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Fats and oils for children’s health

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Children need fats. Low-fat foods can create fatty-acid deficiencies. Children especially need saturated fats and cholesterol to maintain healthy tissues and healthy cell membranes. Cholesterol and saturated fats from breast milk, organic eggs, cream, coconut oil, and meats are essential parts of your child’s diet. Children also need omega-3 fats for brain development. Breast milk […]

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Food Guidelines for Children

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  Nutrition is a cornerstone of disease prevention and maintenance of good health in children. Here are some guidelines for children’s diets. Choose the most nutritious foods you can. Focus on fruits, veggies, whole grains, and protein sources. Avoid toxic exposure and highly sweetened foods. Maintain a variety. Children may thwart these well-designed principles. They […]

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Parenting Style for Babies

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Attachment parenting practices are based on the assumption and philosophy that a close relationship between you and your baby will result in a secure and confident child. Close means that you keep your baby close to your body nearly all the time. Attachment parenting implies three principles concerning the way you attend to your baby, […]

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Children: Organic Foods and Pesticides

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Pesticides Pesticides pose several risks to children. They cause physical symptoms, mental impairment, hormone disruption, and increase the risk of developing cancer. Physical symptoms of pesticide exposure include respiratory problems and asthma, headaches, nausea, skin rashes, genetic damage linked to neurological disorders, and impaired immune function. Mental symptoms include disorientation, attention problems, and fatigue. Several […]

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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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What’s Important for Your Kids?

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Communicating with children is not always the easiest task for parents. Some kids are talkative and chatty, but many are guarded and answer your questions in monosyllables. Here’s a suggestion that might get them engaged. Give them a survey a couple of times a year. Ask what interests them and where they would like to […]

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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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