A child’s IQ can be affected by the amount of pesticides their mother is exposed to while pregnant. High amounts of exposure to certain pesticides while pregnant have been linked to lower IQs in school-aged children. The harmful pesticide is organophosphates. It’s commonly found on berries, green beans, and other various fruits and vegetables. Outside of the grocery store, … [Read more...] about How Fetal Exposure to Pesticides Can Lower Your Child’s IQ
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Healthy germs are all the buzz these days. What are they? And how do we incorporate them into a kid’s diet? First, let’s start with the cringeworthy fact that we host trillions of microbes in and on our bodies. Most of these reside in our gut and are actually quite beneficial for maintaining a healthy body. A healthy gut consists of 85% beneficial bacteria and is directly … [Read more...] about Probiotics and Prebiotics for Kids: What’s the Difference?
If just the thought of head lice makes your head itch, think about what it is doing to your child who has them. Lice are a common problem shared by school-age children across the United States. Most parents receive the dreaded letter from the school at least one time during their child's school career. The letter usually states that lice are going around the school and that you … [Read more...] about Cures & Remedies for Head Lice
This post is in partnership with Welcomb. Got lice? Don’t panic! We’ll get you through this. In fact, eliminating a lice infestation is a lot less dramatic than you might think. All you need to do to rid your child’s head of lice and nits (lice eggs) is to physically remove them with the wet combing method. When you visit the lice removal aisle at the store, you’ll see … [Read more...] about The 4 Tools You Need to Effectively Remove Lice and Nits
There is a common misconception while pregnant, that eating for two means you need to consume more food. While pregnant you only need 250 -300 more calories then you do before you were pregnant. Chances are if you are eating a typical American diet you are getting way over the daily calories needed even without a baby growing inside. Instead of worrying about eating enough … [Read more...] about Eating For Quality When Pregnant