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Back To School: Re-Think Your Lunch

This time of year those of us with children have been busy getting them ready to go back to school. Even if you don’t have children, the Labor Day weekend marks the official end of summer. Many jobs are a little more laid back in the summer but now things start to ramp back up.

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Vitamin D: The Happy Hormone

Vitamin D is often referred to as “the happy hormone”. Actually it is a prohormone — it gets converted to an active hormone with multiple tissue targets such as the brain, bone and liver. Deficiencies have been linked to diabetes, autism and many cancers. Experts like Michael Holick Ph.D.,M.D. at Boston University have proven that

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Reduce Infections as Your Kids Go Back to School

Steve Amoils, MD Did you know that a study showed that an herbal combination of echinacea, propolis, and vitamin C showed a 55% reduction of illness and a 62% reduction in the number of days with fever per child in children (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. VOL 158, 2004; 158:217-221)? Many of you have been faced

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School Lunches Around the Globe

Childhood obesity has been called “one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century”. Globally, an estimated 43 million preschool children (under age 5) were overweight or obese in 2010, a 60 percent increase since 1990. (1) The problem affects countries rich and poor. Of the world’s 43 million overweight and obese preschoolers, 35 million live in developing countries. By 2020, if the current epidemic continues unabated, 9 percent of all preschoolers will be overweight or obese—nearly 60 million children. (1)

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