Apples: For Intestinal & Overall Health

I’m all about easy, efficient ways parents can use food to improve the health of their kids. We’re talking about strategies for busy families so we have to focus on yummy and nutritious foods that are easy to prepare and that give busy parents big bang for their buck.  This is why I love apples.…

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The Resilient Family – With Dr Sabrina Bercovitch on Chiropractic (video)

In this session of The Resilient Family I spoke with Dr Sabrina Bercovitch DC, a Chiropractor who specializes in children. The goal of these interviews is to give parents like you simple strategies to raise healthy kids naturally. You’ll find more interviews here. Some of what we covered: That Chiropractic is about connection; it helps to…

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The Resilient Family: Toxic Free Living With Alexis Reid

As part of the Resilient Family interview series Dr Alexis Reid and I sat town to talk about how to (and why to) avoid chemicals. The goal of these interviews is to give parents like you simple strategies to raise healthy kids naturally. It has never before been so important to avoid chemicals where and…

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The Resilient Family: Natural Cold-Flu Prevention And Treatment – with Dr Jenn Keller

As part of The Resilient Family series Dr Jenn Keller and I sat down for a chat about how to set up your home medicine cabinet. The goal of these interviews is to give parents like you simple strategies to raise healthy kids naturally. Dr Keller shared some of the BEST tips for the foods, herbs, tinctures…

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Top Tips For Holiday Recovery (video)

Easter just happened. In our home that means 4 days off school, visitors, late nights, too much sugar, more overall stimulation, lack of routine, dinners out…. so it’s not surprising that behaviour, energy and mood have been a little “off” in the days after. Holidays can bring on what I call “a stress storm”. In the 30 minute…

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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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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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Homemade immune booster – Superimmune jello

When the kiddos are sick they usually don’t want to eat much. That’s fine… I generally try to trust the body on this one.  It’s right more than it’s wrong.  This homemade immune booster is a supercharged jello recipe – a nice gentle way to keep their immune systems strong and nourished so they can bounce…

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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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