Choking Hazards for Children: Button Batteries

The human body is designed to prevent choking – when we swallow, the muscles in our throat momentarily cover the trachea (windpipe), making it difficult for any foreign substances to slip into this pipe and potentially become lodged. However, despite …

Avoiding Gluten Cross Contamination

Following a gluten-free diet can be tricky. Most pasta is out of the question, as is most bread, and even beer! If you’ve made the decision to become gluten-free  for a self-improvement reason, such as supporting a loved one or …

Painful Disorders of the Female Reproductive System

It is common to be taught as children that our external reproductive organs are our “private parts.” As we grow up, we never stop regarding our “private area” as private. This can lead to hesitation about discussing our reproductive organs. …

Questions to Ask About Your Gluten-Free Diet While Dining Out

For a Celiac patient, maintaining a gluten-free diet is more seriously than simply not eating wheat. This autoimmune disorder causes the immune system to attack the small intestine when the patient consumes gluten. Gluten cross-contamination is a very real danger …

Super Foods for Seniors

It’s no secret that a healthy diet is key to aging well – but there are some especially beneficial foods for those who have already grown up. Working these “super foods” into your diet can help senior citizens prevent and …