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causes of teen acne

The Four Underlying Causes of Teen Acne

In order to find an effective long-term solution to teen acne, it’s important to understand the underlying cause of it. As you’ll see, the causes of teen acne can vary based on person and stage of life. What may cause your teenager acne right now, may not be what will cause it in the future. Seasons can change. Our body’s needs can change as well. [click to continue…]

five stomach soothing herbal remedies for kids

Five Stomach Soothing Herbal Remedies For Kids

Tummy aches and nausea happen quite often in childhood. That’s a fact. Kids are presented with a lot of junk food, candy-coated options now a days. Combine those options with very little self control, and you can end up with a big stomach ache. Stomach soothing herbal remedies can be your child’s quick ticket back to the land of peace! [click to continue…]

calvin and hobbes cows milk

Kids Drinking Cow’s Milk–Should We Be Concerned?

When you ask parents where their kids are getting their calcium and vitamin-D, you almost always will get “cow’s milk” as an answer.  Thanks to marketing and advertising over the years, most parents believe that this is the best way for their kids to get these nutrients.  “They must drink milk every day to be healthy.”  That’s what a lot of folks believe.

But are parents in the western world depending too much on this food product? [click to continue…]

bake with shaklee protein

How To Bake With Shaklee Protein

We supplement daily with Shaklee protein for numerous reasons, including added energy, avoidance of mid-day blood sugar drops, their high quality standards, and all the proven health benefits of soy. I have also grown to love the versatility and variety of the Shaklee protein line. They have several different types of protein–some with or without natural sweeteners and flavors. This variety makes them easy to add to your baking recipes or shakes. [click to continue…]

Top ten nutrition remedies for learning challenges

Top Ten Nutrition Remedies For Learning Challenges

An inordinate amount of kids today struggle with learning challenges. ADD, ADHD, and Autism have all been on the rise in the last few decades.  While medication still remains the most common prescription, it comes with a bunch of unwanted side effects and tends to make the problem worse in the long run.

The great news is that nutrition remedies for learning challenges can prove very successful.  And these only come with side benefits!  There are many things you can do at home for your child that can aid their learning this year. Try some or all of the ideas below. [click to continue…]

muffin mix recipe

High-Protein, Sugar-Free Muffin Mix Recipe

My family loves muffins, and I have made a slew of different recipes over the years. But on busy school mornings, I don’t have time to get fancy. I need something healthy–though less daunting–that I can mix together fast.

healthy muffin mix recipe

Make this mix ahead of time and bake quick healthy muffins on school mornings!

I wanted a muffin mix recipe that had more healthy protein, my own choice of flour, and no sugar or artificial ingredients. [click to continue…]

The Low Birth Weight Force Multiplier

Here you are, a young mom expecting your first baby. You’re excited and eager to meet this little person growing inside of you. You may even be trying to adjust your lifestyle to be a bit healthier than normal. Or you may be puking your guts out, trying to keep any amount of food down. Either way, you’re probably not thinking about low birth weight issues at this point. You’re just trying to make it through the first trimester.
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Italian Cinnamon Cookies recipe

Italian Cinnamon Cookies

Some of you may know that I recently purchased the bible on Italian cooking, The Silver Spoon New Edition. This is, by far, the largest cookbook I’ve ever owned and one of the most valuable. The Italian recipes come straight from the Italian mommas in Italy themselves. You can’t get anymore authentic than that.

So, every week, I’ve been incorporating one new recipe from this book into my meal plan. And, so far, we have not been disappointed. [click to continue…]

chopped greek salad recipe

Chopped Greek Salad Recipe

Ever since I discovered a quick and delicious Greek Salad Dressing Recipe, I have fallen in love with the flavors of the Greek salad.  My husband and I vacationed in Greece one time, and the food always had a way of “popping” with flavor in your mouth. This chopped Greek salad has the same effect. [click to continue…]

Recipe: crockpot chicken tortilla soup

Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup

There are so many ways you can make a Chicken Tortilla Soup.  The mexican spices are so versatile that you can easily make this soup your own by changing up ingredients.

I recall a former roommate of mine making a delicious version that slowly [click to continue…]