Keeping our bodies strong, flexible and toned is key to great physical health, but not to be underestimated is the importance of quality sleep. We spend approximately a third of our life sleeping, during which our bodies repair, rejuvenate and reset mental and physical functionality. As a yoga instructor and practitioner, people assume uninterrupted deep sleep comes … [Read more...] about Bedtime Tips for Sleep-Deprived Mommies
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The common cold often strikes in winter. Before you reach for the cold medicine, you might want to consider whether your runny nose, scratchy throat and watery eyes might be symptoms of winter allergies. While spring and fall months often bring an increase in allergy symptoms for people with pollen allergies, symptoms may be worse during the winter for those with other … [Read more...] about Common Winter Allergies
Normally, the immune system protects the human body from viruses and bacteria. Much like a microscopic game of Pac-Man, the tiny white cells open up and engulf the invaders until there are none left to create illness in the body. However, some individuals have immune systems that malfunction, and as in the case of juvenile diabetes, the immune system attacks the insulin … [Read more...] about Symptoms of Child Diabetes
We recently went on a family ski trip that involved very little skiing. Mother Nature has not been well behaved, so we had no snow and conditions were not even cold enough for the snow-making machines to do their thing. So, we spent our ski trip doing a lot of alternative activities – bowling, walking, card-playing, movie-watching, and video game-playing. We also did a lot … [Read more...] about 5 Teenage Rules – Who Knew?
The following is a guest post by Jennifer Buchanan The choice to take medication or not while you are breastfeeding can be a stressful decision for many moms, especially during flu season when there are many flu and cold medications available. The key questions to consider for taking medication during lactation are: 1. Do the benefits of the medication outweigh the … [Read more...] about Is It Safe To Take Medication While You’re Breastfeeding?