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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Best Substitutes for Cows Milk

Pasteurized cow’s milk is considered the top allergen and many children’s symptoms improve greatly when it is taken out.  Hyperactivity, impulsivity, aggression, perpetually stuffy nose, exhaustion, headaches, bed wetting, and eczema are  some of the issues I have seen resolve when dairy is removed. Removing dairy can be problematic for some families… perhaps your child…

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Why I adopted the Gluten Free Lifestyle

If you’ve been browsing my work for a while you’ll notice that all my recipes are gluten free.  At least the most recent ones are. Is gluten free the next “thing”?  Is it a passing fad like rainbow loom bracelets or jelly shoes?  Or is there really something to it? I get this question quite…

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Staying Healthy Over the Holidays

Staying healthy over the holidays… is it on your radar? The holidays are wonderful, in their way, but they also create stress on our bodies.  When there’s stress we get run down and we’re more likely to get sick.  During the holidays we’re out of our rhythm, our eating patterns change, our diets sometimes change, and, depending…

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Infant Rice Cereal… carcinogenic?

When I was feeding my first child, I went the conventional route. Even though I knew whole foods were better than processed, we gave our son fortified organic infant rice cereal as his first solid food. I was worried about iron. And I was doing what everyone was telling me to do. I had had some…

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3 Tips For Relieving Constipation in a Child

  I wish there were an easy bomb-proof solution to this one.  I see lots of children who suffer from constipation.  Truth is, lots of things can cause constipation so typically parents have to play around with various tactics before finding that perfect something that works.  It’s worth the trial and error, though, as relieving constipation…

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The microbiome – (video)

If you’ve ever met me, taken one of my workshops, heard me speak, or read any of my writing, you’ll know that I’m gut obsessed. If I could teach parents just one thing about how to raise resilient, healthy kids it would be how to support their digestion The microbiome of the body – that is,…

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Strawberry-Lemon-Lime Soda

This bubbly Strawberry-Lemon-Lime soda has quickly become a family favourite this summer. The kids love it cause it’s bubbly and refreshing and is a nice alternative to what they usually get… water. I love all that too… but I love it even more because it is fermented. If you don’t already know about fermented foods…

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Why going organic won’t save your health

  Don’t get me wrong… I’m all for organic. I’m all for eating food that is as clean and real as you can possibly get. Join a CSA, grow a garden, do whatever you can to get good quality, clean, organic food. But if there is only one thing you are willing or able to…

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