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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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. Once I tell you about these 4 “secrets” to good health, calm and confidence, you might think “well duh… ok… that’s simple”. Or you might think “uh… ok… so, um… how?” I’ll…

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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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Why Probiotics are not the answer to healthy digestion

Are you tired of hearing about the microbiome?  About probiotics?  I’m not.  I’m fascinated to watch our understanding of the body change and evolve. I have a few things to say about probiotic supplements. In recent years probiotic supplements have become  a panacea among alternative health consumers.  Suggested for everything from depression to diarrhea, probiotic…

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Eat The Rainbow… here’s how (video)

  Certain families of phytonutrients have been associated with different colors.  When you “eat the rainbow” you ensure you are getting some of every family represented in your diet. If you struggle getting all the colors into yourself or your kids, scroll down to the bottom of this post to learn about the ONLY broad spectrum supplement…

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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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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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Understanding Child Eczema – natural treatment

Eczema symptoms include itchy, red, and dry skin caused by inflammation. The most common type of eczema is called atopic dermatitis.  Most infants who develop eczema outgrow it by age 10, however, if the underlying cause is not uprooted, eczema is a red flag that further hypersensitivity reactions like asthma, allergy and autoimmunity might emerge.…

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Is a low FODMAP diet right for you or your child?

What is low FODMAP? FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, And Polyols – referring to a group of carbohydrates  that ferment easily when they come in contact with bacteria.  Foods high in these fermentable carbohydrates are difficult to digest, even for the healthiest among us, but for some people they can cause a lot of digestive upset. …

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