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The Childhood Obesity Epidemic
It's always a challenge to get children to eat healthy, but the statistics for America's childhood obesity epidemic are alarming and enough to inspire change. Today, roughly eight million...
Thanksgiving Recipes
Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce… MMMMM! You can't beat the old standbys for a great Thanksgiving dinner, but that doesn't mean you can't spice things up a bit! Here are a couple of...
The Hidden Risks of Diet Soda
For a long time now, parents have been told regular soda is bad for their kids. For many parents, diet sodas were the answer. Well, that may not be so, according to the latest findings by Dr. Vassan...
The Change in Diet That Improves Your Child's Health
Are you anxious about the start of school, because you dread getting phone calls about your child acting up in class? If so, you will be interested in learning what schools around the world have...
Prepare Your Child's Food with Love
Babies have brand new systems that have not yet been touched by modern day fast foods, fatty acids or refined sugars. Their first foods should not only be fresh and tasty, they should be filled with...
Treating Illness with Chinese Medicine
Illnesses we face as adults are very often foreshadowed in childhood. So when a child complains of a recurrent symptom, I tend to take it very seriously. Even if these complaints are not severe...
The Case Against TV Before Bed
Drinking a small glass of milk, quiet reading, or watching a late night talk show. Guess which one of these common bedtime rituals might keep you from getting enough sleep.According to a new study,...
Summer Sun and Skin Cancer: The 4 S's of Summ
A few years back, I went to a dermatologist to have a suspicious mole examined. My doctor wasn't worried about the mole; however, he wanted to biopsy a small, dark dot on my right thigh. I looked...
Making Healthy Lunches Fun!
When it comes to kids' lunches, eating well can actually be quite easy and fun. Whole Foods Market has some easy tips for maximizing the nutrition of a child's diet while still maintaining a...
Vegetables and Your Family's Health
To serve healthy meals at home, you don't have to get rid of all your family's favorite foods and eat like a rabbit. You can simply modify the way you make your favorite family recipes. They...
Curbing the Childhood Obesity Epidemic
I know how difficult it can be to keep your kids on the right nutritional track. As a doctor and as a mom, it's a battle I'm fighting constantly with my two kids, as well as with my patients...
Top Recipes: Pumpkin Bread Cupcakes
Here is the incredibly delicious and nutritious pumpkin in a wonderful recipe for Pumpkin Bread with Nutmeg Butter.Your family is going to love it. Have fun and don't forget to let your little...
The Right Foods For Your Baby's Brain
Confucius said a lot of smart things in his day. But I'll bet if he'd spent any time as a mother, he'd have also said: "A happy baby is a happy Mommy."Look around any store or...
A Unique Way to Enjoy Exercise With Your Toddler
Toddlers love to move, stretch and jump. Teachers can introduce kids to new ways of moving their little bodies in entertaining and constructive ways. All forms of dance, gymnastics and creative...
Tips For Talking About Fitness With Your Tween
The body is an amazing thing. I discovered that fact both times I gave birth. I was reminded of it last month when I ran my first full marathon. 26.2 miles of endurance I trained 16 weeks to build....
The Positive Side of Breast Cancer
"Mine are so small.""But you can fit into any normal shirt. I have a small body, but thanks to my grandmother's 'full' genes, I'm a large.""I'll want mine...
The Hidden Health Cost Of Formula Feeding
In the new mother business, my specialty is postpartum house calls to smooth out those inevitable bumps along the breastfeeding road for new mothers. So you can well imagine my surprise when at the...
Stress Reduction With Alternative Health Technology
Do you sometimes feel frustrated when you have a medical challenge and you just get another pill to take? Do you sometimes think there should be other methods of treatment? Do you sometimes wish you...
The Straight Skinny on Fats
Although most adults are trying to cut the fat, babies and toddlers need a lot of it: In fact, fats should make up 50 percent of calories for children up to about age two. Why? They need it for brain...
Tips to Help Your Child Beat Childhood Obesity
More than 25 percent of toddlers eat French fries every day. And 62 percent have a baked dessert, while 20 percent consume candy and 44 percent drink a sweetened beverage.What's going on here?...