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4 low-stress breakfasts for back-to-school

By | September 8th, 2015|Featured Articles|

Guest Post by Dr. Marita Schauch, BSc, ND This month my focus has really been on lowering stress, and helping the body relax and heal before the tornado that is back-to-school. But even as we approach what’s often the most hectic time of the year (especially if you have young kids), there are steps you [...]

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Young at Heart? Vitamins improve cholesterol problems in children

By | June 13th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

An estimated 50 million children have high levels of the "bad" cholesterol -- known as LDL -- that puts them at high risk for suffering heart attacks as adults. Most of these children have inherited disorders causing these abnormal cholesterol levels. Because prescription cholesterol drugs are not usually recommended for use in children, scientists have [...]

Sunscreens and Bug Sprays Don’t Mix: Combination may harm children and seniors

By | June 13th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

According to a recent study at the University of Winnipeg, using sunscreens and DEET-based insect repellents may increase the skin absorption of chemical ingredients and endanger health – particularly in seniors and children. People may wish to apply these products separately, or purchase DEET-free repellents and more “natural” sun care products in health and nutrition [...]

Low Iron Common: Women and children especially at risk

By | June 11th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Women and young children are most at risk for iron deficiency, but most are unaware they are anemic until diagnosed by a physician, according to Nancy Andrews, MD, an expert in iron metabolism. Iron-deficient anemia reduces the oxygen-carrying capacity of red blood cells, thus decreasing energy and endurance. Those affected may have pale skin and [...]

Exposure to second-hand smoke cuts vitamin levels

By | June 11th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Past research has shown that smoking lowers vitamin C levels in smokers themselves. However, scientists wanted to know if children exposed to second-hand smoke would also show lower vitamin C levels. Researchers from the University of Puerto Rico gathered a study group which included 512 children aged 2 to 12 years old. Half of the [...]

Healthy Kids: A weighty issue

By | June 10th, 2015|HNU Archive|

It’s a simple formula and it can sneak up on even the most health conscious of families: more unhealthy food plus less activity often equals overweight kids. Convenience foods in the lunch bags, quick and easy snacks, fast-food dinners and large portions combine with too many hours in front of the TV and computer, and [...]

Good Food; Good Grades?

By | May 29th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Before you buy a computer, new books, or enlist a tutor to help your child do better in school, take a close look at what sort of food is fuelling (or draining) his or her body every day. Some foods are definitely better than others when it comes to being primed for a full day [...]