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Dr. Emily VinZant is an experienced Family Physician and Mom of teen to toddler. She provides easy medically-based solutions on all things health and parenting to help Mom’s raise healthy families and simplify their lives. 

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Intermittent Fasting for Busy Moms

If you have heard the intermittent fasting buzz but aren't sure how to make it work in your busy Mom life, you are in the...

Positive Thoughts to Reach that Goal Weight

What are positive thoughts to actually reach that goal weight? Do you have a number on the scale that means success to you?...

DIET ENLIGHTENED

Intermittent Fasting for Busy Moms

If you have heard the intermittent fasting buzz but aren't sure how to make it work in your busy Mom life, you are in the right place. As a family physician and mom/step-mom of 5, I get you. I spent so many years HATING what I saw in the mirror. The problem was I...

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Positive Thoughts to Reach that Goal Weight

What are positive thoughts to actually reach that goal weight? Do you have a number on the scale that means success to you? Have you thought about what that number would be? Weight loss coaching and the medical world agree on this simple point: you are much more...

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Do You Need Mineral Replacement in Your Vitamin?

Do you need the mineral replacements found in your daily multivitamin? Check out your daily multivitamin label - you just may be getting 120% of your allotted daily Molybdenum and just 30% of your allotted calcium. Say what? You might be wondering, "What the heck is...

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What is Best to Take for Sleep?

What is best to take for sleep? Every chronic insomniac has their favorite go-to aid for sleep. For my Mom, it is Tylenol PM. Anyone struggling with sleep in the VinZant household? Tylenol PM to the rescue. Other's take a more natural route - melatonin, chamomile, or...

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Should You Take a Multivitamin?

Let's be honest - scurvy and rickets probably sound more like sports then diseases to Americans today. Extreme vitamin deficiencies are rare. This leaves us wondering: Should you take a multivitamin daily or are you just wasting your money? What Is In a Daily...

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The Scoop on Potty Training

What is the scoop on potty training? As the mother of a rambunctious 18-month-old daughter who constantly follows me into the bathroom and likes to throw toilet paper into the bowl, I'm tempted to start potty-training my little lady. The Family Physician in me,...

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Is Your Child Addicted to Sugar?

Is your child addicted to sugar? I actually started questioning this myself with the question: "Can a one-year-old be addicted to sugar?" That should be a rhetorical question. At my house, it’s not. And, if a one-year-old can be addicted to sugar, mine is. How do I...

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Why You Should Drop Everything and Play

I am not the "fun" parent by nature. I admit it. The task-oriented, perfection-driven, clean freak in me just struggles to drop everything and play. And I was acutely reminded of this on Saturday morning. While I worked on weight loss research for my blog, I grew...

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