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Family heath research and news. Tips on how to have a happy marriage, raising children, grand parenting, home and family safety, dangers in the home and healthy meals. Our topics include a wide range of family health tips and news ranging from back to school lunches, pet ownership, family activities and exercises and meal planning.

How iSelect Helps Australians Choose the Most Affordable Private Health Insurance Policy

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A recent survey conducted by the consumer group Choice revealed that over 75% of the Australian population is struggling to afford private health insurance coverage. Steep premiums rank second only to electricity amongst Australians’ cost of living concerns. However, the good news is that iSelect can save Australians money by helping them to choose the most affordable private health insurance policy.

Insurance Companies vs. Doctors: Coverage varies from State to State on Autism Treatments

Autism insurance and doctors

My family has spent the last several years living outside our home state of Indiana. Moving was a huge adjustment for all us- particularly my oldest Autistic son. I spent the first few years we were away fighting for proper education and doctors for him in Washington State. The wait lists are ridiculous in the clinics across the United States. Not to mention the irritation that comes in when you have to involve different health insurance companies!

Environmental Causes of Autism: Traffic Pollution and Pesticide Case Studies

Environmental Causes of Autism

There are plenty of questions as to what causes Autism. Whether those have genetic roots or environmental ones- one thing is for sure, we would all love an answer… a definitive one, or a few. At this point, I don’t think any of us would be too picky if we were offered several proven causes. It’s not that science isn’t looking for those causes, it’s just that it is a slow process that requires much more funding and research.

How CleanWell Started to Make Natural and Healthier Sanitizers Without Triclosan

Cleanwell Sanitizers

Cleaning is one of the most dreaded but necessary chores. One cannot escape from it. However, what many people do not realize is that some of the products they use to clean their homes, phones, furniture, bathrooms, and other things with are filled with chemicals that are harmful to one’s health. CleanWell founders Sam, his wife Jen, and his mother Joy, decided to take matters into their own hands and create all-natural cleaning products.

Ultra-Processed Foods Linked to Cancer, Not Just Processed Meats

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A processed food is defined as a denatured, man-made, fortified foodstuff that is of no true health or wellness value. Processed foods are those that come in a package, container, carton, jar or box and have a long shelf-life. Eaten over time, processed foods can leave you nutritionally deficient, chronically ill, and prone to cancer.

5 Spring To-Do List and Don't Forget Air Condition Filters

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Spring is almost here, with the spring equinox being a little over a month away. This means that summertime and warm weather are right around the corner. However, there are some things that need to be done before the start of spring. Here is a short list of to-dos that everyone should take note of before the spring season begins.

What is Considered the Dirtiest Part of the Kitchen?

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Many people like to make sure that they are clean, and that all the places they encounter are clean as well. Many of us prefer to sanitize surfaces in our homes to get rid of germs as much as we can. We particularly like to sanitize surfaces in our kitchens because it ensures that the places where we put our food will be clean so that we do not get sick. However, according to a new study, all the sanitization and cleaning we do in our kitchens may not be worth it after all.

Contaminated Pet Food is Not Just a Pet Health Risk

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Many pet owners prefer to feed their canine or feline pets what nature intended for them--raw meat. However, just like handling raw meat during food preparation for our cooked meals, pet owners need to be sure to handle their pets' food just as carefully. Here is the latest pet food recall that could cause you and your pet some serious abdominal pain.

How To Prevent Norovirus Naturally On Your Next Cruise

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Next to flying, cruising is perhaps the second germiest way to travel. Not only is getting sick while cruising about being in a confined space with others for an extended period of time but with so many people cruising from different parts of the world, it is easier than ever for illness to strike. Getting sick while cruising is extremely inconvenient, but luckily, it can be avoided with some simple and natural proactive immune-boosting strategies.

This One Vegan Wild Food Can Avert Food Poisoning

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Food poisoning happens. It is a common, often mild, and possibly deadly illness, but can be averted. Food poisoning happens when food or drink is contaminated with bacteria. While The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports that 70 percent of food poisoning is caused by contaminated animal flesh, vegans and vegetarians are not immune. If you're wondering how to cure food poisoning fast, the strategy is to fight nature with nature. If your frequent restaurants for most of your meals, a natural and highly effective way to protect yourself and your children from food contamination, is to dose up on oregano.

The One Toxic Thing You May Have Inherited From Your Parents And Grandparents

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Genetic conditions are those that are related to our genes, at least in some part. Hereditary is what is passed from one generation to another. Genes are responsible for your hair color, eye color, height, shoe size etc., but much to your surprise, there are things that genes are not responsible for, such as the inheritance of heavy metal toxicity.

The 5 health benefits of eating oranges you never knew

The 5 health benefits of eating oranges you never knew

We often hear that orange is the best citrus fruit to boost vitamin C levels, but there are other health benefits of eating oranges, which are mostly because of a plant molecule called hesperidin, which is abundantly found in orange fruit. So, below are some scientific studies on the 5 health benefits of eating oranges you never knew.

Oranges can kill at least 3 types of cancer, according to science

Oranges can kill at least 3 types of cancer

Usually we hear that oranges are packed with vitamin C, making it a natural immune booster. But recently scientists found that the fruit orange contains a phytonutrient called hesperidin, which has anticancer properties. Below is the scientific research proving that oranges can kill at least 3 types of cancer.

Vegan Natural Remedies For Clogged Ears

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Ear infections are a painful reminder that a bacterial infection such as streptococcus is in the works. What is more, an ear infection may lead to prolonged clogging of the ears, which can last for weeks. But there are some vegan natural remedies that strep is not resistant to, which may help you or your loved ones unclog the ears and regain hearing.

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