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November 30, 2009

Experts: Placebo effect behind many ‘natural’ cures

We’ve known for years, that when it comes to doing randomized controlled trials of natural medications (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) as well as alternative therapies (everything […]
November 27, 2009

Give Thanksgiving leftovers a healthy and delicious overhaul

One of the wonderful things about Thanksgiving dinner is there are often lots of delicious leftovers. You can just warm up a few of your favorite […]
November 27, 2009

Spare the Rod? Is Spanking a Child Harmful or Helpful? – Part 11 – Is spanking ever necessary?

Opposition to parents spanking their children has been growing significantly in elite circles over the past few years. And, my blogs on spanking are among the […]
November 27, 2009

How to Keep Normal Labor Normal – Part 12 – Prayer

This blog series is designed to help women who are developing a birth plan join together with like-minded birthing professionals so as to have a shorter […]
November 25, 2009

Go Healthy, Not Hungry for Thanksgiving Eating

The holiday season means you’ll be faced with a seemingly endless buffet of food temptation. While some people simply give in and eat too much, others […]
November 25, 2009

How Much Water Per Day Do You Really Need?

This is not an infrequent question for me to be asked. And, a very nice article by Mara Betsch at Health.com will give you the information […]
November 25, 2009

Horror Show = Movie Popcorn = 3 Burgers + 12 Pats of Butter

According to a report from Fox News, “The food at movie theaters is scarier than ‘Nightmare on Elm Street,’ a frightening new study reveals.” The double-features […]
November 23, 2009

Daycare May Feed Your Kids’ TV Habit

According to a AP story, “Parents who thought their preschoolers were spending time in home-based day cares, taking naps, eating healthy snacks and learning to play […]
October 15, 2010

Friendly Bacteria (Probiotics) Help Calm Colicky Babies and May Help Constipated Babies

Italian researchers have published a study that may offer some hopeful news for parents of colicky babies: a daily dose of “good” bacteria may help their […]
October 15, 2010

How to Create a Spoiled Brat: 9 Parenting No-Nos

Kids need to know their parents love them. But some moms and dads think that the way to show love is to accept children’s bad behavior. […]
October 16, 2010

Susan Boyle: Docs Told Mum to Abort Me

Barb and I are fans of the international singing phenomenon Susan Boyle, who has just revealed in a new autobiography that doctors had told her mother […]
October 18, 2010

To Not Sleep, Perchance to Shorten Your Life

In past blogs, I’ve discussed the studies showing that if you chronically have a poor night’s sleep or you are chronically sleep deprived, that will result […]
October 18, 2010

Sleep-Deprived Teens Eat More Fat, Study Finds

In my best-sellilng book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat (currently on sale for $1.99 here), I discuss how a good […]
October 18, 2010

Many Americans Don’t Even Know They’re Fat

A recent Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll found that 30 percent of overweight Americans mistakenly think they’re normal size. Do you think you’re normal weight, overweight, or obese? […]
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