Plants can be amazing air cleaners. Here are a few of Rob and my favorites for your home. SNAKE PLANT This succulent is known to release oxygen at night! It can be a great addition to a bedroom to increase the chances of a good night’s sleep. This yellow-tipped plant is also known as Mother-In-Law’s Tongue…
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Homeschooling is not an easy task. This new responsibility has been thrust onto parents around the globe. Here are some resources that you may find helpful. Mandy Musgrave chats with me about what she has learned about homeschooling over the years. She has one of the best homeschooling set-ups I have seen and she was…
We have so many incredible voices and minds participating in the upcoming Integrative Pediatrics Summit – and after an entire year of planning it’s now just days away! Enjoy this inspiring sneak peek from some of our amazing presenters that will be in the Summit next week. 🙂 When we acknowledge what’s happening to children’s…
This is a very complex question with no cookie-cutter response. There is no way for me to give you a one size fits all solution, as each person is different and each situation unique. Instead, I have decided to break this question down, so that I can hopefully help you think through the concern from…
Kawasaki disease is an illness that causes blood vessels to become inflamed, almost always in young children. It is an acute febrile illness of unknown cause that primarily affects children younger than 5 years of age. The disease was first described in Japan by Tomisaku Kawasaki in 1967
“Why are my kids still getting sick if they have been out of school and haven’t left the house for weeks?
More and more, people are taking control of what they eat and drink and how it is made. Sustainable living is a growing trend, and a healthy one at that. Pursuing sustainable practices is no high-minded lifestyle, and is very unlikely to solve the world’s problems, but it is a good place to start. Getting children involved in sustainability at an early age is also the best way to ensure them a clean and healthy future.
Viruses are a fascinating aspect of biology, there is an ongoing debate as to whether they are truly ‘alive’ since they are not able to replicate on their own. One can consider them as not exactly a living organism, but instead a type of transmittable genetic programming that re-purposes other cells molecular machinery in order to replicate.
Life changes in the blink of an eye when you find out the stork is en route. That’s a fact for all parents, and all parents have to get themselves and their homes ready for the arrival. As a person with a disability, there are a few extra steps you can take to help you tackle the challenges of parenthood, since children don’t slow down for anyone.
If you lay awake tossing and turning half the night, you’re not alone. There are more than 70 recognized sleep disorders that affect 40 million adults in the US each year — 20 million more people have occasional issues with sleep. It’s not just the 18-plus crowd either. Children are not immune to sleep issues, and this lack of slumber has dire consequences.
Are you worried about the air inside your home? If your kids are constantly coughing and sneezing, you may need to take a hard look at it. The dangers of indoor air pollution are very real for families, but they are something that many moms and dads forget to think about. So, if you want to better protect your family’s health, you should start by bettering the quality of the air in your home by knowing these helpful tips.
Getting your little ones to eat healthy — and enjoy it — can be difficult, especially if they’re picky eaters. Loading up a plate full of unfamiliar food can be daunting for kids, so it’s important to find fun and creative ways to get them to eat and appreciate healthy foods. One of the keys is to give them plenty of options. It’s also a good idea to let them know that if they try a new food and don’t like it, they can try something else. Never try to force a child to eat, as this can have damaging consequences.
Exposure to indoor air pollutants can cause respiratory problems, such as asthma attacks, or trigger allergies, and these pollutants include smoke, pet dander, mold, cleaning products, and other chemicals. Keeping the air inside your home clean is extremely important for everyone, but it’s especially true if you have kids. Below are a few helpful tips and tricks for keeping the air inside your home healthy and clean.
Allergies Symptoms Healing Tree. If someone in your family suffers from allergies, you are not alone. 1 in 5 people, or an estimated 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. Over the last 50 years, it has become even more common suggesting there are likely some environmental or behavioral triggers.
Increasing Breast Milk Supply Naturally – Nursing. Physically nurse anytime possible, and then pump when the baby finishes and just pump and pump for as long as you can. The longer you stimulate the breast like the baby is nursing, the hope is your body will rise to the occasion thinking you are actually nursing that long and produce more milk.
Coughing is the body’s natural method for clearing the airway and trying to expel harmful microbes, dust or irritants. Coughing can rarely be a symptom of an underlying illness such as pneumonia or asthma so you should seek medical care if you have been coughing for more than a week
I am reposting this article from the Institute of Functional Medicine because I think it is very important. In western society and western medicine, we are way to quick to jump to antibiotics for things that will get better on their own through time. Antibiotic use has consequences.
It’s 2 am and you are sound asleep. Your 11-month-old son starts crying hysterically and then vomits. He has a low-grade fever. It has been 3 hours and he vomits again. You are trying to give him some formula, but he doesn’t want to drink any of it.
Winter is coming (Game of Thrones pun intended), and this signals the beginning of cold and flu season. A common question I get from families around this time of year is “HOW CAN I BOOST MY CHIL’S IMMUNE SYSTEM”, or is there anything they can do minimize the risk of their family getting sick.
So you went to the doctor for your child’s sore throat and the rapid strep test was negative. What now? Over 90% of sore throats or “pharyngitis” are viral infections and antibiotics are not helpful or needed. Are there any natural options that can be helpful?