Tag: teens

Type 1 Diabetes On The Rise

Type 1 Diabetes On The Rise

Parents, please listen up! I have some important research to share with you right now! It has to do with the possibility of preventing the development of type 1 diabetes in your children! When I read the results of this recent study in Science Daily, my heart fell. In a nutshell, it informs us that repeated antibiotic exposure greatly increases…

Texts – New Teenage Health Food?

Texts – New Teenage Health Food?

Are your kids back to school yet? If not, hang in there, the time is fast approaching! And perhaps this year, you can consider sending healthy texts to make a difference in what your teen chooses to eat! Now that’s a novel idea~ My beloved granddaughter has been staying with me this summer and she’s off to college on Monday.…

Vitamin D for Children and Teens

The wonders of vitamin D continue to amaze me as study after study links low vitamin D levels to poor health and vitamin D supplementation and optimal vitamin D levels to good health. This holds true in children and teens as well. In two studies recently presented at The Endocrine Society’s Annual Meeting, vitamin D again proved its importance to…

Low Fiber, High Belly Fat

Renew You Challenge Let’s start this week off right! Here is your newest weekly challenge (I mean opportunity!) to help set you off on the right foot and in the right direction for bringing health to your week. You could even add it to your calendar. Join us!  I talk about fiber a lot because of its many health benefits,…

The Super-Sizing of Our Children

Renew You Challenge Let’s start this week off right!   Weekly challenge (I mean opportunity!) to help set you off on the right foot and in the right direction for bringing health to your week. You could even add it to your calendar.  Join us!  Our children are being super-sized. After all, you are what you eat, right? Childhood obesity…

Antibacterial Soap a Good Thing? Think Again

  In this time of scary bacterial infections, antibacterial soap would seem a regular sink-side bottle. We are told that germs are bad—and many are—and that we need to scrub them away with antibacterial soaps, scrubs and sprays. Right? Well, not completely. Handwashing for at least 15 seconds with hot soapy water is very effective at removing germs. All that…

Too Clean For Our Own Good

“It is possible for a person to be too clean for their own good.” This is a recent quote from Allison Aiello, visiting associate professor of epidemiology at Harvard, who is studying the effect of frequent handwashing with antimicrobial soap containing triclosan, or 2,4,4’-trichloro-2’-hydroxydiphenyl ether. Her research has shown an increase in allergies and hay fever in children and teens…