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Established in 2010 with the launch of our product, Gelmix Thickener, Parapharma Tech strives to produce healthier solutions for those with swallowing issues. As an alternative to rice cereal, organic Gelmix Thickener was developed as an alternative to rice cereal. Today, Parapharma Tech continues look for new ways to help make thickening healthier.

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Arsenic in Infant Cereals

Arsenic levels are a real concern for parents, especially since last year Consumer Reports and the FDA revealed findings of high levels of arsenic in rice products, including infant cereals. Consumer Reports revealed their findings in the chart below, with levels of arsenic in baby cereals ranging between 97.7 ppb and 329 ppb. This is staggering considering the EPA standard for arsenic in drinking water is less than 10 ppb!

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CDC Warns Against Feeding Infants Cereals Too Soon

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that parents are giving infants solid foods too early, increasing their risk of obesity, diabetes, allergies and autoimmune deficiencies.

According to a recent article in the Boston Globe, “Pediatricians, along with emphasizing the benefits of breast-feeding over infant formula, have recently been pushing parents to delay the introduction of solid foods until a baby is 6 months old” (Quenqua, A16). The article goes on explain that a study conducted by the CDC reported that more than 40 percent of mothers fed infants solid foods, like rice cereals, before they were four months old.

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Tips to Reduce Spit-up

Finding yourself reaching for the burp cloth often? Though spit-up is completely normal in healthy babies, excessive spit-up can sometimes cause problems for your infant’s health.

Here are some of the most common recommendations for reducing spit-up in babies, based on references from the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and Children’s Digestive Health and Nutrition Foundation (CDHNF).

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Nicklaus Children’s Inaugural Pediatric Nutrition Symposium, August 1, 2015

Gelmix Thickener proudly joins Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, FL for the Inaugural Pediatric Nutrition Symposium!

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Elevate the Experience, 2015 Annual NANT Conference, Phoenix AZ

Gelmix Thickener proudly exhibited as a bronze corporate sponsor at the 5th Annual National Association of Neonatal Therapists in Phoenix, AZ this past April 2015. It was held at the beautiful and historic Wigwam Hotel.

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Parapharma Tech was founded by a pediatric G.I. with a goal to provide healthy, quality thickening options. He helped formulate & launch Gelmix Thickener to provide a healthier alternative to rice cereal for those families looking for solutions to swallowing problems.

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