Health December 2012

The latest healthcare options for your clan's well-being.

Jesse Berberich

Parenting through Divorce

Divorce is never easy. Marriage counselor and family therapist Lisa Rene Reynolds, Ph.D., gives readers straightforward advice on understanding children’s needs during the difficult change in Parenting Through Divorce (Skyhorse Publishing). The book offers tips on reducing trauma, time management and ways to deal with other tough issues. Order a copy at www.amazon.com.

Keep a Watchful Eye

According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, more than 2,000 children are reported missing in the United States every day. Doubling as a smart phone, the LEO Watch uses advanced GPS technology to inform you of your child’s whereabouts at all times. For more information and to order, visit www.leowristwatch.com.

Like a Warrior

The Warrior Mat is a thinner, lighter yoga accessory that helps yogis achieve incredible balance and performance. It is great for people who are new to the practice or are looking to take their skills to the next level. Made of eco-friendly composite material, the mat provides support, traction and cushion to users. Find details at www.naturalfitnessinc.com.

Strong, Flexible and Focused

To improve your physique and invigorate your body, look no further than Canyon Ranch: Yoga for Strength & Energy. Canyon Ranch, a company that has offered the best in wellness vacations for more than 30 years, brings the experience home. The DVD includes useful segments on improving energy, stamina and flow, as well as bonus features. To pick up a copy, go to www.acacialifestyle.com.

Feel Good, Look Good

Never worry about itchy, uncomfortable clothing again. Made from 100-percent organic cotton, Teres Kids clothing includes adorable shirts, pants, dresses and more for young fashionists who are bothered by the texture of typical threads. The collection is available at www.tereskids.com.

Tasty Treats

UNREAL’s mission is to “unjunk the world.” Created with the idea of making healthier candy that retains its universally loved flavor, the brand offers a line of sweets, which are made with only the best ingredients. The treats taste delicious but aren’t harmful to your waistline. Snacks are available at CVS and Target. For more information, log onto www.getunreal.com.

Sleep Soundly

Night after night, a staggering amount of new parents are repeatedly woken by the sound of their baby crying. If this sounds like you, check out BabyDoze, a recording of sounds of the womb. The app emulates familiar and reassuring sounds of the womb and has been incredibly successful in soothing babies during the night. Learn more at www.babydozewombsound.com.

Clean Living

Partnered with Kolcraft, Crypton Fabric offers families a selection of luxuriously clean crib mattresses. The company’s innovative technology allows the organic fabric of the mattress to stay protected from soils and liquids that would otherwise lead to harmful bacteria growth. Learn more at www.cryptonathome.com.

Make Your Mouth Water

Luden’s, a brand that has soothed sore throats for more than a century, now offers Luden’s Moisture Drops in kiwi-strawberry. The drops provide relief from the discomfort caused by dry mouth. For details, see www.ludens.com.

Coping and Dealing with Autism

You Don’t Need to Know That: The Saga of Sammy (Tate Publishing) documents the life of author Leslie Crucil’s autistic child, Sammy, as she learns to understand autism and everything it entails— from birth to her early 20s. Frustration and sadness often defined life with the author’s child. However, the Crucils managed to find humor in the strangest of situations, which are detailed for readers. The book also gives insight into the everyday struggles of living with autism and ways to cope. Order a copy at www.amazon.com.

This column appeared in the December 2012 issue.