About Sharon Liao

Sharon Liao is an award-winning health editor and writer who has been on staff at Prevention, Fitness, and Reader's Digest magazines. She has contributed to Seventeen and Weight Watchers Magazine, as well as The Intellectual Devotional: Health.

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Articles by Sharon

Sniffle-Fighting Snacks for You and Your Kids

Sniffle-Fighting Snacks for You and Your Kids

Ah, fall. The leaves are changing, the mercury is dropping and … the air is filling with the sound of sneezes and coughs. With the average kid coming down with a cold eight to 10 times a year, it’s no wonder that you’re trying your hardest to keep your family healthy. Along with enforcing hand-washing rules, also try adding immune-boosting nutrients. Snacks are the perfect opportunity to sneak... 

Cooking with Herbs and Spices to Boost Family Health

Cooking with Herbs and Spices to Boost Family Health

You and your kids don’t have to eat nutrient-packed meals at the expense of your taste buds. In fact, the contrary is true: Adding flavorful herbs and spices can make your dishes even healthier. According to a study published in Nutrition Journal, many spices contain more disease-fighting antioxidants than fruits and vegetables. To start spicing up your family’s life, make the following five... 

10 Cold & Flu Kid-soothing Secrets

10 Cold & Flu Kid-soothing Secrets

The average kid suffers through eight colds a year, which means that all parents become well versed in nursing a miserable, sniffling child back to health. That’s why we turned to the experts — real moms and dads like you — for their go-to moves for easing symptoms, entertaining bored kids and staying sane during sick season. The next time your little one is under the weather, try... 

Your Day-by-day Flu Guide

Your Day-by-day Flu Guide

For many families, battling the flu is a seasonal rite of passage: Up to one in five children will suffer through a bout this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “But it can be a scary experience for any mom,” says Dr. Kelly Orringer, a clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Michigan. “Your child can get very sick, very fast.” To... 

5 Healing Scents You Might Not Know About

5 Healing Scents You Might Not Know About

The secret to better sleep, more energy and fewer cold symptoms may be right beneath your nose: A growing body of research shows that certain aromas can improve your well-being. “Scents trigger a reaction in the nervous system,” explains Dr. Julie Chen, an integrative physician and owner of Making Healthy EZ in San Jose, Calif. “And that can have an effect on the entire body.” To find out which...