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Whether Commercial or Homemade & Natural, Vapor Rub Is Helpful In Many Ways

Added February 28, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Headaches & Migraines, How To, Parents

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We have all heard of the long standing remedy known as Vicks VapoRub and we all recognize its aroma! Although mostly known for rubbing on the chest at bedtime, to relieve coughs and congestion during the night, I wonder if you knew that Vicks has many other uses? Most people are able to use Vicks VaporRub without experiencing any negative side effects, although mild skin irritation is sometimes reported.  Vicks VapoRub has been around for over a hundred years and is ...

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Chickenpox, Sunlight & Shingles

Added February 24, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Parents, Skin Conditions, Vitamin D

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It is peak season for chickenpox – that highly-contagious, blistering virus which for most children is unpleasant. Chicken pox is a great example of natural immunity In the past, every child would get chicken pox – it was an expected childhood illness – and most would get over it very quickly. At the same time, parents and grandparents would be regularly exposed to the virus which would help them to produce antibodies to protect them from shingles (all in the same virus ...

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Is Self Harming, Self Injuring or Self Mutilation A Disturbing Modern Trend?

Added January 13, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Parents

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It can be hard for people to understand why someone would want to deliberately hurt or injure themselves. But we need to be aware of this growing problem and how the habit can even be addictive. The sad truth is that if some people are not helped to stop self-harming, there is a risk that it could go too far and cause serious damage or even accidental death. I have read that 1 in 10 young people in the UK are ...

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When Molluscum Contagiosum Occurs in Young Children

Added January 8, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Skin Conditions

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Molluscum is a common skin condition in children particularly under the age of 14.  It can also occurs in adults.  The UK Institute of Primary Care & Public Health at Cardiff University has recently carried out a study where they investigated the natural history of the condition along with whether it was passed between between family members and the impact on the children's quality of life. This viral infection causes itchy little lumps or bumps, which look like warts, to ...

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What is Your Child Swallowing With His Soft Serve Ice Cream?

Added December 29, 2014, Under: Children's Health, Nutrition, Parents

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Many people enjoy ice cream and this can be at any time of the year as a regular treat or for a special occasion. Many of us grew up with the memory of the ice cream truck making its way through the neighborhood while alerting us to its progress with happy sounding chimes. But do we need to be concerned about the ingredients that go to make this yummy dessert especially as those soft serve ice creams so popular with children ...

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Why Squatting Over Sitting Is Better For Every One, Every Time

Added December 4, 2014, Under: Children's Health, Health, How To

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Ever since the water closet (or WC) was invented in the western world in the nineteenth century, it would seem that we have been going about doing something natural in completely the wrong way. But what did we do wrong? We changed from squatting to sitting And although you might think that is a more civilized way to behave so that you are sitting comfortably and able to even read your newspaper, book or magazine in peace, it is not the method ...

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Exposure to the Chickenpox Virus is Like Getting a Shingles Vaccine Shot but Better!

Added November 22, 2014, Under: Children's Health, Skin Conditions

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In recent times, and after being prompted by mainstream media and vaccine producers, parents have started to think of chickenpox as a dangerous health condition, especially among their young children. But this is untrue In the past, chickenpox was a common childhood ailment and almost a rite of passage. The children (who caught it) then had antibodies for the rest of their days. What is true is that shingles is more common in those (over the age of 50) who have had chickenpox ...

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Will a Raw Food Diet Improve the Symptoms of Eczema?

Added November 11, 2014, Under: Children's Health, Health, Skin Conditions

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Whether you are an adult with eczema or have a young child who suffers the symptoms of this condition, there are lifestyle changes that can help your situation. No one wants to endure the flaking, scaling, peeling, redness and roughness that eczema can produce. Along with taking care of and treating the eczema skin itself, improvements can also be achieved from the inside out. Changing to a raw food diet is one of these. Ideally, the diet of a dedicated raw foodist ...

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How Safe Is Your Supplement?

Added October 10, 2014, Under: Children's Health, Nutrition, Parents, Top 10

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A few months ago we wrote about vitamin supplements in our post “Supplements, What Do We Need & How Should We Store Them?” But there is more you need to know when making a decision on supplements. There is a big division between high quality plant-based supplements and the cheaply produced and priced synthetic versions, while certain additives and fillers can be a real problem when taken in large and regular doses. The statistics show With more than 50% of the US population ...

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The Dilemma of Vitamin K Shots & Your Newborn

Added September 22, 2014, Under: Babies, Children's Health, New Moms, Parents, Pregnancy, Vaccines

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In the UK, parents of new babies are routinely asked if they would like their baby to have supplementary vitamin K. They are told that this is needed to make blood clot and prevent excessive internal bleeding. In 1961, after nearly 2 decades of research had been published, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended giving Vitamin K shots after birth. This practice has been the standard of care in the USA ever since. As with any vaccine schedule today, there are ...

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