Scented plug-ins, candles, and sprays can provide a lovely ambiance, especially during the cold winter months. But the images they bring to mind – of pine trees or spring flowers – are a long way from what is actually permeating your home. And the promise that they will make the air “fresher” couldn’t be more […]
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Cooler temperatures bring nostalgic thoughts of hot, steaming bowls of soup. Broth – made from bones, meat or fish scraps, and vegetables – has historically been an important part of the diets of many cultures. Valuable nutrients were coaxed out of the ingredients with long, slow cooking, and broth formed the basis for soups and sauces.
No, it isn’t about your child’s behavior or grades, it’s the message that there has been an outbreak of head lice in the classroom. Or the Y. Or his Sunday School class.
…or apples, or oranges, or tangerines, or grapes, or raisins, or tomatoes, or peaches, or nectarines, or cucumbers, or almonds, or peppers? Actually, nothing is wrong with these foods; they’re wholesome and nourishing. But for someone who is “salicylate sensitive,” certain foods can be terrific troublemakers.
“Living with a hyperactive, over-reactive, defiant, aggressive, anxious daughter had become too chaotic to manage.” “My 6 year-old son had been in therapy for several years….his behavior was getting worse and I didn’t know what to do.” “At 18 months, about the time Nathan stopped breastfeeding, we began to see changes for the worse. He […]
While there is so much we do not know about this disabling condition, there is a lot we do know. For example, the number of asthmatics and allergy sufferers has increased, particularly among children, with black children being the most affected. (Between 1980 and 2000 the number of people in the U.S. with asthma is estimated […]
Childhood asthma is increasing at an alarming rate, affecting an estimated 25 million Americans.
Some schools strategically plan a teachers’ workday on November 1st, but this year Halloween falls on Saturday… so children will have the weekend to detox… So you may be interested in learning: How to Avoid Halloween Hangover
In many schools children are expected to use hand sanitizers. Check the ingredient labels to see if your brand contains these two chemicals.
With summer ending, families are going back to weekday routines, including the morning rush to get dressed and off to school or work. Upgrading to healthier food doesn’t mean you have to make any drastic changes in what you eat or give up the things your family enjoys – just a few simple tweaks can […]