The Importance of Breast Feeding on Dental-Facial Development & Health

Lately, so much of the talk about breastfeeding these days seems to center on the mother’s right to breastfeed in certain public spaces – as with this recently viral video. But as important as those conversations are, we shouldn’t lose sight of another critical factor: the best interests of the child. For the benefits of …

What’s Good Food to a 7 Year Old?

Chatting with one of our clients after her recent appointment, we got to talking about some of the great documentaries about food and the food industry that have been made over the past decade – from Super Size Me to Food, Inc. – and TV shows such as Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. This, of course, …

Dental Health Affects How Kids Do in School

As this year’s National Children’s Dental Health Month draws to a close (incidentally, February is also National Pet Dental Month; we leave you to draw your own conclusions), here are a few facts from a study on the relationship of oral health, school attendance and performance recently published in the American Journal of Public Health: …

Candy Is Dandy…for Preventing Cavities?

First, there were the lollipops. Then there were the mints. Now come the gummy bears: dreyboblue/Flickr ScienceDaily — The tooth-protecting sugar substitute xylitol has been incorporated into gummy bears to produce a sweet snack that may prevent dental problems. Giving children four of the xylitol bears three times a day during school hours results in …

Recommended Reading: EMF Safety, Homeopathy, New Depression Research, Probiotic Claims and More

Live Safely and Thrive in the Wireless Age (Central Sierra Health Resource Guide) An excellent overview of the health risks of Electro Magnetic Frequency (EMF) radiation from mobile phones, computers, microwaves and other technological conveniences – along with tips and resources for minimizing your exposure.  To access the article, follow the above link and scroll …

Now It’s Kids and Cholesterol while We Miss the Big Picture

So the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has revised its position on children and cholesterol. Now they say that children as young as two should be screened for cholesterol if they are at risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD). The AAP also lowered the age at which they indicate statins – from 10 to 8 …