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Interesting facts about the brain

Interesting facts about the brain

First fact: The human brain contains more than 100,000,000,000 neurons (100 billion) at birth Second fact: - By 8 months of age, the human brain has established over 1,000 trillion connections (synapses). - The number of connections decline with age,...
Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity

Keeping “baby fat” for too long can put a child’s health at risk. How can you help your child get fit and maintain a healthy weight into adulthood? The following steps may be helpful: Be Active! Get your family focused on fitness. Go...
What is Lactoferrin?

What is Lactoferrin?

Lactoferrin is a protein that is produced most abundantly in breast milk (in particular colostrum, the first milk produced after birth). However, it is also present in our saliva, tears, mucus and white blood cells. So what exactly is it doing in all these obscure places? Lactoferrin is part of your immune system to fight off many different types of infections.

Building Strong Bones

Building Strong Bones

Our bones play very important roles in general movement, posture and protecting vital organs. As we get older and suffer from joint and movement pain, bone fractures and osteoporosis we often wonder “why, oh why did I not look after my bones?” A crucial period to influence bone strength and avoid all these problems is in the early stages of growing up when bones are still developing.

Healthy eating keeps your children happy – 10 simple tips

Healthy eating keeps your children happy – 10 simple tips

During the year, balancing work commitments and your children’s schooling and other activities, life can get rather hectic. Therefore it is hard to ensure that your children get all their nutrient requirements in their diet. Here are some food tips...
Nutrition is important in your child’s intelligence

Nutrition is important in your child’s intelligence

Nutrition plays a major role in your child’s ability to concentrate, learn and achieve. Fast growing bodies need all the nutrition they can get. Even if your child already enjoys a good diet, they may still stand to benefit from improving their nutrient intake as many children are often lacking in some (or many) nutrients.