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A Natural Humectant, Vegetable Glycerin, Benefits, and Use

Vegetable Glycerine, also known as Vegetable Glycerin, Vegetable Glycerol, or simply Glycerol, is a transparent, colorless and unscented viscous liquid derived from the oils of plants such as Coconut, Palm, or Soy. Conversely, non-vegan Glycerine is derived from animal fats. Although ancient civilizations used botanical matter in both culinary and medicinal applications, Vegetable Glycerine was never used in such early

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Nutrition Recommendations for Babies and Children…

For Birth through the First Year Definitions DRIs = Dietary Reference Intakes. Different nutrients include RDAs, AIs, and ULs. RDA = Recommended Dietary Allowance. The average daily level that most healthy people need to prevent a deficiency. RDAs vary by age and gender. AIs = Adequate Intakes. Used when there is not enough information to develop an RDA. A “best

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How to Make Aloe-Based Sweet Basil Hand Cleanser

Have you ever touched a surface that felt a little sticky or dirty, and then been unable to fully relax until you washed your hands or used a hand cleanser? Sweet Basil essential oil knows the feeling! For Sweet Basil, cleanliness and peace of mind tend to go hand in hand. It’s good at both inspiring mental clarity and helping

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Allergies in Infants and Children

Any child may become allergic, but children from a family with a history of allergies are more likely to develop allergies themselves. An infant’s allergic reaction is caused by an overreaction by his immune system. The immune system is developed to fight off illnesses, but sometimes it reacts to something harmless, like pollen or pet dander, as if it were

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Be Fussy about Your Baby Formula

A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that feeding infants a certain type of nutrient-enriched formula led to faster weight gain in infancy—but also made for chubbier children later. Bigger isn’t always better for babies With obesity rates continuing to climb, recent research has aimed to identify what factors—other than the obvious eating too much and

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FDA Confirms Elevated Levels of Belladonna in Certain Homeopathic Teething Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that its laboratory analysis found inconsistent amounts of belladonna, a toxic substance, in certain homeopathic teething tablets, sometimes far exceeding the amount claimed on the label. The agency is warning consumers that homeopathic teething tablets containing belladonna pose an unnecessary risk to infants and children and urges consumers not to use these

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