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As a board-certified pediatrician, I’m often asked which supplements or multivitamins I recommend for keeping babies and tots healthy.
A Quick Guide to Propolis
January 22 2018
Propolis is the resinous substance collected by bees from the leaf buds and barks of trees - especially poplar and conifer trees. The bees utilize the propolis along with beeswax to construct the hive. Propolis has antibiotic activities that help the hive block out viruses, bacteria, and other organisms. Commercial preparations appear to retain these antibiotic properties. In addition, according to test tube and animal studies, propolis exerts some antioxidant, liver protecting, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer properties.
Natural Approaches and Supplements to Reduce Anxiety
April 5 2018
We are all probably a little more wired to stress than we used to be, and it shows: anxiety disorders affect more than 40 million Americans, and global rates of anxiety and anxiety-related disorders have risen nearly 50% in the last two decades, according to the World Health Organization. Women are twice as likely to suffer from anxiety as men.
How to Check for Quality when Ordering Natural Products
March 19 2018
Maybe you have seen insanely low prices on supplements and wondered, “What’s the catch?” That is a very important question and the answer may surprise you: you could be getting a fraction of the promised ingredients.
Bone Broth for Gastric Health Support
October 30 2018
Bone broth provides nutrients to many different body systems and can also be used to enhance gastrointestinal health.
Acne, Sugar, Dairy and Bad Fats
August 23 2017
Acne is clearly associated with diet. Strongly linked to acne is a diet high in refined carbohydrates, dairy, and the wrong type of fats. In Westernized societies, acne is a nearly universal skin disease afflicting 79% to 95% of teenagers. In men and women older than 25 years, 40% to 54% still have some degree of facial acne. In contrast, acne is extremely rare in societies consuming healthful traditional diets.
Types of Tea + Iced Tea Recipes
June 9 2017
Cool down this summer with tasty and healthy iced teas!
Now that it is getting warmer, many people find themselves craving icy cold beverages. Though staying hydrated is important, a cold soft drink can be detrimental to a person's health. Instead of reaching for a soda or sugary punch next time temperatures climb, it's better to opt for a delicious iced tea instead.
Natural Ingredients to Hydrate Dry Skin from Head to Toe
March 22 2019
Staying hydrated is the key to good health. Although drinking adequate fluids can help ensure that the skin stays healthy and hydrated, a cream, moisturizer as well as some other household staples can go a long way toward making the body even more comfortable when experiencing dryness.
The Ultimate 3-Course Vegan and Gluten-Free Meal
March 21 2019
For a delicious and budget-friendly night in, try this vegan and gluten-free meal you can make at home.
Alpha-Lipoic Acid And Multiple Sclerosis
March 20 2019
Often there are extremely positive preliminary results with a natural product in a very serious health condition and there are no follow up studies.
3 Things to Avoid in Your Beauty Products
March 19 2019
The soaps, lotions, and makeup people use every day have a huge impact on wearers.
The Benefits of Elderberry
March 18 2019
Elderberry (Sambucus sp.), a flowering plant, has been used for hundreds of years for medicinal purposes by native populations all over the world.
A Basic Shopping Guide for Keto Beginners
March 15 2019
The ketogenic diet requires a careful balance of fat, carbs, and protein.
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