Monthly Archives: April 2010

Childhood Obesity: Up Close and Personal

Think our kids aren’t picking up our unhealthy eating habits? Think again. I read recently that childhood obesity rates in the U.S. have tripled in the last 30 years… yes, I said tripled. Even scarier is that some experts predict this might be the first generation that doesn’t outlive their parents. According to the Washington Post one third of all…

Kid-safe Lunches, Peace of Mind for Parents

There are so many helpful resources out there! Yesterday on the Poop Scoop radio show, we discussed how important nutrition is for a child’s development. Fresh fruits, veggies, whole-grain breads and natural peanut butter—you do everything you can to make sure your kids are eating healthy lunches, but what about what you’re packing those lunches in? Plastic lunch boxes and…

Simple Tips for IBS Sufferers

Irritable bowel syndrome affects more than 50 million Americans every day, so chances are pretty good that you or someone you know suffers from IBS. But despite the number of people affected, the condition is still widely misunderstood. Here are a few natural solutions that can help you take the first steps toward better bowel health! Add More Fiber. In…

Gone Fishin’? There’s Mercury in Your Catch!

Notable News – I love fish. It’s one of those great sources of lean protein that you can eat and really feel like you’re doing something healthy for your body, but when I heard the results of a recent U.S. Geological Survey, the first word that came to mind was “Yikes!” USGS experts tested fish from freshwater streams across the…

IBS… It’s not B.S.!

Here’s something I bet you didn’t know about irritable bowel syndrome—once upon time doctors thought IBS wasn’t even real. I mean it! They thought it was just an imaginary health condition made up by middle-class housewives with too much time on their hands, can you believe that? And not only that, but because they thought the condition was “all in…

Trouble Sleeping? Try this Quick Tip!

‘Renew You Challenge’ – Do you have trouble falling asleep? Do you wake up a lot during the night, or have a hard time waking up in the morning? Insomnia can be a real downer, especially since it affects how you feel during the day, and not just at night—so here’s a quick tip that might help you find relief.…

The Link between Gut Bacteria and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

If I asked you what the connection was between the bacteria in your gut and the symptoms of irritable bowel, would you know? Okay, so those of you who’ve spent any time reading my books or listening to my Poop Scoop internet radio show probably would, but something this important is definitely worth repeating—especially during IBS Awareness Month! The number…

Wed, 4/14/10 on the Poop Scoop: Your Pets are People Too!

Do you ever find yourself talking about your pets like they’re people? I know I do—and if you’re a pet person or you know someone who is, you know exactly what I’m talking about! Our four-legged companions bring so much joy to our lives that we just couldn’t imagine life without them, which is why on this week’s Poop Scoop I’ll be…