What Every Parent Should Know About Two Dangerous Food Additives: MSG and Aspartame

Are parents unknowingly risking their children’s health with the food choices they make?

Numerous studies have shown that MSG and Aspartame are linked to brain damage in children. These substances are excitotoxins (a type of amino acid), which cause the brain cells to become excited and ultimately burn out. There is strong scientific evidence that these food additives which are pervasive in our food supply, are linked to brain tumors, ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), ADHD, and learning and emotional difficulties. They are also associated with endocrine (hormonal) problems, including premature menstruation. Continue reading →

Feeding Your Baby for the First Year

Breast milk is the best choice for babies.

This statement is true with very few exceptions. Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for at least the first four months of life and breastfeeding may continue for up to two years of age or longer. Mothers are encouraged to try to combine breastfeeding with work or school.

Breastfeeding helps build strong bonds between a mother and her baby, and offers babies lots of health benefits. These include protection from some infections, lower risk of diabetes later in life and a reduced risk of asthma and sensitivity to allergens. Breastfeeding also offers benefits to the mother, such as reduced risk of certain cancers and significant cost savings. Continue reading →

Nutrients and Your Baby. Part 2

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Once your child hits the preschool years it becomes more difficult to keep their diet pure. They are well aware of potato chips and candy, trust me. Vegetables aren’t as exciting anymore. However, I have held to the belief that if you restrict something too much — it will be the first thing your child goes for when out of your sight. So, on special occasions I would not concern myself if my child wanted to eat chips or cookies … but on a daily basis I would keep their snack and food choices to more healthy options.
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Nutrients and Your Baby. Part 1

Beginning at birth, nutrition is a primary concern. I am a believer that you feed your baby when he is hungry, but do not force it. Allow the baby to set the pace. As the infant grows, you will be able to develop more of a schedule.

Your pediatrician will be able to guide you as to when to introduce cereal and “real” food — this generally does not occur before three months of age. While it’s tempting to want to share “treats” with the baby, resist the urge. Some foods can actually result in long-term allergies (i.e., peanut butter shouldn’t be given to a child under three years of age). Also, it’s a good idea to stay away from the chocolate cake and other fun foods until after one year of age.
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Pregnancy Backaches

Why does my back ache so much during pregnancy and what can I do to help alleviate the pain? Backaches during pregnancy are common … here’s what you need to know.
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Constipation and Pregnancy

It’s something that many pregnant women deal with. I thought that being pregnant would mean that I would just end up being constipated, especially since it is such a usual part of my non-pregnant life, but I was wrong.
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Prevent Pain When Cycling Friquently

Many families all over the US enjoy cycling as a pastime. Cycling is a great way to live green. It reduces oil dependency, and it is eco-friendly. That is why many families are choosing to reduce their carbon footprint by cycling. If you are cycling quite a bit, you should know that there are some injuries associated with frequent cycling. Neck pain is among them.
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Urinary Problems and Control Your Bladder

Urinary release depends on your physical requirements. However, what if you have a problem when you don’t have any control over your bladder? Immediately, you feel like you have to urinate but you are not able to control this? There might be another problem that is causing this condition.
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Prescription Drugs and Supplements. How to Avoid Harmful Effects

One method in the treatment of disease is the use of drugs and supplements. Naturally, it must be done properly, utilizing the correct dosage. When employed incorrectly, these drugs and supplements produced adverse reactions that can be dangerous.
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Cheap Finasteride is a Generic Alternative for Propecia and Proscar

Although it may be hard to understand, these two medications use different dosages of the same generic medication, Finasteride. However, their uses are quite diverse, and they aren’t interchangeable. Because of Finasteride being absorbed through the skin of the mother, there can be some serious risks for the unborn baby. Propecia along with Proscar are administered strictly to males. Continue reading →