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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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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How I calmed the Mamabear and Made Peace With Halloween

When I became a parent, Halloween down right enraged me. The mamabear in me was horrified – outraged, even – at the thought of allowing my children to go door-to-door to receive poison. Poison! Let’s call a spade a spade… sugar = poison. We all know it to be true. Are you rolling your eyes at…

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Getting everyone through cold and flu season

I went to the doctor today for a physical – my first in years.  I was offered a flu shot and politely declined.  I have never accepted a flu shot, for me or my kids.  Instead, I pay constant attention to supporting each of our immune systems.   I’m not saying you should or shouldn’t get…

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Vitamin C overdose… is it possible?

There is some controversy around how much vitamin C is good for children. Current recommendations for children are 15 mg for ages 1-3 and 25 mg for 4-8year olds (1).  That’s not very much!  To give you some context, a small orange contains about 51 mg of vitamin C. But go to the supplement section…

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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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Flu shot alternatives – keeping the troops happy

Cold and flu season is upon us!  Are you looking for flu shot alternatives?? Health Canada recommends that all children receive a flu shot as a preventative measure.  But many parents choose not to go that route for various reasons.  If you are choosing to avoid the flu shot, instead of sitting around hoping to…

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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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