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Category: Children’s Health
22 Oct
2015

What to look for in a Prenatal Vitamin

Thinking about your child’s health from the point of conception is one of the best things you can do for your unborn child. In utero, they spend time depleting the mother’s body of the vitamins and nutrients they need to grow. As long at the mother has the nutrients available to support the growing fetus, everything goes..

28 Jun
2015

Vitamin B 12 deficiency

What is Vitamin B12 Deficiency? B12 deficiency is a common and often under-diagnosed issue. It may take 2 to 5 years for signs of deficiency to appear as the human body is able to store large amounts of B12 in the liver and other tissues. However, B12 is only contained in animal products (meat, dairy,..

13 Jan
2015

Vegetarian and Vegan Kids

Vegetarian and Vegan Diets for Children Vegetables, grains, fruits, legumes, and nuts are the healthiest foods for children. Rich in complex carbohydrates, protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, they form the foundation for dietary habits that support a lifetime of health. Research shows that adults who consume fruits and vegetables are those who consumed these foods..

25 Aug
2014

Back to School Lunches

It’s back to school time! Whether you love or dread the daily pack-a-thon, making your kiddos’ lunches from scratch is the best way to make sure they’re getting the nutrition they need to stay focused and energized all day long. Follow these tips to make easy lunches that are delicious, nutritious and kid-friendly. Balance That..

05 Jul
2014

Are You Low in Iron?

Iron deficiency is the single most common nutrient deficiency and a leading cause of anemia. Signs and symptoms of iron deficiency Signs and symptoms of iron-deficiency anemia depend on its severity and can range from mild to severe. Many of the signs and symptoms of iron-deficiency anemia apply to all types anemia. The most common symptom..

25 Jun
2014

Promote Reading for Kids

Reading is an important part of your child’s overall health and well-being. Children who don’t learn to read well may have emotional and behavioural problems later in life. The skills your child learns early in life will help him well into adulthood. You can help your child develop good reading skills with these suggestions:

22 May
2014

Vegan and Vegetarian Nutrition

For more information, see veg.ca Vegetarians can rest assured. Plant-based foods are loaded with nutrients including ample protein, iron, calcium, vitamin D, iodine, omega-3 fatty acids, and zinc. Vegans require a reliable source of vitamin B12. Whether you eat a vegetarian or non-vegetarian diet, the key to health is simple. Include a wide variety of different foods in your diet..

03 Jan
2014

Endocrine Disruptors (Hormone Alteration): Dirty Dozen List

Dirty Dozen List of Endocrine Disruptors 12 Hormone-Altering Chemicals and How to Avoid Them (by Keep A Breast and the Environmental Working Group) There is no end to the tricks that endocrine disruptors can play on our bodies: increasing production of certain hormones; decreasing production of others; imitating hormones; turning one hormone into another; interfering..

14 Nov
2013

Protein Rich Foods

Protein is important to help build and keep muscles and red blood cells healthy.  Protein in our diet supplies us with essential amino acids that our body cannot make. Amino acids are important to form cells, repair tissues, carry oxygen and assist muscle activity.  There are approximately 20 amino acids required by the body – half..