Posts Tagged: children

All The Health Benefits Of Nature, But In An Urban Setting? Yep, Here’s How

Posted by & filed under Grounding, Medical Reports, Organic Lifestyle, Positive Parenting.

      I’m so excited to tell you about an amazing medical study today that is super relevant to my favorite holistic healing modality of all time — grounding. This fabulous study suggests that adding even a very small greenspace to an urban setting boosts immune function in a measurable and meaningful way. Published… Read more »

Affection From Your Mom When You Were A Baby May Buffer Your Stress As An Adult

Posted by & filed under Female Health, Positive Parenting.

        In honor of Mother’s Day this weekend, I want to share with you one of my all time favorite medical studies.  It shows how a little TLC from your mom may actually help protect your health, well into adulthood. Published in 2005 in Dialoges in Clinical Neuroscience, researchers found that the… Read more »

Here’s Why I Left Conventional Medicine (I Spill It All In This Interview)

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      Today I’m sharing an interview with you that I recently had with Kids Who Explore.  started by an amazing mama Adrianna Skori who resides in Alberta, Canada.  She created Kids Who Explore as a fabulous resource for parents all over the world who want to incorporate nature into their child’s life. I highly… Read more »

A Sincere Thank You To Mothers & Caretakers Everywhere

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  It was Mother’s Day weekend and mine, like all mom’s everywhere, was totally hectic and full of activity and slightly organized chaos. And I loved it.     My firstborn child, my daughter, love of my life, is headed off to college at the end of this summer… so you better believe I am… Read more »

Improving Gut Flora = Huge Benefits In Autism

Posted by & filed under Healthy Mindframe, Medical Reports, Positive Parenting.

I’ve already written extensively about the power of the gut-mind axis and how probiotics have been able to dramatically support brain function, treating everything from mood disorders to cognition.   One study showed depression improved when participants received probiotic supplements for 30 days, and another study reported clinically significant improvement in mood when participants ate… Read more »

Poor Sleep Equals Weight Gain, Even For Children

Posted by & filed under Healthy Weight, Medical Reports, Positive Parenting.

Continuing my focus of supporting the health of our children during this back-to-schoool month… …today’s article is a reminder about just how crucial it is for children to get good sleep.   Just published in The Journal Of Pediatrics, a new study finds that an earlier bedtime for young children reduces their risk of obesity… Read more »

Back To School Special: The Latest Medical Studies On ADHD

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Recently published in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) on May 31, 2016… …researchers found that the stimulant methylphenidate (commonly prescribed for children to treat ADHD: Ritalin, Daytrana, Concerta) increases the risk of cardiac arrhythmias.     It’s back-to-school time… a time when children are often diagnosed and treated for ADHD (average age of diagnosis of… Read more »