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As soon as the weather gets a little nicer here in Canada, the most commonly asked question on all the Facebook Mom Groups is “What is the best sunscreen for babies.” Today I am going to talk about the best natural sunscreens. Why Natural Sunscreens are a Smart Choice As I have went over in previous blog posts, toxins found in skincare products, sequester or “hang out” in our fat cells. This is particularly problematic for babies and kids because this means that they are not only exposed to those toxins when the product is applied, but the toxins are...

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This is a blog post I have been getting many requests to write! It is a bit delayed, Harvey is 9 months now, because we were dealing with severe eczema and potential food allergies which delayed and changed the path for food introductions. More on the severe eczema journey later! That is going to require at least a few dedicated blog posts! Having severe eczema increases the risk of having food allergies, so introducing foods was a tense process for us. Harvey finally got his first allergist appointment at 7 months, so we held off on food introductions until that...

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No on wants to see any member of their family get sick. Getting sick is a fact of life, but there is a lot that you can do to try to minimize you and your family’s risk. As with most things health related there are plenty of diet and lifestyle changes you can make to help support the immune system.   Easy Ways to Help Support Your Immune System Foods to Eat Sweet Potato and Squash- High in beta-carotene, which is the precursor to vitamin A. Vitamin A has recently been researched and has shown to be promising against viral...

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For starters I am going to say this kids are going to get sick, no matter what you do, so drop the guilt factor about them getting sick. Their immune systems are fairly new to this world, so they are experiencing a lot of bugs for the first time. When their body encounters these bugs it is going to mount a response. Part of this response is the production of “memory cells” so that the next time their body sees this bug it will know how to fight it. With that being said, it is not fun for anyone to...

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With this constantly changing weather knocking people down with colds, and flu season right around the corner, I thought it would be a good time to start thinking about how to manage the symptoms of these illnesses more naturally. As most of you probably already know, preventing dehydration is very important, especially with young children and pregnant women. Drinking water is a good way to help with this, but when people are vomiting and having diarrhea, they are not only losing water they are losing valuable electrolytes as well. Electrolytes are substances such as potassium, sodium, chloride, calcium and magnesium. These electrolytes are essential to proper body functioning as they help send messages in the cells that keep your heart beating correctly, help your muscles to contract and maintain your blood pressure amongst other things.

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