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The link between food allergies and childhood anxiety

September 15, 2017
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Learning how to manage your child’s food allergies is key to dealing with any potential negative imbalances and feelings of anxiety.

Kale causes kidney stones, seriously.

August 17, 2017

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Explore the truth about kale’s role in kidney stone development. You may be astonished to learn that such a healthy food could lead to such an uncomfortable problem. For a long time, kale has been at the top of the heath food list. But now there is concern that too much consumption of the leafy green could lead to potential kidney stones.


The Dehydration Generation: Tips for Gen Xers to stay hydrated

August 08, 2017

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Learn how Gen Xers are at higher risk for dehydration and ways to stay hydrated in these final summer months.

Are 'psychobiotics' the real deal?

July 19, 2017
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Reports in the past few years suggest that probiotics – the good bacteria you find in a cup of yogurt with “live and active culture” – can lower anxiety and improve your mood by actually altering your brain chemistry. As it turns out, this may be just another tale of mice and men.

Oops, children should not be drinking juice after all

July 13, 2017
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The AAP now strongly recommends your children not drink juice before age 1 and ditch the sippy cups. Our expert weighs in.

5 unexpected benefits of drinking lemon water daily

July 07, 2017
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You may not know it, but lemon water does a lot of good for our bodies. Besides aiding digestion and keeping us hydrated, adding lemon to our water each day can give us the energy to approach our day feeling refreshed – without the midday crash that comes with caffeine.

Gut instincts: unlocking your second brain

June 30, 2017
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We've all experienced the curious "butterflies" in our stomach, or had a "gut feeling" about something, but what do those feelings mean? According to some gastroenterologists, the nervous system that runs your belly does much more than help process the food you eat – it essentially acts as a second brain.

Food allergies or food intolerance, which is which

May 15, 2017
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Finally, understand the difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance.

The human microbiome: Why you need to keep it healthy

March 28, 2017
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I recently attended the 2017 Swedish Pediatric Metabolic Health and Nutrition Summit and what I learned there was not only fascinating to me as a pediatric nurse, but as the mother of an 8-year-old.

New milestone for Swedish liver transplant program

March 23, 2017
The Swedish Transplant Program recently performed its 100th liver transplant, another milestone in our mission to save lives and treat liver disease in the Pacific Northwest. Since the Swedish Liver Transplant Program began in 2010, it has grown to serve patients across Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. Today, it’s the No. 1 transplant program in the region based on quality and outcomes.
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