Toby Smithson, RDN, CDE

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Toby Smithson is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator who has successfully managed her own diabetes for more than 45 years. She’s the founder and president of DiabetesEveryDay.com, author of Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition for Dummies, and a national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Diabetes

The power of planning your diet to minimize the impact of diabetes

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Nutrition

Eating at the right time during the day affects your overall health
Maintain a healthy voice for singing, speaking, and vocal health
Healthy choices to reduce toxins and exposure to harmful chemicals
Stay healthy and eat nutritiously in a high pressure desk job
Enhance your quality of life with proper exercise and nutrition
Detoxify and cleanse your body to lose weight and become healthier
A plant based diet is a great way to enhance your overall health
Plant-based dietician's food guide pyramid
Living healthy means watching your diet and consistent exercise
Healthy snacking can help maintain metabolic and overall health
Incorporate dried chickpeas into a balanced diet
Advice on maintaining a healthy digestive system
Difficulty swallowing pills or vitamins? Follow this advice
Before buying dietary supplements, follow this advice
Incorporating wheatgrass into your diet has many health benefits
Pack healthy snacks for a work conference or long meeting
Reduce advanced glycation end-products to slow aging and prevent degenerative diseases
Create a simple menu plan that’s healthy for you and your family
Energy drinks are not sodas or sports drinks: Consume carefully
Multivitamins and nutritional supplements: What you need to know
Restore neurotransmitter function with brain healthy foods
Spring detoxification can help reduce toxins and lose weight
Mothers can eat to cultivate well-being, self-love and gratitude
How to start a plant based diet for more energy and vitality
How to transition to a vegan or vegetarian diet with ease
Eating a healthy, well balanced diet starts with smart shopping
Minority communities can combat obesity-related health crisis
Hire a nutrition counselor to help you obtain your dietary goals
Learn to cook deliciously and nutritiously when living on your own
Make your everyday meals look like they came from a restaurant

Dieting

Use hypnosis to lose weight and achieve your weight loss goals
Avoid weight cycling to achieve long term weight loss
Use self-hypnosis to satisfy cravings, eat less and lose weight
Advice for the busy mom on healthy eating and losing weight
Using self-hypnosis to control cravings and loose weight
Stop overeating to more effectively lose weight and live healthier
Lose weight, feel great, and get rid of the peri-menopausal muffin top
Help your partner lose weight without harming your relationship
Lose weight with a gluten free diet and balanced meals
Deal with physical side effects of weight loss and enjoy your new body
When losing weight make lifestyle changes to avoid yo-yo diet trap
A vegetarian diet can help prevent child obesity
Cope with the mental challenges of weight loss and embrace your new body
Women: Lose weight the healthy way with this expert advice
How to lose weight with long-term healthy eating habits
Master your mindset for weight loss results that last a lifetime
Holistically lose weight by finding a program that is personalized for you
How to curb your 9-5 cravings with healthy eating habits
Men: encourage healthy and efficient weight loss to feel your best
Lose weight the healthy way and stop the obsession with being skinny
Healthy weight loss will keep the pounds off for the long run
Skinny habits that easily help you reach your weight loss goals
Enjoy your life while losing the weight and keeping it off
Become friends with your bathroom scale when losing weight

Raising Healthy and Happy Kids

Helping kids feel comfortable and safe in the water is key
Optimizing brain enrichment through positive digital screen time
De-stressing doctor visits fosters a lifetime of health for kids
Being proactive can help emotionally traumatized kids to heal
Proper nutrition can improve kids' learning and behavior problems
Help guide your child’s path to effectively coping with anxiety
Establishing safe, fun and productive bath time for children
Jumpstart your family’s day with a positive morning routine
Parents should influence their children to eat healthy and exercise
Finding a happy medium when enrolling kids in afterschool activities
Advice for raising emotionally happy and healthy twins and triplets
Creating healthy and happy mealtimes for children and parents
Helping the entire family achieve a stress-free holiday season
How you can boost your children’s self-worth and self-esteem
How can parents raise happy children with balanced priorities?
Family meals foster healthy eating habits and close connections
Advice for motivating your kids and supporting their successes
Parents can help kids make a difference in the lives of others
Help your children develop confidence and a healthy body image
Teach your anxious child better ways to cope and manage behaviors
Helping girls love their bodies and cultivate healthy self-esteem
How can parents help their children minimize unnecessary stress?
Parents can teach children to recognize and label their emotions
Expert advice for parents trying to raise emotionally-healthy twins
How can you raise body-confident kids in an image-obsessed society?
Expert advice on raising honest children
Broaden your child's diet and establish healthy eating behaviors
Organize playdates for kids who struggle with social interactions
Help children develop their talents and creativity via play

Fitness and Exercise

Women: Work out with the confidence and feel awesome afterwards
Use hypnosis to enjoy exercise and create a fit and healthy body
Perform a great massage on your loved one at home the right way
Achieve your fitness goals while staying injury-free at the gym
Even with a busy schedule, you can still workout and get in shape
Live healthier by doing yoga with this expert advice for beginners
Cross training is important for overall fitness and to prevent injury
Stretching and warming up is essential to a quality workout
Achieve your fitness goals to help you look and feel great
Increase muscle strength and flexibility to help you avoid injury
Integrating technology into your fitness plan to optimize workouts
Stay in shape with a workout designed for your blood type
Cardio exercise is one of the most important parts of your workout
Don't let business travel ruin your exercise routine or your health
Find motivation to workout when other obligations weigh you down
No more excuses. Get back on a healthy track with physical activity
Workplace workouts can increase health, wellness and productivity
Dieting and working out at the same time? This advice is for you
How to stay motivated to exercise and become a healthier you
Find time to exercise and stay healthy even with a busy work schedule
Increase your strength and balance through exercise

Self-Guided Improvement

Use the law of attraction to help you attract good things in life
In life be happy and thankful to help reduce worry and anxiety
Convince yourself that change is possible and it is what you want
Spiritual healing is a great way to find happiness and prosperity
Experience joy in your life by focusing on similarity and happiness
Increase motivation by setting realistic and achievable goals
Achieve sustainable results by setting goals with a clear focus
Forgiveness is the key to transforming life and finding happiness
Smiling helps boost your mood, increase happiness and lower stress
Get the happiness you deserve and need with this advice
Start your New Year's resolutions early to help achieve your goals
Find success by living with a purpose: You can achieve your goals
Change your mindset and change your life
Achieve happiness by living more mindfully through meditation
How to be happy and single on Valentine’s Day
Learn to cope and embrace a chronic illness diagnosis
Don't let difficult and oppressive people undermine your happiness
Advice for dealing with a setback and getting back to your goals
How a life coach can help you achieve your goals
Hiring a personal coach can help you take control of your life
Finding happiness and feeling loved: How to become a better you
Mindfulness: A way to resolve stress, anxiety, and free your joy
Mind your manners: proper etiquette at a formal dinner table
It is time for you to start living a happy and liberated life

Caring for Aging Parents

Advice for elderly families in transition
Help your elderly parent maintain independence with good communication
Get help caring for an elderly parent with this expert advice
Get long-term care that is the right fit for your elderly parent
Discussing difficult life issues with aging family members
Managing the stress often associated with family caregiving
Minimize the holiday blues for seniors suffering from depression
Talk openly by starting a care conversation with aging parents
Preserve the dignity of your elderly parents by caring for their needs
Navigating the challenges of becoming a caregiver to aging parents
Advice for seniors moving to a smaller home or retirement community
Advice for managing the depression of your aging loved ones
How to best approach your parent on moving into a nursing home
How to find a good home care agency and stay in your home
Loved ones can help seniors though the progression of Alzheimer's
How to ensure the safety of your aging parents behind the wheel
Maximize rewards and minimize stress when caring for aging parents
How to help and support your aging parents as they grow older
Advice on what to do when an aging loved one wants to hasten death
Pay careful attention to your elderly parent's hospitalization
Adult children can help their aging parents manage hearing loss

Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Children with autism need special care to ensure oral health
Early detection for autism can significantly impact your child's life
Children with autism spectrum disorder will grow with help at home
Communicating at home with your child on the autism spectrum can be rewarding
Understanding a child on the autism spectrum can help them thrive
Exercise is vital to a healthy lifestyle for kids with autism
Doing your homework before using nutrition to treat ASD
Helping kids on the spectrum learn to use their vision is vital
Helping kids on the autism spectrum to use their vision is vital
Advice for providing grief support to kids on the autism spectrum
Help kids on the autism spectrum improve language and reasoning
Making exercise part of life for children on the autism spectrum
Reaping the benefits of exercise for those on the autism spectrum
Managing picky eating in children with autism spectrum disorders
Helping your children to understand their autism spectrum disorder
Helping children with autism spectrum disorders face their fears
Teach social skills to individuals with autism spectrum disorder
Ensuring safety and security for children on the autism spectrum
Evaluating educational programs for kids on the autism spectrum
Helping kids with autism spectrum disorder bond over music
Creating Halloween traditions with kids on the autism spectrum
Teaching vital safety skills to kids with autism spectrum disorder
Learning to connect with nonverbal kids on the autism spectrum
Positive behavioral supports for children on the autism spectrum
Build connections and self-esteem with Autism Movement Therapy
Kids on the autism spectrum can improve social skills through play
Celebrating a happy holiday season with kids on the autism spectrum
Communicate and connect with children on the autism spectrum
Managing the wandering tendencies of kids on the autism spectrum
Using service dogs to help kids with autism spectrum disorder
How can kids on the autism spectrum get the most out of an iPad?
How to parent siblings of a child with an autistic spectrum disorder
Help young kids on the autism spectrum avoid behavior challenges
Dining out with kids on the autism spectrum requires preparation

Cancer

Expert advice on undergoing breast reconstruction due to breast cancer
Take a DNA test to avoid a breast cancer biopsy misdiagnosis
Integrate acupuncture and Western medicine to help treat cancer
Advice on getting lymph node transfer for lymphedema patients
Recognizing moles and skin as cancerous and getting help
Maintain your femininity when diagnosed with breast cancer
Breast cancer treatments: How to choose the best option for you
Cancer rehabilitation can help you recover and tolerate treatment
Mohs micrographic surgery can help treat skin cancer
Advice for getting proton therapy treatment for prostate cancer
Little known things that can reduce your cancer risk
A patient’s survival guide: Prevent medical mistakes and misdiagnosis
Prevent cervical cancer with early detection and education
Advice on helping a loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer
Preventing melanoma starts with protecting your skin from UV rays
Find the right dermatologist to remove precancerous moles
Steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing lung cancer
What to expect and how to prepare for undergoing chemotherapy
Advice on treating and managing cervical cancer
You can reduce the risk of skin cancer and enjoy the great outdoors
How to manage lymphedema when undergoing cancer treatments
Stay positive when diagnosed with cervical cancer
How to emotionally cope when you are diagnosed with cancer
Prepare for surgery by speaking with your anesthesiologist
A trusted healthcare team can help manage and treat ovarian cancer
Manage your chronic pain while going through cancer treatment
Prevent skin cancer by protecting yourself from harmful sun exposure
Finding support will help you manage ovarian cancer

Pregnancy

Nutritional advice for you and your baby while pregnant
Hypnosis can remove stress and hormonal cravings when pregnant
Successfully treat postpartum depression after having a baby
Your wife needs your support to help her beat postpartum disorder
Prevention and treatment for pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders
Cope with the loss of a baby after having a miscarriage
Help surviving a summer pregnancy and staying cool in the heat
Have a healthy baby and pregnancy with this expert advice
Holistically treat post-pregnancy nutritional deficiencies
Control the risk factors of autism and ADHD prior to pregnancy
Collect and store cord blood to protect your newborn's future health
Treat common pregnancy ailments at the first sign of discomfort
Reduce and treat pregnancy swelling in your feet and ankles
An online baby registry is a great way to get the gifts you want
Avoid developing gestational diabetes to ensure a healthy pregnancy
How you should prepare for pregnancy when you have diabetes
Exercising while you are pregnant is healthy for you and your baby
Varicose veins can be prevented during and after pregnancy
How to recover after experiencing a traumatic birth
Reduce the worry, anxiety, and stress experienced during pregnancy
Adjusting to life after having a baby and coping with postpartum
Exercising while pregnant is safe and eases recovery after delivery
It is important to protect your back and spine during pregnancy

Aging and Longevity

Your elderly parent fell? This could change everything
Choose a trustworthy and qualified caregiver for your elderly parent
Empower yourself as a senior because you deserve a better lifestyle
Prevent falls as a senior by creating a safer living environment
Discover in-home healthcare options that are safe and comfortable
Live longer and feel younger by delaying old age as late as possible
Embrace the change of moving into an assisted living facility
Choose a qualified in-home caregiver from a reliable provider
Keep your independence with the help of an in-home care agency
Reduce the effects of aging using vitamin and nutrient supplements
Overcome your fear of death by embracing love and happiness
A life coach can help you reduce stressful decisions in retirement
Planning and preparation can help with the care of aging parents
Age gracefully with a positive attitude, strong mind and healthy body
Expect spiritual expansion and change when experiencing hospice
Forgetful? Memory enhancement is still possible as you age
Help managing Parkinson's disease symptoms and getting treatment
Embrace hospice as a guide on the journey through terminal illness
Ensure you track and take your medications on time
What can older adults expect from assisted living communities?
Understand Alzheimer’s disease and the care options available
Using modern technology can help elderly people with dementia
Age beautifully and gracefully to help stay healthy and happy
You may be able to stay in your house with home care assistance

Skin Treatment

Advice for those considering a chemical peel
Be informed and learn how microcurrent skin treatment works
Microcurrent skin treatment can help you have younger and healthy looking skin
How to get rid of your unwanted hair with laser hair removal
Treat unsightly varicose and spider veins with laser treatment
Eliminate puffy eyes and dark circles for healthier appearance
Control and attain healthy skin by reducing stress and harmful toxins
Skincare advice to help you achieve beauty from the inside out
Anti-aging and skincare secrets to help you look and feel younger
Eating the right types of healthy foods can help cure acne
Microdermabrasion can help achieve smoother skin and treat acne
Ensure the highest level of hygiene at your nail or waxing salon
Improve skin and decrease acne breakouts with a healthy diet
Yoga can help you improve skin and reduce breakouts and blemishes
Treatment and prevention methods for varicose and spider veins
Sclerotherapy can help treat spider and varicose veins
How teenagers can treat acne and prevent outbreaks

Being a Better Parent

Mom-trepreneupship: how to be successful as a mother and a mogul
Empowered mothers can help raise happy and healthy children
Empowering mothers: The National Motherhood Decisions Survey
Striving to be a better parent means being a better human
Helping families manage stress throughout the holiday season
Being playful and bonding with kids through inventive games
Parental behavior can stimulate brain and body chemistry in kids
Creating enjoyable indoor movement games for your entire family
Parenting strategies to discipline kids and help them thrive
Expert advice for being the father you always dreamed of being
Prepare for and manage the challenges of parenting a preemie
Achieving successful work-life balance is possible for parents
Making the journey of fatherhood rewarding for dads and kids
Run your family like a business to improve parental effectiveness
Teaching girls the importance of learning to accept compliments
Educate your kids about the value of saving money and budgeting
Enhance your family connections by adding the joy of laughter
Fathers have the power to influence the lives of their daughters
Teaching responsibility to children means holding them accountable
Teaching dads how to build emotional safety within their families
Nurturing yourself leads to nurturing the development of your kids
Getting organized can improve family order, calm and relationships
Mindful parenting: cultivate greater awareness, presence and joy
How can parents help their children enhance motivation and focus?
Teach gratitude to your children through everyday interactions
Moms must let go of the supermom mentality and embrace each day
Help your kids make a positive difference through volunteering
Prepare daughters to live happy, fulfilled lives through empowerment
Advice for parents striving to raise strong, confident daughters
Everyone can play a parenting role to help teens stay connected

Kids with Special Needs

Sustain a happy marriage while raising a child with special needs
Build a positive sibling relationship within a special needs family
Giving much-needed support to parents of children with special needs
Educate and communicate with special needs children to prevent abuse
Special needs children's skills improve with Applied Behavior Analysis
Helping your child overcome anxiety is not an impossible task
What is Applied Behavior Analysis?
Managing a child’s mental illness begins with an informed parent
Successfully tackling learning challenges at school begins at home
Music therapy can help improve learning, growth and development
What is music therapy?
Successfully manage disagreements and conflict in the IEP process
Inclusive education for students with disabilities benefits everyone
A successful IEP meeting requires effective parent participation
Preparation is critical when relocating a family with disabilities
Focus on basic human needs to help kids with difficult behaviors
Animal-assisted interventions are beneficial for kids with needs
Ensure a smooth new school year for your child with special needs
Well-planned vacations are critical for kids with special needs
Planning transportation services for students with disabilities
Addressing the issue of sexuality with kids with special needs
Choose a safe therapeutic barn for kids involved in equine therapy
Dads must be present when helping raise a child with special needs
Develop open communication with the teacher of your special needs child
Emergency preparedness is critical for individuals with disabilities
Encouraging independence is critical for kids with special needs
Make airline travel easy for families with physical disabilities
Encouraging friendships between kids with disabilities and peers
Helping sibs of kids with disabilities manage embarrassment
Helping sibs advocate for people with intellectual disabilities
Helping children with special needs improve health and fitness
Help your child with sensory processing disorder to succeed
Navigating swim lessons for kids with and without disabilities
Support groups help mothers raising kids with disabilities
Easing the stress of airline travel for children with special needs
Meltdowns: help for kids with special needs and their parents
Help to prepare your kid with disabilities for employment success
Providing access to dance classes for kids with special needs
Providing lifetime care for your child with special needs
Planning for the future care of your child with special needs
Using music to bring together kids with and without special needs
Obtaining a school evaluation for kids with possible special needs
Managing embarrassment of a brother or sister with special needs
Teach home and community safety skills to kids with special needs
Donating your child's blood and tissue samples for research
Art therapy helps cultivate development in children with special needs
Self-care is critical for parents raising kids with disabilities
Find the best adaptive dance class for your child with special needs
What is sensory processing disorder and how parents manage it
Your special needs child can feel free and bloom at summer camp
Families with disabilities must help maintain balance for siblings
Advocating for your child's IEP goals requires planning and vision
Understanding how to achieve inclusion for kids with disabilities
Parents must effectively communicate with their child's IEP team
Stress-free IEP meetings can lead to better outcomes for students
Planning for the future needs of your child with a disability
Advice for choosing care providers for kids with special needs
Parents raising kids with special needs must manage their stress

Raising Teens

Help your teenager cope with their anger management problem
Viewing your teen as a developing adult can improve your relationship
Raising preteens and laying a positive foundation for the future
Support your teen's academic success and healthy development
Helping your teen navigate the college admissions process
Independent college consultants can help teens apply to college
Teach your teenager how to avoid substance abuse
Keep your teenage driver safe behind the wheel and on the road
Learn the facts on teen driving safety
Raise a respectful, polite teen by setting appropriate boundaries
Supporting your teenage daughter through the dating experience
Improve your teen parenting by understanding the teenage years
How do I relate to and communicate with my teenager?
Help and protect your teen who practices self-injury and cutting
Are there any signs of abuse in your teenager's relationship?
Effectively communicate with your teenager about substance abuse
What's the best way for parents to discuss sexuality with boys?
Teen sexting: What all parents need to know
Managing the difficult issue of drug and alcohol use in teenagers
Help teens build resiliency, improve coping skills and ease stress
Managing the difficult issue of drug and alcohol use in your teen
Parenting your rebellious teen and encouraging healthy independence
Get a plan and the tools to communicate with your college freshman
Teach your teens to recognize the dangers of distracted driving
How can you help your child sustain long-term addiction recovery?
How should you talk to your teenage daughter about dating violence?
Parents must create an addiction prevention family plan for teens
How should parents talk with their teenagers about substance use?
Support teens in making good choices regarding drugs and alcohol
Help your teenagers leave home with resilience and perseverance
Parents can lead teens to a connected life free from addiction
Expert advice on communicating with your teenagers about drug abuse

Children's Health

You can survive the NICU
Acupressure is a wonderful, gentle remedy for your child’s ailments
Teach your children about healthy nutrition and wise choices
An acupuncturist can help treat your child's health conditions
Ensure the top level of care for your baby’s eye health
Parents guide on how to prevent hearing loss in your children
Maintain your child’s vision and eye health to optimize learning
Prevent childhood obesity by making healthier food choices
Battle obesity in children by fostering an active family lifestyle
Encourage mental health in children with a psychological evaluation
Protect your baby during the winter: Know the facts about RSV
Cord blood banking can help your children stay healthy
Getting your child interested in sports will help prevent obesity
Know the warnings signs and symptoms of depression in your child
Cooking healthy foods for picky eaters to help them eat healthier
Be proactive when getting your child treatment for scoliosis
Why rewarding children with sugar or treats is a big mistake
What you should do if you suspect your child has ADHD

Healthy Immune System

How to keep a healthy immune system
Boost your immune system with vitamin D to stay healthy
Vitamins, minerals, and exercise are key in optimizing women’s health
Protect your mitochondria to help boost your immune system
Boost your immune system by practicing yoga on a regular basis
How certain yoga poses can help boost your immune system
Massage therapy can help strengthen your immune system
Use your mobile device to get in shape and improve your health

Drug Addiction

Is your teen abusing drugs?
Advice for teenagers to stay sober and never get addicted to drugs
Help approaching your teen about drug use
Eat these healthy foods to help your brain heal from drug abuse
How to make the most of addiction treatment
How to use addiction medicine to help you quit
Expert advice on getting through addiction as a family
Be successful in an outpatient treatment program for drug addiction
Students: Stop using smart drugs (Adderall) to get by in college
Loved ones require your help during cocaine addiction treatment
Hypnosis can eliminate unwanted and enhance desired behaviors
Quit your heroin addiction and get sober with the right treatment
How to overcome your prescription painkiller addiction
Quit xanax and learn natural ways to beat anxiety
Choose the best substance addiction treatment for you or loved one
Overcome your drug addiction and get clean with an inpatient treatment center
Seek professional help at the first sign of cocaine addiction
Stop using steroids and get back on track with a healthy and realistic workout
Hypnotherapy can help you beat your addiction
Save your loved one from addiction by staging an intervention
Be considerate when you approach a spouse on an addiction problem
Sending your child to substance abuse treatment requires your full emotional support
Are the pills in your medicine cabinet a gateway drug to heroin?
Help choosing a substance abuse and mood disorder treatment center
Treat withdrawal and addiction to Vicodin and Oxycontin painkillers
Advice on how to recover from a drug or alcohol addiction relapse
Quit smoking marijuana to help strengthen your emotional state
How to talk to a loved one that is a drug addict about treatment
Are you ready to get treatment for drug addiction?
How to help your child when they get out of drug treatment
Stay sober and avoid relapsing after you get out of drug rehab
Marijuana is a drug and is addictive; how to quit using it
Choose the right addiction therapy program to ensure recovery

Adoption and Foster Care

Providing optimal integration for a newly adopted older child
Preparation and communication are vital for a successful adoption
Navigating the wonderful and overwhelming journey of adoption
Ease the transition to adoption and minimize the stressful journey
Supporting your adopted children as they try to fit in at school
Help your adopted kids by understanding the challenges they face
Embrace discussion about birth parents with your adopted kids
Adoptees can utilize the Internet to safely connect with family
Build resilience strategies with your adoptive or foster family
Parents can create long-term connections within blended families
Expert advice for making the adoption process smooth and enjoyable
Adoptive parents must recognize and manage post-adoption depression
Advice on socialization for internationally adopted children
White parents raising adopted children of color must grasp racism
Preparation is key when welcoming a foster child into your home
What every adoptive parent should know about search and reunion
How can foster/adoptive parents meet the needs of traumatized kids?
The sequential path from childhood to mature adulthood
Bringing home your newly adopted child: Managing the transition
Adoptive parenting: Building bonds of strong, healthy attachment
What you need to know about adoption searches and social networking
What adoptive parents need to know about financing your adoption
Helping adopted and foster children navigate their early trauma
Building healthy attachment with adopted children is crucial
Help adopted kids understand their birth heritage via open dialogue
Expert advice for making first contact with birth family members
Strengthen your adoptive family by building trust and connections
Keep foster children safe from the dangers of sexting
Seek advice and professional help when adopting a child
Hire an attorney when adopting to protect you and the child
Expert advice on breastfeeding your baby by adoption or surrogacy
Strengthen the health and behavior of adopted children via feeding

Exercise and Weight Loss

How to burn calories outside the gym to lose weight faster
Cut short cuts and make exercise a priority to loose weight
Get serious about losing weight, getting healthy and into shape
How to lose the belly fat for a healthier and sexier you
Hire a personal trainer to help you get in shape and lose weight
Change your mindset to help you stay on track with your weight loss goals
Find the motivation you need right now to workout and lose weight
Tight budgets can still afford to lose weight and get in shape
Lose weight and enjoy your workout routine with Jazzercise
Exercise as a couple for moral support and lose weight together
A 6 week diet and exercise regimen will give you the best results
A lifestyle that includes daily exercise has many healthy benefits

Schizophrenia

Take a holistic approach to help manage your schizophrenia
You can help someone close to you with schizophrenia
Advice for getting treatment and understanding schizophrenia
How parents can help their teenagers who have schizophrenia
Remain happy and in control when living with a manic disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Pediatric bipolar disorder and ADHD: differences and getting help
Advice for getting treatment for bipolar disorder
Find a balanced treatment plan when diagnosed with bipolar disorder
Use acupuncture to help alleviate symptoms of bipolar disorder
If you think you have bipolar disorder, now is the time to get help
Have a healthy relationship with someone who has bipolar disorder

Children and Death

Mourning can help children navigate grief, loss and crisis
Helping children navigate loss after the death of a loved one
What parents need to know when talking to children about death
Helping kids with autism spectrum disorder navigate bereavement
Effectively communicating with your kids about illness and death
What's the best way for parents to help their kids deal with loss?
From helpless to helpful: Parents can assist their grieving kids

Help Your Child Succeed Academically

Supporting your child’s vocabulary development at an early age
Expert advice on helping your child with dyslexia learn to read
Understanding and encouraging your child’s learning style
Help your child manage homework avoidance and improve study habits
Improve homework issues by breaking it down into manageable steps
What to do when you or your child do not get along with the teacher
Parents can encourage a passion for literacy in reluctant readers
Daily exercise and movement helps kids improve learning and recall
How to get the school system to support your child with dyslexia
Parents can assist their children in achieving to their abilities
Looking for a new school? Ensure you find the best fit for your child
Video modeling can support early literacy development in children
Resources for achieving inclusion in the classroom
Developing listening skills are vital to a child's school success
Advice for transforming your kids into eager, successful readers
How can parents help children tackle math anxiety and challenges?
Help your children learn to love math by reversing math negativity

Raising Gifted Kids

Understanding the unique characteristics of gifted children
Parenting gifted children and helping to develop their potential
Navigating the challenges of raising and schooling a gifted child
Supporting the academic success of twice-exceptional learners
Parents can help their gifted students develop executive functions
Expert advice on finding the best school for your gifted child
Guiding gifted children to lead productive and fulfilling lives
Effective strategies for developing self-esteem in your gifted child
Help gifted kids cope with and conquer their fear and anxiety
Teaching gifted students stress management skills to combat stress
Empower gifted kids to maximize the benefits of their sensitivities
Expert advice on seeking school support for your gifted child
Recognize gifted characteristics to help you raise your gifted child
Parents can encourage and shape their gifted, compassionate children
How to understand the socioemotional needs of your gifted teenager
Help gifted kids navigate their complex social and emotional world
Expert advice for parenting culturally diverse gifted learners
Expert advice on ways to motivate and stimulate gifted children
Ensuring a happy and productive summer for high-ability learners

Thyroid Disease

Have a thyroid disorder? Work with a health coach to help you heal
Thyroid disease does not have to stop you from losing weight
Problems losing weight with thyroid disease? Follow this advice
How to find the best thyroid doctor for you
Thyroid 101: What is thyroid disease and how does it affect you?

Coping with Death and Grief

Cope with grief in a culture that tends to not honor bereavement
Learn how to cope when a loved one commits suicide
Use memories of the person you lost to help you grieve
Participating in a grief support group can benefit your well-being
Grieving is normal, but it's vital to do so in a healthy way
How to explain death and terminal illness to your loved ones
How to respond to a friend when their loved one has passed

Weight Loss Surgery

Make the most of your weight loss surgery
Bariatric surgery can help you lose weight and drastically improve your health
Get a psychological evaluation before deciding on bariatric surgery

Weight Loss and Supplements

Lose weight with diet pills, exercising, and the right diet
Choose the right diet pill to ensure a healthy weight loss
Natural supplements and hormonal balance can help you lose weight
Vitamin injections during weight loss supports healthy nutrition
Phentermine is an appetite suppressant to help lose weight
How to boost your leptin hormone to help you lose weight

Weight Loss Clinics

Join a weight loss clinic to see the best weight loss results
Join a weight loss support group to help you lose weight

Assistance Dogs

Is getting a service dog the right decision for you and your family?

Eating Disorders

How to stop binge eating and live a healthier life
Support your loved one to help them overcome an overeating problem
Treat compulsive eating by taking the power away from food
Expert advice to help you address anorexia and bulimia
Navigating insurance coverage for the treatment of eating disorders
Midnight snacking out of control? It's called night eating syndrome
Overcome compulsive, binge, and over-eating with this advice
Athletes are more susceptible to eating disorders: Get help now
Advice for avoiding midnight snacking
How to end emotional eating once and for all
Lose weight by breaking free of emotional eating
How athletes can beat anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders
Food and sugar addiction: Why you can’t stop eating
Control your appetite and binge eating using supplements
Bulimia nervosa: Help your child overcome their eating disorder

Heart Disease

A heart healthy diet is your first step to prevent heart disease
Reduce your sodium intake to help lower your blood pressure
Stay healthy and out of the hospital when living with heart failure
Achieve balance emotionally to ensure the best heart health
Expert advice on diagnosing and treating atrial fibrillation
Expert advice for managing Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
Simple lifestyle changes that will boost your heart health
Ensure you are ready for sexual activity after having a heart attack
Prevent heart disease with simple lifestyle changes

Digestive Health

Prevent stomach aches and abdominal pain in your child
Use kegels to prevent and treat urinary incontinence
Kegels can help frequent urination and healthy bowel movements
Learn how to manage Crohn’s disease both physically and emotionally
Get help if you suffer from chronic indigestion, GERD, or acid reflux
Maintain a healthy liver with diet and exercise to prevent disease
Know what to do if you are diagnosed with celiac disease
Bloated, heartburn, or bitter taste after eating? It might be GERD
New treatments for Crohn's disease can help you manage the symptoms
How fitness can help you maintain your overall digestive health
Treat and manage symptoms of GERD to help keep you healthy
Important tools for identifying and monitoring GERD
Preventing heartburn is easy to do with simple lifestyle changes
Take control of acid reflux with good dietary and lifestyle habits
What to do and when to seek help when you get kidney stones
The surprising causes of stomach ulcers and how you can prevent them

Allergies

Do not let food allergies hold you back
Manage your child's food allergies successfully
A calcium rich diet with a milk protein allergy is possible
Calcium rich diet when lactose intolerant is possible
Advice for managing food allergies and ensuring the optimum health
How to safely adopt a gluten-free diet and lifestyle
How to treat and reduce mold allergies in your home
Medication and other treatments can help you fight seasonal allergies
Prevent and treat reactions to food allergies
Is going gluten-free right for you? Know how to get started

Teacher and Classroom Resources

Get your class to settle down
How do I get my students to ask questions?
How to handle unruly students
Dos and Don'ts of grading discussion boards
Tips for designing a course
Dos and Don'ts of teaching non-traditional students online
Bloom's Taxonomy
Teachers: Get help communicating with parents
Advice for teachers on great parent-teacher conferences
Make your classroom safe for weather and violent emergencies
Meeting the unique needs of gifted children within the classroom
Create an inclusive classroom that helps all types of students
Advice for teachers to help prevent misbehavior in their classroom
Organizing the classroom for students with autism spectrum disorder
Advice for creating safe and welcoming schools for LGBT youth
Using discussion groups to help nurture growth in gifted students
Ensure success in the classroom for kids on the autism spectrum
Advice for teachers on how to recognize and reduce school violence
How to inspire and motivate students to participate in class
Advice for teachers to reduce truancy and keep kids in school

Improving Family Communication

Strong parent-child relationships start with boundaries
Teach polite communication to kids and put an end to backtalk
Nurturing your family relations by encouraging strong communication
Accepting differences to create effective family communication
Teaching kids about money will help them avoid debt issues as an adult
Accept differences to create effective family communication
Your child's challenging behavior is their way of communicating
Strengthening communication brings family members closer together
Recognize the best ways to discuss serious family issues with kids
Support your child athlete to create great experiences and memories
Fostering a positive communicative environment for all children
Talking to your children about coping with the loss of friendships
Advice for parents who want to talk so their children will listen

Tackling Family Problems and Conflict

Cooking as a family fosters fun and creativity in the kitchen
Recipe: Black-eyed pea salsa
Embracing and accepting autism can help kids build friendships
Good parenting can help prevent teens from using drugs and alcohol
Supporting kids through the healing process after a disaster
Manage difficult child behaviors with collaborative problem solving
How can families successfully manage their stress together at home?
How can parents support children when a marriage turns rocky?
Put an end to clutter and arguments by organizing your playroom
Positive prevention strategies can decrease a child's behaviors
Create daily routines for children with weak executive functions
How can parents help their kids develop essential social skills?

Child Safety

Teaching children to be safe, strong and free
Navigating the many risks of summer begins with parental awareness
Keep kids safe outdoors from bees, wasps, ticks and mosquitos
Expert advice for surviving a school shooting
Create a safe family home by minimizing your exposure to toxins
Keep children safe and secure during the holiday season
Parents must communicate with their children about internet safety
Educating your kids about body safety can help prevent sexual abuse
Sports safety: Make eye protection a priority for your child

Kids with Eating Disorders

Coping with a teenage daughter suffering from an eating disorder
Help your child struggling with an eating disorder such as anorexia
Supporting your child with an eating disorder is vital to recovery
Advice for parents to help their child overcome an eating disorder
Advice for parents to help their child who binge eats
I think my child might have an eating disorder. What should I do?
What parents should do if they think their child has anorexia
Helping your child with an eating disorder move towards recovery
Helping children who may be struggling with an eating disorder

Children and Sleep

Patience and tenacity are key in helping children stop wetting the bed
Helping your child learn to sleep will foster much-needed development
Establishing healthy sleep habits early promotes growth in kids
Your baby can sleep a lot better with the use of acupressure
Valuable advice for turning babies into good nighttime sleepers
Help your child to sleep better, longer and in their own bed
Making sleep, health and wellness a priority for kids and parents
The ins and outs of bedwetting and helping your child stay dry
Using behavioral interventions to help kids manage sleep anxiety
Understand nocturnal enuresis and help your child achieve dryness
Laying the foundation for healthy sleep in babies and children

Kids with ADD/ADHD

Your child with ADHD needs your support to help them grow and succeed
Embracing differences and strengths will help your child manage ADHD
Understanding ADD/ADHD drugs will help families make good choices
A parent's approach can set the tone for how kids manage ADHD
Improve attention span at home for your child with ADD/ADHD
Understanding natural treatments for kids diagnosed with ADD/ADHD
Recognizing the possible signs of ADD and ADHD in your children
Parents must understand the causes of ADHD and then seek solutions
Provide support and guidance for your child diagnosed with ADHD
Parents can improve sleep habits for children diagnosed with ADHD
Focus on structure and passions when raising a child with ADD/ADHD
Help children with ADHD and dyslexia to reach their potential
Helpful strategies for successfully raising teenagers with ADHD
Steer your way through the demands of parenting a child with ADHD
Help your kids with ADD/ADHD become authentic and confident
Kids with ADHD can improve executive skills and succeed in school

Running

Advice for running ultramarathons
Boost core strength with yoga in your running program
Advice on how to prevent running injuries
Advice on nutrition fueling for the marathon to maximize energy
Running can heal your heart and strengthen your soul
Advice on how to improve your triathlon time in your next race
Proper hydration for runners and endurance athletes
What every runner must know about returning to running after injury
Muscle strengthening and stretching can prevent running injuries
Advice for first timers on training and preparing for a Marathon
Take your running to another level and hire a running coach

Summer Camps

Choose a summer camp that is the best fit for your child
Prepare your child for the best possible summer camp experience
Important factors to consider when choosing a summer music camp
Reduce homesickness and stop bullying at your child's overnight camp

Health Insurance

Manage your health savings account
Selecting disability income insurance
Why you need travel insurance for your trip
Purchasing travel medical insurance
Dealing with a family member's long-term care insurance
Considering a Flexible Spending Account (FSA)?
No longer covered by your parents’ health insurance?
Buy travel medical insurance for a safe study-abroad experience
Best pet insurance policy to protect your cat or dog and budget
Long term care insurance ensures you're covered for medical costs
Know how to navigate the Affordable Care Act to get the best coverage
Recent college grads should understand their health care options
Prepare for higher medical costs during senior and retirement years
Plan ahead for Alzheimer's and obtain long-term health insurance
Advice for women on getting long-term care insurance
Health and disability insurance can protect you when playing baseball
How to get the right health insurance coverage for you and your family
Protect your family's financial security with the right insurance
Determine your need to buy a long-term care insurance policy
Think ahead when purchasing a long-term care insurance policy
How to apply and receive veteran's benefits and services
How to mitigate and avoid the denial of a health insurance claim
Understand the financial benefits of voluntary insurance
Advice to recent college graduates on buying necessary insurance
Insurance coverage you need to protect your teenage children

Life Insurance

Selecting term life insurance
Selecting whole life insurance when you're newly married
Selecting whole life insurance