I just love Facebook, don’t you? I would NEVER know about anything going on around me if it weren’t for social media… well, I’d know a lot less because I usually have friends who can keep me informed of important happenings as I don’t like to watch the TV.
I would probably not learn about many things though and some of them might be a good thing to not know about but the article I read this morning was something I definitely wanted to be aware of. There has been a confirmed case of Legionnaires’ disease in a city near us. I might now have found out about the toxic baby food either if it weren’t for FB.
After doing a little research I am feeling much better about the whole situation although I am still praying for the person(s) affected by it. I am thanking GOD that we were able to buy our Berkey system earlier this year as this is one more thing we can worry a little less about! Our Berkey will definitely be making the move to our new house with us.
You can read more about the history of Legionnaires’ disease and its name HERE.
Continue reading “Get A Little Peace Of Mind When You Get A Berkey”
Alarming research shows that screens are shrinking our brains. Using one for just two hours per day can have an impact on brain function.
With children averaging 7 hours/day of screen use and checking their phone 85 times/day… they’re addicted.
“Digital dementia” is a viral epidemic destroying our children’s brains. If your child suffers from brain fog, poor concentration is hunched over a device or spends more than two hours/day on their screens, then you must join me for Digital Dementia Summit!
Krista Burns wants to help you raise healthy, thriving children in the digital age. She has teamed up with the world’s most renowned brain and health experts to bring you cutting-edge information about preventing digital dementia in your family. Continue reading “Are you unknowingly supporting a zombie factory?”
I know I just recently posted about a bad dream I had but yet again I have another topic that we really don’t want to think about. Just recently a story made the news in our area about a young child who had wandered out and the result was a tragedy.
The babysitter had fallen asleep and the little one wandered out the door without her knowing. In our area we have a lot of retention ponds as we have a lot of wet areas and when it rains the extra water needs somewhere to go. Many of these ponds are fenced in but there are many that are not.
This little guy somehow managed to find his way to a pond that wasn’t fenced in and he fell in. No one knew he was missing until it was too late. A family has lost something that can never be replaced and a whole community is grieving.
The news has countless stories of children who have wandered away from home. Sometimes they are searching for days before they find them. Other times they never find them at all and the searches are called off. For every happy ending, it seems that there are a few with tragic endings.
I know how hard it is when you have young ones. They love to explore and they love to be outside. Even older children love these things too but generally, they have been taught some safety rules. Then you some of the special needs children, like one of mine, who are drawn to the water. They will do anything to get to the water and all they can think about is how much it is to play in the water. It can be very challenging to help them overcome their urges. Continue reading “Do you have a wanderer?”
Overall 1.8 billion people own smartphones and use their devices on a daily basis. Some studies estimate that an average person checks their screen 150 times a day.
And, data shows that nearly 70% of 11 to 12-year-old kids use a mobile phone; 90 percent by the age of 14 (Williams, 2016).
Developmental patterns due to technology utilization have drastically changed, and society is suffering from the epidemic of postural decline for it. To offset the ill health effects of sensory mismatch associated with digital dementia, it is of utmost importance to understand the brain-based presentation of these patients.
Continue reading “How much time do your kids spend on the screen each day?”
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Statistics are grim: 1/3 of our kids and teens experience anxiety or depression, and we’ve seen a massive increase in recent years.
May 6th is Childhood Depression Awareness Day – but rather than figure OUT if and when our kids have depression (or anxiety!!), wouldn’t it be better to PREVENT and actually HEAL from it!?!?
Don’t let your kids be a statistic… grab a copy of this FREE download: 10 Foods to Fight Depression & Anxiety in Kids today!
I just grabbed my FREE copy and I can’t wait to try out some of these great recipes!
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The average adolescent spends 7.5 hours per day on a device, and it’s impacting brain function.
Staring at a screen is hyper-stimulating to parts of the brain that control visual processing and stress. And, parts of the brain that control decision-making, learning, memory, coordination, balance, and movement are under-stimulated.
Fortunately, you can strengthen a child’s brain with proper stimuli. Think of the brain as a muscle, with proper stimulation your child can strengthen their “brain muscle” for health and success. Continue reading “Free report on digital dementia in kids!”