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Dangers of Dyes in Children’s Food

As of April, 2023, there are more than 10,000 chemicals allowed as additives to food in the US. These additives and preservatives are everywhere in our food system, and their presence is growing. Even though many processed food manufacturers have determined that these chemicals are safe for human

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Supporting Children and Grandchildren

Supporting Children and Grandchildren with Dale Barzey-Pond Dale Barzey-Pond is a Registered Nurse & Midwife who was born and raised on the tiny Caribbean island of Montserrat. She received her nursing and midwifery education in the UK and considers herself fortunate to have had the opportunity to practice

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Every Day is Earth Day

It may be hard to imagine that before 1970, a factory could spew black clouds of toxic smoke into the air or dump tons of toxic waste into waterways with little notice given. It was perfectly legal back then, and industries could not be taken to court to stop it. Our cars ran on leaded gasoline. Exhaust emissions hung in the air and created smog and exacerbated people’s respiratory conditions including emphysema, asthma, and bronchitis.

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Allergies and Diet

Dr. Hollie is the speaker for “Dinner with the Doctor” (DWTD), an instructional program developed to educate people about how to implement a whole food, plant-based (WFPB) approach for treating, preventing, and reversing disease. DWTD (dinnerwiththedoctor.com) offers programs consisting of a health presentation along with a tasty, no-oil, WFPB meal served to the attendees

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What To Do About SNOOOZZZZZ-less Children

Adequate sleep is essential for physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being. Yet, sometimes children don’t get restful sleep, sleep they need perhaps even more than adults. Since a child who doesn’t sleep can make her parents frantic, let’s get comfy and look at the importance of sleep for children,

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New Illinois Law Requires Plant-Based School Lunches

Beginning with the 2023-2024 academic year, Illinois K-12 students will find plant-based meals such as grain bowls and veggie burgers offered for lunch alongside the ubiquitous chicken nuggets, tacos, and pizza. Illinois House Bill 4089, sponsored by Chicago state representative Cyril Nichols and Peoria state senator Dave Koehler

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Improvements Coming to the Organic Food Industry

When I read that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) was going to make tougher regulations to the organic food industry, my first thought was that more regulation and more paperwork would cause farmers to leave the organic farming industry due to new, additional costs and time associated

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Animal Compassion

Mariquita Solis is a Vegan Empowerment Coach who helps vegans move from hopelessness and anger into peace and powerful advocacy. She has a weekly livestream show that features joyful vegans who are giving back to Mother Earth.

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