Children’s Obesity, The Top 8 Genes influencing Weight and Children’s Health

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Children’s Obesity, The Top 8 Genes influencing Weight and Children’s Health

 

By Jean-Marc Sobczyk , MD ND

According to the World health organization, Childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. The problem is global and is steadily affecting many low- and middle-income countries, particularly in urban settings. The prevalence has increased at an alarming rate. Globally, in 2016 the number of overweight children under the age of five, is estimated to be over 41 million.

Today, about one in three American kids and teens ...

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Back to School: Packing a non-toxic lunch for your kids

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Back to School: Packing a non-toxic lunch for your kids

 

By: Amanda Miller MS, RN, Clinical Integrative Nutrition Nurse Consultant

It’s back-to-school time, Los Angeles. Stocking up on a cart of conscious groceries for school lunches sounds like a great idea for your kids—until you realize you’ve got 17 other things on your to-do list for the day. We know that children are uniquely vulnerable to environmental toxin exposure and providing vital nutrients is essential to their development process . So packing them a clean, non-toxic ...

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Why is 1 in 6 Children in The United States Currently Obese?

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Why is 1 in 6 Children in The United States Currently Obese?

 

By Bren Boston, MD

The answer is due to many reasons, including the fact that over 1 in 5 American adults are obese.  Parents set the agenda with what food is in the refrigerator and pantry, what is served for meals, and how regularly they, as role models, participate in physically active pursuits.  Current statistics show that obese children are more likely to have obesity as adults, which can perpetuate the cycle.

Current research shows that childhood obesity has doubled in ...

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Healthy Pregnancy

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Healthy Pregnancy

 

By Maggie Ney, ND

Pregnancy is a magical time when women get to experience their day-to-day life while amazing changes are constantly happening within their body. I have three beautiful and healthy girls and loved being pregnant. I feel honored to help support women in my practice have healthy and joyful pregnancies. Being pregnant presents an exciting opportunity where women (and their partners) can feel extra motivated to take the very best care of their bodies. This is not a ...

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Packing Healthy Lunches for our Kids

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Packing Healthy Lunches for our Kids

 

Maggie Ney, ND

It’s time to pack up school lunches again.  I do not hear many parents talking about the joy of packing lunches in the morning – the mornings are crazy and lunch packing is one of the first tasks that need to get checked off of our morning to do list. And I get it – I was thrilled when I did not have to pack lunches during summer. But with some planning, packing lunches can actually be ...

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The Joy of Routine

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The Joy of Routine

 

By Dr. Maggie Ney

I love the unstructured days of Summer – lazy mornings with my girls, no lunches to pack, no rushing to afternoon activities, and long warm nights. These days can be full of impromptu fun activities as well as chaos. But as Fall approaches, I actually look forward to the routine and predictability that inevitably settles in after kids go back to school.

We often hear how routine is so important for children. A child’s nervous system needs ...

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Don’t Call Me Smart

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Don’t Call Me Smart

With schools focus on grades, test scores, and GPA’s, asking parents to avoid calling their child “Smart” can come as a surprise. Jo Boaler, the professor of mathematics education at Stanford University, spoke at the Aspen Ideas Festival and discussed the idea of retiring the “s word”:

At whatever age smart people develop the idea that they are smart, they also tend to develop vulnerability around relinquishing that label. So the difference between telling a kid “You did a great job” and ...

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