Health & Wellness

The Most Common Symptoms of Autism
The most common symptoms of ASD include a range of mental and emotional impairments, including cognitive and intellectual problems, difficulties with regulating emotions, challenging behaviors, abnormal sleep patterns, seizures, and gastrointestinal disturbances that can be classified as mild,... More »
The Complete Autism Spectrum Disorder Health & Diet Guide
Autism is a spectrum, and for those of us who have worked with these children and adolescents for more than 20 years, we can attest to the accuracy of this description. I have seen children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who were aloof and pedantic, self-assured and... More »
Emergency Contact List
Keep this list in a handy, easily accessible place.Ensure the babysitter / caregiver knows exactly where it is, so they can be prepared in the event of an emergency. Download your very own copy from Your Family Health Organizer by clicking on the link below...  More »
To Buy Organic or Not to Buy Organic?
“The Dirty Dozen”The 12 fruits and vegetables containing the most pesticide residue, from most to least, are:• peaches• apples• bell peppers• celery• nectarines• strawberries• cherries• lettuce• grapes (imported from outside the U.S.) Versus “The Consistently Clean”The 12 least... More »
A to Z of Children’s Health
There has been an enormous increase in the amount of information at our fingertips since the growth of the Internet and, more recently, social media. The majority of parents in North America now have access to medical and parenting advice at the click of a mouse or with the touch of a fingertip. So... More »
Does Your Child Have an Allergic Problem?
Every spring and fall, five-year-old Michael has a stuffy, itchy nose. There’s a clear watery fluid running from his nose and he’s sneezing frequently. As a parent, you’re often wondering: “Is he coming down with a cold or does he have an allergy?”It’s not always easy to determine whether your... More »
Eczema Stats & Risk Factors
Eczema at a Glance   Facts: Prevalence and Incidence Statistics •            20% of the population of the Western world has eczema. •            In the United States, 15 million... More »
Five Facts About Children’s Overweight
According to Dr. Brian McCrindle and James G. Wengle, authors of Get a Healthy Weight for Your Child, the problem of children being overweight, even obese, has become headline news, discussed in homes, at schools, and among medical professionals. We have been cautioned that overweight children may... More »
Eating Disorder Facts & How to Talk to Your Child About Risk Factors
Dr Debra K Katzman, MD, FRCP © and Dr Leora Pinhas, MD, FRCP © authors of Help for Eating Disorders: A Parent’s Guide to Symptoms, Causes & Treatments offer straightforward solutions to difficult problems. EATING DISORDER FACTS • Eating disorders are common among adolescents and young... More »
Kids and Celiac Disease
Just for Kids • It is important that young people who suffer from celiac disease feel part of the group and not different. All decisions should be made keeping this in mind, while ensuring the diet is strictly followed.• Teach! Teach! Teach! Don’t make decisions for even the youngest child. Every... More »
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