Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie


Smell the crispness that’s settling in the air? October has (finally!) begun, and that means it’s time for one of my personal favorite autumn classics: pumpkin pie!

This treat can be found everywhere this time of year, but when someone in your family needs to maintain a gluten-free diet, you can use this easy and delicious recipe to keep the fall food tradition going strong!

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What are Blood Types and Why Are They Important?


Another great question, this one comes to us from Blake on Twitter!

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Top Articles 9/22 – 9/28

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Had a busy week? Well, here for your reading pleasure are the top articles for this past week. Catch up on all your health and medical community news!

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Flu Season is Here!


Hey, hello, hi there readers! My name is Nunzio and I’m one of Dr. Smarty’s top assistants. The good doctor asked me to step in today to remind his friends that it’s that time of year again, the time for sniffles and sore throats, sick days and the all-too familiar whine of “I-Can’t-Go-To-School.”

To most likely avoid this, you can bring yourself and your children to get the flu vaccine at any participating locations such as pharmacies and grocery stores. Just look for announcements in your area!

By receiving the flu vaccine, you are helping your body become immune to the influenza virus. But what does being “immune” really mean?

Allow me to explain…

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Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries: Indulging in a Healthier Way


Let’s face it: no matter how many times we’re told french fries are bad for us, the fact remains that they are deliciously addicting. Kids are especially fond of the salty side-dish, but when you get right to it these treats are certainly not the healthiest choice.

Luckily, there’s a delicious replacement that not only packs a punch of flavor, but is also filled with nutrients. Sweet potatoes (not to be confused with yams, which are not nearly as nutritional) have a low glycemic index and are a wonderful source of vitamins A, B6 and C. But that’s not all! Potassium (great for those of you who aren’t crazy about bananas), fiber, manganese, copper and iron are all found in just one sweet potato.

Sweet potato fries are a personal favorite of mine–I make them at home as often as I can! Here is a great oven-baked recipe that the entire family will love…!

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A Sneak Peek of What’s to Come

With the launch date within eyesight, the team and I thought we’d give you a sneak peek of what’s to come.

As you know, will bring together children, parents, medical professionals and charities across the world. This network is held together by the drive of the never-ending human search for knowledge. It is given life by experts in the medical field and emphasizes the importance of children understanding their bodies and how to live a healthy lifestyle.

Interactive videos starring us (Dr. Smarty, Steph, and the rest!) will explain to your children common medical ailments in a fun way that they will understand. Helpful blogs with tips, recipes, news articles and more will provide parents and children alike with insightful reading.

Catch a glimpse here…

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Peaceful Mind & Healthy Body


Yoga is an ancient practice originating in India. The Sanskrit word for “union”, the practicing of yoga means the coming together of your body and mind, which is something children can benefit from at an early age.

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Dr. Smarty Wants to Hear Your Questions!


Want to have your question answered by Dr. Smarty? Find out how you can get your question answered in an upcoming post on The Desk of Dr. Smarty!

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3 Reasons Why Everyone Should Eat Avocados


When European sailors explored the ocean around the New World, avocados were used in place of butter. Green and delicious, these sailors had the right idea–if you haven’t incorporated avocados into your life yet, you’re missing out! Not only are they a delight in any salad or sandwich, but they are also great on their own or as the ringleader of a meal.

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