Over the past 2 decades the rise in childhood diabetes has directly related to the rise in childhood obesity. Coincidence? I think not! Also, in the past 30 years the number of children identified as overweight has increased by 100%.
This isn't at all about body shaming, but about being healthy. You see, being overweight as a child is even a more powerful predictor of disease and premature death than being an overweight adult.
The problem is that many kids are eating too much fat and sugar and not enough fruits and veggies.
As a busy parent of 2 boys I completely understand how difficult it can be to prepare healthy meals during our activity filled days. However, it is literally a matter of life and death that we as parents figure out a way for our kids to be healthier. Let's not wait until chronic disease hit, but be preventive instead.
I hear it all the time... my kid doesn't like fruit, or my kids won't eat veggies... etc. I am here to tell you that there are ways to influence your...
We are all aware of the lymph nodes in our neck and know that when they are swelled up there may be a problem. What you may not know is that our bodies actually have over 500 lymph nodes! They are found in clusters in our neck, armpit, groin, and behind our knees. They can be just a centimeter or much, much larger when fighting off an infection.
These nodes are part of the amazing lymphatic system that protects our bodies from potentially dangerous substances. The lymphatic system uses lymphatic capillaries to send items to our lymph nodes where they are processed before sending into the bloodstream.
Each lymph node has a series of connective tissue that acts as a filtration system and only lets the good stuff through at first. I like to think of the nodes as security checkpoints always at work in our bodies. When we breathe in, digest, or absorb items everything must go through this checkpoint to be inspected. The beneficial nutrients go through quickly and get released i...