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Vitamin D–Are Your Children (or You) Getting Enough?

Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, is getting a lot of attention in the health headlines lately. While it is most well known for its role in bone health and calcium absorption, it seems that new research is continually uncovering other links between this vitamin and a variety of health conditions. This can raise the question of whether it is necessary to supplement with Vitamin D, and if so, how much? Too much can be toxic, so is it really safe to give this to your child without knowing their levels? Read the rest of this entry »

Five common nutrient deficiencies in infants and young children.

Infant formulas and many first foods, such as infant cereal, are fortified with a number of vitamins and minerals, but what if you choose not to incorporate these foods into your baby's diet? Is there another way to ensure that your child is getting adequate nutrition? At what point should your child be tested for deficiencies? These are good questions. Hopefully the following information will provide useful suggestions and guidelines to help keep your baby or young child as healthy as possible. Read the rest of this entry »
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