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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.

The truth about BMI

August 21, 2017
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Most American adults have heard of the term BMI or Body Mass Index. It has been an indicator for health since the 1800s. But according to a recent CNN article, it is important to understand the limitations of relying on BMI as a true indicator for quality of health.

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.


Equip your child for a lifetime of physical activity

July 21, 2017

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Time spent in childhood doing active play is valuable, helping to build lifelong habits. As caregivers and parents, we all want kids to grow up to be active, healthy adults. However, meeting the daily recommendation of at least one hour per day of physical activity may seem unreachable or too structured. As a registered dietitian, I suggest families approach physical activity the same way as healthy eating; by teaming up with their child.

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.

Fat-shaming begins early in childhood, and it hurts

July 12, 2017
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You’ve seen these kids. They stand apart at recess, with no one to talk to while other children hang out in small groups, run around raucously or play games. Or you may have seen them at lunch, sitting conspicuously alone, head down, at a long empty table. That’s what it looks like to be fat-shamed and shunned by your peers when you’re an obese child. This rejection starts as early as first grade, according to a recent study. Schools can intervene, but the best help starts at home, a Swedish psychiatrist says.

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.

Millennials may need to worry about autoimmune disease, right away

July 05, 2017
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We're aware of many things that have shaped millennials – the rise of technology, the internet and social networks, for instance, but what affects their health? Especially for women, it turns out autoimmune diseases may be a notable concern.

Obesity: What really works when it comes to losing weight

June 09, 2017
In my 16 years of family medicine, I think the most frustrating disease I’ve treated is obesity. As a doctor, I feel great compassion for patients who try so hard to lose weight. So now, driven to seriously tackle this epidemic, I've scoured the literature for the most up-to-date, evidence-based advice on losing weight. Please share this with friends and family who are considering weight-loss options.

Why you should replace processed food with whole food

June 05, 2017
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There can be many reasons we don’t eat healthy. Perhaps the biggest obstacle is defining “healthy.” The truth is there’s no universally ideal diet because we all have unique needs. What all good diets have in common, though, is “real food.” If you let real food be your guide, things get much simpler.  

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