13 Healthy Summer Snacks for Children

13 Healthy Summer Snacks for Children

Summer is the time of year when most families find themselves constantly on-the-go and in a never-ending flurry of activities. Making sure there is a variety of on-hand healthy summer snacks can be daunting even for the most health-conscious and organized parent. Ideally children should snack every 3-4 hours to keep insulin levels normal and to provide the […]

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Acne Answers You Need to Know

Acne vulgaris, or acne as it is commonly known, is an inflammatory skin disorder that often develops in adolescence and usually improves during adulthood. Most acne surfaces in adolescence and up to 85% of teens and preteens develop acne to some degree. Teenage boys are the most likely individuals to have severe acne that can produce […]

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More GMO Info – What You Must Know

GMO Definition: Genetically Modified Organisms engineered from DNA of different species of plant, animal, bacterial, and viral genes. [1]  Although labeling of genetically modified organism (GMO) products in the marketplace is required in 64 countries, it is not required in the United States and no distinction between marketed GMO and non-GMO foods is recognized by […]

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How To Choose A Safe Sunscreen

During the spring and summer months most of us find ourselves more involved with outside activities for longer periods of time. When out in the sun for more than 15-30 minutes, it is very important that our skin is safely and effectively protected. Finding a truly non-toxic and safe sunscreen that offers adequate protection can […]

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Produce – 2014 Dirty Dozen Plus List

Let’s be honest. Trying to remember what produce should be purchased organically or at least locally from a trusted farmer can be very frustrating, especially while we are hurrying through the local grocery store or even the local farmers’ market. The Environmental Working Group has recently published their 2014 Dirty Dozen Plus list of the […]

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Secrets to Beating Sugar Addiction

Sugar addiction is likely the most prevalent type of addiction on our planet today. With the acceptance of the Standard American Diet consisting of junk food, pre-packaged foods, restaurant foods, sugary drinks and high-sugar desserts, sugar addiction easily affects children, babies through teenagers, as well as adults. Sugar addiction usually begins at a young age […]

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Caution: Zyrtec Withdrawal Side Effect

Cetirizine (Zyrtec) is an over-the-counter antihistamine that reduces the natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose. Cetirizine is used to treat cold or allergy symptoms such as sneezing, itching, watery eyes, or runny nose. Cetirizine is also used to treat itching and swelling caused […]

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Pumpkin Seed Protein Powder – Pineapple – Mango Smoothie

One of the most healthy and delicious smoothies that you will ever taste is Pumpkin Seed Protein – Pineapple – Mango Smoothie. Raw Pumpkin Seed Protein Powder provides a whooping 18 grams of plant-based protein per two scoops! And, of course, the health benefits of pineapple and mango are numerous. The amazing health benefits of […]

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Health Benefits of Raw Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds, as well as pumpkins, are an indigenous species are found across North America, South America, and Central America. Pumpkin seeds are a favorite in Mexican cuisine. The Spanish word for pumpkin seeds is “pepita” which is consistent with its origin since the Spanish phrase “pepita de calabaza” means “little seed of squash.” Native American […]

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