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Fever Misting Spray

For comfort during a fever. Ingredients: 1/4 cup 70% isopropyl alcohol 1/4 cup witch hazel 3 drops peppermint essential oil 3 drops lavender essential oil Directions: Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake to mix. Store in refrigerator to keep cool. By Alison MacNeil


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Saturday Night Fever

by Alison MacNeil Summer may feel like a funny time to be talking about fevers but during the recent heat wave, my kids had colds with fevers. In the past I would have reached for the Tylenol hoping to bring that fever right down. When my daughter was little she would ask for “the purple medicine” when she felt awful. I have many memories
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Pregnant and Pre-Polluted

by Kelly Brogan, MD ABIHM I wasn’t always a clean living crusader… until I learned that we’re not giving our babies the best start. Many women start out pregnant and pre-polluted. Pregnancy has a way of turning on that just-tell-me-what-to-do-to-get-this-right-NOW switch. Five years ago, that switch was activated for me when a friend gave me Green Babies, Sage Moms when I was expecting my
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The Doctor-Patient Relationship: Going Out of Our Comfort Zone

by Maggie Kozel, MD On June 5th, 2013 I had the privilege of participating in a panel discussion in Summit, NJ sponsored by Fearless Parent. I am a practicing pediatrician, and my practice is pretty mainstream. But I have also written extensively about healthcare reform – specifically about the way healthcare industries and special interests now shape clinical clinical practice at least as much
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Disconnect to Connect

by Christine Gross-Loh I am used to staying in touch with people and accessing the news online whenever I want. I spent an enormous amount of time on my phone and computer over the past year, while writing and launching my new book, Parenting Without Borders. There were edits I was eager to see, updates I had to keep up with; lots of emails I “had” to respond
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Camp Food: What Do You Do When Your Child’s On A Special Diet?

by Louise Kuo Habakus Summertime and the livin’ is easy. You know that old Gershwin song? Summer brings a glorious freedom from certain rules and routines. Summer brings camps, camp food, new experiences, new friends, new ideas. This freedom can also create new worries. Parenting worries. When my boys were little, they had tummy troubles. Their problems were so serious that for a time,
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Sunscreen and the Fear of Sunlight

by Alison MacNeil Anyone else wondering about sunscreen and the fear of sunlight? I’m a fan of letting my kids get a little sun in the summer, an eyebrow-raising approach in this day and age. I realized the importance of sunshine on my children’s skin when testing revealed that my son’s Vitamin D levels plummeted after his regression into Autism. It’s been very hard
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