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  • DHA and Allergies, Asthma, or Eczema

    DHA and Allergies, Asthma, or Eczema

    Getting plenty of DHA, one of the important omega-3 fats found in breast milk, could help to prevent allergies, asthma, and eczema in young children. Dr. Eileen Birch, who has previously studied links between DHA and improved mental and visual development, followed 89 formula-fed children who received formula with or without DHA included.

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  • Asthma, Numbers, and the Environment

    Asthma, Numbers, and the Environment

    Updated guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma from The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program emphasize objective measurements, tailored treatment plans, and environmental awareness. Objective measurements are the cornerstone of diagnosing and monitoring asthma.

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  • Mom’s Diet; Kid’s Asthma

    Mom’s Diet; Kid’s Asthma

    What Mom eats during pregnancy can help protect her children from asthma and allergies, according to a study released by Thorax in January 2008. In particular, elementary school kids whose mothers had followed a Mediterranean diet during their pregnancy were less likely to develop asthma or allergies. The peers of those fortunate children were about […]

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  • Eggs, Fish, Milk, Nuts, and Peanuts for Babies?!

    Eggs, Fish, Milk, Nuts, and Peanuts for Babies?!

    Get ready for some surprising recommendations. Eczema, asthma, and food allergies are all on the rise in children, each having more than doubled in the last several decades. This rapid increase has lead to many differing recommendations on the timing and selection of foods offered to babies, to err on the side of caution before […]

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  • Cows, Cats, Siblings, and Immune Health

    Cows, Cats, Siblings, and Immune Health

    Regular contact with farm animals is associated with a dramatically lower risk of a young child’s later developing an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as Crohn disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis (UC), according to a fascinating study in the August 2007 Pediatrics.

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  • Dr Greenes Organic Rx Item 3 - Peanut Butter

    Dr. Greene’s Organic Rx — Item #3

    #3 Peanut Butter More acres are devoted to growing peanuts in the U.S. than to any fruit, any vegetable, or any nut (peanuts are legumes, like beans or peas). More than 99% of these acres are conventional16. Peanut butter is the leading use of all these acres of peanuts17. I loved peanuts and peanut butter […]

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  • How Our Food Is Processed

    How Our Food Is Processed

    Additives Researchers at the University of Southampton studied over 1800 three-year-old children, some with and some without ADHD, some with and some without allergies. After initial behavioral testing, all of the children got one week of a diet without any artificial food colorings and without any chemical preservatives. The children’s behavior measurably improved during this […]

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  • Food Allergies, on the Label, in the Lab

    Food Allergies, on the Label, in the Lab

    About 25 percent of baked goods, ice cream, and candy that was sampled by the FDA failed to mention eggs or peanuts on their food labels even though one or both were present! And if allergens were listed, they are often included under a technical name a parent might not recognize (such as casein for […]

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  • A New Year's Gift from the FDA

    A New Year’s Gift from the FDA

    About 25 percent of baked goods, ice cream, and candy that was sampled by the FDA failed to mention eggs or peanuts on their food labels even though one or both were present! And if allergens were listed, they are often included under a technical name a parent might not recognize (such as casein for […]

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  • Sharing Allergies

    Sharing Allergies

    Holidays are upon us and many families are enjoying coming together to celebrate. For those with serious nut allergies, a holiday kiss may be an unsuspected danger. The November 2005 death of Christina Desforges, the Canadian teenager who died after kissing her boyfriend who had earlier eaten a peanut butter sandwich, has brought this issue […]

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