HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR DENTAL HEALTH (AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO YOUR OVERALL WELLNESS)

Surprisingly, what’s happening in your mouth has a huge impact on your general wellness. Good oral hygiene can prevent more than a toothache.

Did you know that the state of your mouth says a lot about your overall health? Decades of research have shown there’s a strong link between oral health and overall wellness. Continue reading

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What Food Labels Really Mean

The food store can sometimes be a confusing place. We’re all trying to eat healthily but sometimes it can be hard to know what’s healthy and what’s not. This infographic from HappyCleans looks at confusing food labels can be and will hopefully help you to make informed choices on your next trip to the store. For example, the world natural on food labels helps you to sell $40 billion worth of food every year.

Organic is what you should be looking for as these products must contain 95% organically produced ingredients. However, any guidelines relating to the word natural are only recommended and there are no official FDA guidelines.

Another confusing aisle at the store can be the bread aisle as the labels can be a bit misleading. For example, multigrain only means that the bread contains more than one grain and it does not mean it is more nutritional. 100% whole grain is what you should look for as it means every nutrient in the grain is accounted for in the bread. See the full infographic now! Continue reading

5 Simple Family Routines For Raising Healthy, Happy Kids

5 SIMPLE FAMILY ROUTINES FOR RAISING HEALTHY, HAPPY KIDS

With today’s busy lifestyles, parenting can sometimes feel like a mere endless cycle of routines. Breakfast, scramble out the door, school, work, home, dinner. Clean up, read, TV, bedtime struggles, snuggle and sleep. Wash, rinse and repeat.

But are you aware that these routines have a significant impact on the health and happiness of your child?

Routines provide structure and a sense of stability

– Two key factors that make children feel safe. While some routines merely serve a practical purpose, many others can be a way to instill habits and values that define your family. As childhood is a time of rapid development and change, routines offer your kids the predictability they need to tackle the new things and challenges they encounter each day. Continue reading

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The Ketogenic Diet

What you should know about the ketogenic diet –  its application, benefits and side effects

What is ketogenic diet?

The ketogenic diet is essentially a high fat diet, moderate in protein and very low in carbohydrates.

 

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The aim is to switch the body’s metabolism over to using fat as the primary source of energy instead of carbohydrates. Continue reading