The numbers concerning childhood obesity in America are sobering, and parents across the country are responding to the crisis in various ways, including enrolling kids in sports programs, encouraging physical exercise, and putting their children on diets. The decision to place a child on a diet plan presents some challenges, however, which parents ought to consider before deciding to implement one. Here are 10 concerns about using this approach to remedy a child’s weight problem:
Considering that most kids eat wheat regularly, this is a must read article!
Childhood obesity is a national epidemic that can lead to a host of related medical conditions, including diabetes, breathing problems, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Overweight and obese children also tend to suffer from lowered self-esteem and encounter discrimination from their peers, the effects of which can follow them well into adulthood, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
It’s no secret that germs are the culprit behind illnesses big and small, but avoiding them can seem like a full-time job for parents. While it’s certainly important to maintain a level of cleanliness and good hygiene to prevent sicknesses that seem to spread like wildfire through groups of children, finding the balance between keeping things clean and striving to maintain hospital levels of sterilization in your home is important for the health of your children and the good of your own sanity.
The prevalence of Coeliac Disease has increased five-fold overall since 1974 (1). Yet testing for the condition has been plagued with difficulties and inaccuracies especially in children. Nutritionist Christine Bailey who specialises in digestive disorders and allergies in children discusses new tests available and the signs and symptoms to look out for.
By Dr. Mercola You’ve probably given careful consideration to the food your children consume on a daily basis. But what about the other environmental influences they’re exposed to on a near 24/7 basis, such as the materials in their living space and, more specifically, your flooring? It is likely no one in your home is more familiar with your floor than young children or toddlers living there, as this is where they spend a good deal of time – exploring, playing and learning the ropes of life.
Recent studies carried out in Tayside in Scotland have once more highlighted the fact that reliance on steroids to prevent asthma attacks in children significantly reduce their growth rates. Yet, the practice of total reliance on these prescribed drugs continues with little thought of alternatives.
When a member of the family suffers from food or seasonal allergies, managing symptoms and reducing the likelihood of contact with known allergens is of the utmost importance. Fortunately, modern technology offers a slew of options for doing just that, with iPhone apps available in the famed App Store to do everything from tracking pollen counts to discovering potentially problematic food ingredients to reminding sufferers to take their medication daily, just to name a few. I
Between 1997 and 2008 the number of children diagnosed with a peanut allergy more than tripled. This alarming trend, aside from creating a need for parents to be extra-vigilant about the foods their children are exposed to, has also made it necessary for nannies to educate themselves as thoroughly as possible on the subject. As the number of afflicted children continues to rise, the likelihood of a nanny encountering at least one allergic child over the course of her career also grows stronger. In the interest of providing a quick peanut allergy primer, here are a few of the most important facts for nannies to keep in mind.
According to the American Heart Association, one in three American children are overweight or obese. The current rate of childhood obesity has nearly tripled since 1963, and it is now the leading health concern of parents in the U.S. There has never been a more pressing time than now to get American children exercising and eating healthier. How, you ask? By giving them activities that are fun, stimulating, and unexpectedly burn lots of calories. Here are eight fun ways to get your kids to exercise:
Does it seem like your child is chronically suffering from a cold or the sniffles? Those scratchy throats and runny noses might not just be the latest bug going around, they could be the result of seasonal allergies. According to the AAFA (Asthma and Allergy Foundation) 50 million Americans are affected by allergies. On top of that, allergies are the third leading chronic disease in children in the United States.
By Ethan Huff - (NaturalNews) There is a fresh agenda afoot to begin diagnosing children as young as six years of age with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and drugging them with dangerous medications like Ritalin (methylphenidate), Adderall (dextroamphetamine and amphetamine), and Prozac (fluoxetine). And the mainstream media seems to be working lockstep with medical journals to create the illusion that doing this is vital for childhood health and development.