Teach Children Gardening for a Natural Head Start in Life

(Health Secrets Newsletter) A  study conducted for Britain’s Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) found that encouraging children to learn gardening boosts their development by helping them become happier, more confident and more resilient.  In addition, gardening helps teach children patience and the benefits of a healthy diet and lifestyle. The study was conducted by researchers at…

Make Easter Safer with Homemade Egg Dye

(Health Secrets Newsletter) Coloring boiled eggs has been a longtime Easter tradition.  So has including plenty of milk chocolate and other sugar-laden candies.  However, many of the food dyes commonly found on grocers shelves are synthesized from petroleum derivatives and even coal tar.  This year, provide a healthier Easter for your children by making your…

Cloth Diapers: Best Choice for Healthy Babies

(Health Secrets Newsletter) Few things could be better for busy new parents that the modern conveniences today’s living offers.  But sometimes there is conflict between the those conveniences and what’s best for overall health and well being. One of  parents’ primary concerns is keeping their baby clean, dry and free from rashes of all kinds, especially the…

Exercise Boosts School Grades

  Children that exercise are likely to get better grades at school than those that don’t according to a review carried out in Holland. The review was undertaken amid fears that the pressure on schools and pupils to achieve high academic grades could reduce the emphasis on physical education and school sports, which would then…

Resurgence of Rickets

  Rickets, the crippling childhood bone disease that causes stunted growth and deformities, appears to be re-emerging in the UK despite the fact that it is believed to have been eradicated many decades ago. Rickets, which is caused by a lack of Vitamin D, should be very rare in Western countries. Rickets causes softening and…