Road Map for the Healthy Child

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As adults, most people realize how much their childhood experiences, good, bad and everything in between, influenced who they are today. Sometimes the seeds are planted early in life – even during the first few years. Of course, that doesn't mean parents know how to raise their own children the right way, even with the best intentions. Even the best...

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Breastfeeding Could Save Your Life

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Breastfeeding may be one of the healthiest things a mom can do, with health benefits gained by both mother and child. For baby, benefits include reduced risk of colds / viruses, protection against chronic disease (including some childhood cancers), and reduced risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). For mom, stronger bones, less risk of weight...

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Your Computer Is Sabotaging Your Exercise Goals

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We've talked in recent issues about the amount of time children are spending staring at screens – computers, tablets, laptops and mobile phones – and some of the health consequences, including poor posture. Physical activity also takes a hit in the face of excessive screen time, and children aren't the only ones at risk. Screen time and movement don't...

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Protect Your Kidneys With Plant Power

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We take our kidneys for granted, pure and simple. How important are the kidneys? They're responsible, first and foremost, for filtering waste out of the body. Don't want your body to be filled with waste? Keep your kidneys working properly. Unfortunately, people abuse their kidneys routinely with processed foods, excess sodium (salt), painkillers,...

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What Can't It Do? Key Health & Wellness Benefits of Flax

Daily ingestion of ground flaxseed has shown many impressive health benefits in human clinical trials. Ground flaxseed can help reduce high cholesterol, improve regularity (reversing constipation), reverse fibrocystic breast disease, improve male prostate gland health, and may help prevent hormone-dependent cancers (breast, uterine, prostate cancers),...

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Want Your Child to Eat Better? It's All About Repetition

Teaching children healthy eating habits is tough these days – far tougher than it used to be. Why? Because our children are continuously inundated with unhealthy food choices, from the advertisements they see on TV and their many other "screens," to the foods many unsuspecting parents stock in their pantries and fridges. Yes, we're talking about sugary,...

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