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Are nutritional supplements safe for kids?

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Sales of nutritional supplements continue to rise and many families include nutritional supplements in their dietary routines. However, there is a lack of research regarding the recommended dosages, the recommended needs, and toxicity levels of nutritional supplementation for children. Therefore, are nutritional supplements safe for kids?

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Vaccines are safe and the MMR vaccine is not related to autism


ALL rigorous scientific studies confirm (and reconfirm) that vaccines are safe and effective, and that the MMR vaccine is not related to autism. For the safety of everyone, it is important to vaccinate unless medically contraindicated.

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Why do my kids crave horrible food?


Generations ago, advertisers used to market to adults. They tried to sell their products on positive messages about the benefits, helpfulness, goodness, or superiority to convince buyers to choose their products against the competition.

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Prevent sunburn: healthy skin begins in infancy


Babies are little rays of sunshine in the lives of their parents, yet some parents are unaware of how actual sunshine is unhealthy for their little one. Sunny days, cloudy days, beach days, and city street days – all these situations demand appropriate sun protection for babies in their first 6 months of life.

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Is gluten-free healthy for my non-celiac child?


The purpose of this post is to address the use of gluten-free diets in children without Celiac’s disease, an allergy to wheat, or gluten sensitivity. All of these diseases and disorders are determined through proper medical screening and testing. If parents think their child may have one of these issues, they should seek guidance from their health care provider.

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nathan dwyer

Good information

Excellent read, Positive site, where did u come up with the information on this posting? I have read a few of the articles on your... Read More
Saturday, 03 June 2017 07:57
Deanna Marie Mason


Hi Nathan! Thanks for your feedback and positive comments. With more than 20 years of experience in paediatric health and nearly ... Read More
Monday, 05 June 2017 12:16
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