We all know about the growing obesity and diabetes problem plaguing our kids these days, and it’s great that solutions are becoming more prevalent. But we can’t treat these issues the way we do a cold. That is to say, we can’t just give kids healthy food and expect them to change how they eat. The solution must be holistic, incorporating food education that promotes awareness and connection to what we put into our bodies.
You’ve heard of turning lemons into lemonade, what about turning a lawn weed into a side dish or beverage? When it comes to the dandelion, you can do just that.
“Anyone who opens his or her eyes sees a natural world so threatened by industrial agriculture that it’s tempting to drop off the grid and raise a few chickens,” laments food journalist Mark Bittman. But is organic agriculture a viable means for feeding a worldwide population that is expect to grow to more than 9 billion by the middle of this century?
Newer homes are airtight to save energy, but this prevents a healthy exchange between stale indoor and fresh outdoor air, so run ventilating fans in the bathroom and kitchen to prevent mold and air out your home periodically.
A review of cardiovascular disease research studies dating back to 1937 finds that low magnesium levels are a chief predictor of heart disease.
Americans pride themselves on being ahead of the rest of the world when it comes to scientific and medical advances, but although the US market for botanicals and herbal medicines is rapidly growing, we’re a couple of centuries behind Europe and many centuries behind Asia.
Talk to a pediatrician about how supplements can complement your child’s healthy diet. Studies show that kids tend to consume too few essential fats (such as ALA, EPA, and DHA), which affect brain and eye development. Probiotic supplements support a healthy balance of bacteria in the gut, important for immune health. Experts recommend that everyone ages 1 to 18 take in between 600 and 1,000 IU of vitamin D daily.
There has always been a love-hate relationship with exercise: We know it’s good for us but have trouble sticking to it. To make your relationship with working out a long-lasting one, it is important to develop a routine that can turn into an everyday habit. Make your visit to the gym or yoga studio as easy as possible by packing your gym bag with everything you’ll need.