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5 Ways to Encourage Children to Live a ‘Green Life’

I remember spending hours at a time outside when I was growing up: playing with sand, mud and rocks in our garden, jumping in puddles after a rainstorm, sledging, skipping and lying in the grass...

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...

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...

Introducing Children to Meditation

Meditation is an excellent way to unwind after an eventful day. Life can at times be stressful, triggered by various factors such as work, family and life in general. Our children are not immune to...

A Guide to Toxin-Free Living: Top 5 Tips to Reduce Exposure to Chemicals in your Home

Aniko Sziraczki is a Kinesiologist with a background in Psychology, and the founder of Raising Toxin Free Children.  She is passionate about children’s health and is devoted to informing parents...

Do children need vitamin supplements?

During my residency days I was under the impression that the head of my department was a tyrant (I now believe that residents are supposed to feel that way) but as the years go by there are so many...

First Aid Essentials

Some of us have been in difficult situations where medical help was not accessible immediately. And then we were told that if only some effective care was given promptly, recovery would have been...

Getting your Children and Yourself to Exercise

This is a Guest Blog by Lt Cdr (Retd.) Richa Ingle Deo, a Life Strategist Coach, who in her free time writes scripts for animated series like Chhota Bheem, Krishna Balram, Kumbh Karan. Her...