Posts Tagged ‘nutrition’
Now that the school year is in full swing, cold and flu viruses will make their way through classrooms and families. Just because everyone else is getting sick doesn't mean your child has to too. There are a few simple things that can help keep your child's immune system strong and reduce the likelihood of getting sick or at least reduce the severity and duration of illness should they catch a cold or flu virus. Read the rest of this entry »
In these financially strapping times, many parents are looking closely at their budgets and wondering where to make cuts without doing harm to their family. This begs the question "is it really worth spending the extra money on organic food, or can we get by on the cheap stuff?" A tough question for some parents, since there is not a lot of published information on the benefits of organic food over commercially farmed food. Even more discouraging, are some of the studies published lately that seem to contradict what we thought were the health benefits of diets high in fresh fruits and vegetables. While some "organic" foods have been shown to be healthier and safer than their non-organic counterparts, there are plenty of researchers in the field (AKA cynics) who view the "organic" trend as simply a lifestyle choice rather than a movement towards better health. There was even a report published in the UK last year indicating no difference in the health benefits of organic vs. conventionally grown foods, so why, then, spend the extra money on organic foods? Read the rest of this entry »
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