Microbiome research is a new and quickly growing field. We still know very little about the microbiome in general and how it develops in children in particular. There has been some recent research that suggests that babies born vaginally have different microbiomes compared to babies born via caesarean section (C-section). This article will mainly focus on ways to promote microbiome development in children, specifying when there is good research evidence (such as breastfeeding) and when we don’t yet have enough research evidence (such as fecal matter transfers and vaginal seeding procedures).Read More »
Keeping Children & Teens Healthy
C-Section Birth Associated with Numerous Health Conditions
Numerous recent research studies suggest that babies born via C-section are at higher risk for developing medical conditions. In this article, we will summarize recent research and provide you with information you can use to make informed health decisions.Read More »
Digital screens can cause eye strain for children and adults. Are blue light glasses the solution?
People are spending more time in front of screens than ever before, and many of them are experiencing digital eye strain. While many eyewear companies are marketing blue light glasses as the solution, do these glasses really work? Read our article to see what the latest research says about blue light glasses and proven ways to reduce digital eye strain.Read More »
Artificial Sweeteners: Are They Helping You Lose Weight or Gain it?
When people want to treat themselves to something sweet without having to treat themselves to a larger pants size too, they often reach for low-calorie, artificial sweeteners. But do artificial sweeteners actually help you to lose weight? The answer is yes. And are they safe? We need to know more.Read More »
Third-hand smoke is the residue from cigarette smoke that stays on just about every surface exposed to that smoke. The smoke residue clings to hair and fabrics, including clothing, carpets, drapes, and furniture upholstery, and it can cause serious health problems.Read More »