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Surprising Holiday Hazards

December 19th, 2016 | By: Nancy Ripton
Are poinsettias poisonous? Is your Christmas tree safe? Learn how to keep your child safe this holiday season.
Surprising Holiday Hazards

As parents, we don't want to make like the Grinch and steal all the Christmas cheer, but we don't want our children to get hurt during the holidays either. Unfortunately, holiday hazards can creep up where you least expect them. Here are four surprising holiday health hazards and how to protect your children from them:

Are you Putting Coal on Your Child’s Skin?

October 12th, 2016 | By: Nancy Ripton
Find out what chemicals are hiding in 80 percent of all skincare, beauty, and bath products and learn how to avoid them for your kids and your family.
Are you Putting Coal on Your Child’s Skin?

You may be aware of the Environmental Working Group (EWG)’s dirty dozen of produce that are the top offenders in terms of pesticides, but did you also know there is a dirty dozen in beauty and bath products.

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.

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.