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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In Search Of The Perfect Diet

What if I told you that there was one way of eating, one diet, that could ensure proper growth and good behaviour in your kids, could reduce sick days, could ensure weight control, could eliminate brain fog and lethargy, could improve sleep and energy, and could avoid all disease? Would you say, “oh… finally! Please…

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Mental Health and Nutrition – the need for nutritional support in early childhood

  Parents need some awareness about the connection between mental health and nutrition because mental illnesses begin during childhood 70% of the time. The average age of onset for anxiety disorders is age 6 and for depression it’s age 13. I was stunned when I first learned that. 1 in 5 children is affected by a…

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Food Allergy in Children

and The Common Good… Where do we go from here?? When peanuts became such an allergy issue, an entire market opened up… peanut- free everything.  Now most schools and even school boards are placing nut restrictions on students’ lunches and snacks to protect those students who are severely sensitive. It’s not nuts anymore, though…. A…

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10 ways to raise unhealthy eaters

We all love our kids.  We want them to be happy, healthy, and resilient.  We do the best we can by them day in and day out. When it comes to food and feeding, many of us fall into the same traps.  We rely on age old strategies to get our kids to eat, we…

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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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Child obesity… and WTF?!… I guess I don’t get out much

What’s the real cause of the child obesity epidemic? ….And let’s just get to work and stop it…. I’m trying to keep my anger about our toxic food environment under control. I really am.  I’m trying to just plug along, smile, and do my little bit to make the world a better place.  But this…

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Why Is My Kid Such a Picky Eater?

Post #4 in a series of 4 for managing picky eaters!  This is the final one for now. All of the advice so far has had to do with social dynamic issues that can be underlying picky eating.  Now in this post I’m shifting gears to talk about physiological concerns that can be part of…

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Picky Eaters – Tip #3 (video)

Now for tip #3 for managing picky eaters! In a previous post I started explaining my approach to picky eaters and how I approached our picky eater when he was 3.  He’s now 4 and things are going much, much better. The first post was all about food battles and how to avoid them (and why).  The second one…

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Tricks to get kids to eat

  This is post number 2 about managing The Picky Eater. When my middle child was three he went through a very picky stage which allowed me to actually test out some of the recommendations I give other parents.  Guess what? They worked.  He’s four now and these techniques work to avoid a simple “phase”…

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