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Should You Try An Armpit Detox

July 11th, 2016 | By: Nancy Ripton
Why it’s time to consider detoxing your armpits and switching to natural deodorant.
Should You Try An Armpit Detox

Increasingly we’re hearing more and more experts ask us to avoid using antiperspirants that contain aluminum that clogs sweat glands and can get into breast tissue. More and more studies have been finding aluminum in breast tissues, and linking it to breast cancer. Specifically, a study out of Keele University found that aluminum in breast tissue is higher near the armpit, and this positively correlates to the largest area for breast tumors.

It’s Never Too Early to Have “That” Talk with your kids

June 9th, 2016 | By: Nancy Ripton
The recent sexual assault charge to a 27-year-old teacher at St. James Grade School shows us that it's never too early to warn our children about sexual predators.
It’s Never Too Early to Have “That” Talk with your kids

It often takes a jolting reminder to remind us that sexual predators can strike anywhere, and by the people you’d least expect. Yesterday’s arrest of 27-year-old Dufferin-Peel Catholic Board teacher sadly drove home that point.

An Unexpected Benefit of Red Wine

May 24th, 2016 | By: Nancy Ripton
Mommies rejoice, there may be weight loss benefits in that glass of red at the end of a day.
An Unexpected Benefit of Red Wine

Okay, so we don’t usually don’t chat wine on this site, but we think this study warrants an exception. For those of you who aren't expecting, we’ve got some good news – especially if you like to treat yourself to a glass of red wine at the end of the day.

What Mom Really Wants

May 7th, 2016 | By: Nancy Ripton
Why you should forget the store-bought gifts this Mother’s Day and just give mom a break.
What Mom Really Wants

What does a scented candle or bouquet of flowers really do in terms of showing mom how much you love and appreciate what she’s done? When it comes down to what most moms really want, it’s not something you can pick up at Homesense. Mom just wants a break.
 
A break from making three healthy meals a day that no one wants to eat. A break from begging her kids to just get along and be nice to each other. And, a break from planning.
 
By both necessity and nature, moms are planners. While dads might be behind the bench, it’s mom who remembers to sign kids up for activities on time and moms who get kids to the games on time. We remember to finish homework and get our little ones to yet another birthday party. If you want to give mom something she really loves this year, give her a break from all the scheduling and plan a fun, active day that the family can share together – no brain power from mom required.
 

Should Kids Exercise After a Concussion?

May 3rd, 2016 | By: Nancy Ripton
New research could change post-concussion protocol for kids.
Should Kids Exercise After a Concussion?

Concussions are a worry for every parent. Whether your child decides to play sports or not, chances are high that your kid will experience a head injury at some point growing up. When kids are young, it’s more likely to get injured in the school playground or a random accident than on the field or rink.