Archive for September, 2011

Manhattan Beach Kids and Bug Bite Dangers

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Manhattan Beach Kids and Bug Bite Dangers Healthy Manhattan Beach kids love to play outdoors, but California parents need to be aware of a potential danger: bug bites. The ability to tell a harmful bug bite from a benign one is essential to keeping your active Manhattan Beach child safe.

Flea bites are common in Southern California, Los Angeles area, and Orange County. They appear as a rash on a child’s skin with individual raised spots that might have a puncture in the center. Manhattan Beach children will usually complain of itchy skin if they have been bitten by fleas.

Bee and wasp stings, also common in the Los Angeles area, can be differentiated by the number of stings. Bees only sting once, lose their stinger and then die, whereas wasps (as well as hornets and yellow jackets) can sting multiple times. California homes often harbor wasp nests under the eaves.

The sting of a fire ant will usually cause Los Angeles kids to have a red hive that may develop into a itchy, pus-filled lesion. Chiggers, which are tiny arachnids, cause multiple itchy red welts on kids’ skin. Check your local Manhattan Beach drugstore for itch-relief products and watch the welts for signs of infection.

Ticks bites will cause an uncomfortable redness on your Los Angeles child’s skin and may even swell. Since ticks can carry harmful diseases, you should contact your Manhattan Beach area pediatrician if you child has had a tick bite.

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New Crib Guidelines For Los Angeles Parents

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

New Crib Guidelines For Los Angeles Parents

First time Los Angeles parents have many issues to deal with as they prepare for the arrival of their little one, but nothing is more important than crib safety. The federal government has issued new guidelines for crib manufacturers.

As of June 28, 2011, all cribs manufactured and sold in Los Angeles and nationally must meet the new standards. The guidelines also apply to used cribs that are resold. Deadly drop-side rail cribs are now prohibited. The new rules also affect crib slat strength, mattress supports, hardware and the amount of testing required.

The new crib guidelines can be found at:

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Xe energy drink Is A Turnkey Business, Start Today!

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Xe energy drink Is A Turnkey Business, Start Today!

If you are interested in starting your own online business in Manhattan Beach, but don’t what product or service to sell, I invite you to consider the Xe energy drink opportunity or another network marketing business.

Few Manhattan Beach entrepreneurs have a unique concept for a new venture. And those that do find that it takes a lot of time and money to develop the idea into a business. Capital is hard to come by for first timers. Fortunately, MLMs are turnkey operations. The concept, product, and marketing materials are there for you when you sign up.

If you are ready to start a home based business ASAP, find a product that gets you excited.
Xe energy drink did it for me. When I tried it for the first time, I knew that I had found my new business.

If you would like more information about the Los Angeles xobiotic business, let’s get together to talk about it. You can email me at or call me at 310-200-7097 to learn why I chose Xe energy drink.

Plastic Alert For Orange County Parents

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Plastic Alert For Orange County Parents Hello new Orange County parents. Today’s Healthy Orange County Children’s blog focuses on BPA. Bisphenol A (BPA), the dangerous compound used in plastics manufacturing can now be detected everywhere in our environment: in our food, clothing, homes, offices, soil, water: you name it.

‘Since at least 1936 it has been known that BPA mimics estrogens, binding to the same receptors throughout the human body as natural female hormones.’1

What does this mean for Orange County kids? Numerous scientific studies suggest an increased risk of cancer and neurological problems.

Orange County infants are the most susceptible to even minute amounts of BPAs. Unfortunately, most infant formula containers and plastic bottles contain BPAs and other toxins.

What can Orange County parents do to reduce the risk of these chemicals finding their way into their child’s formula or baby food?


1) Do not heat plastic containers in the microwave.
2) Do not wash plastic containers in hot water.
3) Consider using glass bottles and containers.

These are simple steps that any Orange County parent or day-care provider can take. Toss your plastic bottles today! For more information about children’s health issues, call me at 310-200-7097.

1David Biello, “Plastic (Not) Fantastic: Food Containers Leach a Potentially Harmful Chemical,” Scientific American, Feb. 19, 2008,, accessed on May 16, 2011

Tips For Feeding Sick Manhattan Beach Kids

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Tips For Feeding Sick Manhattan Beach Kids

Though the Los Angeles media is more focused on rampant Manhattan Beach childhood obesity, there are some underweight children in California.

When Los Angeles kids refuse to eat, it is a challenge for Los Angeles parents to make sure they get proper nutrition.

Understandably, Manhattan Beach kids that usually eat normally often lose their appetite when they are sick. Kids who don’t eat much during a two-day bout with the flu will probably have no health issues from the temporary reduction in nutrition.

Manhattan Beach children who undergo chemo treatment at Los Angeles hospitals, however, are at greater risk for malnutrition. Ironically, this is the time when adequate calories, vitamins, and minerals are needed the most for ill Manhattan Beach children.

Here are some suggestions for helping Los Angeles kids with poor appetites receive adequate nutrition:

Don’t let your Manhattan Beach child fill up on beverages before meals, serve liquids between meals
Offer small meals throughout the day
Always have healthy snacks available like protein bars, fruit, and cheese
Alter food temperature to see if it makes the food more appealing to your Los Angeles child
Try smoothies and soups if your sick Manhattan Beach child has a hard time swallowing
If your child is turned off by intense smells or flavors, try bland foods with little seasoning

I want every Manhattan Beach child to receive excellent nutrition and the best healthcare available in California. I am excited about a new Los Angeles children’s nutrition product and would love to tell you about it. Call me today for more information.

Patti Langell 310-200-7097
Manhattan Beach, California zip code 90266

DASH Diet Better For Teens In Manhattan Beach

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

DASH Diet Better For Teens In Manhattan Beach Attention Manhattan Beach teens: The Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension (DASH) helps prevent adolescent obesity, according to a recent study.1

The study was published in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. The DASH diet includes low-fat dairy, chicken, lean, beef, chicken, nuts, fruits, whole grains, vegetables, and legumes.

Surprisingly, study participants who followed DASH actually ate, on average, 250 more calories than those who ate a typical Manhattan Beach teen diet: high-fat meats, cheeses, highly processed foods, and fast food meals.

Manhattan Beach parents who emphasize a ‘calorie deficit’ plan for teen weight loss may want to consider focusing more on the quality of the foods eaten.

I am a small business owner and teen health advocate in Manhattan Beach. The products I sell promote health for people of all ages. For information on my health and wellness products, contact me today. Thanks for visiting my Manhattan Beach children’s health blog.

Patti Langell
Manhattan Beach, California 90266

1Holly Lebowitz Rossi, ‘New Findings on Preventing Teen Obesity,’ Parents, June 7, 2011,, June 24, 2011.