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The Resilient Family: How to actively help your kids detoxify – with Dr Jesse Pierce (video)

As part of the Resilient Family interview series I interviewed Dr Jesse Pierce about how and why parents should be actively helping their kids detoxify. The goal of these interviews is to give parents like you simple strategies to raise healthy kids naturally. Here’s some of what we talked about… Why living “green” and avoiding plastics…

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Food Allergies – are IgG tests useful?

It is becoming increasingly common for children to develop a sensitivity to foods. What this means is that when they eat a certain food, their immune system overreacts to it triggering symptoms ranging from sleepiness to hyperactivity to skin rashes and tummy pain. It is estimated that 1 in 3 children suffers from a sensitivity…

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Nutty Pancakes

Another Healthy Breakfast Recipe! Once you get started experimenting with pancakes you’ll be pleasantly surprised with how versatile and quick this breakfast can be. I find that a good blender makes things easy.  Here’s one concoction I found to be very pleasing.  It takes about 1 minute to prepare the batter and another 5-10 minutes…

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Grain Free Pancake

One thing I’ve learned as I experiment with different foods and different ways of eating is that there are a million ways to make a pancake!  We’ve been grain free on-and-off in my family, so I came up with a bunch of grain free pancake recipes.  This is my favourite. You’ll find more grain free…

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Cheese Muffin

Here’s a quick breakfast recipe that could be just the thing for those of you who feel rushed in the morning. You could make a whole bunch, freeze them and then stick them in the oven in the morning. PrintCheese Muffins Ingredients4 eggs 2 tblsp full fat yogurt 2 tblsp coconut flour 2 tblsp ground nuts…

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The Resilient Family: Toxic Free Living With Alexis Reid

As part of the Resilient Family interview series Dr Alexis Reid and I sat town to talk about how to (and why to) avoid chemicals. The goal of these interviews is to give parents like you simple strategies to raise healthy kids naturally. It has never before been so important to avoid chemicals where and…

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The Resilient Family: Natural Cold-Flu Prevention And Treatment – with Dr Jenn Keller

As part of The Resilient Family series Dr Jenn Keller and I sat down for a chat about how to set up your home medicine cabinet. The goal of these interviews is to give parents like you simple strategies to raise healthy kids naturally. Dr Keller shared some of the BEST tips for the foods, herbs, tinctures…

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My response to Children’s Mental Health Week

Last week was Children’s Mental Health Week in Ontario. Did you know? The intention was for there to be a flurry of “awareness” about the fact that our kids’ mental health needs to be a priority. True. It does.  Attention, focus, anxiety, depression, aggression, emotional outbursts… too many kids are struggling. But here’s the thing.…

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How To Dissolve Overwhelm (video)

It’s so easy to slip into a feeling of overwhelm. Overwhelm is a “sticky” place and getting out of it requires some conscious effort and energy. It’s well worth it, though, because when we are overwhelmed we get paralyzed and we can’t move forward. Here are 5 strategies for how to dissolve overwhelm and learn…

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Managing Nutritional Contributors To Mood And Behaviour

In my book, Raising Resilience, I posit that a child’s troubling behaviour – from temper tantrums to aggression and anxiety – is always triggered by something; we just have to figure out what it is. In the book I draw parents’ attention to social, environmental and biological stressors that contribute to behaviour concerns and outline ways…

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