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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What Causes Picky Eating

So you’ve decided that now is the time to take control of your family’s health. You’ve decided to make more time to try new foods and prepare family meals. You’re ready for some change and excited to make it happen. Awesome. You cook a fantastic meal with new foods from the market, excited to share…

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Nutritional Strategies for Mental Health and Emotional Stability

Change Your Food, Change Your Mood…. so the saying goes… And it’s true.  Food holds massive potential for influencing your mood, your behaviour, your general outlook on life.  For you and for your kids. Why?  Because food affects your physiology.  Food gets broken down into thousands of different components and those little pieces interact with…

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Sticking To New Year Resolutions…. it’s not about willpower

January is a time for setting goals and planning. But follow through takes a lot of energy and motivation. Maybe that’s why, according to Forbes magazine, only about 8% of us are successful at sticking to new year resolutions. Your ability to stick to those amazing health goals you set might have less to do…

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A simple little ninja trick

Last week I was sent a message from our school (our new school, I should add).  It was something to the effect of: “we have arranged for all the students to get freezies at lunchtime on friday.  If you would like your child to be exempt from this activity please let the office know.” So…

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The Power Of the After School Snacks

September is a transition month. Schedules are changing, expectations are changing, even the weather is changing. For many kids, transitions are a mood triggers. More melt downs, more “crazy” behaviour, or perhaps more exhaustion, apathy, and withdrawal. Different kids, different moods. But often similar underlying issues we can try to relieve once we become conscious…

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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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Signs of Zinc Deficiency

Zinc – it does a body good….. Do you or your child have zinc deficiency? The first mineral that I was taught about as a parent was iron. Iron is a critical mineral for development, but equally as important, but much less talked about, is zinc.  Zinc deficiency is something to become aware of at is is…

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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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