In my house, we only permit BPA-free toys, sippy cups, and other plastics while trying to minimize our use of plastic altogether. Doing so is supposed to spare us from hormone-disrupting chemicals found in bisphenol-A. But these plastic items still aren’t safe (if by safe
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Christmas decorations and toys — they seem harmless enough, with nothing but festive moments and good intentions behind it all. Sadly, from Christmas lights to garlands to toys, they are not as innocuous as they may seem. Many contain heavy metals like lead, flame retardants, and other
Have questions for a midwife? Dr. Cathy Carlson-Rink is a Naturopathic Physician and Registered Midwife practicing at the Family Health Clinic in Langley, BC with a focus on pregnancy, infertility, and women’s and children’s health, and a mom of three girls born at home. She’s
Lately, I’ve been striving to be a thoughtful consumer. I’m reading more labels and trying to make earth-friendly and baby-friendly choices. Mostly this has applied to food, but recently I’ve been widening my search for other healthful products including diapers, skincare products, toys and
Despite working hard to provide the very best for our children, many parents feel like failures when they find that their little ones have cavities. For some of us, one or more of our children are plagued with unhealthy teeth and we are
Post sponsored by Carlson Labs by Jolie Root, LPN, LNC Feeding our children well, especially as we send them off to school, is one of the most important things we can do for them. But, let’s face it — it can sometimes be a chore.
By Mary Brune Web Exclusive July 17, 2012 news update: FDA Bans BPA from Bottles and Sippy Cups Before the birth of my daughter three years ago, I was pretty sure I had everything I would ever need: Cloth diapers? Check. Sling? Check.
By Thomas W. HaleIssue 111 March/April 2002 The decision to prescribe medication for a breastfeeding mother is one of the most contentious areas in the clinical practice of medicine. For legal reasons alone, most manufacturers and many physicians advise patients to discontinue breastfeeding while
By Debbie LindgrenWeb Exclusive – February 20, 2009 Keeping children healthy and safe is the goal of parents worldwide. Experts agree that one of the easiest ways to avoid spreading germs is to wash your hands, particularly prior to eating. However, sinks and bathrooms
Thank you to everyone who took part in the Boiron Family Homeopathy Giveaway! The two winners of the Boiron Baskets of Health are listed below. It was wonderful to read through your experiences with homeopathic treatments, and we are so glad you took the