The Resilient Family – With Dr Sabrina Bercovitch on Chiropractic (video)

In this session of The Resilient Family I spoke with Dr Sabrina Bercovitch DC, a Chiropractor who specializes in children. The goal of these interviews is to give parents like you simple strategies to raise healthy kids naturally. You’ll find more interviews here. Some of what we covered: That Chiropractic is about connection; it helps to…

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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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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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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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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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Strategies for a “gentle cesarean birth” (video)

A lot of research has been done over the last few years exploring the relationship between cesarean sections and the development of illness later in life.  It turns out that c-sections, while they are sometimes critical, do seem to put a child at an increased risk for certain illnesses like diabetes type 1, asthma, allergy,…

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Taming The Stress Monster

  Remember when you were first pregnant?  That first pair of little socks you were given?  That first kick you felt? Newness.  Optimism.  Excitement. And maybe a little bit of fear. By the time round three came for me, I understood that with the sometimes unbearable joy little people bring comes hard work, a lot…

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Vitamin A in Pregnancy: toxic or essential?

Vitamin A is a critical nutrient for healthy pregnancy. Sufficient vitamin A in pregnancy is needed for proper fetal skeletal and palette formation, proper development and regulation of the immune system, proper communication between the senses and the brain and proper lung development. In animal tests vitamin A deficiency in pregnancy animals produced spontaneous abortion,…

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Gluten – is early introduction to gluten a good idea?

Is early introduction to gluten a good idea? The latest government guidelines for feeding babies suggest that introduction to gluten at an early age can reduce the risk of celiac disease. This is based mainly on statistics gathered from 2 studies done in 2000 and 2005.  The studies have lead to guidelines that teach parents that…

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