Hi-Health Empower — Children's Nutrition

Optimizing Your Teen Athlete's Performance

Posted by Dr. Jeff Pearl, MD on

Optimizing Your Teen Athlete's Performance

It is clear that regular participation in sports is beneficial to teenagers. Teen athletes are more likely to eat well, avoid drugs, and succeed academically. For most, their ‘sports career’ ends after high school or college, yet there are increasing pressures to be competitive and win. Remember, health, self-esteem, enjoyment and being part of a team are of utmost importance. To optimize success and fulfillment,...

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Know What Supplements Your Teenage Athletes are Taking

Posted by Dr. Jeff Pearl, MD on

Know What Supplements Your Teenage Athletes are Taking

The pressures of competition, the drive to win, and the dream of an athletic scholarship are pushing our teen athletes to try and be bigger, stronger and faster than their peers. Many coaches are knowledgeable about nutrition and safe supplements including policies forbidding the use of certain substances. Others may either lack the knowledge or turn a blind eye in the quest for victory. More...

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Sodium Overdose in Teenagers

Posted by Dr. Jeff Pearl, MD on

Sodium Overdose in Teenagers

As parents we often worry about the amount of junk-food our children eat on a daily basis. I am sure I am not the only one who notices the uneaten healthy sandwich in the backpack at the end of the day. In contrast, it is unheard of to see chips or cookies remain. This discovery is often preceded by the statement from your teen ‘I...

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Mom, why can’t I have an energy drink?

Posted by Rosanna Thill on

Mom, why can’t I have an energy drink?

I am very proud of my twin sons who just turned 16. They got hired as courtesy clerks right across the street from one other. We laughed because they said if they work on the same day they are going to go out at the same time to collect shopping carts and wave to each other. They wouldn’t admit to this if you asked them,...

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