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Let the Kids Make Their Meals

Children love making food by themselves. The more you involve children in food preparation, the more they are interested in eating. Letting your children prepare healthy foods for themselves is the easiest way to give them the positive experience of healthy eating. Let’s do it! This morning, when I told my kids that they need to make their own lunch ... Read More »

The Hidden Salt in the Maid’s Cooking

Most of the weekdays, I rely on the maid to cook dinners. Our maid is a fifty years old country woman who habitually enjoys really salty foods. I surely always remind her not to add too much salt or sauces when cooking food for us, especially for the children; and she can add extra salt in her food at the ... Read More »

Nutritional Therapy for Children with Autism

Nutritional therapy for children with autism may help to reduce symptoms such as hypersensitivity, poor concentration, unstable moods, violence, sleep difficulty and etc. Scientific studies have shown that many children with autism have difficulty breaking down certain proteins. It is believed that these partially digested peptides can act as morphine-like substances in the brain, which may cause chronic damages to the central nervous ... Read More »

Does Prolonged Exclusive Breastfeeding Reduce the Risk of Childhood Asthma?

Whether longer duration of breastfeeding provides protective effects on asthma in children has been debatable as past studies showed conflicting results. The findings from a more recent cohort study (Silvers et al., 2012) confirmed the positive answer for this question. This newer reliable study found that each additional month of exclusive breastfeeding was associated with significant reductions in wheeze and asthma from 2 to ... Read More »

Inflammation During Pregnancy Increases Autism Risk

Autism is reported to occur in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. Studies in Asia, Europe, and North America have identified individuals with autism with an average prevalence of about 1%. A recent study in South Korea reported a prevalence of 2.6%. The causes of autism are not clear, but it is likely that both genetics and environment play a ... Read More »