Archive for the Help for Moms Category


The Health Benefits of Eating Dinner as a Family

By Margaret Chuong-Kim DrBenKim.com Families are often so busy that they can’t seem to find the time to eat dinner together. If you are a parent to young children or adolescents the current research suggests you may want to make the time to sit down and share meals. Eating together appears to hold more implications […]

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Some quick Organizational Tips for the busy mom!

By: Donna Butler 1. Clean up as you go.If you are in the kitchen preparing dinner clean up the utensils you use in preparation while you are stirring, waiting for the pot to boil etc. – this will make after dinner clean up much faster and easier. 2. Pick up before you go to bed.Before […]

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TV viewing leads to Obesity

WASHINGTON, — Two new studies link TV watching to obesity and shows that parents serve as role models for their children viewing habits. The studies, which appear in the October issue of The Journal of Pediatrics, show the average child watches more TV than the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends, leading to more couch potatoes […]

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Top 10 Reasons Children Should Exercise

In the past, parents worried more about their children being home by the time the street lights came on then whether or not they got the recommended amount of daily activity.   Today parents are advised to monitor their children’s body mass index (height-to-weight ratio) as the obesity epidemic among children ages 6-19 has reached […]

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Soft Drinks, Hard Facts

Research suggests kids who drink a lot of soft drinks risk becoming fat, weak-boned, cavity-prone and caffeine-addicted. By Sally SquiresWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, February 27, 2001; Page HE10 Americans drink more soda pop than ever before. These popular beverages account for more than a quarter of all drinks consumed in the United States. More than […]

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Helpful Strategies for getting your kids to eat healthy foods!

This is a great article from the foodnetwork.com site…. The USDA recommends five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, but getting your daughter to take a single bite of broccoli is akin to two rounds in the ring. Here are some strategies for sneaking healthy foods in the dishes your kids love. Don't forget […]

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How To Cook Whole Food From Scratch

by Colleen Huber Whole fresh foods should be the basis of what we all eat.  Whole foods, whether meat, vegetable or fruit, do two things: they provide all the nutrients that nature put into the food–not just as a sum of nutrients, but even more, as a synergy of nutrients that work together because they […]

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Parents Can Help Kids Shed Pounds

HEALTHCANDICE CHOI Associated Press Even as Julie Wandling's two sons started packing on so much weight that their breathing became labored, she remained silent. "It never occurred to me to put them on a diet," she said. "They're kids — my attitude was let them eat what they want." In a nation where experts say […]

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Precocious Puberty – What Is It? – By Sherrill Sellman, ND,

Julianne is a mother to her beautiful five-year-olddaughter, Sarah. But all is not as it seems – somethingstrange is stirring in Sarah's body. One bedtime, asJulianne pulled a pajama top over her daughter's head Sarahsuddenly exclaimed, "Ouch! That hurt when you touched mynipple." Julianne was surprised by her daughter's responseand took a closer look. Yes, […]

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Fast Food Doesn’t Get Any Easier Than This!!

With obesity on the rise (especially in children) now might be the time to rethink what “fast food” really is! Let’s face it – we live in a fast paced society.  We want everything in an instant.  In talking with some young mothers they admit it “seems” easier for them to grab some chips or […]

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