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When an 11-year-old patient developed an irregular heartbeat after eating what he told me was "candy" before a soccer game, it occurred to me that there might be something else at play here.This ...Children are being exposed to exceptionally high levels of stimulants, all in an attempt to improve performance.
Energy and sports drinks often contain dangerously high levels of caffeine and herbal stimulants. Credit: Getty Images
Distilled water remains safe for your kids to drink. For now.But it seems doctors, researchers and Mindy down at...Distilled water about the only safe drink left for kids.
Soda and other high calorie beverages are widely available to elementary school kids. Credit: Spencer Platt, Getty ImagesIf you think your kid's diet is soda-free because you've banished the drinks from your refrigerator, you may want to take a ...Is your child drinking milk or soda at school? You might be surprised.
Sporty? Try sugary. Credit: Getty ImagesYour kid comes off the soccer field, sweating and tired. He walks over to the vending machine to get a drink, but instead of hitting the soda button, he goes for a sports drink, opting for what he thinks i...