Your Favorite On-the-Go Snacks : Dr. Kim Blog

Your Favorite On-the-Go Snacks

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 Kids Heart Health Matters : Dr.Kim Blog

Why Heart Health Matters In Kids

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”

FDA Approved Candy Flavored ADHD Medication For Kids Hits The Market : Dr. Kim's Blog

FDA Approved Candy Flavored ADHD Medication For Kids Hits The Market

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”

Healthy Drinks – A Parent’s Dilemma

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 Fitness : Dr Kim's Blog

Why Children Need Physical Activity

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”

23 Ways To Start Being Healthier Today : Dr Kim's Blog

23 Ways To Start Being Healthier Today

23 Ways To Start Being Healthier Today

1. Cut Back On TV. Think of the difference it makes for your body if you take a walk or if you sit for hours instead. The first is using what you have, the second is losing what you have. The same is the case for your brain when you watch TV, replacing the absent minded activity with something that engages you can keep your brain sharp and ward off a host of diseases.

2. Sleep More. Depriving yourself of sleep can greatly affect your ability to concentrate, to remember and to perform mentally. Continue reading “23 Ways To Start Being Healthier Today”