Food Allergy in Children

Where do we go from here?? When peanuts became such an allergy issue, an entire market opened up… peanut- free everything.  Now most schools and even school boards are placing nut restrictions on students’ lunches and snacks to protect those students who are severely sensitive. It’s not nuts anymore, though…. A new study now shows…

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What To Look For When Choosing Supplements

  Though I generally choose food first in my practice, very often supplements are also necessary. It takes some time to transition your family’s diet, good quality food is sometimes hard to access, and in some cases deep nutritional deficits can be supported more effectively with the addition of a supplement. Supplements can be helpful…

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3 low sugar summer treats

I admit, I’m one of those health-nut moms.  To be honest, I used to be somewhat shy about that (not really sure why), but I’m getting used to the identity.  What’s so shameful about wanting to be healthy and raise healthy kids?? My kids are really healthy – I want to say something like “I’m blessed”…

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3 Fundamentals for Health

I was honored to present last week at the 4th annual Compassion Fatigue Care 4 You conference. This is a yearly conference put together by Compassion Fatigue Solutions which is an organization that helps those in helping professions manage what is known as “compassion fatigue”. The conference had little to do with children, but it…

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10 ways to raise unhealthy eaters

We all love our kids.  We want them to be happy, healthy, and resilient.  We do the best we can by them day in and day out. When it comes to food and feeding, many of us fall into the same traps.  We rely on age old strategies to get our kids to eat, we…

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Autism One 2014

What are we to do in The Age of Autism?  What I found at Autism One 2014.   I went to Chicago last week to learn more about autism. I wanted to learn why 1 in 50 kids has autism (1). Why 1 in 6 has a neuro-developmental condition (2). Why 54% of kids in…

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The microbiome – (video)

If you’ve ever met me, taken one of my workshops, heard me speak, or read any of my writing, you’ll know that I’m gut obsessed. If I could teach parents just one thing about how to raise resilient, healthy kids it would be how to support their digestion The microbiome of the body – that is,…

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oh-my-goodness-delicious gluten free salmon burgers

I used to make a great black bean burger.  But because of a few health issues, we’re not eating beans right now.  Or the bread crumbs and oats the recipe called for. But I had a hankering for these delicious burger so I decided to try my hand at adapting them to our family’s dietary…

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dairy free gluten free mac and cheese

  Mac and Cheese is a comforting meal.  It’s not the most nutritious in the world, but it’s fast and it’s a child pleaser in most families.  So when I suggest to clients that they go off gluten and/or dairy, it’s a meal that they often miss. I know I did when I took my…

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Homemade healthy breakfast cereal for kids

  For kids, or for anyone, really.  I came up with this cereal recipes when a batch of snack bars I was making fell apart.  Literally.  We ate the bar pieces as a breakfast cereal.  Then I tweaked it a bit and out came this recipe! You’ve heard it said, breakfast is the most important…

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