12% of Americans do not eat turkey at Thanksgiving.
Light exposure and action from video games and social networking can rev up the brain, disrupting the body’s daily rhythms that make kids feel drowsy close to bedtime. All technology should be turned off an hour before bed.
The human brain is about 60% fat. That means when your kids eat healthy fats, it can support brain function. Some foods with good amounts of healthy fats include avocado, nuts and seeds. Oils such as extra-virgin olive oil and coconut oil are also beneficial.
Carbohydrates are important eating for academic success. Some examples of healthy complex carbohydrates to add to your child’s diet are brown rice, quinoa and oats. These types of carbohydrates elevate levels of serotonin in the brain, which has a calming effect.
Skipping or delaying vaccines puts a young child at risk for serious diseases. Childhood is a time in life when these illnesses are the most dangerous.
Dress children in safe play clothes. Avoid scarves, hood drawstrings and necklaces that can get caught on play equipment causing major injuries.
70% of sore throat patients receive antibiotics when actually 20% really have bacteria caused strep throat. Make sure your doctor tests to confirm strep before your children start taking antibiotics for a sore throat.
ADHD medications have had questionable long term safety tests. Each drug was tested on an average of 75 patients before getting FDA approval. The average length of each trial was only 4 weeks. These medications are prescribed to children for years and not weeks. Therefore one can conclude that the drug approval process for ADHD medications as far as long term safety was concerned was severely lacking. Long term safety was in fact not officially determined at the time they were initially deemed safe.
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No matter how old your trick or treater, plan the route in advance and go over safety precautions.
Fortified breakfast cereals are causing kids to ingest too much vitamin A, zinc, and niacin according to a health research organization. The amount of these nutrients in fortified cereals is calculated for what is good for adults and not children.