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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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Mediterranean Diet for Busy Moms

Wondering how to make a Mediterranean diet work for busy Moms? I have you covered. Whenever I bring up the Mediterranean...

When Exercise Matters for the Busy Mom

When does exercise matter for the busy Mom? Is it worth your time or just another thing you are doing because you think you...

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Mediterranean Diet for Busy Moms

Wondering how to make a Mediterranean diet work for busy Moms? I have you covered. Whenever I bring up the Mediterranean diet to Moms, the most common response is, "Oh, I hear that is a good one. But what exactly is it?" The Mediterranean diet is not a fad - it has...

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When Exercise Matters for the Busy Mom

When does exercise matter for the busy Mom? Is it worth your time or just another thing you are doing because you think you should? When abs are "made in the kitchen" and your abs have been "made by baby stretch" what is a Mom to do? When Does Exercise Matter? As a...

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Low Carb Diet for Busy Moms

Does the low carb/ketogenic diet work for busy Mom's? Of course it does. But let's be honest - you may need some special considerations. I've got you covered. Most Mom's don't have time to count macros - I lasted 3 days. You probably want a way to incorporate your...

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Weight Loss Pills for Women

"What is the BEST weight loss pill?" - such a common question in my family medicine clinic. And such a great question for so many of us struggling to lose weight. I LOVE weight loss medicine - and by that I mean the practice of treating obesity, not just the medicine...

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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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How to Stop Breastfeeding Your Toddler at Night

How do you stop breastfeeding your toddler at night? Once that little one can run up to you and ask for milk, many of us Mom's quickly cut back breastfeeding times during the day - especially when other people are around. But, for many, the feedings at nap and bedtime...

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How to Stop a Toddler from Picking at Her Face

How do you stop a toddler from picking at her face? This is my toddler's worst habit. And she does it at the hardest times to stop - in the car, at bedtime, and generally whenever her overly concerned Mother is not watching. Typical. She has done it long enough that...

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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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