Few can be unaware of the importance of proper dental and oral health, yet tooth decay is the number one chronic health problem in American children, according to the American Dental Association. More than 16 million American children suffer from untreated tooth decay! Poor diet and nutrition, improper hygiene, and the pressure to use fluoride […]
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Spare A Thought For Iodine
Every effort I make to improve my health seems to throw up new hurdles â take the case of iodine… I live in the Midwest and have been trying to reduce my salt intake. However, my saltshaker is actually my most consistent source of iodine, an essential element for the health of my thyroid. And […]
The Dirty Dozen Plus Two
You’ve probably heard of the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Dirty Dozenâ¢ and Clean 15â¢ guideÂ for buying produce. The Dirty Dozen are fruits and vegetables that have the highest amount of pesticide residues.Â The clean 15 are those fruits and veggies that have the lowest amount of pesticides. (In case you are unsure, farmers use chemical pesticides […]
Researchers discover cervical cancer origin cells
As unpleasant as the annual doctor or OB GYN visit is, there’s a good reason women should get their pelvic exam and pap smear.Â The World Health Organization reports nearly 530,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer annually worldwide and 275,000 die from the disease. While regular screening has drastically cut down on death rates […]
Is Vaccination Really Necessary?
Should I Vaccinate My Kids? This has been a mind-boggling question of mine since I recently started hearing stories of babies having adverse reactions from vaccines. I’m the mama of two sweet boys, Max and Milo. Max is 2 and has been vaccinated and Milo is about 10 months and has also had all of […]
No Vaccines, No School….Not So! Part II
In part I of our blog, I mentioned the pitfalls of our “one-size-fits-all” vaccination policies and spoke ofÂ the misconceptions about back to school vaccine requirements. This is the article that inspired me to write the blog in the first place. You should know the vaccination laws in your stateÂ ,Â your rights as a parent in your […]
Stop Smoking Now!
Do you smoke? Are youÂ dying to quit? (No pun intended!)Â Today is World No Tobacco Day, a World Health Organization campaign and when WHOÂ talk, YOU should listenÂ -Â “Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death. This year, more than 5 million people will die from a tobacco-related heart attack, stroke, cancer, lung ailment or other […]