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Expert explains that we have a lot to lose without a plant-based diet

Aug 7 2017 - 10:38pm
Vegan plant based diet

Dr Michael Greger, an American physician who advocates whole foods and plant-based diet, spoke to a crowd of vegan enthusiasts about what is the science behind deciding to go vegan. Bellow, is what he said using CDC statistics and studies he has investigated during his career, about the correlation of animal produce consumption and chronic diseases.

Dr. Greger started showing statistics reports, release by the government about the correction of death and chronic diseases.

New Smart Crib Claims it Helps Babies Fall Asleep, But at What Cost?

Jul 30 2017 - 2:19am
New smart crib helps babies fall asleep

There’s a new baby gadget hitting the market soon. This one claims that it can help colicky, cranky, crying babies fall asleep—and go back to sleep on their own—so that new moms and dads can get more rest. But the reaction from the public is mixed.

The Snoo helps babies fall asleep.

The Number One Reason to Keep Plants In Your Child’s Bedroom

Jul 25 2017 - 8:32am
Bedroom

Indoor plants that clean the air and remove toxins are more effective and cleansing to your child's home environment than air fresheners, which are found to be highly toxic and disease causing. What is more, indoor plants that clean the air and remove toxins do not negatively affect your child’s health -- they enhance it.

These 5 recipes will help you reap the health benefits of olive oil

Jul 21 2017 - 9:47pm
 reap the health benefits of olive oil

The positive effects of the olive-derived polyphenol oleuropein, on human health have been demonstrated in studies, and confirmed traditional beliefs of the beneficial effect provided by olive derivates. So, these 5 recipes will help you reap the health benefits of olive oil daily.

Recently, olive leaf extract, a derivative of olives, has been reported to have a variety of

Here’s Why Your Children Get The Flu Every Year

Jul 21 2017 - 1:46pm
children diet family health

While we hear all the time that sugar is not healthy, many of us continue to eat it, and allow our kids to eat it -- then we wonder why there's an uptick of colds and flu in the household. An 1973 undisputed study reminds us how this happens.

The consumption of sugar is increasing rapidly. Parallel with the increase of sugar consumption is an increase in chronic disease, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Cancer, and more.

3 health benefits of olive leaf extract you never knew about

Jul 21 2017 - 2:05am
3 health benefits of olive leaf extract you never knew about

It has been widely reported that of olive leaf extract can fight anti-cancer, lower cholesterol and boost immunity. But, these 3 other health benefits of olive leaf extract, you never knew about will surprise you.

The secret of olive leaf extract's many health benefits, is in its phenolic compounds, hydroxytyrosol and oleuropein.

US Lawmakers Vote to Grant Charlie Gard and Family Permanent Residency “to Fly to America for Treatment”

Jul 20 2017 - 12:00am
Charlie Gard Granted Permanent US Residence

Charlie Gard has had a busy week. In the latest development in his ongoing legal battle, US lawmakers have voted to grant Lawful Permanent Resident status to Charlie and his family to allow him “to fly to America for treatment”.

Granted Lawful Permanent Residency

Easy to find remedies for hand, foot and mouth disease

Jul 18 2017 - 11:40pm
remedies for hand, foot and mouth disease

Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is common in infants and young children. It usually causes fever, painful sores in the mouth, and a rash on the hands and feet. So, here are 3 easy to find remedies for hand, foot and mouth disease that will help you cope with this viral infection symptoms.

According to the CDC, HFMD commonly affects infants and children younger than 5 years old, because they do not yet have immunity (protection) to the viruses that cause hand, foot and mouth disease,

7 Natural Immune Boosting Remedies To Pack For College

Jul 17 2017 - 9:18pm
natural remedies College Dorm Health

Naturally, going off to college is a time of change and stress and your college student will be feeling that at a cellular level throughout their first year away from home. Despite the first year apprehension, your college student can avoid illness naturally by keeping their immune system healthy and strong.

Sending your child off to college is a conflicting time.

New Study Reveals Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Increased Obesity, Diabetes

Jul 17 2017 - 12:52pm
Artificial Sweetener linked to obesity

Could the non-caloric sweetener you use to replace the sugar in your coffee each morning actually be making you fatter? According to a new study from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, the answer may be yes.

Artificial Sweetener linked to Obesity

5 recipes that will boost your energy levels naturally

Jul 14 2017 - 4:23am
5 recipes that will boost your energy levels naturally

There are many reasons why we sometimes feel depleted of energy and just tired. Whether it’s caused by vitamin deficiencies or just being overworked, there are better options to boost your energy levels other than to consume energy drinks frequently. These 5 recipes will boost your energy levels naturally, and offer priceless health benefits.

A recent report has revealed that consuming energy drinks frequently damage

As Vaccination Rates Continue to Fall, Measles Outbreak Claims 35th European Victim This Year

Jul 11 2017 - 9:20pm
childhood vaccination

A six year-old boy in Italy is the latest to die of measles in the European outbreak. His death marks the 35th victim of this highly contagious viral disease on the continent this year. Once nearly eradicated in all developed nations, measles has been making a steady return, despite the availability of a safe and effective vaccine.

This boy had been suffering from leukemia, and reportedly contracted the virus from an older sibling that the parents had decided not to vaccinate, despite their younger son’s compromised immune sy

BRAT diet: The Benefits and Risks When Treating Diarrhea

Jul 8 2017 - 2:03am
Sick child BRAT diet

"Mom, my tummy is sick." Every mom knows how those words can strike fear into the heart of even the most veteran parents. If your child has diarrhea or a stomach virus, your physician may recommend the BRAT diet until symptoms pass. Keep reading to learn more about this diet, why it works, what risks can be associated with its use, and other food alternatives that may also be beneficial in helping get your child's health back on track.

What is the BRAT diet?

The Case of Charlie Gard, and Why We Must Always Err on the Side of Compassion

Jul 6 2017 - 4:45pm
Charlie Gard Compassion

Charlie Gard, an 11-month old infant, has captured the attention of the world. He was born with an extremely rare degenerative genetic disease, and is currently unable to see, breathe, or move on his own. Doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital—arguably one of the best pediatric centers in the world—have treated Charlie since his diagnosis with Mitochondrial DNA Depletion Syndrome when he was just one month old. But now, his doctors say that his disease has progressed to the point that there is no hope for future survival with any quality of life. The medical team brought in doctors from Barcelona, Spain, who came to the same conclusion.

However, Charlie’s parents, Chris Gard and Constance Yates, disagree with the doctor’s assessment. In December, desperate to help their child, they found a pediatric neurologist and hospital in the United States who were willing to allow Charlie to undergo an experimental treatment, called nucleoside bypass therapy, which they believe could slow the progression of the disease. His parents created a GoFundMe page to raise the money needed for transportation and medical costs, and as of this writing, have raised £1,322,320 ($1,715,000) for his care. All appeared to be going as planned, until the court denied Charlie’s parents the right to remove him from the hospital and transport him to the U.S. for care.

The timeline.

Raising A Vegan Family: Solutions to common vegan parenting social challenges

Jul 5 2017 - 4:07pm
Vegan lunch

Raising a family comes with great joys and great challenges, and doing things differently from the majority can both add to these joys and challenges. Vegan parenting is rewarding on so many levels, but it can also bring about social challenges that non-vegan families do not have to face or consider on a regular basis. Also, it brings about certain personal beliefs and preferences that other family members and friends may not understand.

When my husband and I decided to adopt a vegan lifestyle, it was a natural decision that our children would be raised the same way.

Top 5 Fitness Trackers for Kids

Jul 1 2017 - 2:48am
Fitness trackers for kids

As parents, we all know that getting our kids off of the couch and away from their screens can be a difficult task. It’s easy for our kids to get caught up in video games and television, but we know that it’s important for kids to be active in order to stay healthy and fit, and to build habits that will last a lifetime. As wearable technology becomes more affordable, many parents are turning to wearable fitness trackers for their kids. We have gathered the best of the best for you, here in one post, so keep reading to find our recommendations for the top fitness trackers for kids.

Top 5 Fitness Trackers for Kids

1. Garmin Vivofit JR.

What We Know and Don't Know About Zika Virus and How To Take Precautions

Jun 29 2017 - 7:38pm
Zika virus mosquito

Last year, the headlines were everywhere warning us of the dangers of Zika Virus. This “new” and terrifying mosquito-borne illness captured our attention, as we learned it is harmful to the most vulnerable amongst us—pregnant women and babies. Researchers have discovered some information about how this virus is transmitted, how it affects us, and what we still don’t know. Read on to learn how you can be informed and take precautions to avoid being infected during mosquito season.

What is Zika Virus, anyway?

The Best Book Review On Divorce I Have Ever Read: Primal Loss, When Adult Children of Divorce Speak

Jun 29 2017 - 12:13pm
Primal Loss Divorce Book Review Cover

This morning I read what I think the best book review on divorce, written by Msgr. Charles Pope of the Archdiocese of Washington. The review is titled "The Carnage of Divorce" and reviews Leila Miller's book called Primal Loss: The New Adult Children of Divorce Speak. I am not divorced. I am a man who has a loving wife and three children, but this book review spoke so much to my heart that I want to share it with eMaxHealth raders so that those who have gone through a divorce may try to find ways to restore their families and those who have strong families further strengthen them and never seek divorce, but reconciliation when differences arise.

The Carnage of Divorce, written by Msgr. Charles Pope and reprinted from Msgr.

100 Summer Activities on a Dime

Jun 29 2017 - 9:18am
Family summer activity on the beach

We all know that summer is a fun time to enjoy the sunshine and outdoors. Our kids love to keep busy but sometimes the ordinary events they once loved to do leave them bored. I have scoured the internet to find 100 things you can do this summer to bring fun and excitement to your kids. There is something for everyone and best of all they are all inexpensive or free. Check it out.

This summer all you have to do is pull out this list or create your very own summer bucket list.

Easy Ear Infection Treatment for Kids and Adults

Jun 28 2017 - 8:23am
Easy Ear ache cure

My daughter, while growing up in the 90's commonly suffered from ear infections. It was almost always in the middle of the night when the pain from her ear would wake her and cause her so much grief. Back then, unfortunately, I had no knowledge of this easy ear infection treatment for kids and adults. So, it would be a round of antibiotics for her.

Again and again, this was at least a yearly occurrence.

Best Homemade Carpet Cleaner Solution

Jun 27 2017 - 2:44pm
Vacuum Cleaner

If you live with kids and pets, spills on the carpet are an inevitable part of life. And last year, we moved to a new house—with white carpets. I knew, if I was going to keep my kids and my dog alive, I needed a quick action plan to come up with a solution for stains and spills.

The first thing I did was invest in a good quality carpet spot cleaner.

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