Finding Your Starting Point (video)

So… You want to make some health changes for your family? Of course you do. That’s why you’re here. If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by the task at hand, relax. You are NOT alone. Every single parent who walks in to my world has lofty health goals for their kids… and is overwhelmed. Maybe…

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Nutritional Psychiatry. Do You Know It Exists? (video)

Nutritional psychiatry involves looking at the interconnection between what we eat and how our brain functions. It is new, it is revolutionary, and yet it is also common sense. This video rant is reposted from my Facebook page. Clearly hit a lot of pain points for people. I want to broaden the discussion about mental…

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What Causes Picky Eating

So you’ve decided that now is the time to take control of your family’s health. You’ve decided to make more time to try new foods and prepare family meals. You’re ready for some change and excited to make it happen. Awesome. You cook a fantastic meal with new foods from the market, excited to share…

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5 tips for surviving your first 12 months of mothering

I have three children.  And each time I got a little better, a little bolder, a little stronger.  With each child I felt a little more in control.  But for each child, the first 12 months were the hardest, emotionally and physically. Pregnancy, birth and recovery take an immense amount of energy.  They are energy…

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Baby Pancakes

These pancakes are suitable for babies once whole eggs and seeds have been introduced. That is generally after about 8-12 months. They make a great finger food. Make a bunch at a time and serve then any time of the day or carry them with you for on-the-go snacks. These are full of nutrition, are…

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Full Confessions – do you hate me for this?

Full confession.  I’m a whole food evangelist, I’m a health nut, I am a supporter of organic, local food and farmers….  And I shop at Costco. Now I fully expect to get some comments like, “I’m disappointed to hear this from such a health advocate” or, “how can you support such a corporate machine that…

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Nutritional Strategies for Mental Health and Emotional Stability

Change Your Food, Change Your Mood…. so the saying goes… And it’s true.  Food holds massive potential for influencing your mood, your behaviour, your general outlook on life.  For you and for your kids. Why?  Because food affects your physiology.  Food gets broken down into thousands of different components and those little pieces interact with…

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8 tips for weaning off sugar

Sugar, sugar oh sugar. It’s bad, we know. But we love it. Our kids love it. It’s everywhere. …And, it’s more addictive than heroin. I’ve written about cutting sugar out before because it is one of the core processes I take my clients through.  Sugar is upstream of so many health issues.  You can find…

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Are Probiotics Safe For Your Baby?

Over the last decade or so, there has been an explosive interest in understanding the bacteria that inhabit our bodies.  Supplement companies and researchers have been hard at work investigating efficacy and safety of probiotics as a tool to support health.  But the questions remain for parents:  are probiotics safe for your baby, and are…

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Kicking Sugar’s Butt

I suspect you’re tired of hearing about how bad sugar is.  We all know that. We’re tired of hearing it because it’s addictive, delicious and ubiquitous. We love it.  Our kids love it.  We do our best but there seems to be no escape. But I’ll go ahead and say it again to strengthen your resolve… the…

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