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Leaving the cereal on the shelf

I ate breakfast every morning when I was little - oatmeal in the winter, cereal in the warmer months, pancakes or waffles on the weekends. Breakfast was, after all, the most important meal of the day. I probably needed that meal to sustain me as the nuns were not going to let us eat again until lunch at 12:30.…



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Added by Lauren Markman on May 17, 2016 at 6:26am — No Comments

Balancing the weight issue

I have a little secret: I am concerned about my son's future weight. He's not in any danger of being overweight right now, but it is an issue that I try to keep my eye on. Is he getting enough regular exercise? Eating enough healthy food? Growing the way he should? I am concerned about all these things.



Clearly, I read too many parent studies and they weigh on my…

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Added by Lauren Markman on May 11, 2016 at 6:23am — No Comments

Is depression becoming inevitable?

It doesn't matter what you are doing as a parent, if you read enough studies you learn that you are parenting wrong. But it is easy to accept that you are wrong as a parent: You have, after all, a constant walking/talking reminder in your life that you are an unfair, mean person and that you are crushing all the joy out of life because you won't let someone play on his iPad and instead keep insisting that he brush his teeth.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 26, 2016 at 6:32am — No Comments

Top 3 Best Foods for Improving Fertility

Most of times the delays in pregnancy are observed in women due to lack of some vital nutrients. Vitamins specially Vit B6 and in minerals specially Zinc. It doesn't mean rest of nutrients are less required but these two are very much essential for conceiving a baby.

Lets see Top 3 foods which will help you boost fertility

1. Oyster : Oysters are rich in Zinc. Zinc…

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Added by Sapana Vibhandik on April 25, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

What is Licorice and what are its health benefits?

An Ancient Herb Licorice:

Licorice also known as Liquorice or in Sanskrit: Yashtimadhu. Its botanical name is "Glycyrrhiza glabra" is and old Indian Herb known for its various health benefits.

Here in Picture are the sticks of Licorice

Its originally grown in Sub Tropical and hot…

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Added by Sapana Vibhandik on April 21, 2016 at 12:02pm — No Comments

How Clarified Butter is Healthy for Babies

In India, Ghee i.e. Clarified butter is indivisible part of diet. Special the premium diet. Its rich in fat and Unlike butter, it is a rich in vitamins and minerals including DHA.

Benefits of Ghee for babies:

1. Rich Source of…

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Added by Sapana Vibhandik on April 20, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Getting off the park bench

When it comes down to it, I have two choices.



1. I could sit here on this park bench, which is in the sunshine and giving me a much-needed boost of vitamin D. And I could read my book, which I have…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 12, 2016 at 6:18am — No Comments

All I want is to see the sunshine for a little bit

When my doctor first diagnosed me with a vitamin D deficiency, he told me to go out into the sunlight more often. That advice sounded great in theory, but it wasn't realistic. I asked him when I was supposed to do that during my day. At my 5 am run, the sun isn't up yet. I work all day - even through my lunch time. I am in a lot of meetings and can't wander too far from my desk phone. When I get home, I make dinner and help get my son…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 8, 2016 at 6:18am — No Comments

Exercise & Bone Health

Keeping our bodies healthy is an ongoing challenge and every minute it seems that new research reveals another approach to maintaining and improving our health.  A few basic facts have managed to stand the test of time, however, and one of these is the impact of exercise on maintaining our bone health.

Growing up as a child in the 80's, "Got milk?" was the…

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Added by MamaMadHatter on April 1, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Who had the worse night last night?

Waking up my son for school in the morning is better than the theater. There could be over-the-top goofiness and slapstick antics that is fun to watch (in small doses), or there could be the tears, accusations and casting of curses that you normally find in a Greek tragedy. Or it could be both.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 30, 2016 at 6:15am — No Comments

A secret Tip to Avoid Cavities in Kids

In my country, in India, many herbs are indivisible part of our lives One of such herb is Fennel Seeds. We eat  salted-roasted fennel seeds after every meal.

I always keep a bottle of fennel seeds in my handbag. Whenever my kids eat  sweet snacks, chocolates, caramel candies or anything at odd times which is usually during travel, at friends' or relatives' places I give my kids fennel seeds to eat after they finished with junk food. …

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Added by Sapana Vibhandik on March 28, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Learning to sleep well in childhood

When we brought our son home from the hospital, we decided to have him sleep his first night in his crib in his own room. We felt so wise in our decision, believing it to be important to teach our son that he sleeps in his room and we sleep in ours.



Our son, however, decided to start cluster feeding, so I was up with him all night, holding him. …



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Added by Lauren Markman on March 23, 2016 at 6:16am — No Comments

Putting your trust in your nose

Just like my mother, I have a sensitive nose (thanks, Mom!) I can smell all the smells - the good, the bad and the ugly. Because of this, I tend to avoid people who wear too-strong perfume or aftershave, and my very sweet husband seeks out my opinion before changing personal hygiene products to ensure they won't bother me (thanks, Love!).…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 15, 2016 at 6:22am — No Comments

Dr. Fred's Healthcare Rescue: The Real Solution to Healthcare by Dr Fred F. Hollingsworth

This is a very interesting and well researched book, in which the author considers the reasons and causes of the high cost of healthcare, and examines how to overcome this. He also talks about the lack of fair competition caused by repressed freedom, giving some very interesting examples.

The author…

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Added by Susan Keefe on March 14, 2016 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Why I Hope My Daughter Experiences Playing on a TEAM

I spent my entire childhood surrounded by impressive young women. I spent long bus rides with them. Laughed with them, ran with them, and cried with them. This week the gym I grew up playing in got torn down. Well, the whole school is getting torn down, but I could really care less about that. I mean, I'm happy the kids of that town are getting a new school. It was falling apart when I was there 10 years ago, definitely necessary. Yet, something about that filthy old gym getting torn down…

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Added by Brittany Burbank on March 14, 2016 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Measuring a life makes it less enjoyable

I've just woken up my son for school. He looks at me with blurry eyes and his hair is sticking out in every direction. He even still smells like sleep; to me, he is perfection. He yawns and asks me if I ran that morning. I confirm that I did and he immediately taps my fitbit to congratulate me on all my dots.…



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Added by Lauren Markman on March 14, 2016 at 6:46am — No Comments

Could your weight be affecting your memory?

I know a lot of things that affect my memory: My ability to concentrate on one thing at a time, the way I initially experience the memory, the amount of sleep I've had, and whether or not I've just entered a room. But I had no idea that my weight could affect it.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 11, 2016 at 6:14am — No Comments

Correcting the doctor's mistakes

I had a visit with my doctor in January and at the end of the visit, he told me that I was due to see him for my annual exam in March.



I knew this wasn't true. I recall the last time that I saw him was right after Thanksgiving. I remember us talking about holiday plans. I pointed this out to him, but he was…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 9, 2016 at 6:18am — 3 Comments

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