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Is your child's teething toy filled with mold?

This beloved and popular Sophie The Giraffe teething toy has parents outraged.

January 21, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


What is ‘normal eating’?

At this time of the year when so many people are making goals around food and eating, I think it’s a good time to remind you what “normal eating” is. The best quote comes from fellow dietitian and author Ellyn Satter, who is known for her Eating Competence Model. She (as I am) is more concerned about helping you develop eating confidence and competence versus developing uber-healthy eating habits. In essence, you would do well to learn how to self-moderate and trust yourself to make wise decisions around food than to stick to certain outside rules or guidelines for ...

January 20, 2017 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


There's power in doing

The other day I sat in a room full of women talking about their vulnerabilities and struggles with body image. As one wise woman shared her story of learning to love herself, she said, "There's power in doing. Doing is how we learn."

January 18, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Here’s how to actually eat healthy this year (and be able to afford it)

Eating healthy can be expensive and is sometimes overwhelming. I’ve noticed that organic produce sometimes costs three times more than the non-organic kind — But healthy eating on a budget is possible; and doesn’t mean you have to make a huge lifestyle change. Here are five key steps to keeping a healthy diet without overspending:

January 17, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


5 guidelines to help your loved one who is unknowingly being abused

You might be watching a loved one suffer in an abusive relationship. It might be especially hard for you if the loved one isn’t aware she is being abused. Trying to help an unaware victim of abuse is difficult, but the follow five guidelines can apply to help both male and female victims of abuse.

January 15, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


Why more and more college students are finding mental health support online

For many students, stress is simply part of college life — as unavoidable as tuition, fees and final exams. And the number of students flooding university counseling centers suggest stress levels on campuses may be rising.

January 15, 2017 | Lauren Fields Deseret News | Living well


5 amazing things kefir can do for you (and your weight)

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a cure-all drink for all of your bodily ailments? Kefir is as close as you can get to finding that miracle drink. Kefir is a fermented drink made from milk and grains with live cultures that act as a probiotic to boost your health. It's also full of friendly bacteria and yeasts rich in nutrients. Here are some benefits of adding kefir to your diet:

January 13, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


Don't let your fitness goals trap you

It was Dec 30, 2016, and like many of you, I had a resolve to get up the next morning and do something spectacular to start the new year off right. With New Year's Day being on a Sunday, I figured that rather than waiting until Jan. 2 to begin my fitness goals, I would choose New Year's Eve as my starting date.

January 12, 2017 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


9 ideas for your gratitude journal

If you haven’t began writing in your gratitude journal for 2017, you still have time to start. After all, it’s not that far into the new year yet. Flip open the nearest notebook you have lying around and get started. Don’t feel like you have to conform to gratitude lists, either. Be a little more creative with your gratitude with these nine ideas:

January 11, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


Your toddler can remember much more than you think. Here's how you know

Memory is a fickle thing. Each one of us has memories we remember the most. There are memories we treasure and some we abhor. Even the most awkward or embarrassing memories resurface at the most random of times. But while our minds are a database full of memories, there is one small server dedicated to our earliest childhood memories.

January 09, 2017 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


Eat these foods for healthy teeth

The key to healthy teeth has gone far beyond telling folks not to eat sugar. Although this approach was popular for decades, we now know much more about how to keep your teeth healthy.

January 09, 2017 | Benjamin Greene FamilyShare | Living well


10 effortless ways to be your most beautiful, confident self

It's a new year, which means it's the perfect time to work on learning the most important skill: the art of confidently loving yourself. When you picture a confident woman, you probably think of a lady with flawless skin, pearly white teeth and long hair without a strand out of place. Well, if you didn't already know, confidence starts from within, and not on the outside.

January 09, 2017 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


7 delicious recipes you won't believe have no sugar

It’s the beginning of the year, which means it’s time to diet. But trying to break old habits for healthier, better diets is extremely hard to do. If you’re trying to find something healthy to eat, look no further than these five recipes. All seven of these recipes are healthy for you, and as a plus, they don’t include any sugar. The best part is they all taste absolutely amazing.

January 09, 2017 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


The ethics of 'Snowflake babies': Is adoption the answer to unused frozen embryos?

They're sometimes called "Snowflake" babies — children who were once frozen as embryos in a thin cane of liquid nitrogen.

January 08, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 weight loss benefits to apple cider vinegar you didn't know about

We all know the one main reason any person would allow themselves to swallow vinegar every day, especially apple cider vinegar.

January 05, 2017 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well


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Stop being lonely by doing these 3 things

At one point, you've felt lonely. Perhaps that feeling came when you realized you were different from others or no one understood you. Perhaps ...

February 11, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


7 myths about losing weight

You probably heard a lot of advice when you announced your New Year’s resolution to lose weight. But how much of that advice was ...

February 10, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Safely celebrating Valentine's Day for kids with food allergies

Valentine's Day is one of those holidays closely tied to chocolates and candies. But if your child has food allergies this holiday may give ...

February 10, 2017 | Erin Goff KSL.com | Living well


How to transform one meal into four

Cooking can be fun but requires so much time. Menu planning was the hardest part for me, until I found ways to stretch my leftovers ...

February 08, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


Cellulite is caused by 6 things (and 3 of them you can control)

If you have cellulite, or cottage cheese skin as many call it, you’re not alone; the majority of women have it. And to throw ...

February 08, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Telling yourself 'I'm fat' could put you at greater risk of heart attack

New research shows that “fat shamed” people (people who are mocked for their size) are more likely to have cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The study ...

February 06, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


How to recognize you are being subtly manipulated in your relationship

Relationships change you for better or worse, and if you are dating a manipulator, you will be changed for the latter. Manipulators play on the ...

February 04, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


Don't freak out, but you might have diabetes and not know it

Her symptoms hit hard and fast. More than anything else, my girlfriend was thirsty all the time, dropping weight and went to the bathroom frequently.

February 04, 2017 | David Snell FamilyShare | Living well


10 simple ways to exercise with a baby

Adding a new member to the family can require some adjustments in your schedule. Here are 10 simple ways you can keep exercise in your ...

February 04, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


How you can become part of a clinical study

When clinical trials make the news, it's usually because of a breakthrough in a medical treatment, or the promise of one, as in Zika ...

February 04, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


6 destructive things you should never do when you’re menstruating

That "time of the month" is already tough. There's no need to make it harder on yourself. When you're on your period, taking ...

February 04, 2017 | Hannah Chudleigh FamilyShare | Living well


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