A deficiency of magnesium causes our bodies to release more histamine, which increases severity of allergic symptoms i.e. coughing, congestion, irritability, fatigue, and muscle spasms. The more dairy that you or your child consumes, the more magnesium is needed. A deficiency in magnesium interferes with the transmission of nerve and muscle impulses, causing irritability and nervousness. Magnesium is a sedative, meaning it calms the nerves and muscles and is helpful with hyperactivity and insomnia.

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Witness the domino effect. High stress = weakened adrenal glands = increased cortisol levels = high inflammation in the body = increased reactions to food, all of which result in harm to the intestinal lining. In high-stress situations, it may only take a few foods to create a symptom.
Older children with multiple food sensitivities or allergies (over 30) often have weakened adrenal glands. The adrenal glands produce hormones such as cortisone and epinephrine, which help to prevent or decrease the intensity of reactions to food.

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Infertility is the inability of sexually active couples to conceive a baby after one year of unprotected sex. Approximately 14% of couples are infertile and the percentage is climbing. In a nutshell, our world is more toxic than ever before. Nutrition affects all aspects of health, including fertility. Please read on to learn about 15 factors that affect fertility; 5 that can negatively impact it, 5 factors that can increase it and 5 vitamins or minerals that can improve it!

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This little girl started having the popsicles and within 4-5 days, I noticed dramatic improvements in her behaviour. She was able to maintain eye contact with me and hold a discussion, articulate her words much more clearly, did not have any random outbursts, and showed interest in exercise. The results were as incredible as the look of joy that I saw in her parents’ eyes; a perfect reminder as to why I love what I do.

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And speaking of mineral deficiencies, all those picky eaters out there are often missing a certain mineral that can help them taste their food better! I spend a lot of my time helping convert picky eaters, as well as sick children, into children that enjoy and are nourished by food.

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Some of you may think about the work involved and the increased time needed to make a meal with your little one but when you read about the 13 benefits to having your child join you in the kitchen, you may wonder why you ever doubted asking them to join you! Here are the benefits:

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One of the most common questions I am asked by parents is “How do I help my child eat better?” Their question is usually followed by the sharing of a litany of fears that they hold for their child’s wellbeing. My heart goes out to these parents. Most of you know that I only came to understand the importance of nutrition when my eldest became so sick; otherwise I know I would have been in the same boat. Below are the top 4 ways to help your child embrace better nutrition.

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Nails – Longitudinal ridges could represent a Vitamin A, protein or calcium deficiency or a thyroid or circulation challenge. Longitudinal lines could represent malabsorption, which means that vitamins and minerals are not being properly absorbed. Horizontal ridges come about after a fever, infection, inflammation, menstrual problems or a period of protein deficiency or they can be caused by malnutrition. White spots on the nails can be caused by a calcium or zinc deficiency. Peeling nails can be caused from a zinc or essential fatty acid deficiency. Chronic nail chipping is usually damage from household chemicals.

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I just helped a woman from Spain yesterday who told me that they don’t have access to organic food, whole grains or healthy food in general. Her daughter has hardly any hair, is pale, is developmentally slow, is continually sick and in the hospital with a weakened immune system and is hardly eating the food that is offered to her. Her mother has taken her daughter to numerous medical experts in Spain and was simply told that her daughter would eat when she is hungry.

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