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31
JUL

Premium Brand Spotlights

Filed Under: Announcements & News,Baby and Child Health,Supplements,Women's Health at 1:22 pm | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

LuckyVitamin.com is excited to offer its customers an exclusive, limited-time offer on four high-end brands. These products are rarely offered at discounted prices so the time to take advantage is now! Learn more about what makes these sought-after brands so unique.

Metagenics – Genetic Potential Through Nutrition

Science uses genomic and proteomic research to identify plant-based extracts and derivatives that communicate with specific proteins. These proteins send signals to promote healthy functioning and “amplify” healthy messages from food.  Metagenics uses these discoveries to become readily available medical foods and nutraceuticals that offer uniquely effective and powerful formulas for both targeted and broad health applications.  Their in-house scientific staff and technologically advanced facilities conduct adequate research and evaluation. That’s what enables them to continue to provide innovative formulas of the highest possible quality to help you make a noticeable impact on health.

Thorne Research – Pure Ingredients, Trusted Results, Worldwide

Thorne is the only hypoallergenic dietary supplement manufacturer with the highest degree of purity that you – and your most severely allergic, chemically sensitive, and immune-compromised patients – can truly trust. Also, they do not make any products that contain Genetically Modified Organisms (known as GMOs). In 2014, Thorne Research celebrated their 30-year commitment to transforming and advancing the quality of health care in the United States and around the world. Thorne Research understands that to successfully deliver innovative solutions it must identify and partner with forward-thinking companies that envision a future in which lifestyle medicine is at the forefront of patient care.

Vitanica Professional – Addressing The Health Care Needs Of Women

Vitanica’s professional line of nutritional supplements has been used in clinical practice for over 18 years in the area of women’s health. They seek excellence in their formulations by including optimal dosages, superior choice nutrient sources and clinically scrutinized products for maximal therapeutic benefit. They are committed to using the highest quality, premium grade organic or wild crafted herbs available. Vitanica’s herbs and extracts are selected on the basis of purity, bioactivity, and maximal therapeutic benefit. All of their products are formulated based on scientific research and/or clinical research and experience as conducted by Dr. Tori Hudson in her women’s health practice.

Bioray Kids – Provides Natural Kidssentials

BioRay Kids utilizes the balance of nature and science to create safe and effective liquid herbal supplements that support health, vitality, and the environment. BioRay Kids products were created and manufactured by integrating clinically tested ingredients with proprietary methods. Committed to quality and maintaining the integrity of each formula, BioRay kids blends its products in small, personally attended batches and uses only the highest quality organic ingredients. BioRay Kids liquid herbal drops provide what kids need to stay focused, keep calm, get happy, and shine on!

For a limited-time save an extra 20% off these exclusive brands with promo code ‘SPOTLIGHT801’ at checkout.

 

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24
JUL

Birthing Mama Prenatal Yoga & Wellness

Filed Under: Announcements & News,Baby and Child Health,Exercise and Fitness,Nutrition at 8:00 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

Pregnancy is a progressive adventure — a time of profound inner and outer growth. It is also a time to examine who you are and how you relate to all living things. Birthing Mama is designed to be your companion during this transformational time, offering six weekly areas of interest to nourish yourself and your growing baby.

Through online, holistic forums for weeks 14-42, along with a series of DVDs, Birthing Mama gives you valuable tools and support to connect deeply to the spiritual process of childbirth.

Birthing Mama is an offering from the heart, to support your pregnancy in being as transformational for your inner-self as it will be for your physical body.  Let yourself be guided through each offering, from a state of openness, curiosity, and awareness. Tune in to your inner voice and follow it within yourself, wherever it leads.

The inspiration for this childbirth companion came from Corinne Andrews, who, when pregnant with her second child, was inspired to launch Birthing Mama to give other expectant mothers a framework for experiencing their pregnancy as a sacred and transformative life event.

A weekly companion offering holistic support for each week of your pregnancy from weeks 14-42

  • 30 Prenatal Yoga Videos – over 6 hours of videos!
  • Recipes & Nutritional Guidance
  • Developmental Benchmarks
  • Inspiration & Education
  • Creative Activities
  • Self-Care Recommendations

 

Also included are product recommendations from other online retailers, access to a media library bursting with articles, guided meditations, yoga nidra and live prenatal classes.  Members also receive exclusive discounts with the Birthing Mama team, (for long-distance subscribers, phone or Skype appointments are available) including: Yoga & Mindfulness, Nutrition, Herbs, Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine and Family Photography.

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21
JUL

What’s New? Kind Soap

Filed Under: Baby and Child Health,Personal Care at 12:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another premium brand of personal care products to our customers: Kind Soap Company.

Kind Soap Company offers a variety of personal care products created with the highest quality natural ingredients without sacrificing the effectiveness of these “healthier” products. The company uses various organic and wild harvested ingredients and the label listing is always complete and 100% guaranteed, unlike many companies that “legally” omit ingredients and preservatives that fall below .5% of the product formula.

Kind Soap Company philosophy is to always be kind in three different ways: kind to your skin, kind to the earth, and kind to others. Kind to the skin means never formulating a product with known skin irritants like sulfates and synthetic fragrance, hormone disruptors, and carcinogenic chemicals commonly found in traditional body care products. No parabens, formaldehyde-releasing agents, or any other suspicious preservatives will ever be used in any Kind Soap products. Only pure, non-solvent-extracted essential oils are used to give the products their wonderful scents, and natural botanicals, spices and naturally mined pigments are used for color.

Being Kind to the earth involves eco-conscious decisions about packaging and processes. The goal is to reduce deforestation and depletion of natural resources by utilizing tree-free labels, water free printing, and vegetable based inks. Kind Soap wants to reduce toxic emissions and polluted air and water by using only biodegradable product ingredients, and wind energy for printing as well as minimizing the ever-growing mounds of non-biodegradable trash on land and sea by reusing and recycling of all packaging. Lastly, be kind to others. A portion of every product sold goes to the Autism Speaks organization, in addition to funding many other worthy organizations through product sales and donations throughout the year.

You can save even more on all these fantastic new products from Kind Soap Company. Just enter promo code JULY14NEW15 to save an extra 15% on all items of this new brand.

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Kind Soap Co. – Artisan Aromatherapy Bar Soap Wild Lemongrass – 4.5 oz.
Kind Soap Co. – Baby Bum Balm – 4 oz.
Kind Soap Co. – Luxury Solid Perfume Blood Orange – 1 oz.

 
9
JUN

What’s New? Hip Peas

Filed Under: Baby and Child Health,Personal Care at 3:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another top quality brand of personal care products specially designed for kids: Hip Peas.

Hip Peas offers the perfect line of natural hair products for your stylish kids. All products are not only completely safe for your child and the environment, but also work wonders on your tot’s locks. In addition, 10% of all profits from Hip Peas go to child-focused charities.

Hip Peas was created as a response to frustrated parents looking for hair products with the safest ingredients possible. When it comes to natural hair care, there were very limited choices for children and the majority of products were terribly ineffective. Hip Peas has come to the rescue of many parents looking for all-natural and safe personal care products for the little ones.

After months researching ingredients, analyzing product formulations, and gathering a team of scientists, the first Hip Peas product was born: a hair balm made with safe and natural ingredients. After receiving great feedback on this product, Hip Peas was inspired to develop others and, today, you can find a complete line of personal care products for kids all created with natural and safe ingredients. Hip Peas uses gentle, natural botanicals that soothes and moisturizes skin and leaves hair soft and shiny. All products are free of parabens, sulfates (SLS), petrochemicals, phthalates, artificial fragrances and colors.

You can save even more on all these fantastic new products from Hip Peas. Just enter the promotional code JUN14NEW10 to save an additional 10% of all items of this new brand at Lucky Vitamin.com.

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Hip Peas – Conditioner Natural Kids Care – 8.4 oz.
Hip Peas – Cradle Cap Care Natural Kids Care – 5 oz.
Hip Peas – Baby Brush Wooden Natural Kids Care

 
2
MAY

Vitamins During Pregnancy

Filed Under: Baby and Child Health,Vitamins and Minerals,Women's Health at 4:02 pm | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author

Pregnancy is one of the most talked about terms in medicine. Making sure that both the mother and fetus stay healthy throughout the pregnancy is very important.  A balanced diet is the best way for your baby to receive nutrients during the pregnancy. Vitamins should only be used to ensure you are receiving the proper amount of nutrients and should not in any way replace a healthy diet.   A healthy diet is one that consists of a variety of vegetables, fruits, proteins, and fats. Calories are very important for pregnant women during pregnancy. They provide energy, aid in the expansion of red blood cells, as well as aid in the growth of the uterus and breasts. I’m going to discuss some of the supplements and why they are important for you and your growing baby.

  1. The majority of the vitamins and the dosage needed can be found in a good prenatal multivitamin.
    1. Vitamin A – Important for reproduction, healthy skin, and promoting normal vision.  Recommended dose 2,500-5,000 IU/day.
    2. Vitamin C – Aids in the absorption of iron.
    3. Vitamin D – Vital in the development of fetal teeth and bone as well as necessary for metabolism of calcium and phosphorus. Recommended dose 400 IU/day.
    4. Vitamin E – A very potent antioxidant that helps in maintaining cell integrity. Recommended dose 200-800 IU/day.
    5. Vitamin K – Aids in the prevention of neonatal hemorrhage. Recommended dose not established.
    6. B6–Prevents morning sickness, preeclampsia, and diabetes.
    7. B12 – Functions in protein metabolism and DNA synthesis.
  2. Minerals are also important throughout your pregnancy.
    1. Iron- Statuses decline during pregnancy because the fetus consumes what maternal iron is stored.  It is important that mom consults with her healthcare practitioner for the amount of iron she should be taking to help prevent anemia and other iron deficiency conditions.
    2. Folic acid-Helps prevent neural tube defects and low birth weight infants. It also prevents megaloblastic anemia and increases protein effectiveness in the body. Recommended dose 400-800 micrograms/day.
    3. Calcium- Another mineral important to supplement during pregnancy as it has been found to increase bone mineral density in offspring. Recommended dose between 900-1200mg/day.
    4. Zinc-Necessary for DNA and protein synthesis as well as for the prevention of congenital malformations. Recommended dose 15mg/day.

 

  1. Besides vitamins and minerals, Omega 3 acids such as DHA, play a vital role in the development of the brain, central nervous system, and visual system.  Fetuses rely on DHA from their mother so it is imperative that the mother has adequate intake in her diet and supplements. Recommended dosage 200-300mg/day.
  2. Choline is an essential nutrient needed for proper brain development. Studies have shown that high choline diets during pregnancy resulted in improved cognitive function in offspring. Recommended dose around 450mg/day.
  3. Probiotics have shown to reduce the risk of allergies and eczema in offspring during pregnancy. These are also important because infants are born with a sterile intestinal tract. The mother’s flora is needed to build the intestinal flora of the baby.

 

 

All supplements should be prescribed by your healthcare provider or under direct supervision of a healthcare provider. These dosages are only recommendations and are not in any way meant to replace any dosage prescribed by your doctor. Please consult your healthcare provider before changing or including supplements in your daily routine.

 

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4
APR

What’s New? Butt Naked Baby

Filed Under: Baby and Child Health,Personal Care at 2:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is proud to introduce another top-quality brand of natural skincare baby products to our customers: Butt Naked Baby.

Butt Naked Baby has developed simply the purest, most gentle, natural and organic skincare products for newborns and babies in their first two years. Every single product is toxin-free, cruelty-free, and always earth friendly. From the ingredients chosen to the packaging the products are put in, Butt Naked Baby pays attention to every detail. The company is certified organic and every product manufactured is free from toxic chemicals, pesticide residues, parabens, phthalates, sulphates, PEG’s, artificial colorings, synthetic fragrances, common allergens and harsh preservatives. Anything that comes in contact with the skin is absorbed quickly and distributed throughout our entire bodies.  Plant based oils combined with specialized extracts are powerful antioxidants which provide healthy nutrients that will be absorbed with each use of the products, achieving nothing less than healthy skin.

Butt Naked Baby approves only safe, effective, non-toxic formulas and uses all recyclable containers. As a brand, the company is fully committed to developing the very best products that meet the highest global requirements while exceeding the high quality standards of today’s health conscious families. Butt Naked Baby is proud to know that parents everywhere have fallen in love with this unique line of sensitive skin products using them on their newborns, themselves and their entire families with trust and confidence.

You can save even more when you shop Butt Naked Baby products at Lucky Vitamin.com. Just enter the promo code APR14NEW10 to save an additional 10% on all items from this new brand.

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Butt Naked Baby – Healing Powder – 5.5 oz.
Butt Naked Baby – Soothing Bath Soak – 8 oz.
Butt Naked Baby – Blue Paste Diaper Rash Treatment With Zinc – 4 oz.

 
13
FEB

What’s New? Bathtime Baby

Filed Under: Baby and Child Health,Personal Care at 10:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin continues to promote natural personal care products made with safe natural ingredients. Today, we are happy to introduce the latest brand of natural baby care products added to our site: Bathtime Baby.

Bathtime Baby is a luxurious baby skincare line that is safe and gentle, formulated with organic plant and fruit extracts, along with skin nourishing vitamins and antioxidants that will protect and care for your baby’s delicate skin. The company wants to raise awareness of environmental toxins and health risks in personal care products.

Bathtime Baby offers non-irritating and non-toxic products for babies and children to make bath time an enjoyable and bonding experience. The company uses all natural biodegradable formulas that are safe for our environment and every single product is made only with natural and organic ingredients. Bathtime Baby products contain antioxidants, vitamins, and soothing anti-inflammation botanicals and are paraben-free, propylene glycol-free, hypoallergenic and phthalate and petroleum-distillates-free.

Bathtime Baby products are vegan friendly, gluten free, and cruelty free. Additionally, Bathtime Baby uses BPA and phthlate free packaging, both ecofriendly and recyclable, and bottles are #2 HDPE with caps made of BPA-free polypropylene.

Regular skin care products contain surprisingly low amounts of beneficial ingredients and large amounts of preservatives, petrochemicals, skin sensitizers, irritants, and estrogen-like hormonal imitators. Even natural/organic baby products contained potentially irritating oils, estrogen-like paraben preservatives or other skin irritants like propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfate, ethanolamines and petroleum distillates.

Bathtime Baby was created to develop a better, safer skin care line to use on babies sensitive skin, more absorptive than adult skin. The result is a collection of natural and organic baby products that protect, nourish and enhance the appearance of skin.

You can save extra on these fantastic new products from Bathtime Baby. Just enter promo code FEB14NEW10 for an additional 10% off on all items of this new brand.

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Bathtime Baby – Silky Smooth Body Powder – 6 oz.
Bathtime Baby – Purely Pampered Massage Oil – 4 oz.
Bathtime Baby – Baby Butter Moisturizing Lotion – 3 oz.

 
22
JAN

What’s New? Primal Pit Paste

Filed Under: Baby and Child Health,Personal Care at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Most deodorants still contain harmful ingredients like parabens or aluminum. These chemical ingredients have been linked to Alzheimer’s and Cancer but, for some strange reason, multiple personal care products containing parabens and aluminum are still available.

Why taking a chance on these products? You can use natural and organic deodorants that can work just as well. Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another top choice of natural deodorants to our customers: Primal Pit Paste.

Primal Pit Paste provides truly natural and organic deodorants that not only work but are actually good for you. All products are handcrafted from organic and natural ingredients and contain no harmful ingredients. The company’s motto says it best “Killing the odor without killing your body”. Most deodorants not only keep the toxins in by preventing you from sweating, but they are designed to absorb into the skin. And what are you absorbing? Aluminum, parabens, fragrances, and a bunch of other harmful chemicals.

Primal Pit Paste’s effectiveness is amazing.  These deodorants really last even for extreme athletes in extreme heat. Primal Pit Paste products will withstand all sports, endurance races, mud events, and basically any physical activity. Primal Pit Paste is available in Pit Paste Strong and Kids varieties. Finally, you can shop a healthy, organic deodorant that actually works for everyone: moms, dads, kids and athletes.

Save even more! You can save extra on all Primal Pit Paste new products. Just enter the code ‘JAN14NEW10′ to save an extra 10% on all items of this new brand at Lucky Vitamin.com

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Primal Pit Paste – Natural Deodorant Thyme & Lemongrass – 2 oz.
Primal Pit Paste – Natural Deodorant Kids Orange Creamsicle – 2 oz.
Primal Pit Paste – Natural Deodorant Stick Thyme & Lemongrass – 2 oz.

 
27
SEP

Lucky Vitamin Presents: Wean Green

Filed Under: Baby and Child Health,Water Purification and Storage at 11:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another top quality brand of eco-friendly, modern, and unique baby products: Wean Green.

Wean Green is a Canadian company dedicated to providing parents with safe and environmental baby products that fit into every parent’s diaper bag. The company is devoted to combining eco and chic in all products making it possible for parents to choose environmental products without sacrificing style. Wean Green grows with your baby, too, with all Wean Cubes designed with many secondary uses, including keeping cereal from spilling all over your purse. Wean Green’s goal is to ensure that your eco-footprint does not grow faster than your baby’s sweet little feet. The Wean Green team continues to design products that will meet the expectations of “weaners” and their proud parents.

One of the company’s best-selling products is the Wean Green’s Snack Cubes. These tempered glass food containers are the perfect size for every eco-chic family member. You can use it for a mix of yogurt and granola for your mid-morning snack or use them for the entire lunch serving of your hungry baby. The lids are durable and have passed the ‘use’ testing machine over 3 million times per tab. The child friendly design allows easy opening for small hands and the glass is 4-5 times stronger than a drinking glass. All Snack Cubes are freezer, microwave, and dishwasher safe.

You can save even more by just calling us for a special price on all Wean Green products. Just dial 1-888-635-0474, EXT 7793 or email specialprice@luckyvitamin.com, and a promotional price code will be provided instantly.

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Wean Green – Glass Meal Cube Raspberry – 31 oz.
Wean Green – Glass Meal Cube Blueberry – 31 oz.

 
27
AUG

Lucky Vitamin Presents: Thinkbaby

Filed Under: Announcements & News,Baby and Child Health at 4:30 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is proud to introduce another top quality brand of baby and child health products: Thinkbaby.

Thinkbaby offers a unique line of safe baby products to offer alternatives to existing, conventional products on the market. With a team of physicians and scientists focused on the latest chemical and biological science, Thinkbaby continue to lead in the usage of safe materials for consumer products, with efforts further energized by working with leading child advocacy partners and like-minded individuals who seek alternative products.

Many conventional baby products are made with chemicals that have the potential to cause endocrine disruption, cancer, and reproductive harm. For example, multiple baby bottles on the market are composed of Bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical that is suspected to disrupt the endocrine system. Thinkbaby offers a complete BPA-free feeding set to ensure the safety of your babies. Additionally Thinkbaby only creates functional products. The company only develops products functional for everyone, and not products that only a few affluent individuals can afford.

Thinkbaby also cares for the environment making all products sustainable. All products have an extremely long life and can be recycled, saving the environment from excess waste. All of the baby bottles are made from No. 5 plastic and can be recycled.

Safe, functional, and sustainable, Thinkbaby products are the perfect combination for a happy and healthy baby. You can also earn triple LuckyReward points on all Thinkbaby items. Triple points based on normal point ratio of ’1 point earned per $1 spent’. Actual points offered displayed on item detail page for each item. Click here for more information on LuckyRewards program.

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Thinkbaby – Complete BPA Free Starter Set – 1 Set(s) CLEARANCE PRICED
Thinkbaby – Twin Pack Stage A 5 fl oz Baby Bottles – 2 Bottle(s) CLEARANCE PRICED

 
14
JUN

Recycling and Playing

Filed Under: Baby and Child Health,Environment at 3:30 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Don’t trash it, recycle it. Even better, recycle it and, eventually, have your kids play with it. Making kids’ toys out of recyclable milk jugs sounds like a terrific idea. That’s exactly what Green Toys has done, creating this Eco-friendly thought and transforming into a unique line of children’s toys.

Recycling continues to grow in the United States but nearly 70% of all waste still ends up in landfills according to the US Environmental Protection Agency. That’s a considerably large number comparing to countries such as Austria, Sweden and Denmark, where more than 90% of total waste is recycled. Also according to EPA stats, 53.4% of all paper products are recycled in the United States despite some people’s refusal to join this important project. So, more than just recycling and trying to get family and friend to recycle, we should support eco-friendly companies and products as recycling reduces fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions.

The exact plastic milk jugs that you and your family drink from every day can eventually be made into clean, safe, and fun toys for kids. Green Toys are made from 100% recycled #2 HDPE plastic milk containers, saving energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. All toys contain no BPA, phthalates or PVC, and are packaged with recycled materials and printed with soy inks.

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Green Toys – My First Submarine 6 months+ Yellow
Green Toys – Airplane Ages 1+ Blue

 
10
JUN

Lucky Vitamin Presents: BornFree

Filed Under: Announcements & News,Baby and Child Health at 12:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is proud to introduce a premium brand of baby and child health products to our customers: BornFree.

BornFree offers an exclusive line of baby bottles, pacifiers, and training cups made for your growing baby. A part of the Summer Infant family of products, BornFree is a pioneer brand in making baby products without the harmful chemicals BPA and PVC.

BornFree is the natural choice for moms who want a safe, calm experience every time they feed their baby. Known for having the highest standards of safety, BornFree offers bottles that are uniquely made to satisfy every baby’s feeding needs, whether you are breastfeeding, formula feeding or both. By letting the baby control the flow of milk, BornFree bottles closely mimic a mother’s natural milk flow, which reduces nipple confusion and helps support moms to reach their breastfeeding goal.

The company’s unique ActiveFlow Venting Technology reduces gas pain, fussiness, and other colic symptoms babies sometimes experience with bottle feeding. BornFree moms will tell you about the many convenient features of this feeding system. All bottles are easy to fill and clean, come with a travel cap, and are leak-proof.

BornFree classic bottles are made out of PES plastic (Polyethersulfone), a durable and premium material that is ideal for boiling and repeated sterilization. All bottles are also bottom rack dishwasher safe. The BornFree Deco Bottles are made out of a thick wall construction Polyproplene plastic and also will not warp or distort with cleaning and sterilizing. Both the Classic and Deco bottles maintain the integrity of the valve and collar fit to the bottle and prevent leaking that can be experienced with other bottle brands.

Lucky Vitamin is now offering BornFree products at our discounted prices. Click here to check out all BornFree products and accessories.

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25
APR

Kids, Turn Off the TV

Filed Under: Baby and Child Health,Health Concerns & Ailments at 6:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

A recent study shows too many hours spent in front of TV, computer and video game screens may increase the risk of heart disease in children. Researchers say that when kids engage in screen time, they are likely to eat more, which probably explains the excess caloric consumption. The study was conducted by an inter-university research team from the University of Ottawa, Universite de Montreal, Concordia University, Universite Laval and McGill University.

The study showed a negative association between screen time and the heart health of kids. Participants who had more than two hours of screen time daily consumed more calories than kids who met the recommended guidelines of at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity daily. Walking quickly, skating and bike riding are examples of moderate aerobic activities, while running, basketball and soccer are examples of vigorous-intensity activities.

The study found that screen time was linked to lower levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, the good cholesterol, which seems to help protect against heart disease.

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, American children and adolescents spend 22 to 28 hours per week viewing television, more than any other activity except sleeping. By the age of 70 they will have spent 7 to 10 years of their lives watching TV. So, parents should encourage healthier habits for kids, including limited TV and screen time.

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Green Toys – Fire Truck Ages 1+

 
21
APR

Preconception Health

Filed Under: Baby and Child Health,Women's Health at 10:00 am | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author

Preconception health refers to the health of women before they become pregnant.

Did you know 40 to 50 percent of pregnancies are unintended? Many women have their first visit for prenatal care at eight weeks of pregnancy or later, yet the period of time before the first prenatal visit carries the most risk to fetal development. This is why it is recommended that you start your preconception health before you even start trying to become pregnant. It is recommended that women and men should prepare for pregnancy at least three months before getting pregnant.

One of the most highly recommended products for women to do for their preconception health is a prenatal vitamin. Make sure that your prenatal supplement contains at least 400 -800mcg of folic acid; this is to help prevent against neural tube defects like spina bifida.  Other vitamins and minerals such as iron and calcium are also vital for fetal growth and development. Also remember to be sure your health care provider is aware of the supplements that you are taking.

A study on prenatal Omega-3 fatty acids reveled that adequate intake of omega 3 fatty acids docasehexaenoic (DHA) acid and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) can increase gestation length and improve infant cognitive and visual performance. Adequate levels of Omega-3 fatty acids have also been shown to reduce the incidence of preterm birth in some populations.

Another beneficial step in your preconception health may be starting a detox or cleanse. A preconception detox is a way to give some rest to your overworked organs; to ease the labor of removing toxins from the foods we eat, the xenoestrogens in the air we breathe, the water we drink and the denatured soil on our farms. You may also want include starting an exercise program into your preconception checklist. It is recommended that you only exercise during pregnancy as long as you had started a program before you became pregnant. Exercise increases your metabolism as well is a great way to aid in detoxification.

Before you become pregnant, it is recommended you also stop drinking alcohol and smoking. If you have a medical condition, be sure it is under control. Some conditions that can affect pregnancy or be affected by it include asthma, diabetes, oral health, obesity and epilepsy. Also avoid contact with toxic substances or materials that could cause infections at work and at home. Also stay away from chemicals and cat or rodent feces before and during your pregnancy. You may also want to talk to your doctor about any over the counter medications that you are using. These include dietary and or herbal supplements.

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Nordic Naturals – Prenatal DHA with Vitamin D – 180 Softgels
ReNew Life – Liver Detox Kit 30-Day Program – 120 Capsules
Solgar – Folate As Metafolin 800 mcg. – 100 Tablets

 
27
MAR

Lucky Vitamin Presents: Field Day

Filed Under: Baby and Child Health,Natural Cleaning Aids at 1:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
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Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another top quality brand of all-natural and organic products to our customers: Field Day.

Field Day offers a harvest of all-natural and organic quality products that are carefully selected and value priced. Ranging from beverages to salad dressings, organic foods to eco-friendly paper goods and much more, Field Day is proud to say that 91% of all products are certified organic and 94% are Non-GMO project verified.

Field Day defines GMOs according to the 1996 Organic Trade Association definition of Genetically Modified Organisms as products “made with techniques that alter the molecular or cell biology of an organism by means that are not possible under natural conditions or processes.” All Field Day products are enrolled in the Non-GMO Project, a third-party organization that tests and certifies a product does not contain GMOs. Field Day paper goods products are all made with 100% recycled materials including facial tissues, paper towels, bath tissues, and napkins.

Eco-Friendly Baby Wipes is one of the company’s best-selling items. This resalable product contains no BPA and is perfect to moisturize your baby’s skin with natural Aloe Vera and Vitamin E.  Field Day Eco-Friendly Baby Wipes are alcohol free, hypoallergenic, free of dyes and fragrances, whitened without chlorine bleach, and gentle and soft for the baby’s skin. Field Day brings all the goodness of nature from the field to your pantry, sourcing the best ingredients to create products you and your family will love.

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