An obese child is an unhappy child — and an unhealthy child. Obese children are at risk for the same health problems as obese adults, such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. However, using dietary supplements for your child’s weight problem may not only be ineffective; these over-the-counter “weight loss pills” can have dangerous side effects.
Dark under-eye circles can tack on the most years to your face. Each year, manufacturers of skincare products release new eye creams to the consumer market that claim to get rid of dark, baggy, puffy eyes. However, skin care expert Paula Begoun, author of “Don’t Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me” reveals that specialty eye creams don’t work.
Protein is an essential part of your growing teen’s diet. Protein makes up every cell, organ and body tissue — however, these proteins are continually breaking down and must be replenished. Your teen’s need for protein depends on age and gender. However, it’s not enough that your child get the requisite amount or protein — the quality of the protein in your teenager’s diet matters, too.
Food poisoning, also known as food-borne illness, can strike children and adults alike. Symptoms of food poisoning, such as vomiting and diarrhea, typically start around eight hours after contaminated food is consumed, although some types of food poisoning, such as salmonella, can have an incubation period of up to three days. Food poisoning typically resolves after 48 hours. When treating your child’s bout of food poisoning, preventing dehydration is the most important task.
Women make up 40 percent of hair loss sufferers, according to the American Hair Loss Association. Androgenetic alopecia, or pattern baldness, doesn’t affect only men — it can affect women as well, resulting in a diffuse pattern of hair loss. Women have far fewer options than men when it comes to hair growth treatments that are proven to work. Because hair loss can be triggered by other causes, such as stress, an underlying medical condition, or use of certain medications, the hair growth treatments on the consumer market may not work for you.
Fortunately for consumers, federal regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Federal Trade Commission make it their job to take off the market “natural” hair growth treatments that make impossible claims. There’s no special potion or natural herbal supplement to make your existing hair grow faster or thicker. But, if you give your hair some special attention, and treat it gently, healthier, happier tresses can be yours — naturally.
Exercise during pregnancy won’t just give you extra energy — it can put you in a better mood, keep your muscles nicely toned, help you sleep better and make it easier on your body during your delivery and post-pregnancy recovery, says the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, or ACOG. The best exercise program for you includes activities that are effective and safe, and that can be performed with minimal discomfort.
Hair loss affects both men and women. Andogenetic alopecia, also known as pattern baldness or hereditary hair loss, makes up almost 95 percent of all cases of hair loss. Infomercials, print ads and Internet marketers offer topical serums, supplements and laser combs “guaranteed” to give you results. Take a second look at these hair regrowth products, and you’ll find that you have no assurance of their safety or efficacy, as defined by the FDA.
As your child enters her preteen years, a brand new flood of hormones cause physical changes, as well as a whole new set of problems — body odor, oily hair and acne, to name a few. Good personal hygiene is essential for the tween who’s socially engaged and self-assured. Personal hygiene isn’t simply about cleanliness or physical attractiveness; the tween who makes it a habit to bathe every day and use antiperspirant shows consideration for others who share the same space.
Nausea and vomiting aren’t conditions — they’re symptoms suggesting that something is afoot in your child’s gastrointestinal tract. A vomiting child likely won’t be able to summon up a healthy appetite soon after he throws up, but getting him back on solids is essential for good health. The American Academy of Pediatrics, or AAP, advises you to withhold solid foods while your child is still vomiting — however, make sure he continues to receive fluids to prevent dehydration.