Parents make hundreds of major and minor decisions every day for their children. What we choose to feed our kids falls into the 'major' decision category, but this often ends up being left up to ease and convenience. These convenience foods are loaded with a cocktail of chemicals. In small doses they may seem harmless, but they're cumulative [...]
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Susan* bought her 6-year-old son John an iPad when he was in first grade. “I thought, ‘Why not let him get a jump on things?’ ” she told me during a therapy session. John’s school had begun using the devices with younger and younger grades — and his technology teacher had raved about their educational [...]
At the beginning of July 2016 Usain Bolt withdrew from olympic trials with a grade 1 tear in his hamstring. He immediately went to Germany for homeopathic medical treatment. Then he improved so quickly by getting this amazing homeopathic treatment that he competed just a month later in the Rio 2016 Olympics and won gold three [...]
“There is no evidence that any amount of homework improves the academic performance of elementary students.” This statement, by homework research guru Harris Cooper, of Duke University, is startling to hear, no matter which side of the homework debate you’re on. Can it be true that the hours of lost playtime, power struggles and [...]
1. Eating Too Many Carbs There is no clear definition of exactly what constitutes a “low carb diet.” Some would call anything under 100-150 grams per day low-carb, which is definitely a lot less than the standard Western diet. A lot of people could get awesome results within this carbohydrate range, as long as they [...]
The idea of a “silver bullet” that can cure humankind of a broad variety of the diseases that plague it, from cancer to measles to the flu, has long been a dream of patient and physician alike. What if that silver bullet were to come not in the form of the latest risky vaccinations [...]
I thought what the heck is Cloud Bread ? Bread with no carbs? I saw this recipe few months ago and with the name like that I knew I had to give it a try. I’m not sure why I waited this long. This Cloud Bread is so soft, airy, fluffy and practically melts in your [...]
You’re getting ready for a night out. You might put on some foundation, maybe some lipstick, eyeshadow. You shave, put on perfume or cologne. Do you know how many chemicals you’ve just exposed yourself to? Most people apply cosmetics without ever really thinking about what’s in them. There’s a high degree of trust that these [...]
Screen time is an inescapable reality of modern childhood, with kids of every age spending hours upon hours in front of iPads, smartphones and televisions. That’s not always a bad thing: Educational apps and TV shows are great ways for children to sharpen their developing brains and hone their communication skills—not to mention the break [...]
WASHINGTON- Kids who eat a bowl a day of the most popular pre-sweetened cereals could consume five to nine pounds more sugar a year than parents might think from reading nutrition labels, according to a new analysis by EWG. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced that cereal makers must update the Nutrition Facts [...]