Health & Nutrition

Homemade Natural Cough Remedy for Kids

“Tylenol is bad for a liver. Don’t you dare giving it to kids too often.” “Mucinex doesn’t really heal your kid’s cough: it is just removing the symptoms and giving free reign in your kid’s body.” “Do you know how many dyes and artificial ingredients went into this thing you are holding? And that one [...]

Home-made cold & flu remedy that actually works

My nose could compete with Rudolph’s for lighting up Santa’s way through the night; the scary barking sounds my throat produces would make any bloodhound envious. Stumbling downstairs to get kids ready for school: my older one is also getting ready for a Rudolph’s nose competition; my middle one is barking; only my dear little [...]

Study shows that milk does not strengthen bones, but accelarates ageing instead

Every day some myth is created and some old days one is discredited. Here is a new study about milk. Who would think? We’ve been brought up knowing that milk is rich in calcium, a key component of bones, and it’s good for us. The new scientific study in the British Medical Journal suggests that not [...]

A respiratory virus has affected kids in 10 US states

Doctors and parents are very concerned about a mysterious respiratory virus that has affected children in 10 US states.  Fall is usually a flu season and time for viruses outbreak, but this virus is very rare. The illness is a respiratory virus, that brings common cold symptoms that are much more severe than regular cold. [...]

10 healthy and easy back-to-school snacks for children

I always try to pack some healthy snacks in my kids’ lunch bags. I would like to share some healthy and easy-to-make after-school snacks or nutritious extras for your children’s school lunches. 1. Mini sweet peppers and hummus. 2. Apple wedges and cheese sticks 3. Celery sticks and carrots with hummus 4. Bananas and peanut [...]

Tuna salad sandwich. My kids’ favorite recipe

Ingredients 2 cans (6 oz each) tuna in water 3 hard boiled eggs 1 medium stalk celery ½ cup Blue Cheese salad dressing ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper 8 slices bread 4 leaves of Romaine lettuce Directions Hard boil 3 eggs. Strain with cold water for easier peel. Peel and fork mash the boiled [...]