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Archive for Children’s Health

Treating Your Child’s Fever Naturally
by Doctor Melanie MacIver

Fevers are a natural defense against infectious agents: viral, bacterial or environmental.  Teething may also cause a low fever (<101°) Most fevers are beneficial to a child and caused by viruses, and rarely exceed 104-105° Treat the child, not the fever. Consider how the child is acting- mood, activity level, are they playing, are they…
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How Clean and Green is Your Home
by admin

In light of the recent release of radioactive material from the unfortunately damaged nuclear reactors in Japan, I wanted to highlight that though we may not be able to control or avoid exposure to the radioactive materials (see the recent post on iodine recommendations for prevention), there are many ways we can avoid everyday exposure to potentially toxic chemicals, in your home.

Low Dose Iodine Prevents Deficiency and Reduces Radiation Uptake
by Doctor Melanie MacIver

Iodine deficiency is common, and having it predisposes us to greater radioactive iodine uptake.  If our thyroid is hungry for iodine, it will bind more readily to any type of iodine when exposed to it.  If the only iodine around is radioactive iodine, it will absorb more when in a deficient state. Although the levels…
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Dietary Recommendations for Hormone Balancing
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Keeping Estrogen in Check Healthy hormone balancing really starts at home. We can effect the hormone health of each member of our family by the choices we make at the market…from the home cleaning products we purchase and use to the food we consume.  It has been widely published that young girls are entering puberty…
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