The Gluten-Free/Casein Free Diet – Helpful or Hype? (video)

Gluten, dairy and behaviour – is there a link? Is this all hype? Or is there something to this diet strategy? Is it worth the trouble? I hear these questions all the time from parents so I want to give you some answers. I work mostly with families who are trying to help their kids…

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The Problem With Paleo

A Paleo-type diet is often recommended for myriad health issues including depression, ADHD, autism, chronic pain and autoimmune disease. The simplistic definition of this strategy is to remove grains, dairy and legumes and focus instead on meat, seafood, fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds. I find Paleo to be a very helpful starting point for children who are…

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What To Feed Your Family

What we feed our kids matters.  Perhaps the most impressive study to date on the influence of early child nutrition on health later in life looked at the diets of 23,000 mother/child pairs from pregnancy through to age five. Among this group, poor diet in early childhood was shown to increase rates of depressive thoughts, anxiety,…

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Butternut Squash Babyfood

Butternut squash makes a great babyfood and is one of the first foods I suggest you introduce. It’s relatively easy to digest and full of nutrition. You can bake or steam a butternut squash. If baking, cut it in half lengthwise, place cut side down on a baking tray and bake at 375 degrees for…

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Top 6 Ways To Improve Digestion In Your Kids

In my book, Raising Resilience, I discuss Three Core Dietary Strategies to focus on if you want to improve the health of your kids. Taking steps to improve digestion is one of them. I picked “eat to improve digestion” as a core strategy because what goes on in the digestive system influences the entire body.…

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Egg Replacer Recipes

Chicken eggs are an amazing food for the brain! They are a particularly convenient source of cholesterol, choline, and fatty acids, all of which are critical for a child’s brain development and function. Sadly, however, many people can not tolerate egg. They rank as one of the top food allergens and often folks have to take…

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Why Focus On Resilience

The following is an excerpt from the forward of my book, Raising Resilience. Ready for your copy? Scroll down to the end of this post. We were living in a quiet log cabin in the woods—a safe haven of sorts— but still, too much of my energy was focused on worry. I worried about chemicals in…

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The 4 Secrets To Good Health, Calm and Confidence

Ok… let’s get real. I hate quick fixes. I hate “miracles”,  I hate “cure-all” mentalities. I hate the word “secret”, to be honest. I want good health for your entire family. I want confidence for you. I want calm for you and all those around you. You’ll read elsewhere on my blog about the main…

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Make Baby Food

Great! You want to learn how to make baby food. It’s not difficult, it just takes a bit of planning and a few pieces of equipment. After a few days you’ll be a pro. I can think if 3 reasons why making your own baby food is superior to buying the stuff at the grocery…

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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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