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Common Allergy Culprits in Children

Dear Karla, My son has eczema all over his face and very bad asthma. Do you think it could be the milk he is drinking? Amanda Amanda, In Canada, 12 - 25 per cent of children suffer from eczema, with 90 per cent of cases occurring before a chi...

Could Food Allergies Be Causing Your Child's Asthma?

Dear Karla, My 7-year-old son has asthma and my 3-year-old is starting to show some signs of breathing challenges. Is there anything I can do on a nutritional level to lessen their symptoms? Thanks, Carmen Hi Carmen, Asthma is a growing concern ...

Do you let your baby be an adventurous eater?

A friend emailed me a study today, one that found that when babies under nine months are fed fish, they're less likely to develop eczema. Because she's never been a mom to an infant, she wondered, "Would you have fed one of your girls fish at such a ...

Pills found in Gorton's frozen fish leads to recall

Gorton's, Inc. has recalled about 1,000 cases of frozen fish after pills were discovered in some Crispy Battered Fish Fillets. Tracy Rowan of New Freedom, Pennsylvania says she and her nine-year-old daughter both found beige, aspirin-sized pills in t...

Teen scientist disproves goldfish memory myth

I am not an expert on pet fish, but apparently goldfish are thought to have extremely short memory spans. Like three seconds short. Because of this, swimming around and around in a tiny bowl day after day is not a problem for them. At least that was ...

Cringe-worthy pets

Yesterday, Ellie and I were at the grocery store when she said, out of nowhere, "I want a fish." Well, it wasn't exactly out of nowhere. We were in the pet aisle and she was looking at fish bowls. But still, I was a little surprised and a lot resista...

Hiding it

Next weekend, we will be attending a party where the eats will be primarily seafood. A close friend of mine is also going to be in attendance. The issue is, she's newly pregnant but doesn't yet want anyone to know. She confided in me and asked me for...

Teaching little kids good eating habits really does pay off

At six years old, Ellie already knows about good fat, bad fat, protein, empty calories, etc. She's a rather picky eater, so we have lots of conversations about what is good for you and what is not. My hope is that these lessons will help her make hea...

My Pet Fish Soap

If you're like me, and can't seem to keep your kids' goldfish from dying off, this might be the product for you. It looks like (and is probably about as interesting as) a real fish in water, but there's no need to feed it or clean it's tank. Becau...

We got fish, and they died. (Part II)

In a single word, the story of a single parent's life is: scheduling. Over the course of a year, we coordinate holidays -- some that are on an alternating schedule from the year before, some that were traded for other, non-holiday times at differe...

We got a fish, and it died. (Part I)

Actually, we got three fish, and only one of the them died. But seeing as he lived in my house for approximately 72 hours before he was floating, lifeless, upside down at the top of the tank -- I'd say the other two's prospects don't look so good. ...

Pregnancy food don'ts -- don't believe the hype?

I found out I was pregnant with Nate a week before we were to leave on a crazy, Amazing Race style, Scandinavian adventure. At only 5 weeks (and unexpectedly) pregnant, I hadn't quite managed to let the fear and reality of what was happening to me se...

Consuming apples and fish during pregnancy keeps allergies, asthma at bay in children

According to a recent article in the Washington Post, women who consumed apples and fish while pregnant had children less likely to get asthma or ezcema, a skin condition produced by allergies. My husband and I were both particularly interested...

Product Recall: Children's Religious Fish Necklaces

Oriental Trading Company Inc., of Omaha, Nebraska, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling their Children's Religious Fish Necklaces. These necklaces contain high levels of toxic lead. Once again, cheap ch...

Eating fish while pregnant is good for baby

Expectant mothers who eat fish and seafood during pregnancy may give their children better communication and social skills. This according to a recent UK study, that seems to go against the commonly-held fear that eating fish is dangerous for both mo...

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