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If you’ve spent any amount of time on my site you know that I’m in the process of changing my son’s diet to not include foods with gluten or red dye 40, and those changes also include making sure to give him all natural health products, as well, when he’s sick, like now. Too many of the medicines carried at various retail stores and pharmacies are loaded with dyes and aren’t that great for our systems. Trying to locate a dye-free cough medicine or pain reliever can be a chore. The other day it took forever...

Yesterday my kiddos came home with a letter from the school regarding a suspected case of whooping cough in the school. I figured it would be a good time to share with all of you the signs of whooping cough (pertussis) and how it differs from a regular cold. And what facts to remember about the infection. ...

For several years now people have told me that I should get my son tested for Autism. It started with a counselor of mine several years back. Several other people I know know others who have children who were diagnosed with Autism and they all have said that based on what they’ve heard and seen of my son, he shows signs of having it. Most feel if he does, he has high-functioning Autism or possibly even Asperger’s. I finally mentioned it to my son’s pediatrician when we took his sister in for her physical for school....

Awhile back I cut all Red #40 out of Blake’s diet as an experiment to see if it would improve his behavioral issues any. I’d heard from several people I know, as well as my family, that it can cause behavioral issues in children, and once eliminated from their diet, vast improvements would be seen. The results with Blake were quite astounding for not only me, but my parents as well. My son didn’t turn into an angel but he became easier to tolerate and his meltdowns decreased dramatically and he seemed to have more...

If you’re a parent, you’ve probably seen your kid swallow some strange things over the course of their younger years. Heck, if your the parent of older children, you still may have. I distinctly remember former football player friends eating worms. Yuck! Yesterday I read an article about a three-year-old from Portland, Oregon, who swallowed not one, not two, but THIRTY-SEVEN ¬†high-powered rare earth Buckyball magnets. Luckily, the little girl survived, but it got me to thinking about the insane things kids will swallow…or...