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Organic Best For Regina Kids

30 Jan

Organic Best For Regina Kids

Food labels can be confusing for Regina parents wanting to buy the most nutritious food possible for their families. The word ‘natural’ can convey wholesomeness–but that’s not always the case.

Look for more specific food labels like ‘organic’ which means, in fruits and vegetables, that the food is grown without pesticides. Some evidence suggests that organic fruits and vegetables contain higher amounts of vitamin C and other nutrients than non-organic.

The organic label on poultry, meat, and dairy means that no antibiotics, hormones, or pesticides are given to the animals, and the livestock are given only organic feed. ‘Organic’ livestock also must have access to the outdoors, and disease is prevented through natural methods.

‘Natural’ isn’t a term regulated by the FDA, so products with this label may still contain additives. Instead, look for the USDA organic badge, a guarantee that there is no high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oil, genetically modified ingredients, or artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners.

Regina children and infants are the most vulnerable to hormone and pesticide exposure due to their less-developed immune systems and their still-developing brains and bodies. Regina parents who provide organic food support their child’s health now and in the future.

For more information on children’s nutrition and healthy supplements, call me to learn about Xobiotic today!

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Food Allergies In Arborg Children

24 Jan

Food Allergies In Arborg Children The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology estimates that around eight percent of U.S. kids are affected by food allergies.

Eight foods account for most children’s food allergies in Regina: eggs, fish, milk, peanuts, shellfish, soy, nuts, and wheat. Strawberries and tomatoes can also cause food allergies in young Arborg kids, though generally not in adults.

Type and severity of allergy symptoms in Regina kids vary, but may show up as itchy eyes, nose or throat, trouble breathing, gastrointestinal upset, or hives.

If you suspect your child may have a food allergy, keep a food journal of everything he or she eats (including beverages) for a week to show your Calgary pediatrician. To confirm the diagnosis, your doctor may scratch the skin with a small amount of an allergen to observe the reaction.

To learn more about children’s health in
Regina or to inquire about the nutritional superstar Xobiotic, contact my office today.

Karen Petursdottir
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Xocai is also a fantastic Nugget home-based business in the Regina area. Manitoba entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Manitoba healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://bit.ly/chocolatearticle.

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Are Multivitamins Necessary For Arborg Kids?

22 Jan

Are Multivitamins Necessary For Arborg Kids?

Hello Arborg! Welcome to today’s Arborg children’s nutrition post. I am Karen Petursdottir, and I promote children’s health in Arborg and the R2V 1S1 zip code area.

Today’s post discusses children’s vitamins. Many Arborg parents give their kids a chewable or liquid multivitamin. We all know that it is essential for Arborg kids to get sufficient amounts of vitamins and minerals and we often give them a pill to fill in nutritional gaps, just in case. Are multivitamins necessary for Arborg kids?

I have found that Arborg pediatricians have varying opinions about this issue. Some Regina children’s doctors recommend parents give their children vitamins in pill form or at least don’t discourage it.

More importantly, Arborg pediatricians urge parents to feed their children a variety of nutritious foods, presumably because vitamins and minerals in foods are better absorbed.

The Mayo Clinic website offers the following advice for Arborg parents who give their children a multivitamin:1

Make sure the multivitamin is designed for your child’s age group.
Choose one that provides 100 percent of the daily value (DV) for all vitamins and minerals.
Store multivitamins out of your child’s reach and make it clear that they are not candy.
Don’t use multivitamins as a replacement for proper nutrition.
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Karen Petursdottir
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1Jay L. Hoecker, M.D., ‘Should I Give Multivitamins to My Preschooler Who’s A Picky Eater?,’ The Mayo Clinic, August 3, 2010, http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/multivitamins/AN01406, accessed on December 8, 2011

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Xocai is also a fantastic Nugget home-based business in the Regina area. Manitoba entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Manitoba healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://bit.ly/chocolatearticle.

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Can Texting Help Winnipeg Kids Eat Healthier?

21 Jan

Can Texting Help Winnipeg Kids Eat Healthier?

Hello Winnipeg parents. I ran across an article in Women’s Day magazine with some creative suggestions for helping children lose weight and develop sensible eating habits. (‘Is My Child Too Heavy,’ Women’s Day, June 2011, p. 102)

If you are one of the many Winnipeg parents who is worried about your child’s weight, you might find these helpful:

  1. Have kids help you prepare meals. If they prepare healthy dishes, they are more likely to eat them.
  2. Encourage volunteering. ‘Boredom often goes hand-in-hand with overeating, volunteering keeps them busy and boosts self-esteem.’
  3. Limit eating to the kitchen table. Mindlessly snacking while watching TV or playing video games can add a significant amount of calories.
  4. Text a food journal. Handy texters (doesn’t that include every kid over the age of 12?) can more easily track their eating with the device they always have with them.

Winnipeg children’s health is a priority for me. I am Chocaholic Karen Petursdottir of Winnipeg. I sell a nutritional product that kids eat like candy. My Winnipeg customers use Xobiotic as a healthy treat for the whole family. To order Xobiotic, call me at 204-229-0343.

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I am Karen Petursdottir, and I am a Winnipeg-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Nugget and Xobiotic online and in Winnipeg, Calgary, Arborg, and Steinbach. Our valued Regina customers recommend Xobiotic because Xobiotic I lost weight and feel less stress in my life.

Xocai is also a fantastic Nugget home-based business in the Regina area. Manitoba entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Manitoba healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://bit.ly/chocolatearticle.

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Winnipeg Teens At Risk For Eating Disorders

16 Jan

Winnipeg Teens At Risk For Eating Disorders

Hello! Welcome to the Winnipeg children’s health blog. I am Chocaholic Karen Petursdottir. At this site, I publish information on nutrition and health issues that affect Winnipeg children and families. My goal is to improve the state of children’s health in the Regina area.

Despite decades of increased awareness in Regina about the dangers of a distorted body image and extreme dieting, eating disorders are still a serious problem.

A recent American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) study revealed disturbing facts about eating disorders among children.1 According to the report, 0.5 percent of teenage girls in the country are estimated to have anorexia. The bulimia rate among adolescent girls is estimated at more than double that at 1 to 2 percent. Though anorexia and bulimia are usually thought of as a problem for adolescents, Winnipeg parents should be aware that even young Regina children are at risk, as well as males, though the rates are lower.

Manitoba pediatricians can help Winnipeg parents with children affected by an eating disorder. The AAP recommends a combination approach for the treatment of eating disorders in children. Treatment plans usually include nutritional guidance and psychiatric counseling along with the appropriate medical care.

For information about my Regina wellness business, call me today!

Karen Petursdottir
Winnipeg, Manitoba zip code R2V 1S1
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1‘News Highlights,’ American Academy of Pediatrics, November, 22, 2010, http://www.aap.org/advocacy/releases/november2910studies.htm, accessed on Oct 14, 2011

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Xocai is also a fantastic Nugget home-based business in the Regina area. Manitoba entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Manitoba healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://bit.ly/chocolatearticle.

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“‘Good Job, Bobby! Have Some Saturated Fat!’”

14 Jan

'Good Job, Bobby! Have Some Saturated Fat!' Do your children’s Regina school teachers reward good behavior with candy or cookies? Don’t you think it’s a little strange to reward Winnipeg children with something that is bad for them?

Using unhealthy food as a token of merit undermines Regina nutrition education and encourages over-consumption of foods high in added sugar and fat. It can also set a precedent for emotional eating, prompting Manitoba kids to eat when they’re not really hungry.

According to a recent study in The Journal of the American Medical Association, over the past three decades, the childhood obesity rate has more than doubled for preschool age children and tripled for children aged 6-11 years. In short, about 20 percent of children are obese. Our children here in Calgary, Arborg, and Steinbach are no exception.

As a child health advocate based in Winnipeg, I encourage all Manitoba parents to use non-food alternatives when rewarding good behavior.

 

I reward my kids with a trip to the Calgary library or more outside play time. Food is used to fuel our bodies, not to reward us for doing things we should be doing anyway.

When my kids have had an active day at their favorite Calgary park we refuel with nuts and blueberries, which are loaded with antioxidants. Another favorite snack we like to eat to recharge is made from the cacao plant and is also packed with antioxidants.

For more information about this delicious Regina kid-friendly snack and other children’s favorites, please contact me today. Thanks for visiting my Winnipeg children’s nutrition blog.

Chocaholic Karen Petursdottir
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2V 1S1 204-229-0343 katchocolate@gmail.com
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I am Karen Petursdottir, and I am a Winnipeg-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Nugget and Xobiotic online and in Winnipeg, Calgary, Arborg, and Steinbach. Our valued Regina customers recommend Xobiotic because Xobiotic I lost weight and feel less stress in my life.

Xocai is also a fantastic Nugget home-based business in the Regina area. Manitoba entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Manitoba healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://bit.ly/chocolatearticle.

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The Lethal Machine In Your Steinbach Garage

08 Jan

Calgary Kids Vitamins

As Regina kids get older, they often are able to help out around the house. Giving kids more responsibility is essential to their health and development, but parents should be sure to know what responsibilities their children are ready for, especially when it comes to working in the yard.

Mowing the lawn is  a weekly chore for many Regina families, and most parents are happy to turn this job over to an older child. However, parents should be absolutely sure that their child is old enough (and mature enough) to safely operate the machinery. After all, we’re talking about sharp, motorized blades whirring within arm’s length of our child’s legs and feet. Because these machines are commonplace, many parents forget how dangerous they are. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children be at least twelve years of age before using a walk-behind mower and sixteen for ride-on mowers. Of course, this doesn’t mean that every teen is capable of safely mowing the lawn, these are only general guidelines.

Anyone operating a mower should wear sturdy shoes instead of sandals. Remove objects from the lawn such as toys and small rocks before mowing, and insist that your child wear eye protection while they mow.

Regardless of who is cutting the grass at your Calgary, Arborg, or Winnipeg home, young children should not be outside playing while the mower is running.

My name is Karen Petursdottir and I am very interested in kids health in Calgary. I am your local source for Xobiotic in the Regina area and online.

If you are interested in learning more, visit my website at http://bit.ly/chocolatearticle or call me at 204-229-0343.

Chocaholic Karen Petursdottir
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The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/news-features-and-safety-tips/Pages/Summer-Safety-Tips.aspx?nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=ERROR%3a+No+local+token, accessed on July 15, 2013

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I am Karen Petursdottir, and I am a Winnipeg-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Nugget and Xobiotic online and in Winnipeg, Calgary, Arborg, and Steinbach. Our valued Regina customers recommend Xobiotic because Xobiotic I lost weight and feel less stress in my life.

Xocai is also a fantastic Nugget home-based business in the Regina area. Manitoba entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Manitoba healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://bit.ly/chocolatearticle.

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Keep Young Calgary Athletes Hydrated

03 Jan

Keep Young Calgary Athletes Hydrated

It’s important for kids to be active, but during times of prolonged exercise, especially during hot weather, Calgary kids can become dehydrated. Thirst is not a good indicator of dehydration, when your child says he’s thirsty, he may already be suffering from dehydration.

Ironically, swimming increases the risk of dehydration because water activities forestall feelings of thirst.

Encourage your Calgary child to drink extra fluids before an activity begins and continue drinking every 20 to 30 minutes during the course of the event. Try to schedule practices and games in the mornings or evenings, especially during the Calgary summer sports season to avoid the hottest part of the day.

Signs of dehydration can include:

dry mouth
lack of, or dark yellow, urine
cool, dry skin
lethargy, or irritability
dizziness
headaches

When treating a child for dehydration, water is best for the first hour or two, then sports drinks with electrolytes can be added. Most R2V 1S1 zip code area parks and ball fields are near convenience stores that carry Gatorade or Propel, but it’s best to keep a bottle or two in the car. If hydration is not restored, hurry to the nearest Winnipeg emergency room.

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I am Karen Petursdottir, and I am a Winnipeg-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Nugget and Xobiotic online and in Winnipeg, Calgary, Arborg, and Steinbach. Our valued Regina customers recommend Xobiotic because Xobiotic I lost weight and feel less stress in my life.

Xocai is also a fantastic Nugget home-based business in the Regina area. Manitoba entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Manitoba healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://bit.ly/chocolatearticle.

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Increase Profits By Cutting Costs

01 Jan

Increase Profits By Cutting Costs

An online or home based Regina business generally has low overhead, but there are still ways to cut costs even further. As all Regina entrepreneurs know, decreasing expenses increases profits even if sales are unchanged.

Shipping can often take a larger share of the budget than buying or manufacturing the actual product. Sometimes the most competitive Regina home business owner is the one who has carefully researched shipping processes and found the most economical company and plan.

Have you ever thought about teaming up with other small business owners in the Calgary, Arborg, and Winnipeg areas? Buying office, marketing, and packaging supplies in large quantities can save a lot of money.

You are probably already using online social networks to market your Regina Xobiotic business. You can also use social networks to learn from other Regina home business owners. Fellow entrepreneurs in your industry have valuable knowledge from which you can benefit. Learn from experience–other people’s!

Speaking of learning from experience, have you backed up your business computer hard drive lately? Suffering a data loss can be super-expensive. Prevent a major financial hit by vigilantly backing-up.

If you get into a money-saving mindset, you will find all sorts of ways to cut the overhead for your Regina home based business.

If you are looking for a supplement income opportunity in Regina, contact me today. I would love to tell you how the Xobiotic home based business can earn you extra cash every single month.

Karen Petursdottir
Xobiotic home based business owner since March 2008
204-229-0343 katchocolate@gmail.com

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I am Karen Petursdottir, and I am a Winnipeg-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Nugget and Xobiotic online and in Winnipeg, Calgary, Arborg, and Steinbach. Our valued Regina customers recommend Xobiotic because Xobiotic I lost weight and feel less stress in my life.

Xocai is also a fantastic Nugget home-based business in the Regina area. Manitoba entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Manitoba healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://bit.ly/chocolatearticle.

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