Fall is finally in full swing and the leaves are looking beautiful! With the change in season comes the returning threat of “seasonal” illnesses like colds and the flu. Have you ever wondered why there is such a thing as “seasonal” illness? Why would viruses and bacteria only come around during the fall and winter months? They don’t – this is a MYTH!
Taking care of sick children can be a rather challenging aspect of being a parent. Waking up in the middle of the night to the sounds of your child’s cough, feeling your child’s feverish body against yours, and cleaning up vomit is something you may be familiar with. We all knew there would be times like this in our parenting experience. It’s inevitable that kids get sick. It’s a necessary part of growing up, a normal part of childhood.
The general belief is that kids “catch” colds and flu from viruses that are circulating in the air or passed from others. Many people talk about a cold or flu “going around” as if it were making the rounds infecting every child in its path. The reality is that out of all the children exposed to the virus, only a portion of these children will get sick to some degree and others will not succumb to the disease at all. This is because viruses and bacteria are not the sole cause of disease.
What exactly IS a Doula?
A doula is someone who provides physical support, emotional support, and educational support to women from pregnancy, up through delivery of their new little one! Doula is Greek for “female helper”. Want to learn more about the benefits of a doula and how they may be of help to you? Check out this article below from the American Pregnancy Association!
Very seldom will it work for everyone in your family to go cold turkey from Standard
American Diet to a clean nutrient dense diet. What I see happening is that
someone decides that it is time to change the way your eating. You go get kale for
kale chips, start making bone broth, stop baking, buy a tub of coconut oil. By the
way all these things are really great to do. But all at once implementing these
changes and your family can freak out.
The holidays are awesome. We get to spend some much needed time with family and friends, yet for the majority of people, their health suffers.
There’s no excuse to give up your healthy eating habits and throw exercise to the wind with the “I’m just too busy” excuse. Wouldn’t it be nice to bring on the New Year feeling AMAZING, rather than bloated, tired, and with the same New Year’s resolution of “I will lose 15 pounds!!”
Sharing great times and making everlasting family memories doesn’t have to cost a fortune! Simply getting together with no distractions is the first step to having fun together and making these great memories. Read on to see our favorite budget friendly family activities!
Read this interesting article on what our thoughts have to do with our health!
With the fall season comes an abundance of apples! Enjoy this months recipe and use those apples up!
Check out these summer health tips for the whole family….