Join us at 9 am on Sunday, August 5th on KRMG (AM 740, FM 102.3) for Living Well Live Radio. Dr. Howard Boos, D.C. will host Dr. Neubauer for a conversation on ADHD: Alternatives to Medication. If you’re a parent, grandparent, or teacher, please join us for this important conversation about children’s health.
Consumer Reports finds toxic levels of inorganic arsenic in many popular brands of apple juice and grape juice. Organic arsenic is normally occurring in fruit and is not absorbed by the digestive tract. Inorganic arsenic increases risk of bladder, skin, and lung cancer as well as heart disease, immune dysfunction, and type 2 diabetes. Read [...]
Q: Everyone at work seems to have a cold, flu, or sinus infection. What should I do to protect myself ? – Denise in Tulsa
1) Wash hands frequently
Read what happened to the frequency of illness in an elementary school that scheduled hand washing 4 times daily.
Then, check out our tips on [...]
Children with celiac disease or gluten intolerance may need extra help to build their bones. Researchers find that these children are less able to absorb the bone building vitamins D and K, increasing risk for osteoporosis in adult life.
Q: I’m a school teacher. As part of my job, I have to spray hand sanitizers on myself and the kids several times a day. I’ve read that not all hand sanitizers are kid-safe. What would you recommend? – Ann in Bixby
A: Hand sanitizers can be a great way to prevent the spread of [...]
Rates of infant eczema are reduced when pregnant women eat or take probiotics, according to a recent clinical trial.
Hoping that your child will outgrow asthma?
Children with chronic severe asthma have 30 times the risk of developing the life-threatening condition of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as adults. Researchers observe that childhood asthma affects the development of the lungs, making a child more vulnerable to chronic lung disease as an adult.
So, improving [...]
Q: Any recommendations for good family-oriented healthy cookbooks where the recipes are fast to make, toddler friendly, and preferably can be made with one hand occupied? – Christine in Jenks
A: Check out these Healthy Reads:
Feeding the Whole Family: Whole Foods Recipes for Babies, Young Children, and Their Parents
The Imus Ranch: Cooking for [...]
Q: Help, I’m getting eaten alive by mosquitos! Is it safe to use DEET repellants? Are there alternatives that work?
– Peter in Tulsa
A: Don’t put anything on your skin that you wouldn’t put in your mouth; it does absorb. 48% of DEET is absorbed into the skin within 6 hours of applying it.
Mildly elevated blood lead levels are associated with diagnosis and relative severity of ADHD.
Read the full story here.
While lead was removed from gasoline and paint in the U.S. in the 1970′s, multiple sources of lead remain.
These include children’s costume jewelry made overseas (especially if made before 2008), imported candy, toys, and buildings [...]