Category Archives: Children’s Health

Juvenile Arthritis Linked to Early Antibiotic Use

As scientists explore the incredibly complex world of the gut’s microbiome,they are continually discovering just how detrimental antibiotics are to this delicate yet vital system. Our children are particularly at risk at a time when their little bodies are working hard to build up their immune systems and foster gut health. One or more rounds of antibiotics […]

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Many Pregnant Women Are Deficient in Vitamin D- Even Those Who Get Lots of Sun

Vitamin D is an incredibly important nutrient. It is vital to maintaining and promoting good bone and teeth health, neuromuscular and immune function. A deficiency in vitamin D can also increase one’s risk for developing osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, autism and even dementia. Its no surprise, then, that a sufficient intake of Vitamin D is also vital […]

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Gut Imbalances in Early Infancy Linked to the Development of Food Allergies

We’ve recently seen so much research coming to light showing the importance of gut bacteria in determining our health, both present and future. And now, a group of Canadian scientists recently discovered just how vital a balanced intestinal flora is during the first stages of life. They looked at the gut bacteria of infants at 3 months and […]

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Angry Outbursts Could Shorten Your Life

Did you know that angry outbursts are bad for your heart? In European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care, researchers studied 313 people who had suffered from acute coronary blockages and asked them about any angry episodes that they might have had in the 48 hours before their symptoms began. They discovered a link between angry outbursts […]

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Dangerous Levels of Arsenic Found in Rice

Back in 2012, Consumer Reports first shocked the public by telling us that, according to their research, many varieties of rice and common processed foods made from rice (even those labelled “organic”) have unsafe levels of organic and inorganic arsenic (a carcinogen). They also stressed that children are especially at risk when eating this grain. Who would […]

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