UPDATE December 2021 – For the latest information on children, injections, and how best to protection your family, read this comprehensive report: Save Our Children – 9 Things to Know in a COV!D World which has been duplicated in full here. (Use password KIDS.)
As parents we have been extra busy this past school year trying to negotiate the many changes in our schools and in society in general. Now that summer is here, I wanted to take a moment to summarize information I have more recently accumulated as it relates to our kids in these unusual times, in the hopes that it will help you make more informed decisions moving forward. Continue reading →
UPDATE 2020: A new negative affect of wearing masks for extended periods has come to light, this time from dentists who are beginning to see more cavities and gum disease since the higher use of masks. Dentists share my concern of continually breathing in your own microbes. We all have them in our mouths – they are an extension of your gut’s microbiome. If your microbiome is out of balance and you have more bad bacteria in your mouth than good bacteria, you could be making matters worse by wearing a mask and breathing through your mouth. If you have been wearing your mask for extended periods and you know you have potential dental issues, you may want to schedule a dentist appointment and get your teeth and gums checked out. In the mean time, breath through your nose when wearing a mask. See additional tips below.
Now that more and more cities, town and states are requiring masks in public places, I wanted to put out a few words of caution. The science is still not clear. Is a mask really beneficial? Does it truly prevent the spread of the virus? Can it cause more harm than good?
As masks are required to work, go to school and be in public, it is time to consider some downsides of wearing masks, especially for longer periods of time. They can potentially hurt you. I am even more concerned about our children as they go back to school. I will explain below the possible negative effects and provide suggestions to minimize potential problems. Continue reading →