If you haven’t heard of the Keto diet yet, you haven’t been paying attention. This new fad (yes fad) diet has taken the nutrition world by storm. The idea is to eat high fat, moderate-high protein, and low carb. When the proper balance is achieved, it puts the body into ketosis, which essentially tells the body to burn fat stores before calorie stores. Unfortunately with any new health craze comes loads of mis-information and downright dangerous suggestions. With this one, the common theme is “eat bacon and cheese all day, every day!” Not only will you get very tired of this diet, so will your body. Ketosis can be achieved with a healthy, nutrient dense diet, and even my vegan Purium 10 Day Detox’s often put participants into ketosis.
Your Favorite On-the-Go Snacks
I recently asked the fans of our Facebook page what their favorite healthy on-the-go snacks are. And I got so many great suggestions, we had to share them here on the blog. These are fantastic for kids and adults alike. Do you have a favorite snack? Let us know in the comments!
Here’s the list: Continue reading “Your Favorite On-the-Go Snacks”
Why Heart Health Matter In Kids
It is no surprise to find the American Heart Association promoting the importance of exercise for our younger generation. While the obvious might be right before our nose, we can minimize or overlook the absolute importance.
Sedentary lifestyles create apathetic body systems; quite simply we are made for movement. Lack of physical activity is a major risk for stroke, obesity, high blood pressure, low levels of the good cholesterol (HDL,) diabetes and contributes to the development of coronary artery disease. Continue reading “Why Heart Health Matters In Kids”
6 Tips to Feeding Kids Wisely
When raising kids, it’s important to consider the psychology of eating and how what they learn now will affect them for life. It is not just about ‘making a decision,’ but about understanding what goes into their relationship with food.
Here are a few points to consider: Continue reading “6 Tips To Feeding Kids Wisely”
FDA Approved Candy Flavored ADHD Medication For Kids Hits The Market
Early last year, the Federal Food and Drug Administration approved a candy-flavored amphetamine-based medication that is now being marketed to kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
The drug is called Adzenys. It is a chewable, fruit-flavored drug designed with the same active ingredient as other popular ADHD medications, such as Adderall, d-amphetamine. The drug, which is essentially an extended release gummy amphetimine-based drug, was approved by the FDA for patients as young as six years old. Continue reading “FDA Approved Candy Flavored ADHD Medication For Kids Hits The Market”
Cold and Flu Season Tips to Support Your Immune System
The dreaded cold and flu season is upon us with a vicious flu strain sweeping the nation. The number of children and adults who have been hospitalized is downright frightening.
Many people have been left wondering what they can do to keep themselves and their families healthy this year. We have heard the general recommendations and cold and flu season tips like; wash your hands, stay home if you are sick, cover your mouth when you cough, etc. While these are all helpful, you should also take a proactive approach to support your immune system so it will be stronger when coming in contact with these very contagious germs. Continue reading “Cold and Flu Season Tips to Support Your Immune System”
Healthy Drinks – A Parent’s Dilemma
If you’re a parent, you know it’s becoming more and more difficult to tell which drinks are healthy and which are not. This is understandable given the marketing strategy to sell that edges out giving clear messages about the products in consideration.
For starters, most parents understand that water and “most” milk is healthy; maybe even certain fruit juices. And most parents know that soda is not healthy, diet or regular. But what about the ever growing aisle of sports, energy and health drinks? Even fruit juices are often laden with all sorts of unhealthy additives, and juice itself can be very high in sugar – and even have added sugar! Continue reading “Healthy Drinks – A Parent’s Dilemma”
Why Children Need Physical Activity
In today’s highly technologically driven society, children can travel the world from their comfy chair at home, and the physical body remains a passive participant in this dynamic travel. Children used to run, literally, from one game to another in the safety of their neighborhoods until parents called them in at dusk.
Exercise was a natural part of growing up. Playing foursquare, running to your friend’s house down the street, endless rounds of tag, riding bikes and the list goes on. Now physical movement is replaced by long hours on the couch or in a chair, still filled with lots of fun games and learning activities, but oftentimes at the loss of the former.
Yet physical exercise remains important to health.
So what are a few compelling reasons to take charge and bring physical fitness into the lifestyle of your family? Continue reading “Why Children Need Physical Activity”