Friday, November 21, 2008

How much SLEEP should kids be getting?


I don't know about you, but my kids sleep long hours on the weekends. I, then, have to nag them to go to bed early enough on week days since I know they have to get up early for school. My little guy likes 10 hours of sleep each night and still doesn't hesitate to go to bed by 8 or 8:30. He has never missed a day of school for being sick and I actually can't remember a day within the last year that he actually was sick.

All my kids are on Juice Plus, fruits & veggies in capsule form, which I think helps keep their immune system up. Juice Plus info

However, kids as well as adults, need to get enough sleep to keep their bodies strong. How much sleep do you think a kid needs?

To your health....
Deborah Mumm, The Allergy Queen

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Join me on Twitter!

If you haven't gotten your FREE account on then I suggest you do so. You can tell your friends and family so you can keep tabs on what they are doing.
It only takes a few seconds to share what you are doing...and maybe add a link to your site or to someplace interesting.
If you'd like to follow me, I do offer some little health tips (and some adoption info) plus let you know when I have sales, etc.

Go here to see my page...

It's fun...and EASY!

See you there...

Debbie Mumm, The Allergy Queen

Monday, November 17, 2008

7 Tips to Lose 10 Pounds in 5 Weeks

Need to lose weight in the next five weeks but don't like those pills, special diets and drinks? Here are 7 simple tips to lose 10 pounds in 5 weeks.

7 Simple Diet Tips

Losing weight doesn't have to be difficult. Follow these simple tips and you will be off to a great start!

To your health...

Deborah Mumm, The AllergyQueen...

Healthy Environments-Everything for the Allergy Free Home

Monday, November 10, 2008

Holidays and Allergies?

Here is a great blog that offers some great tips to survive the holidays when you have allergies. Do you have a family member with allergies? Help make the holidays a healthy one for everyone. Check out this blog...

Make it a healthy, happy holiday season this year...

Deborah Mumm, The Allergy Queen...

Living with Asthma & Allergies

Go to any grade school or high school sporting event. Take a peek at the sideline bench and note how many inhalers you see. Did you know that the number one reason children miss school is asthma? Why the explosion of asthma and respiratory problems in children?

These are the four reasons respiratory problems are on the rise!

1) 'Couch Potato Generation' - kids weigh more, exercise less and spend more time indoors.
2) Too much antibiotic use - Immune systems never get much opportunity to fight infections, and then react abnormally to airborne contaminants.
3) Air Pollution -Pollution does not cause asthma but can be a trigger for an attack. Cars and factories now have stricter controls on emissions but the problem is still there.
4) Indoor Air Pollution - 20 years ago no one ever heard of Indoor Pollution!

Since the Energy Crisis in the 70's, buildings became more energy efficient. This meant all pollutants became trapped inside. Many of the items we furnish our home and school with are outgassing contaminants continually. Carpeting, curtains, cleaning products, particle board furniture and more! With people spending 90-% of their days indoors, this becomes a problem!

What can you do to protect your kids from asthma or allergy reactions? Here are seven allergy proofing tips!

1) Watch for days when pollen counts are high and restrictvigorous exercise on hot days.
2) Avoid Wood Stoves and fireplaces in the home and NEVER allow smoking in the home of an asthmatic.
3) Keep pets out of the bedrooms.
4) Make sure kitchen, bathrooms, and basement are well ventilated to cut down on mold in humidity.
5) Put pillows and mattresses in allergen-impermeable covers to cut down exposure to dust mites.
6) Use non-toxic cleaning products and avoid perfumes and scented products.
7) A filter-less air purifier is highly recommended since a filter can only capture a small portion of allergens.

Deborah Mumm is an Indoor Air Specialist in northern IL. She has been working in this industry since 1996. Claim your FREE booklet, Six Dozen Healthy Home Tips, at

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