antibiotics in kids

Pros And Cons of Antibiotics In Kids

The use of antibiotics in kids has become a commonplace practice in American culture.  Our fast-paced, drive-through society loves the quick fix when our kids aren’t feeling well.  “Doc, can you just give me an antibiotic?” 

There are certainly those moments in motherhood when prescription antibiotics are needed and most welcome.   (I had one of those moments myself recently.)  However, these moments can and should be few and far between.  The overuse and misuse of antibiotics in kids has been highly criticized in recent years…and for good reason. (more…)

Mt everest and Kids Health

The Mt. Everest of Kids Health

I have been preparing this last week for a presentation I am giving tonight in the Dallas area. (Hence, no Weekly Nutrition Nuggets today.) The presentation is all about the summit of Kids Health and the three things that will keep people from getting there.

Essentially, it’s about how to bring about change in the area of your health when change is super hard.  (Much of these ideas right now come from my current reading of the book, Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard, by Chip and Dan Heath.)  Without these three things, it’s impossible to get to the top….