFBaby website. A new study has shed more light on the problem of tooth decay in children. In this study vitamin D deficiency in children was significantly associated with severe early cavities in preschool children. Vitamin D is important for the formation of enamel and dentin in teeth. […]

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