8 Asthma Triggers to Eliminate for Healthy Children

Eliminate asthma triggers to make your home asthma-friendly and allergy-friendly. Identify Asthma Triggers: The first step to eliminating your child’s asthma triggers is to find out what the triggers are. Keep an asthma diary or “log” of symptoms. Try to relate the attacks to the activities, foods, environment, anything that you can think of that your […]

More Natural Eczema Treatments

Baby Eczema: One Family’s Journey Guest Post by father of Nellie, Justin Chan  A huge shout-out and thanks to the Chan family for sharing their experience here! (Our recent Infographic on Ezcema Natural Treatments was generously shared by Justin) When our daughter, Nellie, started getting red patches on her arms and legs at around 6 months, […]

Phthalates During Pregnancy: How To Reduce the Risks

Phthalates are endocrine disruptors: they are anti-androgens that affect the development of the male fetus. Here is a review on what phthalates are, what phthalates do during pregnancy, and how you can reduce your exposure during pregnancy, and at all times.

Breastfeeding Benefits: Does Nursing Make Your Baby Smarter?

Study published recently in JAMA Pediatrics examined the relationship between length of breastfeeding and later cognitive development at ages 3 and 7 years. They measured language development, visual motor development, memory, and IQ. The authors conclude that duration of breastfeeding is correlated with IQ later in life. Just add SMARTER KIDS to the growing list of breastfeeding benefits!

Children’s Probiotics GONE?

Hi everyone!!  Hope you’re having a wonderful summer. And, a day early, but Happy 4th!! We’re doing pretty well, except that our go-to children’s probiotics have been difficult to find (and here’s why). My regular readers know what a huge fan I am of Probiotics. They really improved our lives here in the Faust household! […]

Pediatric Recommendations: Some Valuable Resources

It’s rare that I endorse products or websites. Here are two pediatric resources – valuable resources that will help you care for your children. These two sites have provided valuable information and products for our own family, and you will love them as I do. “You totally have to check them out.”

Quercetin for Asthma, Rhinitis, Sinusitis

Quercetin is a potent over-the-counter, naturally-occurring anti-inflammatory agent. It is the strongest naturally-occurring antihistamine, and is available as chewable tablet for children! Recommended by “Treatment Alternatives for Children” by Lawrence Rosen, MD.

Yoga for Asthma?

Restore lost control of breathing through Yoga. Clinical studies have proven that yoga can help reduce frequency and severity of asthma attacks. Consider yoga for you or your child’s anti-asthma regimen.

Introducing Tasha and Mike: A Mother’s Experience

Mothers often know more than doctors. A mother with a sick child has seen and heard it all, has been to many “experts,” and has often tried many “alternative” remedies. We can all learn from a mother’s experience. Introducing Tasha, mommy to Mike, who will share her experience here on this site, on the topics of eczema, asthma, allergies, and some natural remedies.

Better Living Through Less Chemistry: Hope

Sure, we have all benefited from the convenience of chemistry in our lives. But we are all exposed to the toxins that result. Here is a collection of simple steps you can take to reduce toxins in your diet, your water, your air, and in your home.

Allergies and Asthma

Allergies and asthma go together: One-third of those with allergic rhinitis will develop asthma at some time. Even higher in children! Can that be avoided? The answer is yes. Read more to find out how.

Don’t Be a Food Poisoning Statistic This Summer

Yeah, Summer’s here! Break out the grill. Let’s party. “Grilling out” is a uniquely American summer pastime. Who doesn’t have fond memories of summer picnics as a child, waiting for dad to burn our favorite dish to un-recognizable lump of charcoal on the grill? But wait … let’s avoid food poisoning while we’re at it. […]