Archives for March 2011

Sport Team Wellness

Dr. Wood helped to co-author the Power Up for Sports and Health (PUSH) toolkit for youth athletic leagues for the San Diego Childhood Obesity Initiative. The goal is to give coaches, parents and … [Read more...]

Smart Shopping Tips

When we walk into the grocery store and see all the choices available, it can be an overwhelming experience. With over 12,000 new processed food choices introduced each year into the United States, no … [Read more...]

Exercise Ideas

Around the house 10 minute chore box sweep outside or inside vacuum an area plant a few seeds in the garden rake leaves clean some windows wash the car wash the neighbor?s car wash … [Read more...]

Setting Media Limits

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) now urges no television watching for children under two years of age (click here for the article from the AAP) and a maximum of one to two hours a day of good … [Read more...]

Take a Media Survey

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has a media history survey that covers your child's media use for TV, movies, music, video, computer games, internet and books.  The survey should get you … [Read more...]

Coenzyme Q10 and the Athlete

What do you know about this important antioxidant? Does your current nutritional supplement contain CoQ10? Why do some young and seemingly fit athletes develop heart disease and cancer? Haven't we all … [Read more...]

Healthy Sources of Good Fats

Health benefits of essential fatty acids in the diet that have been described in the medical literature (in adults unless otherwise stated): Lowering of serum cholesterol and triglyceride … [Read more...]

Essential Fatty Acids

Despite all the concern about fat in our diet, the body does require fat to function. The problem is that most people are getting the wrong kinds of fats in their diet and are lacking the good fats in … [Read more...]

Why Children Need Vitamins

Is the medical community doing everything it can to learn about nutritional health and inform their patients about what they know? Or are they waiting for all the research data to absolutely confirm … [Read more...]

Choosing a Quality Product

Under a year of age, certain nutrients may be necessary, but these should be discussed with your child's physician. Iron supplementation should be used if a baby is anemic and low in iron. Vitamin D … [Read more...]