Recent Posts by April Sanders
Some expectant mothers who give up coffee during their pregnancies instead turn to herbal teas. At first glance, ginseng tea may seem like a good choice. American and Asian ginseng are both known to have many health benefits. Unfortunately, the risks of ginseng tea far outweigh the benefits for pregnant women.
Both American and Asian ginseng contains substances called ginsenosides that are beneficial in many ways. In Asia, ginseng has been traditionally used to make a person stronger and wiser. The herb is also popular in the United States and is known to boost the immune...
Babies, with their thin, delicate skin, are susceptible to rashes, dry patches and other skin irritations. While some skin irritations may look uncomfortable or unattractive, most are not a serious health threat to your baby. Still, it's always best to see a doctor if you are concerned. Causes of skin irritations range from hormonal changes to external triggers.
Several things can cause skin irritations in babies. The first is her mother's hormones. These hormones, which affect babies while they are still in the womb, cause a newborn's glands to become clogged with oil, causing the...
Many parents are looking for ways to live simpler, greener and healthier. For some, this means living organically. This trend extends to making your own cleaners, shampoos, soaps and even toothpaste using all-natural ingredients found around the home. Not only are such items often better for your health, they can also be less expensive than their commercial counterparts.
Chemicals in Toothpastes
Most people think that when your toothpaste lathers up a nice foam, it's working well. In actuality, the ingredient that causes all those bubbles is a chemical called sodium lauryl sulfate. SLS has...