Health Tips


23
Nov 2015
field with pollen and allergens

For more than 35 million Americans, the change of seasons from winter to spring heralds more than just the start of baseball games and better weather. . .it also means seasonal allergies are just around the corner. Allergies are an inappropriate response by the body’s immune system to a substance that is not normally harmful. In some people, the immune system wrongly identifies a nontoxic substance as an invader, and the white blood cells overreact and do more damage to the body than the invader. Thus, the allergic response becomes a disease......

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23
Nov 2015
baby eating

WHEN TO START: Age: 5-6 months is typical. Teeth: shows that enzymes are now present for proper digestion. Sitting up unattended for proper swallowin.g Baby doesn’t push the food right out with their tongue. Baby shows interest in what you are eating. HOW TO START: Start with one simple, whole food and slowly add new foods only every 4-5 days, watching carefully for reactions. There is no hurry! Allergies occur with foods if they are introduced before a baby’s digestive system is mature, if a parent has an allergy, or with genetically......

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23
Nov 2015
wash hands to prevent flu

FLU PREVENTION Wash your hands frequently! Don’t touch mouth or nose or face with hands. Stay home to rest if starting to feel flu symptoms coming on. Take your probiotics! L.acidophilus and B.bifidus (and maybe others) at doses of 10 billion organisms per day (or more if desired). Studies have shown benefits. Nourish your body by eating well. Increase your consumption of protein and fresh produce. Cut back on sugar. For infants, breastfeeding is always helpful. For older children and adults, one study showed positive outcomes with taking colostrums. Take Vitamin D:......

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23
Nov 2015
summer baby beach hang

Wear a QUALITY Sunscreen: Buyer Beware–Not all sunscreens are created equal! Be sure to do your research and check with your physician if you need a recommendation. Get moving: Let’s be honest, you already know that exercise is good for you. Not only does exercise combat weight gain, but it fights fatigue, improves your mood, promotes better sleep and decreases your risk for developing serious chronic diseases. Take advantage of the longer days and get moving! You have nothing (but weight) to lose! Stay hydrated: Wondering how much water to drink? A......

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23
Nov 2015
springtime with family

Springtime is when new life begins and it is a good time for us to breathe some new life into ourselves. It is time to think about Spring cleaning, both in the home and in our bodies. To optimize health during the spring season, you will find the following recommendations helpful. (If you have any chronic illness, please consult with your physician before taking any herbal or nutritional supplements or beginning an exercise program.) Get outside when you can. Breathe the spring air, feel the sun on your skin, move your body......

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22
Nov 2015
stay warm

As the chill of winter settles in and the flu begins to go around, here are some natural fall and winter health tips that will help get you through. Eat warm foods and drink warm drinks. This is a great way to heat up your core temperature and get you going in the morning. Invest in fleece and good winter outerwear for both yourself and your kids. This damp cold is hard on the joints and muscles, so keep them protected. Continue with your exercise routine; move it indoors if needed. A......

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