Blossoming Health with Nanny Bee

By Linda Pecone
Editor's Note: The Lyons Recorder does not endorse the contents of this article as medical advice, and encourages readers with serious medical conditions to contact a professional health provider.

We have finally gotten to a time and a place where the world is beginning to wake up to (pun intended) the idea that we need to make sleep a top priority. Research continues to find that a lack of sleep can cause weight gain, anxiety, and out-of-whack hormones. Self-help authors have even gone so far as to claim that getting adequate sleep can be a driver of success. The question is just how much sleep do we need. Many hold sacred the idea that we all need at least eight hours nightly.

Once upon a time we admired how the uber-successful types seemed to get by with four to six hours per night and still remain highly productive. These days the great influencers of our time are coming out and saying sleep is their secret weapon and their top priority. Experts say that our poor sleep habits have reached a breaking point. We are, too often, staying up late in the night scrolling our phones or watching television, leaving

 

Blossoming Health with Nanny Bee

By Linda Pecone
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) has been described like getting the worst flu you have ever had, times 10, that never gets better. CFS currently affects more than one million Americans, striking more people than multiple sclerosis and many forms of cancer. The main characterization of CFS is a persistent fatigue. A fatigue which can last for several months and does not improve rest. It doesn’t begin from any underlying condition, and its onset is usually very sudden. For

 

Blossoming Health with Nanny Bee

By Linda Pecone
At the rates kids grow, what we feed them matters greatly to their physical, mental, and emotional health. What to feed children can be a point of frustration for a lot of parents. It’s also one of the most hotly debated issues among moms. One of the best suggestions I can offer you as a nutritionist is to develop your own food guidelines. Get to know the science, and what works and what does not. And most of all, all things in moderation.

I think we can all agree that basic foods like healthy proteins and green veggies are important staples for the little ones, but the issue of child nutrition is hardly a clear cut one anymore. With our children’s busy lives these days most kids just aren’t

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