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The Toxic Trick in Halloween Candy and Why You Must Dump the Junk

Dr. Lisa, I know that Halloween usually means handing out and collecting conventional candy, but the more I am reading about the ingredients in them, the more I question if this is a safe thing to do. I am not comfortable with my son eating these candies, but at I am also not sure what to replace his goodies with. Are there safe healthy candies for trick or treat or should I try handing out non-candy items? “~Karen

Trick or Treat?

I am here to answer this seasonal never-ending question.

Wait for it…

We are being tricked with our treats!

That’s right. Many adored conventional candies are made with toxic harmful ingredients.

I use to love conventional candy just as much as you. In fact, a Snickers or a Mounds bar as a quick pick me up in the late afternoon or a sweet treat after dinner was once irresistible. I love chocolate. Call me a chocoholic if you must, but when I began to research what REALLY was in many of my beloved chocolate treats, I was so grossed out.

And, having three sons (one on the Autism Spectrum), I had to make sure we avoided conventional sweets since many  harmful ingredients are linked to health problems such as tumors, attention deficits, hyperactivity, behavior and neurological problems. Crazy, I know.

Don’t worry. After I show you what is in many conventional candies and why you must avoid them, I will provide you with delicious non-toxic replacements.

Visit the following link for the full post. Lots of great tips and information.

The Toxic Trick in Halloween Candy and Why You Must Dump the Junk.

 

Employment First Policy for New York – Employment Support For Disabled

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed an executive order to establish the Employment First Commission, tasked with creating an Employment First policy for New York, which makes competitive, integrated employment the first option when considering supports and services for people with disabilities. The initiative aims to increase the employment rate, and decrease the . . . → Read More: Employment First Policy for New York – Employment Support For Disabled

New Friends And Classroom Supplies

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Things have been going great! My daughter had a little problem with making friends the first week of school. I told her to be patient, it’ll happen. The second week went a lot better. She made a couple new friends, and is now really happy with her new school. She was a little . . . → Read More: New Friends And Classroom Supplies

Trying To Take A Day To Relax

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I usually take Mondays as a rest day. Hard to do that when it’s a holiday, and everyone is home with me. I should take today as a rest day, but I haven’t had a chance to. After getting the kids off to school, I had to get a load of laundry going. Then I . . . → Read More: Trying To Take A Day To Relax

First Day Of School and Bathroom Renovation

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I can’t believe the summer break is over. Both kids started back to school today. My daughter made it off to school with no problem, but my son’s bus was late. I ended up taking him to school, because I wasn’t sure when his bus would end up arriving. I’ve been working on a bathroom . . . → Read More: First Day Of School and Bathroom Renovation

Something Is Wrong, But I Don’t Know What

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It’s 5:30 in the morning, and I’m awake. Same thing happened yesterday. Of course, I had a lot of trouble getting to sleep the last two nights, too. Something is wrong, but I don’t know what it is. I’m taking my sleep meds at night. I’m taking my depression pills everyday. I’m feeling alright, I . . . → Read More: Something Is Wrong, But I Don’t Know What

I Hate Being Admitted To The Hospital

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My husband took last week off of work, and we had a great time as a family. It was great, until Friday. I was doing just fine, until a really sharp pain in my chest decided to scare the living daylights out of me. It was the worse pain that I ever felt, . . . → Read More: I Hate Being Admitted To The Hospital

Bring Out External Nature’s Beauty Inside Your Room

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Every person wishes to get appreciated for their home decorating and get compliments for the interior décor concepts they have chosen. A blank wall always tempts the owner of the house to add some beautiful facet on it that match up with their preferences and likes. Persons who wish to transform their interiors of home . . . → Read More: Bring Out External Nature’s Beauty Inside Your Room

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