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Keep disease away by boosting your flavonoids intake with these 3 vegan recipes

Keep disease away by boosting your flavonoids intake with these 3 vegan recipes

Flavonoids are phytonutrients (plant chemicals) found in almost all fruits and vegetables. An adequate intake of flavonoids, through diet, has been reported to protect the heart, treat asthma and reduce the risks of developing cancer. So, you can keep disease away by boosting your flavonoids intake with these 3 vegan recipes.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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”.

5 recipes that will boost your energy levels naturally

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.

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

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.

BRAT diet: The Benefits and Risks When Treating Diarrhea

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Top 5 Fitness Trackers for Kids

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.

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

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.

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

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.

100 Summer Activities on a Dime

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.

Easy Ear Infection Treatment for Kids and Adults

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.

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