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  • Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin

    vitamin-dIn this next installment of Vitamins and Minerals from A to Zinc, vitamin D is in the spotlight... or should I say, the sunlight? The majority of Americans (both children and adults) are......

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  • What Supplements Do I Really Need?

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  • Fight the Winter Blues Naturally

    IMG_0593Some people know the third Monday in January as Blue Monday, because it is supposed to be the saddest day of the year. For a number of people, the winter blues aren't......

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  • 10 Tips for Cold and Flu Season

    Winter is around the corner and cold and flu season is in high gear. And who wants to be sick during the holidays? Not me! So here are some tips to help you keep the bugs away and stay healthy......

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  • Make Your Own Baby Food

    As my daughter rounded the 6-month mark, I began to think about what sorts of foods I would start her on. I perused the grocery aisles and was not impressed with the selection, even with the organic and natural varieties.......

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  • Supplements for Babies & Toddlers

    Yesterday I wrote about making baby food; today I am writing about what supplements a baby should have. I do get quite a few questions regarding this topic, and even yesterday, someone emailed me a question about vitamins for their......

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  • Vitamin D Levels in Moms Linked to Baby Language Skills

    A new study out of Australia suggests pregnant women who do not get enough vitamin D could be putting their children at risk of language difficulties.

    Researchers looked at levels of the sunshine vitamin in more than 700 pregnant women,......

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  • Avoiding Nutritional Deficiencies in a Lactose-Free Diet

    Lactose is a sugar found in dairy products and for many people it causes gas, bloating, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal problems. This is because they lack the enzyme lactase, which helps break down and digest lactose. Although it is possible......

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  • 5 Tips for Your Diet While Breastfeeding

    Nursing is a personal and often controversial decision to make. Many factors affect a woman's choice to breastfeed, but if you do choose to do it, keep in mind that what you put in your mouth can impact your baby's......

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  • Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Gestational Diabetes

    It has been a while since we have had some information on one of our most popular topics, vitamin D, the "sunshine vitamin." A new study out of Australia has shown that there is a connection between low vitamin......

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