health & body

6 sneaky food additives: Where they like to hide & why you should avoid them at all costs

6 sneaky food additives: Where they like to hide & why you should avoid them at all costs

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15 beneficial uses for coconut oil

15 beneficial uses for coconut oil

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10 surprising everyday uses for apple cider vinegar

10 surprising everyday uses for apple cider vinegar

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7 therapeutic & rejuvenating yoga stretches for parents

7 therapeutic & rejuvenating yoga stretches for parents

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10 vegan probiotic sources that help boost immunity & promote good gut health

10 vegan probiotic sources that help boost immunity & promote good gut health

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7 natural ways to help your whole family beat seasonal affective disorder (SAD) this winter

7 natural ways to help your whole family beat seasonal affective disorder (SAD) this winter

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HOW TO: Make homemade organic vapor rub

HOW TO: Make homemade organic vapor rub

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Pregnancy changes a woman’s brain to help prepare her for motherhood

Pregnancy changes a woman's brain to help prepare her for motherhood

Those 40ish weeks spent growing a baby can have dramatic effects on your body, and researchers have found that pregnancy also creates lasting changes in your brain too. The fascinating study involved

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Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy linked to higher rates of autistic traits in young children

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy linked to higher rates of autistic traits in young children

A potential link between vitamin D and autism has been suspected for some time now. One study found that children with autism had significantly lower levels of vitamin D than children who did not have

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Toxic chemicals are still widespread in car seats and seat fabrics — See where your child’s car seat ranks

Toxic chemicals are still widespread in car seats and seat fabrics -- See where your child's car seat ranks

Every time we head out on the road, we check our kiddo’s car seat once, then check it twice to make sure it’s properly installed. Healthy Stuff and the Ecology Center just unveiled their list

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Controversial 3-person IVF procedure approved in the United Kingdom

Controversial 3-person IVF procedure approved in the United Kingdom

A controversial IVF procedure that uses the DNA of two women and one man has been approved in the United Kingdom after much consideration. The proposed mitochondrial transfer procedure, which has been

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Researchers find endocrine disruptor BPA in all plastic baby teethers tested, even when the teethers were labeled “BPA-Free”

Researchers find endocrine disruptor BPA in all plastic baby teethers tested, even when the teethers were labeled "BPA-Free"

Teething definitely results in stressed parents looking for relief for their fussy babies, but news from a new study is likely going to make them think twice before handing over any old teether,

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HOW TO: Make a homemade and effective natural cough syrup

HOW TO: Make a homemade and effective natural cough syrup

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Nutritionists confirm: vegetarian and vegan diets are full of health benefits for children & adults

Nutritionists confirm: vegetarian and vegan diets are full of health benefits for children & adults

If you’re raising kids on a plant-based diet, you’re probably used to defending your decision and have an arsenal of responses to questions such as “Where do they get their

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Dad/food writer explores the “facts, fiction, and flavor” of the placenta in documentary film “American Afterbirth”

Dad/food writer explores the "facts, fiction, and flavor" of the placenta in documentary film "American Afterbirth"

Extreme food writer and dad of two Eddie Lin has appeared on Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern twice and has even written a book titled Extreme Cuisine, but he counts eating his wife’s placenta

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Your toddler’s fussy eating habits are largely due to genetics, not your failings as a parent

Your toddler's fussy eating habits are largely due to genetics, not your failings as a parent

The results of a new study of more than 1,900 sets of toddler twins may make you feel better about your own child’s picky eating habits: genetics were to blame for 46% of instances of food

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AAP warns that discussing weight & dieting can increase the likelihood of adolescent obesity and eating disorders

AAP warns that discussing weight & dieting can increase the likelihood of adolescent obesity and eating disorders

Anyone who has ever had a weight issue or had a family member or friend with a weight issue knows that it’s a touchy subject. Well-intentioned talk and suggestions from others don’t always

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VEGAN THANKSGIVING RECIPE GUIDE: Dozens of cruelty-free dishes for a delectable Thanksgiving feast

VEGAN THANKSGIVING RECIPE GUIDE: Dozens of cruelty-free dishes for a delectable Thanksgiving feast

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