Time Outdoors Helps Settle ADD/ADHD Children

Time Outdoors Helps Settle ADD/ADHD Children

With summer vacation in full swing, many families are still planning last-minute getaways or making final preparations for well-awaited vacations. However, for parents with a child that has ADD/ADHD, there are some recently discovered considerations to factor into travel itineraries.

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Why Do Dogs & Cats Eat Grass?

Why Do Dogs & Cats Eat Grass?

While it may be alarming to see Fido or Fluffy nibbling on the front lawn or a houseplant, it shouldn’t be a cause for concern unless the grass or plant was recently treated with pesticide, fertilizer, or another poisonous chemical. Both dogs and cats from time to time may take an interest in grass or similar substances, each for different purposes that can actually benefit their bodies.

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Pet Safety Tips for Summer Storms

Pet Safety Tips for Summer Storms

In the summer months, it’s pretty common that there will be more thunderstorms than normal due to the rapidly rising warm, moist air. For some of us, an afternoon thunderstorm is the norm and we don’t worry too much about what we should do with Fido or Fluffy. However, for times when the weather will be really bad, you need to have a plan in place for your pets.

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Summer Staple for Eye Health

Summer Staple for Eye Health

It’s a scientific fact that the sun is stronger in the summer1. While the rays may feel glorious, too much of a good thing can be harmful to our skin, as many of us know from past experiences with unpleasant sunburns. Another important area to protect that is sometimes overlooked: our eyes.

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3 Home Remedies Sourced Straight from the Faucet

3 Home Remedies Sourced Straight from the Faucet

Some home remedies require a cabinet full of materials or obscure ingredients you’d have to trek across town (or the globe) for. Luckily, you can just turn on your kitchen or bathroom sink and get a quick fix to boost mood, promote shiny hair, and even encourage weight loss!

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Is Your Sweet Tooth Aging Your Skin?

Is Your Sweet Tooth Aging Your Skin?

For many, sugary foods are not consumed as occasional treats but rather on a regular, if not daily, basis. According to the USDA, Americans consume 156 pounds of added sugar on a per capita basis each year! Besides being a threat to the waistline and cause for some to become high-risk for obesity and related conditions such as diabetes, too much sugar has been shown to lead to aging of the skin.

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5 Tips to Slim Down for Summer

5 Tips to Slim Down for Summer

With this past year’s mild winter, experts predict it’s going to be a long, hot summer. All that heat means more exposed skin. And, for many, that means ramping up exercise routines and cutting back on calories to slim down. Have fun with exercise. Luckily, longer hours of daylight in the spring and summer seasons allow [...]

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The Causes of ADHD

The Causes of ADHD

We all know ADHD is characterized by hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention. However, not much focus is put on the cause. Unfortunately, a simple, definitive answer is not fully known or understood. While no one truly knows, evidence strongly points to genetic factors.

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Always in Overload Mode? HSP Commonly Concurrent with ADHD

Always in Overload Mode? HSP Commonly Concurrent with ADHD

Do you find that you’re highly sensitive to physical and/or emotional stimulation, becoming easily overwhelmed by things that others may just pass by? It’s possible that you suffer from hypersensitivity, not classified as a disorder, but rather a condition where the body has an exaggerated response to stimuli. For example, allergens are an example of [...]

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Dog-Friendly Travel: Road Trip Checklist

Dog-Friendly Travel: Road Trip Checklist

It’s almost summer, and what better time than now to hit the open road with one of your favorite companions? However, preparing your 4-legged friend for a 4-wheel adventure is a must to ensure that his health and well-being stay intact along the way. 1.      Make sure your dog is comfortable in the car. For [...]

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