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Children’s Health

Every once in a great while, a perfect child is born. One who never cries, sleeps all night, and gladly eats whatever food you choose to put in front of them. But unfortunately for most of us with children, developing lifestyle habits, such as a healthy appreciation for nutritious fruits and vegetables, usually requires years of continual work. (more…)

Vitamin A supplements for children could save 600,000 lives a year [1]. Current World Health Organization (WHO) estimates indicate roughly 190 million children, worldwide, under the age of five, suffer from the effects of vitamin A deficiency. These effects include increased susceptibility to potentially life-threatening infections, vision concerns, and other serious health concerns. (more…)

Vitamin C is often thought of as a sort of wonder supplement many of us turn to it when we start to feel sick. Whether it’s orange juice to ease a cold, or fizzy tablets as a pre-flight precaution, vitamin C is there when we need it. While it’s also no secret that children can benefit from vitamin C just as much as adults, new medical findings could mean that, for some kids, its effects are literally life changing. (more…)

Fluoride, a questionable chemical added to drinking water and toothpaste for the oft-repeated goal of preventing tooth decay, may be responsible for certain childhood mental disorders, according to research from the Harvard School of Public Health. The researchers looked at various chemicals that children are regularly exposed to and found that several, including fluoride, are directly related to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other mental issues.[1] (more…)

The results of a 2010 study by Swiss scientists at the University Hospitals of Geneva and Lausanne shows strong evidence that children and young adults who suffer from inflammatory bowel disorders, such as Crohn's and ulcerative colitis, are at an increased risk of fracturing bones [1]. How Does IBD Affect Young Bones? Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a chronic inflammation that can devastate the entire gastrointestinal tract. IBD causes severe pain and discomfort and, in many cases, causes permanent damage to sensitive digestive tissue which prevents proper absorption of essential […]