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The Latest From Nutrition

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

Healthy Recipe for Oatmeal Cookies

Healthy Recipe for Oatmeal Cookies

This healthy recipe for oatmeal cookies is an incredible kids’ dessert! We know that fiber and a diet low in sugar play a critical role in kid’s nutrition. Therefore, this kids recipe is prepared with ingredients full of healthy fiber and includes only natural sweeteners.

Baked Veggie Nuggets – a healthy dinner idea!

Baked Veggie Nuggets – a healthy dinner idea!

When kids crave a crispy snack, these Baked Veggie Nuggets are always a hit! These are great when you are looking for easy healthy dinner ideas! This is a fun trick to feed children different seasonal veggies and get them the essential vitamins and minerals they need effortlessly.

Healthy Hazelnut Chocolate Muffins

Healthy Hazelnut Chocolate Muffins

These Healthy Hazelnut Chocolate Muffins were created to satisfy your kids’ sweet tooth (and yours!) and keep them filled up and healthy! It’s a perfect healthy snack for kids! You can serve these chocolate muffins recipe them with a glass of milk at home or pack in their lunch box for school

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 is Reactive Airway Disease and What Causes Asthma?

What is Reactive Airway Disease and What Causes Asthma?

When parents hear the term asthma, they are often fearful that their child will have a serious, life-long illness that may lead to frequent hospitalizations and long-term medication use. Most children with reactive airway disease (commonly referred to as asthma) are healthy children with recurrent coughing or wheezing episodes.

What is Baby Eczema? Why Does my Child have Dry Patches of Skin?

What is Baby Eczema? Why Does my Child have Dry Patches of Skin?

Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is red, inflamed, and dry skin. Parents usually notice dry patches of skin that become irritated, itchy, and red. Eczema affects 10-20% of children and is the most common skin condition in children. Atopic dermatitis is especially troublesome during dry and cold weather.

What to do for Baby Eczema and Dry Skin

What to do for Baby Eczema and Dry Skin

Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a common condition in babies and children. It causes the skin to become red, itchy, and inflamed. Approximately 10-20% of children have atopic dermatitis in their lifetime. There is no known cure for eczema, but there are many strategies you can take to improve your baby’s dry skin.

Dry patches of skin and baby Eczema

Dry patches of skin and baby Eczema

Eczema is dry skin that becomes inflamed. Parents usually describe eczema in their children and babies as dry patches of skin. The skin may be scaly and rough, and the skin becomes red, irritated, and itchy. Eczema is the most common skin problem in kids, affecting 20% of all kids.

Ingrown Fingernails – Everything Parents Need to Know

Ingrown Fingernails – Everything Parents Need to Know

Ingrown fingernails occur when the nail grows into the layer of skin around it. If the nail appears to be pushing into the skin or curving downward, it may be an ingrown nail. Nails that ingrow can lead to ingrown fingernail swelling and pain. If they persist, they can lead to an ingrown fingernail infection.

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...

Signs that You Need to Drop Your Child’s Nap

Signs that You Need to Drop Your Child’s Nap

Do you know when you need to drop your child's nap? Here's what to look for. While the end of nap time can open up the day to allow for different activities and outings, it also means a lot less down time for parents and caregivers. The transition also takes time for...

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...

Flu Shot or Nasal Spray – Which to Choose?

Flu Shot or Nasal Spray – Which to Choose?

Flu Shot or Nasal Spray - Which to Choose? We can't deny that viral season is upon us. My office and emergency room is filled with children and parents with runny noses, coughs, fevers and fatigue. Many worry it's the dreaded enterovirus-68, with fear over respiratory...

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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