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Category Archive: Blog, Health and Nutrition

Body Image in Adolescence

Ever heard 15 yr. olds lament about how ugly they feel? Or how they wish their hair had been better, or their body been leaner and taller? This is an example of a negative body image, also known as...

Detox your Child’s Sleeping Environment

Our immune system does the majority of its repair work while we are asleep. This is the time for the body’s cells to regenerate, rejuvenate and detoxify. Conventional mattresses are full of toxic...

Cough Syrups for Children – To Give or Not to Give

It dawned on me this flu season that it was time I wrote a post on the commonest medication we all purchase over the pharmacist’s counter – cough syrups. I know most parents don’t take a...

Sensible and Simple Swine Flu Precautions for You and Your Children

This blog post has been reposted, with permission, from Bril’s Blog Most schools and households are already taking precautionary measures against contracting swine flu. We even receive messages on...

Carpets: Are your Children Crawling and Walking on Toxins?

Do you love your carpet? Do you enjoy walking on soft, luxurious, thick carpet? Have you ever thought about what might be lurking in your carpet? Let’s take a detailed look: Carpets in your homes...

Do Children Need Mineral Supplements?

I am writing this article as a sequel to my blog about vitamin supplements because I feel that mineral supplementation should also be a mindful exercise. The body uses certain components of the...

Parenting and the Meal-Time Tamasha

This blog post has been contributed by Aditi Dutta. Aditi Sarkar Dutta is a full time mother and part time writer. She holds a Master’s degree in Organisational Social Psychology from the London...

Hidden Toxins Inside Children’s School Supplies

Many parents are aware of the dangers of phthalates in cosmetic products. However, phthalates are used in children’s products as well. Did you know that children are exposed to dangerous chemicals...

Somatization Disorder, and the Role of Unconditional Love

I have been reading a thought-provoking and enlightening book by John Bradshaw titled Healing the Shame that Binds Us. The author talks about ‘toxic shame’, wherein a person can come to believe...

Child Safety and Indoor Health Hazards that are Easy to Overlook

This blog post has been reposted, with permission, from Bril’s Blog. If your child has frequent bouts of allergies and colds, the culprit could be hiding right at home under the guise of mold,...