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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.

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.

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.

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.

Be a wise health consumer: How to avoid fraud and scams

March 22, 2017
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Fraudulent and unproven health products and services are a common problem, and billions of dollars are spent every year to promote them. What can you do to avoid scams? Here are some common red flags to watch for.

The worst lies you tell your doctor

March 20, 2017
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Going to the doctor can be scary or embarrassing for patients -- and this can sometimes lead them to lie to their physician. A little lie can't hurt, can it? When it comes to your health, it certainly can. You could be preventing an accurate diagnosis and hurting your chances for a longer, healthier life.

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