This school has replaced detention with meditation and is noting very positive results. Check out this article!
Sugar is associated with cancer, diabetes, heart disease, inflammation, and more. One of my favorite recollections was in medical school when I was scanning the nutrition shelves. I flipped open an OLD nutrition book (from late 1800’s)–the author was emphatically warning of the health consequences of “artificial sweeteners”. I rechecked the […]
Finally!! The FDA has ruled that antibacterial soaps are no more effective than good ol’ soap and water and has banned “19 active ingredients — including the most common, triclosan and triclocarban — in liquid soaps, bar soaps and other items.” Read more here.
I am excited that a step is being made toward a healthier environment for our children. While this task force gets started, however, please avoid exposure to plastics, pesticides, herbicides, etc. Check out this article.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has recently released recommendations for how much sleep our children should be getting based upon their ages. Check out the attached article!
More research is showing the dangers of using products that contain triclosan. It is in everything from toothpastes to shampoos. It has been linked to thyroid disorders and antibiotic resistance. And now research is showing it is accumulating in umbilical cords and is associated with low birth weight infants. Read […]
When we skip breakfast, our brains suffer. Thinking and learning suffer. So pack your breakfast the night before and eat before school or work! I would avoid the grain-based breakfasts–think hard-boiled eggs, slices of chicken, nut butter with fruit, Greek (or homemade!) yogurt, smoothie, etc. Read more here.
The evidence is all around us–increasing obesity. Not only are adults becoming increasingly obese, but our children are as well. I’ve posted some recommended viewing and reading explaining some of the causes. Overwhelmingly, however, it is the choices we are making at the grocery store and at restaurants. We are […]
This is such a loaded topic: how do we lovingly and truthfully guide our children toward healthy choices regarding nutrition and exercise without fostering a “good” or “bad” body image. Creating fun opportunities for them to participate in meal planning and food preparation can be helpful. But my favorite recommendation […]
This is a concerning report: the potential association between CHILDHOOD stress and increased risk of arteriosclerosis as an adult. Then add in the tremendous school stress these teens are under and we have a recipe for health disaster. Please read.