The Resilient Family – How Retained Primitive Reflexes Influence Behaviour with Yvette Halpin

My conversation with Yvette Halpin of Nimble Kids on how retained primitive reflexes influence development and can contribute to behaviours such as aggression, anxiety, fear, phobias, dyslexia, movement struggles, and symptoms of autism and ADHD. Highlights…. How our kids move in utero, during birth and early infancy has an influence on later behavioural and learning…

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Food For Mental Health, Better Learning and Behaviour Struggles

What and how we feed our kids can help them feel better, behave better, learn better, and function better. Strategically using food is something you can learn to do at home and can have a huge impact on your child’s mental health and emotional stability. If you find yourself on a long wait list or…

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Is Leaky Gut Real?

“Leaky gut”. I want to bring you some clarity about this in case you’ve been reading about it…. You’ll read articles blaming “leaky gut” for a variety of symptoms and conditions like allergies, joint pain, autoimmune diseases…. even your child’s ADHD, aggressive behaviour, hyperactivity or autism might be linked back to it (the gut and…

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What Fats To Feed Your Family?

Fat is a key macronutrient needed for growth and development (there are three macronutrients: fat, protein and carbohydrates). Your child is in a state of rapid development and they need ample supply of good, nourishing fat, supplying the whole spectrum of healthy fatty acids. But some fats are health-boosting for our kids while others are…

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Is it true that half of all kids will be autistic by 2025? Does it matter?

So… the new numbers are in.  The CDC’s latest report tells us that the rate of kids with a diagnosed developmental disability has increased over the years and now sits at one in 36 (or 6.99%). That includes kids on the autism spectrum along with kids with other intellectual disability and developmental delay. Data for…

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Nutrients And ADHD

The parents who end up in my office and my programs just want their kids to feel better and function their best. They are looking to get beyond diagnosis and figure out why their kids are having emotional outbursts, aggressive reactions to seemingly small triggers, are harming themselves and those around them, are hyperactive, are…

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“Barn’s burnt down – now I can see the moon”

Simple words written by Poet Mizuta Masahide in 17th century Japan now swimming inside my head and helping me understand my purpose with new clarity. When I started this coaching business I used to jump out of bed, like a horse out of the barn. Full of energy to create content and answer questions. Ready to serve,…

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What Is The Organic Acids Test And When To Use It

The Organic Acids Test (OAT) is a urine test that offers a snapshot of overall health. It includes over 70 markers that give us insight into intestinal health, nutrient absorption, hormonal pathways, detoxification, oxidative stress and neurotransmitter levels.   Pretty insightful! I sometimes suggest parents order the OAT test to give us some direction as to…

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What The Health – my thoughts

I watched “What The Health” last night on Netflix. Short answer is… I’m not a fan. The movie has a very obvious vegan agenda, which is fine… whatever.  I have nothing against vegans. But it turns a very complex subject (the question “what should we eat?”) into black and white, misses the entire concept of…

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My response to Children’s Mental Health Week

Last week was Children’s Mental Health Week in Ontario. Did you know? The intention was for there to be a flurry of “awareness” about the fact that our kids’ mental health needs to be a priority. True. It does.  Attention, focus, anxiety, depression, aggression, emotional outbursts… too many kids are struggling. But here’s the thing.…

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