Posts Tagged ‘environmental toxins’
Most new parents are familiar with "child-proofing" and make an effort to keep rooms safe for young children to explore. We worry about choking hazards, things that can fall and hurt them, toxic chemicals in household cleaning products, and electrical sockets. But what about the very place your child sleeps at night? Did you know that many of the chemicals used in flame retardants on conventional crib and bed mattresses and even in children's pajamas can be toxic to some children? Did you know that there are safer nontoxic alternatives? Read the rest of this entry »
Any parent who has been to the E.R. with their child during an acute asthma attack can tell you first-hand how scary this medical condition is. Asthma affects nearly 1 in 11 children in the U.S. It is usually diagnosed before age 5, and many times the initial diagnosis follows an upper respiratory infection, such as the common cold. Most alarming, is the fact that asthma rates and deaths due to asthma have increased significantly over the past few decades--a statistic not to be taken lightly. As frustrating and scary as the disease itself can be, more and more parents and affected children are just as frustrated with the limited treatment options available. While it is true that some children "outgrow" their asthma, that is not true for all children. Those who live with moderate to severe asthma may find themselves choosing between daily medications that slowly destroy their liver or a lifestyle hampered greatly by the threat of their next asthma attack. Fortunately, there are some Natural Treatments that can be quite effective and help those with asthma decrease the severity and progression of their disease while minimizing the need for potentially harmful drugs. Here, in no particular order, are some Natural Treatments to consider (and discuss with a qualified healthcare professional): Read the rest of this entry »
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