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Why Your Kids Need Fermented Foods w/ Dr. Rouchouze (Pedcast)

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Special Guest: Charlotte Rouchouze, www.thechildrenstable.com

 

 

 

 

Introduction

 

Pick up any medical journal or health magazine and it won’t be long before you hear some discussion about the health benefits of probiotics and fermented foods. Interest in how the microbial world enhances your child’s health is more than a fad or craze; it is becoming fundamental to understanding how your child stays healthy. This knowledge is literally transforming medicine. That is why today’s pedcast is so important and why we are so lucky to have one of my favorite guests returning to Portable Practical Pediatrics, Dr. Charlotte Rouchouze, a food expert and host of the popular blog, The Children’s Table. Welcome Dr. Rouchouze- thank you so much for taking time to join me and my audience today. Continue reading

An Emerging Travel Disease- MERS (Article)

Disease prevention and control has become an important part of life in the age of globalization and frequent international travel. Since children frequently have opportunities for international travel, parents need to stay vigilant and informed about new, emerging infectious diseases. Right now, the Korean peninsula is struggling with an emerging respiratory disease that researchers think jumped from camels in the middle east to humans. Continue reading

Dishwashers Harmful to Kids? (Article)

It turns out there is truth in the statement “The old way is the better way,” according to a recent study that has found an association between dishwashers and the growing prevalence of allergy among children. In this study, Swedish researchers found childhood allergies to be less prevalent in families who hand washed dishes versus those who used modern dishwashing machines. It was just a few generations ago when parents and children alike, hand washed the dishes after dinner. In modern America today, this activity seems to be a only a distant memory. The majority of American families now have the convenience of an electric dishwasher to help with kitchen cleanup. Continue reading

New Research about Childhood Sleep (Article)

Research is proving what we all instinctively know; children need adequate sleep. Two new studies suggest that too little sleep in children, younger than age seven years, can have a negative aspect on all facets of their young lives. Scientists and physicians are still trying to sort out what happens to a child’s brain during sleep but one thing seems certain, the function of sleep is vital. For many children, life in the 21st century is go, go, go and time for children to sleep seems not to be the priority it once was.   Ask any pediatrician, sleep problems have become common with the advent of screens in children’s rooms, access to disturbing media content, children living in multiple households, and a general rise in anxiety experienced by children.

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