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Author: Sylvi Martin

The hidden dangers of toxic scented products. (And how to keep your kids safe!)

There are literally thousands of household products that contain fragrances.  Common household products that contain fragrances include laundry detergents, fabric softeners, dryer sheets, air fresheners, cleaning supplies, perfumes, lotions, hand soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, perfumes, colognes, bodycare products, and scented candles. Many of my patients are surprised to learn that...

Blueberry lemon popsicles - a cool treat for a hot day! #Nutrition #Naturopathic

Blueberry Lemon Popsicles – a Cool Treat for a Hot day!

A healthy summertime treat your kids will LOVE! Blueberry lemon popsicles make a cool treat for hot summer days, plus they're full of Vitamin C and antioxidants! To make, combine the following ingredients in your blender: 1 cup blueberries fresh juice from 5 lemons, be sure to strain out the seeds 1/4...

Nipping Winter Nosebleeds - a naturopathic approach. From NaturopathicPediatrics.com

Nipping Winter Nosebleeds – A Naturopathic Approach

  It’s not uncommon for children to experience nosebleeds in the winter.  The blood vessels that line your child’s nose are extremely delicate.  When air temperature and moisture drop in the winter this can dry out the nasal passages.  This leads to tiny cracks and crusting, which can cause those little...

How to find a safe, natural sunscreen for your child

Is sun exposure safe? While sunlight is wonderful for obtaining Vitamin D, which has many health benefits, the sun also has the potential to cause skin damage.  Right now the research is pretty clear that intermittent, intense sun exposure in childhood and adolescence is linked to melanoma.  Melanoma is the most dangerous...

Magnesium for mental health: is your child getting enough?

Magnesium for mental health: is your child getting enough?

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Magnesium is an important mineral for children’s overall health. It’s involved in over 300 types of reactions in the body  including energy production, regulating the functions of the muscles, nerves and heart, regulating blood pressure and blood sugar, and helping to maintain a healthy immune system....

Can drinking more water make your kid smarter? Dr. Martin from Naturopathic Pediatrics explains

Can drinking more water make your kid smarter?

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Water intake is critical for many body functions, but it’s especially important for optimal brain health. It’s so important that the human body can’t live more than a few days without it. Water makes up to about 60-65% of your child’s total weight (up to 75% for...