The following post is written by our SAFbaby Health Expert Adviser: Dr Murray Clarke, ND, D.Hom., L.Ac A study published in the Journal of Pediatrics, July 2012 has raised the awareness and concern about the release and exposure of Bisphenol A (BPA) from composite filling materials and dental sealants that are routinely being used and [...]
As parents, we need to know how to feed our children nutrient dense foods. These foods will help stave off illness and strengthen brain and body development. Of almost of equal importance, preparing bone broths will leave the cook feeling particularly righteous.
Incorporating high quality supplements into your child’s diet is one of the best ways to ensure they are meeting their growing nutritional needs. But enter any health food store and what do you notice? Choices. Lots and lots of choices. Which is normally a good thing, right? More choices means parents can find products better [...]
Did you know that approximately 50 kids are killed each year by strangulation…from cords on window blinds!? Are you as shocked as we are? Did you know, you may have a potential death trap lurking inside your own home? Read our full article for details on the safety of your blinds and easy solutions to help you rest easy.
The recent study by JAMA Pediatrics suggests that we should never take a drugs’ safety (no matter how renowned) for granted during pregnancy. The study has shown that increased use of acetaminophen during pregnancy has a direct link to increased diagnoses of ADHD-like behaviors, HKD and prescription of ADHD drugs in children of those mothers.
As consumers become more aware of what they are putting into their bodies, marketing companies have become savvier. Most of us know that MSG is a harmful chemical found in many fast and pre-packaged foods. “MSG-free” has become a popular label on foods geared toward the health-conscious consumer. What the majority of the population may [...]
We are currently in the middle of the winter season and what is turning out to be a moderate to high occurrence of flu for this year. With all the increased contact in every arena, that school provides for our children, this is also the time of year when children are most susceptible to catching [...]
Most doctors agree that infants should take vitamin D3, but there is variation among pediatricians and pediatric groups about the ideal dosage of vitamin D for babies. This may leave parents puzzled about how much vitamin D to give to their babies. In the US and Canada the recommended dose is 400 IU per day. [...]
As the founders of SAFbaby.com we are searching out to find as much information as we can on topics that are of the highest concern for us personally. When our children were babies our interests were a little different that now. We seek out the most professional experts in those fields that we are looking [...]
In human nutrition, phytic acid is considered an anti-nutrient for its interference with the absorption of other nutrients during the digestive process. The plant kingdom, however, is highly dependent on phytic acid to protect seeds against insects, mold and fungus, and to preserve freshness for germination. It is the main storage form of phosphorous in [...]
In our modern “convenience” culture, there is more car seat carrying of babies than baby-wearing. Contemporary designs have made it incredibly easy for parents to transport their child in a car seat – from house to car, to multiple destinations and back home – without ever having to move baby. But, your baby’s body was [...]
Here on Kauai (the most isolated land mass on all the planet) we recently pulled together as a people to change pass a bill (Bill 2491) demanding that buffer zones be placed around our kid’s schools and our oceans. Also that the GMO corporations must disclose the pesticides and the amounts that they are using [...]
A new study has shed more light on the problem of tooth decay in children. In this study vitamin D deficiency in children was significantly associated with severe early cavities in preschool children. Vitamin D is important for the formation of enamel and dentin in teeth. It also actively encourages the immune system’s fight against [...]
It’s that time of year again, cold and flu season. The time when our little kids start sneezing and coughing and passing around the bugs. We went to SAFbaby Health Expert Murray Clarke, N.D., D.Hom., L.Ac., for his tips on the top ten immune boosters for your child. Share this, bookmark it, and post it [...]
You may be thinking, “Come on now. Can shoes really be that big of a health concern for our children?” But truth be told, the more we research this topic, the more we are floored to find out about the lack of regulations, standards, and the plethora of toxins that hide in our loved ones [...]
A diet high in raw plant food doesn’t have to break the bank. With some simple and easy tips, eating raw can be cost effective. Here’s how: Less is more, when eating food. When you feel full, stop eating! Many people eat way beyond the point of being satisfied. And don’t force kids to eat [...]
I don’t watch much television, but each season I do watch the Biggest Loser. I work out with my exercise ball, weights and bands during the show since I’m not very good at sitting and watching TV. I shed tears with the pain of the heartbreaking stories, and cheer as the contestants are empowered to [...]
After the “lazy days of summer”, kids are back in school…back to schoolwork, friends, and activities. The daily experiences of school life – successes, frustrations, friendships, challenges, winning and losing – provide an opportunity for kids to learn problem solving and develop resiliency and self confidence. Confidence comes from something concrete; it comes from ability. [...]
Colic or reflux is characterized by crying, spitting up after nursing, arching the back, rumbling tummy, and expulsion of gas. Symptoms tend to be worse in the evening, after eating, and when lying down. Often these symptoms begin two to three weeks after birth and can persist for several months or sometimes even longer. The [...]
Is Your Baby Or Child Experiencing Digestive Problems Because Of This Common Formula and Food Additive?
After overhearing a conversation in the health food store that went something like this: “Guar gum is like chewing gum to our system. It can not be digested by the body.” I was curious and wanted to know more. If you look closely at ingredient lists, even health food store products contain this ingredient quite [...]