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Covering all things related to general health and well being for the whole family.

The Latest From Nutrition

Is sugar bad for kids?

Is sugar bad for kids?

Sugar is taking a devastating toll on our children’s health. Sugar hijacks the brain. When sugar hits the brain theirs a reward center, it acts in the same way a drug does: it releases a surge of dopamine that makes us feel good initially, but that lift doesn’t last. Over time, we need more and more sugar to get that same boost. This starts the cycle of cravings, and in vulnerable children, addictions are often formed.

What to Eat for Constipation

What to Eat for Constipation

You may have heard conflicting stories about what to eat, making you remain undecided. Well, this article is here to give you guidelines on how you can remedy the situation. We will focus on the foods to eat for constipation.

What should you do if your child doesn’t want to eat meat?

What should you do if your child doesn’t want to eat meat?

I hear from families often that their child has decided they do not want to eat meat. Sometimes it’s picky eating, sometimes it’s a profound concern for eating animals. Many children and adults have nutritious diets with no meat protein. There are certain things to keep in mind when considering a vegetarian or vegan diet, but it can be done safely and healthfully.

The Latest From Recipes

Recipe for Nutty Golden Blondies

Recipe for Nutty Golden Blondies

 Sweet potatoes are an excellent ingredient for babies and kids. They are loaded with multivitamins, beta carotene, fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and minerals. In addition, their naturally sweet flavor and incredibly moist, creamy texture make them extra delicious.

The Latest From Dental Health

I Owe My Smile to Dr. B

I Owe My Smile to Dr. B

When I was in grade 8, like so many other kids, I got braces. Thankfully I didn’t have braces for very long, but I didn’t love the experience. I don’t think anyone does. But you know what? I am SO glad I got them. My teeth are straight, and they align well and I can eat all my favorite foods. It may have seemed like a nuisance but was worth it. Thanks Dr. B!

Why Are Kids Still Getting Cavities?

Why Are Kids Still Getting Cavities?

We're So Well  Informed, So Why Are Kids Still Getting Cavities? We know more now more than ever about how to prevent cavities. We know we should eat healthy, clean our teeth properly and see our dentist every 6 months. Why is the incidence of cavities is on the rise?...

Top 5 Ways To Prevent Tooth Decay

Top 5 Ways To Prevent Tooth Decay

Top 5 Ways To Prevent Tooth Decay What is a cavity? Let’s start at the beginning…what is a cavity? By definition, a cavity is a hole or space inside something. When dentists talk about a tooth having a cavity, we are referring to the destruction of tooth structure by...

How Many Baby Teeth Before You See The Dentist? Just One!

How Many Baby Teeth Before You See The Dentist? Just One!

How Many Baby Teeth Before You See The Dentist? Just One! Beyond all the noble goals listed by the AAPD (see my last blog) as reasons to establish a dental home by a child’s first birthday or first tooth, there are really two overriding good reasons to bring your...

The Latest From Your Body

What To Do for Painful Constipation in a Child

What To Do for Painful Constipation in a Child

Painful constipation is a prevalent issue that many kids experience. Nowadays, painful constipation in kids is especially frequent because many children overeat processed food, too little fiber, and drink too little water. They are probably following the model of adults who tend to lack a proper diet as well!

Dry Skin Relief for Baby Eczema

Dry Skin Relief for Baby Eczema

Eczema is a chronic skin condition that can appear at any time of a child’s life. Eczema can form on any area of the body. Eczema causes the skin to become dry and inflamed in patches, leading to rough, itchy, and sometimes painful skin.

How do you Get Lice?

How do you Get Lice?

Head lice are tiny insects that live in the hair of an infected person’s scalp or on a hat, scarf, or other clothing. They feed by biting skin cells off from humans’ scalps; this can lead to itching for those who have itches but do not see any signs yet.

The Latest From Healthy Sleep

How To Get Good Sleep Over The Holidays

How To Get Good Sleep Over The Holidays

How to Get Good Sleep Over the Holidays  With the holiday season quickly approaching, how to get good sleep can be an important factor. With all the special events and visiting that families may partake in, it's not unusual for parents to worry about how to get good...

The Latest From Health Care

What Do We Know About the Kid Vaccine for COVID-19?

What Do We Know About the Kid Vaccine for COVID-19?

Currently, only the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is approved by Health Canada for children 12 years of age and older. Health Canada has not approved the vaccine for children younger than 12 years of age. Clinical trials of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines in children aged 6 months to 11 years are currently underway.

What Is Phimosis

What Is Phimosis

What Is Phimosis    An uncircumcised penis is covered by a ring of tissue called the foreskin. This tissue is usually loose and is able to slide over the penis to cover and uncover the glans (head of the penis). If the foreskin is too tight, it can close causing...

Inner Ear Problems? From Ear Wax?

Inner Ear Problems? From Ear Wax?

How Can I Get Rid Of Stubborn Ear Wax? In my experience, there are two types of parents in the world: those that could care less about their kid’s waxy ears, and those that despise ear wax and perseverate on the sticky stuff. I am asked at least once a day how to get...

Dyslexia In Adults

Dyslexia In Adults

What is Dyslexia in Adults As dyslexia is becoming more discussed in the media, you may commonly see dyslexia in adults portrayed in an increasingly positive light.   Some of history’s greatest inventors, entrepreneurs, artists, and architects have been dyslexic.  At...

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