Nutrition. It Affects Your Child's Growth, Learning & Behaviour

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Frequently Asked Questions

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    Should I give my child milk?

    Cow’s milk is one of the few foods that package together protein, fat and carbohydrate. This makes it a very convenient and filling food for kids. But it also ranks as the #1 allergen. Here are some things to keep in mind when it comes to milk, including the best alternatives and the best way to introduce milk to your young children should you choose to. Read more...

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    My child’s teacher wants him on ADHD meds. Is there anything I can try first?

    The short answer is YES. While medication can be necessary in some cases, there are lots of dietary and lifestyle strategies to try first. Here is an overview. Read more...

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    I’m so exhausted all the time and I wish I didn’t snap at my kid so much. What can I do to improve my energy?

    You have the hardest job on earth. You’re under a tremendous amount of emotional and physical stress. Understanding and managing this stress is the key to improving your energy and stabilizing your mood. Here are some ways to get started. Read more...

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    My child has patches of eczema. Could there be a link to diet? What can I try?

    When it comes to eczema, it can be helpful to remove certain foods to see if it makes a difference. But even more important to understand is that eczema is an early indication of underlying immune system imbalances - imbalances that can be corrected through food and lifestyle measures. Here’s more detail. Read more...

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    What’s the deal with gluten? Should I be gluten free? Should my kids?

    Gluten free has hit the world by storm it seems. Is it a fad? Or is there something to this? We adopted a gluten free lifestyle to try to address my husband’s chronic pain and my son’s hyperactivity. On both counts it helped a great deal. Here is a video training to help you decide if going gluten free might be a good idea for you and your family. Read more...

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    My child seems to be sick all the time. What can I do to help him rebound more quickly?

    Helping your child bounce back is at the heart of the concept of raising resilience. It’s normal for a child to get sick several times a year. But they should be able to weather it quickly and efficiently most of the time. Here are some ways to support a child’s immune system. Read more...

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    Do you do testing?

    I generally recommend that families make some dietary shifts before testing. That way we have optimized things best we can first. But some tests can be helpful to tailor things and pointing us in a direction by helping us further understand where the body might need support. You can learn about some of the tests I typically use, when I use them and why I like them on this page.

  • Q

    Do I have to be in your town to work with you?

    There are lots of ways to work with me! I work out of my Ottawa clinic to service local families, and I have a virtual office for those of your far afield. I am also available for custom workshops and talks in your area, and have created on-line resources as well. Learn more about my services here.

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