A Healthier Halloween: Preparing to be Allergen-Safe While Halloween is often seen as an exciting childhood tradition, parents of kids with food allergies or intolerances might approach the holiday with dread. There are so many instances where your child already has to be on the alert, so the thought of a day where kids are exposed to lots of “treats” can be stressful. Additionally, it is not uncommon for kids to have multiple allergies or intolerances to juggle. The top
Essential Oils for Stress Management Have you experimented with essential oils? They are everywhere these days, and the purported health benefits are seemingly endless. One of the more popular reasons to use them is to manage stress and promote a good night’s rest. Because our emotional and physical health are interconnected, if we are stressed, our bodies have a difficult time slowing down and relaxing, but it is vital to our overall health and wellness to take time for ourselves
Happy World Autism Awareness Day! President Barack Obama stated today that “Every person deserves the chance to reach for their highest hopes and fulfill their greatest potential. On World Autism Awareness Day, we reaffirm our dedication to ensuring that belief is a reality for all those who live on the autism spectrum ‑‑ including 1 in 68 children.” Those national numbers are staggering when you consider that not that long ago, those numbers were 1 in 10,000. Data we have from a
Why eating a whole foods diet is optimal for everyone The more we learn about nutrition, the more it seems that we should eat the way humans ate long ago, certainly before processed foods became the norm. Research overwhelmingly supports that we should be eating whole foods, and avoiding processed foods for optimal health. Some people wonder what are the exact definitions of whole foods and processed foods, so we will spell it out here. Whole foods are foods that come from nature, not a factory.